Monday, September 24, 2012

Join GUINNESS® Singapore to celebrate this year's Arthur's Day

Set to be the biggest Arthur’s Day yet, this year’s edition will take place in over 55 countries.

GUINNESS® is eagerly awaiting its first Arthur’s Day™ celebration in Singapore, with a Guinness Arthur’s Day Concert to be held as the highlight event on 28th September 2012 at The MAX Pavilion, Singapore EXPO.

Are you waiting early too?

Well, I am. Because...... the region’s renowned Mando-pop rock stars will be here in Singapore for the largest music event and it will serve as a new platform for us to engage with our consumers over a night of quality live performances.

The artistes that will headline the Guinness Arthur’s Day Concert include Shin (信) from Taiwan, Malaysia’s Gary Chaw (曹格), Paul Wong (黄贯中) from Hong Kong and China’s Della Ding Dang (丁当).

Della Ding Dang (丁当) is an award-winning singer who has established her music presence in the Chinese, Taiwanese and Southeast-Asian markets. She began pursuing a career in music when she was 18 years old, signing on to Rock Records in 2003. Following the release of her debut album titled “Run Away From Home” in 2007, she joined B’in Music, a renowned record company, and subsequently released six albums.

Known for her unique vocal style, she rose to prominence in 2009 with her hit track “I Love Him”, which was the theme song for the hugely popular Chinese drama series “Autumn’s Concerto”. This earned her the “Top KTV Song of the Year” award in Taiwan in the same year.

Her other popular tunes include “Unable to Guess”, “I’m a Little Bird” and “Fireworks”. In 2011, she started a world tour titled “The Diva is Della” and performed her first large-scale concert in the Taipei Arena to a sold-out crowd of 10,000 people. Other stops on her tour included Shanghai, China and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Gary Chaw (曹格) is a Taiwanese-based singer-songwriter and one of Malaysia’s brightest home grown music talents.

The winner of the “Best Male Mandarin Singer” award at the 2008 edition of the renowned Golden Melody Awards, Chaw is famous for his wide vocal range, rich voice and stage presence. After signing on with Rock Records, Chaw built his career in 2006 with his first album “Blue” (格格) and won Hong Kong TVB8’s “Best New Artiste” award that year.

He has since toured the world, holding concerts in USA, Macau, Canada, Hong Kong and Taipei. Chaw has also written chart-topping songs in Taiwan for high-profile music acts such as S.H.E, Cyndi Wang, and Aaron Kwok.

Paul Wong (黄贯中) is a singer, songwriter, composer, guitarist, music producer and actor. Hailing from Hong Kong, Wong rose to stardom as a member of the popular rock band “Beyond”. Together with his band, he released hits such as “Big Land” (大地) and "Glorious Years" (光輝歲月).

Building on that success, Wong kick-started his solo career in 2001 with the support of a new band, “Hann”, and released the album Yellow Paul Wong. The multi-talented Wong is also regarded as one of the finest guitar players in the region, with fans enjoying his playing technique and style, especially during live performances. Beyond performing, he plays mentor to budding musicians, running a centre that provides guitar and drum workshop sessions to people from all walks of life.

Shin (信) is a highly-regarded musician, singer-songwriter and former lead singer of the band “Shin”.

Famous for his powerful vocal range, his versatile musical style encompasses genres such as heavy metal, hard rock, Mando-pop, progressive rock and Britpop. An electrifying entertainer, Shin has continuously held high-profile concerts over recent years, collaborating with big-name artistes such as A-Lin, Wilber Pan, JJ Lin and Karen Mok. In addition to his singing career, he also acted in the popular Taiwanese Idol Drama “Honey and Clover” (蜂蜜幸運草).

His recent achievements include winning the “Best Male Singer-Songwriter” award at the 2012 Music Radio China Top Chart Awards (Hong Kong & Taiwan Category). In addition, he picked up the Gold Award for best composition at the 2011 TVB 8 Golden Chart Awards.

With a professional career spanning more than 10 years, Shin has five solo albums to his name on top of the five he released with his former band. Shin released his debut solo album, titled "I Am Me” (我就是我) in 2007 and went on to find success with tracks such as “The Lonely Fire” (火燒的寂寞), “While I” (趁我) and “Before the Dawn” (黎明之前) in the following years.


Want to score your invite to Guinness Arthur’s Day Concert?
From 6th August to 28th September, consumers will get the chance to get their hands on a specially-packaged Arthur's Day eight-can pack of GUINNESS Foreign Extra Stout at a retail price of S$28.80 at leading supermarkets and convenience stores. In addition, every purchase of an eight-can pack will allow consumers to enjoy a S$60 discount on tickets bought as a pair to the Guinness Arthur's Day Concert.

For more information on the Arthur’s Day celebrations in Singapore, please visit

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