An infusion of the old and new – indie-soul singer-songwriter Dru Chen speaks to the inner audiophile in all of us. His music is grounded in old-time rhythm & blues weaving rock and pop sensibilities through compelling song craft.
A multi-instrumentalist, producer and songwriter, Dru stands out first and foremost for his stunning falsetto, characterizing his dynamic vocal range and indubitable energy.
Based in Asia, Dru has performed at Singjazz Festival alongside Joss Stone and Snarky Puppy, Ignite Music Festival and Mosaic Festival. In 2016, he headlined Getai Soul Festival with Charlie Lim. Dru was also invited to perform at Soulfest opening for D’Angelo and Maxwell in 2014.
Dru has gotten radio airplay across the United States (KCRW, KX935), Australia (Double J, PBS, Triple R) and Singapore (987FM, Lush995). He was named LUSH995′s artist for May 2015 with the release of his third single ‘You Got It Babe’.
Riding on constant waves of inspiration. Redefining his influences. Fine-tuning his audio compass. Dru Chen’s tireless journey through the modern music landscape continues to mould him as a rare singer-songwriter that’s coming of age. His new compositions speak romantically of themes that encompass modern day struggles and victories. Dru’s debut full-length album is coming soon.
“It’s safe to say people have recognised the man’s talent — tackling decades of soul and funk with the astute perceptiveness of a pop fanatic, winning him fans all around the region.”
- Bandwagon (Singapore)
“Dru Chen is that young musician, blessed with glossy and elastic vocals, multi-instrumentalist skills and a penchant for sweet hooks, all fueled by a fervent love for Funk and Soul music.”
- MusicWeekly.Asia (Singapore)
“With the kind of musical chops that have seen him win a scholarship to Berklee College of Music and share the stage with D’Angelo, Jill Scott and Common, singer/songwriter Dru Chen’s instinct for crafting a smooth-listening pop, funk and soul infused sound that perfectly complements the articulate sensitivity of his poised vocal is reflected in the fact that his music has found its way onto radio and T.V. in the U.S., Australia and Singapore.”
- Next2Shine.com (USA)
“It was almost as if the stage was too small to contain the pint-sized performer, who transitioned between the electric guitar and keys like a seasoned performer, tearing up the stage with his indubitable energy.
Channeling his inner Prince, he sported a head wrap and printed dhoti pants while shredding it on guitar, showing off his falsetto and flirting with the crowd on the R&B-influenced track You Got It Babe and funk-laced You Bring Out The Best In Me.” – The Straits Times (Singapore)