Interview with Regine Han of Little Green Frog
In the kaleidoscopic, multi-cultural and Western influenced beautiful city of Singapore, the Little Green Frogs are neither East nor West; they love fun and fun loves them!
Instilling all these different elements into their music, they present Chinese Electro Pop Rock “Singaporean Style”.
LGF-ers are always bursting with zest and energy for each and every gig, and through their own brand of music, they want YOU to love life like they do!
The lead singer, Regine has been performing since the age of 17. LGF writes our own original materials, mainly electro pop, and consists only of Regine on vox and Seto doing all the synth and groovy stuff. Besides original music, Regine also does covers of top 40s (in both english and Chinese) performing regularly in pubs and clubs all over Singapore.
Regine is also one of the performing artiste of Audio Technica (S.E.A). You can check out their fb at https://www.facebook.com/AudioTechnicaSingapore
LGF has played shows at the Esplanade (Huayi Festival 2006,2008,2010), the Istana (equivalent to White House of Singapore), COMPASS award, Taiwan SpringScream Music Festival (2010,2011,2012), Malaysia Indie Music Festival (KL, 2009), Street Festival, Singapore Food Festival, Singapore Youth Festival, for Singtel’s INQ phone launch, for clients like Google Singapore, ExxonMobil, British American Tobacco, Nikon, Asian Pacific Breweries etc.
In addition, LGF has one song inside a compilation album “PlaySpeak” featuring veteran artistes from Asia and a single “Grey” used as one of the soundtracks from the Hong Kong online drama “Lumina”.
Regine, it is a pleasure to meet you. Can you tell us a little about how you first got interested in music?
As far as I can remember, I have always loved singing to my favorite songs on the radio, on the tv… And I always make sure I have some kind of music playing at home 24/7!
Did you take classes or receive music training when you were young?
I took vocal classes at the age of 16 and have been performing since
Did you have any musicians in your family?
Nope! And believe it or not, my dad is tone deaf! :p
When you were young who were your favorite bands? What type of music did you listen to?
No Doubt!! I liked Garbage too I listen to mainly pop hits on the radio, and prefer something with a beat or groove.
How did you first meet Seto and decide to form a band?
Through introduction of a mutual friend, he showed Seto one of my YouTube clips, we met, chatted, hit it off.. And BOOM!
How did you come up with the name, LGF?
We wanted a cute edge to our music
How would you best describe the style of music you play?
You compose your own songs and write your own lyrics. What inspires you and what is your creative process like?
Inspiration comes from anywhere! A book, a song, a drama, a conversation, a trip to the toilet! Usually Seto will lay the basic beats and groove, I will then come up with a melody line and lyrics. We then work on the song arrangement together to get it sounding the way we had imagined it to be.
If you were to pick a few of your songs, which would be your favorites?
Since we’ve recently launched our EP, I’ll say M.E.S.S.U.U.P and Monologue!
You have played many places, tell us about some of your favorite experiences?
Our recent trip to Taiwan for the Taiwan Springscream music festival has been quite an experience for us! We’re all tropical folks, so cold is really not our thing. It was so windy, we were blown few steps back many times during the show; it was raining before and there were problems with our macbook’s connection to the system, music stands and mic stands were flying around, and I was basically shivering the whole time! the adrenaline from the show pulled me through. Looking back, I still don’t know how we did it!
What do you personally hope to be doing in the future with your career and what do you wish for LGF?
It has always been my dream to be a song composer. So that I can share stories with people through the eyes and voices of other reputable artistes Other than song writing, the band will also focus more on tours the coming few years. We want to travel more, meet more people, make new friends, learn more from others and put all these into our music and performances.
What do you enjoy doing when you are not performing?
You may not believe it but I’m actually quite a bookworm!
Where can we go to find out more about you and your work?
You guys can check out http://www.lgfband.com for more updates on myself and the band!