Common People

Every society needs its bards, who can distil the spirit of the times and churn it out in the form of spellbinding lyrics, beats and melody.

Commonpeople kick it with B-Quartet, a Singapore-based band of brothers who blend progressive rock, metal, jazz and funk together with searing emotion and tight songwriting to create their personal brand of musical expression.

In this behind-the-scenes interview, spliced with footage from an open air concert, they talk about forming the band, experimenting to develop their musical language, and the quest for meaning behind what they do.

B-Quartet are:
Bani Faizal / guitars, backing vocals
Bani Haykal / vocals, bass, keyboards, laptop
Bani Hidir / drums, backing vocals, bass, guitars, keyboards
Bani Raizan / guitars
plus live sessionists Siraaj Anwar & Luqman Hakim

Thanks to B-Quartet
Shot by YC Teo
Interview by Michele Adriaens
Edited by Yishan Lam

Concert footage from Esplanade Outdoor Theatre gig in September 2008
Interviewed in January 2009

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Common People

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Common People is an online platform to inspire creativity in Singapore. As a collective, we aspire to generate dialogue, inspire our community and cross-pollinate ideas relevant to the tide of our times.

By presenting a growing archive of video interviews…


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Common People is an online platform to inspire creativity in Singapore. As a collective, we aspire to generate dialogue, inspire our community and cross-pollinate ideas relevant to the tide of our times.

By presenting a growing archive of video interviews that probe into the creative mind across the arts, design, business, and beyond, we seek to showcase the work of our interviewees, document their practice and elicit their insights on the creative process.

Through our ongoing interviews and future projects, we hope to spark unexpected collaborations, and contribute to the question of what creativity means for us today.

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