Key Elements presents Coffee, Cocktails & Chap Chye

We have a brand-new repertoire that we can’t wait to serve up. As you can guess, these songs fall into three broad categories—the F&B-themed concert title is a giveaway!


The songs under the Coffee section of this musical menu are standards that have been around for a long time. These tunes are as familiar as the aroma of the beverage they are classified under, and provide a sense of comfort that a cup of coffee would at the end of a meal. Expect to hear the Gershwin brothers’ ‘Embraceable You’, the Sinatra favourite ‘Fly Me to the Moon’, and the swingin’ ‘Lullaby of Birdland’.


Cocktails are concoctions that mix sweet syrups and fruit juices with an alcohol kick. For the former, think of jazzy grooves and smooth melodic hooks that slow down the heartbeat and lower the blood pressure—such as ‘Between the Sheets’ and ‘For the Love of You’, songs that have been covered respectively by Chaka Khan and Whitney Houston. The kick is represented by booty-shaking opportunities via songs such as Earth, Wind and Fire’s brassy ‘September’ and Pharrell Williams’ oh-so-clappable ‘Happy’.


Finally, Chap Chye, a mixed vegetable stew. Well, we needed a category to hold songs that come under a mish-mash of other genres. Listen out for local folk song ‘Singapura’, a rather melancholic version of ‘Lover’s Tears’ (the ultimate why-did-you-leave-me? song in Mandarin), and a mash-up of two bossa nova favourites, ‘Agua de Beber / Favela’ sung in Portuguese, no less.


So spend a wonderful, musical evening with us on Sunday, 25 Oct 2015, 7:30pm, University Cultural Centre Theatre, National University of Singapore.


Tickets at $28 and $38 are available through all SISTC outlets, ticketing hotline 63485555 and online at