Peng-Er is a Singaporean and a child of the universe. He is a rocker, potter and scholar at heart. Other than writing academic books and articles on Japan and East Asia or firing a kiln to transform clay to ceramics, his musical passion is singing, playing and recording his own compositions. Peng-Er’s epiphany in pop music was as a small kid riding a tricycle in 1966 and hearing the Rolling Stone’s Lady Jane from a distant radio. The enchanting notes stopped him in his tracks.
Peng-Er loves music but is, however, an accidental singer-song writer. After purchasing a few master-built acoustic guitars between 2012 and 2013, Peng-Er started writing and playing his own compositions. By chance, he met Tony Goh (a veteran musician and the boss of a sound studio) at the Guitar Gallery in Singapore. Tony urged Peng-Er to cut a few demos at his studio because he needed to pay the rent. Even though labeled a “musical virgin” by Tony, Peng-Er persevered and cut an eclectic album of ten original songs titled Oceans without Fishes. After the recording and mixing by Tony, the album was mastered by Jay Franco at Sterling Sound, New York. A second album titled Perfume and Branded Bags is on the cards.