OPENED IN AUGUST 2010
TAB is a mid-sized, live music venue where good food and drinks play an important part in the total concert experience. The first of its kind in Singapore and possibly South East Asia, TAB is split over three levels of the old Orchard Hotel Galleria space and showcases the talents of local and foreign artists alike. The venue seats 200 to 250 comfortably, or has a maximum capacity of 600 standing. The feel of the space aims to echo that of legendary venues in New York and London – think The Bowery Ballroom meets Ronnie Scott’s.
WHAT IT OFFERS
TAB is both a concert venue to present established international artists in an intimate setting; and a live music platform that develops local and foreign up-and-coming artists, by showcasing their original compositions. Dedicated to live, original music across all genres, TAB offers local and international artists the opportunity to showcase their talent on a regular basis.
Regular nights throughout the week will see a pool of Singapore musicians taking turns to perform at TAB. These artists, in partnership with TAB, are encouraged to perform their own material for a significant proportion of their set, as opposed to focusing primarily on covers.
TAB’s Artist-in-Residence programme is focused on featuring up-and-coming international artists that are on the cusp of hitting the mainstream music segment and who are close to or have recently been signed to recording labels. AIRs will spend a week at TAB, performing a set each night after the local artist. This creates an opportunity for the local and international artists to inspire each other creatively as they share the stage; while ensuring that the audience can look forward to something new and interesting with each visit.
On top of regular weekly programming, TAB will also hold ticketed concerts once every one or two months featuring established artists that have a sizeable following in Singapore. The concerts are presented in a variety of formats – seated or standing, depending on the type of act.
FOOD & DRINKS
Catered for by three full-service bars and a kitchen, food and drinks are also an integral part of the unique concert experience at TAB. Featuring a selection of bar snacks alongside hearty entrees, TAB is the destination where gastropub classics merge with contemporary American staples. The menu features items such as TAB’s interpretation of Fish & Chips – a generous portion of fresh cherry snapper in a crisp coat of airy beer batter, accompanied by a luscious dip of curry mayo sauce and our home made fries. The menu also includes a variety of mouth-watering sausages, burgers and bar bites and signature cocktails such as FanTABulous, a refreshing cocktail with the scent of summer, harmonised with Gin and fresh Cucumber.