2011/09/03

The Story Of The Stylers (Our Songs)

Latest Update ! The Stylers Box-set of 06 CDs has been released by Warner Music on 19 Sep 11. Stock available at all major stores including HMV, Gramaphone, CD Rama, That CD Shop, MJ Multimedia, among others.

During the early 60s, The Shadows were one of the most popular instrumental groups among Singapore teenagers. Anyone who was capable enough to pick up a guitar and strum some musical chords would like to emulate themselves as The Shadows. That was also a boom period for local music with The Crescendos leading the charge towards stardom, followed by The Quests and others.

Among the thousands enthusiastic young lads who chased the dream of The Shadows were four teenagers from the East Coast of Singapore – Rahman, Frankie Abdullah, Idros and Randy Lee Keng. They teamed up as a band with 3 Guitarists and a Drummer and called themselves The Angels, managed by Randy’s Uncle. Rahman was on lead guitar, Frankie on bass, Randy on rhythm and Idros on drums. When Rahman left the group in 1962, John Teo replaced him on lead guitar and when Idros left, Osman came on as the group’s drummer. By then the group’s name has changed to The Rhythm Strikers. Most of their early days' practice sessions were held at Joo Chiat Terrace. While performing at one of the functions organized by Cathay Organization, the establishment’s manager, a Caucasian, suggested that the group take on another name change to The Stylers, since they were performing with a lot of style, commitment and showmanship on stage.

As the group gained more confidence over time with frequent practices and party gigs, they decided to participate in the Cliff Richard & The Shadows Contest organized by Shaw Organization in late 1962. To their own surprise, the group emerged as Runner-Up with The Shadows' greatest hit - Apache, 2nd to the eventual winners – The Stompers. Surprised was the feeling because there were much more established groups during that period. A group called The Trekkers came in third.

Following this success, the group was offered several contracts and gigs over the island and even landed up with a 2-year Tea Dance contract at the popular Celestial Room at Amber Mansions, Orchard Road.

Over the years there were more changes to the group’s line-up. When Frankie, Osman and Stewart Chew (vocals) left, Ronnie See (vocals), Douglas Tan (bass) and Alvin Wong (drums) from The Burns joined them. It was during their stint at the Celestial Room when Robert Song joined the group as well. Robert was also responsible the The Stylers icon design with two bunny ears on the “S”. In late 1963 or early 64 they had their first recording contract sealed with Miracle Records together with a singer by the name of Maggie. The record was a big success as this was followed by several more recordings and offers of contracts by different recording companies in the region, including live performances at the National Theatre, Musical Express and Early Bird Shows at the Capitol and Odean cinemas. The Stylers were also high on demand for Getais, a yearly event and most of the districts in Singapore where they performed would book them one year in advance. The Stylers has finally arrived!

During the 60s and 70s, The Stylers were one of the most popular local group, proficient in both Eastern and Western music although they were much better known among the Mandarin speaking masses. They were probably the local group that released the most records in different languages including Mandarin, English, Hokkien, Cantonese, both instrumentals and vocals, and even a few Malay albums. The group produced more than a thousand records in total, which also included works with other popular artistes from Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia and Indonesia. Some of these artistes included Wang Chin Yuen, Chang Xiao Yin, Lena Lim, Lin Ying, Victor Wu Kang, Yuli, Chen Jie, Maggie & Judy Teng, Chopstick Sisters, Pearl Sisters, comedians Wang Sa & Ya Fung, Nan Hong, Donny Yap, Kok Peng Kim, Huang Li Qin, Simon Junior, Rahiman Rahim, Chen Kum Cheong, Long Piau Piau, Yao Su Rong, Zhang Wei Wei, Fong Fei Fei, Jenny Tseng, Lau Chi Weng, Ervinna, Robin, Lisa Wong, Michelle Xie, and Huang Xiao Jun among others. In addition, the group recorded with more than 30 different recording companies from the region. The group’s repertoire of Eastern and Western music ranges from A-Go-Go, Off-Beat Cha Cha, Classical Chinese Instrumentals, Soul, Rhythm & Blues and more.

The group’s line-up remained stabilized until 1980 when Lawrence Lum from the SBC Orchestra replaced the late Alvin Wong. Members of the Stylers also set up their own recording company with themselves and their manager Ronald Tham as shareholders.

Like all successful groups, The Stylers band also eased out of the entertainment circles gradually in the 1990s when Robert Song migrated to the Philippines while John and Randy decided to venture into other businesses. But their music still lives on till this day and members of the group are still active in the music scene. Thanks for good music and memories, guys.

Well, the good news is that The Stlyers are planning to release a 6-CD Box set compliation of some of the past recordings soon. The compilation would include instrumentals of popular English, Mandarin & Malay tunes, vocals in English, Mandarin, Cantonese and Hokkien from the 60s/70s era. Don't miss out on this fabulous box-set titled "Our Songs" which will also contain past photos of the group through the years as stock will be limited ! Cheers.

Compiled by Vernon Cheong with thanks to Randy Lee Keng.
01 July 2011

56 comments:

Anonymous said...

Enjoyed reading the story of the Stylers. They were one of the finest band from the 60s. Wow, they produced more than a thousand records? That's a great achievement for a Singapore band. There are some bootleg versions of their recordings now but its nothing compared to the original materials. Hope the selection of tracks provides a good represention of their repertoire of music. These guys started the Off-Beat-Cha-Cha craze here.

Geok

Anonymous said...

It would be very difficult to select songs for the album to satisfy everyone since the group produces more than 1000 records !! I always prefer their Mandarin insturmentals, in the early years it was guitar, drums & organ but later part they included traditional Chinese musical instrumentals in their "Unforgetable Evergreens" albums. When will the Box-set be released ? Thanks for the Heads-up.

Poh Sum

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the Story Of The Stylers. Interesting to know their history. This is probably the only bi-lingual group in Singapore that produces English and Mandarin songs at ease. Great musical talents, especially their traditional Chinese instruments like the Er-Gu, Flutes and a host of musical gimmicks on their Unforgetable Evergreens series of albums. Looking forward to their albums on CDs.
Wendy Goh

Anonymous said...

Hi Vernon,

If you are involved on this CD Box Set, the distributor would probably be Warner Music (EMI). Great job pal....how about getting them to release more local albums from the 60s, Mr Rainbow ?

Rachel Anne Tan

JoeWuSeattleWaUSA said...

Somehow you would expect records produced by The Stylers to be done with style, as their group name would imply.

This is a fabulous, very well-produced, retrospective 6-CD boxset of The Stylers. Lots of class, and lots of interesting pictures to go with the well-written liner notes that detail the history of this prolific band.

Living in a different country during the height of The Stylers' fame during the 60's through 90's, I actually never even heard of this band until 2004 when a friend from Singapore was kind enough to share the "My Songs" album with me. I was hooked. It was love at first hearing. Simply captivating guitar instrumental interpretations of popular Malay/Indonesian folk songs that won me over immediately. I listened to the tracks over and over and over.

No wonder, then, that my own personal favorite CD in this boxset is the "My Songs" CD.

To say The Stylers were prolific recording artistes is, somehow to me, an understatement. I realize, certainly, that the appreciation of music is always subjective, always intensely personal. Everyone has his or her own top favorite Stylers recordings.

When I do get my hands on this Stylers collection, I know I will not dwell on what is missing from the collection, but rather more on what is included. There is a lot of outstanding Singapore Pop Music material in this boxset.

Singaporeans can be very proud of this band that came out of our own island country, The Stylers.

Thanks to everyone who was involved in making this boxset a reality.

Anonymous said...

The Stylers brings back a lot of nostalgia for me. When I was in school during the 60s, I often visits Sungei Road (aka Flea Market of Singapore) to scoop for good bargains of anything under the sun including magazines and records. The Stylers' music was a feature around the market because they are on sale in every records stall there. If its not their own record, its one of those where they were providing the backing music. Fast forward, 50 years later today, whenever I visited the Sungei Road market again, there are still stalls selling old records of the group, although its no longer being blasted over the speakers as in yester years. Such is the dominance of The Stylers in our local music scene. Thanks for the story because not much as been featured on this group in the English pop magazines like Fanfare, Radio Weekly probably because they are better recognised in the Mandarin music scene although their music transcends the English and Mandarin language barrier. The boys finally received their due recognition with this CD Box set. They probably sold the most records among the local groups during that period. Thank you for the release of their music on CDs finally.

Tze Wei

Anonymous said...

What a fantastic blog. Great background info and nicely selected cover art.

I collect guitar instrumentals from around the world and would love to know if there is a list of the stylers instrumental albums anywhere with tracklistings?

I hope to work my way through your past posts over time to see what gems await. Till now I had only heard the remarkable Quests and I look forward to tracking down more instrumental surprises.

Mike Syron,
Galway,
Ireland

Anonymous said...

There were many other bands producing Mandarin instrumentals at that time, like The Travellers, The Silver Stones, Maurice Patton & The Melodians, Charlie & His Boys. The Stylers were the most popular one among them. Looking forward to this box-set of 6 CDs.

Song

Anonymous said...

I always thought the Stylers were a group that produces Chinese records only. Surprise to learn that they also had some English records. There are already some Stylers CDs on sale in Chinatown, Mustapha Shopping Centre. Guess those are bootleg versions but to a desperate fan, anything goes if they can't get the originals. Good that the real thing will be available soon. Thanks for making this possible Stylers.

Chee BH

Anonymous said...

My favorite Christmas album - Stylers Christmas - purchased in Thailand 1970 - still have it and play it every year - I WANT THE CD!

William Troy - Florida USA

Randy Lee Keng said...

Many thanks to Mr Vernon Cheong and Mr Joe Wu Seattle Wa USA. They're the ones that gave the inspiration and responsible for the realease of this Box Set. This special album is dedicated to all The Stylers fans here in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Taiwan, Hong Kong & elsewhere.
Randy Lee Keng

Jet said...

Ooops...another big feather in the cap for our Roller Coaster Man ! Well done, Vernon. What's next in store for us ? Keep the 60s spinning.....Stylers are quite different from the rest of the 60s groups. Your story of the group is self-explanatory......don't think any other group comes close to them in terms of quality and quantity as well. They were well loved by the Chinese music fans and recognised by the English music lovers as well. Sometimes they sound more than a Chinese Orchestra than a band to me when listening to their Evergreen albums. Good choice !

Jet

Anonymous said...

Great write-up on the Stylers. Wonder there will be a Mandarin version somewhere in the Box-set as they do have many Mandarin speaking fans then. For marketing reasons, I recommend you don't ignore this segmant of their support. John Teo is a good guitarist among the local grps. BTW, it seem that Randy is one of the founder member of the group based on your story of the Stylers.

James Teo

Anonymous said...

a very good story of my favourite Stylers group. i listen to their music since i was a kid in primary school. thanks for the album, when can i buy from shops ? HUAT AH ! hope the CD will have more music i like....the OUR Songs LP all very good music..thank you Randy, John Teo, Alvin, Robert and all Stylers group members. Beng.

Anonymous said...

Will The Stylers album available at Popular Book Stores ? What recording company is marketing the album ? I am very anxious to get copies of the album for myself and some friends who follow the Stylers in the 1960s n 70s. What is the cost of the box-set ? Hope its affordable to fans like us, not more than $25.00 ? Thanks to everyone who make this album a reality...I kept may Stylers records but most cannot play because of scratches etc. Hope album include the song Boh Boh Cha Cha, Midnight In Malaya, Sunrise In Malaysia and other Off-Beat-Cha-Cha favourites. siah siah...

Yuri

Anonymous said...

This is the moment many Stylers fans have been waiting for many years. Local music of the Sixties was more than groups like The Thunderbirds,Crescendos,Trailers, Quests,Silver Strings.....there was a dominent force call "The Stylers" ! Best group for a variety of music.....of course they invented the Off-Beat-Cha2. Trailers followed with their Ding Dong Song. Please let us know when the box-set will be on sale ? Kiam Siah aka Thank U.

ah leng, Chinatown

Anonymous said...

Glad to read about the possibility of a Stylers CD set. While their records are still available at some collectors' items shops at a cost, there is no Stylers CD (discounting bootleg versions) till now. Very happy that the group has decided to release the CD. Let's hope the selection of songs will do justice to the group. Like someone here mentioned earlier, sometimes they sounded more like an Orchestra rather than a band ! I like all those variety of Chinese instruments to complement the standard guitars and drums. Yes, they were one of the best and most creative group from the 60s,70s, 80s years. Stylers CHIONG AH !!!!!

Poh Sum

Anonymous said...

Hey, can someone help me ? I'm confused. I came across some CDs by The New Stylers. Why was there a change of name for the Stylers? If that's the case, would there be another New Stylers Box-set coming out soon? What's the difference between the Stylers and New Stylers?

A Curious Fan

Anonymous said...

I think its quite common for bands to have a new name as there will always be changes to the members. We have groups like The New Seekers etc.

Jimmy Koh

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the information, Vernon. I got my copy from HMV at Somerset 313.

Roger Lau

Anonymous said...

Dear Randy, Vernon & all those involved in making this box-set a reality, all I can say is a big THANK YOU ! You guys have moved mountains to get Warner Music to release this compilation of songs. Stylers has always been associated with Chinese record labels during the 60s & 70s. This is a breakthrough indeed, better late than never. The compilation of songs on this box-set is varied but my favourite is the first CD with Our Songs. Brings back memories of our kampong days in Singapore. Your version of Sunrise In Malaysia is very good, I like it very much. Hope there will be more releases in the future. Hooray for The Stylers !!!

Alice Sim

Anonymous said...

Hi Randy,

Being one of the founder members of the group, its an honour for me to support you on this Box-set. John Teo has always being linked to the Stylers, being one of the best lead guitarist in Singapore and you were probably one of the unsung heros that contributed to the success of the group as well.

Who was the keyboard player in the group, Robert Song ? I am always amazed with wide range of musical instrumentals you guys handled in your recordings. Also, who was the vocalist in the English and Hokkien songs ?

Its a great album to say the least. Many thanks for the hours of continuous sounds of The Stylers on this 6-CD set. Kudos to Warner Music for their foresight in releasing your past treasures. A must for all Stylers' fans.

John Tan EH

JoeWuSeattleWaUSA said...

Rejoice, Stylers fans!!! This is a very good thing. Thank you, Randy Lee Keng and all the members of the band, for responding to the requests and hopes of their many fans to please get the “Our Songs” album and other Stylers recordings out on CD. For old fans and new!!! There is so much fabulous Stylers music in this 6-CD boxset. Guitar god John Teo and The Stylers deserve to be in the Singapore Pop Music Hall Of Fame. Thanks so much again, Randy LK, for giving us this opportunity to own a piece of the awesome Stylers music legacy.

“Our Songs” rock!!!!!!!

Randy Lee Keng said...

Hi John Tan EH

Thanks for your support & complimentary comment.

Here's the answer to your questions:
On keyboard - John
Vocals - Robert (English) & John (Hokien)
Percussions - band members
Other musical instruments,eg saxaphone, trumpet,violions,& Chinese instruments - our own local stand-in musicians.

Hope you enjoy the sound of The Stylers

Anonymous said...

Dear Randy,

Thanks for your interesting reply. I am enjoying the CDs very much. Please continue with your good work and have a good weekend. Kind regards.

John Tan EH

Anonymous said...

Sunrise In Malaysia - Music from the good old days.

FineGold

Randy Lee Keng said...

Dear Joe Wu
In fact I should be the one who should thank you & also Vernon Cheong.
Remember! you & Vernon once told me to re-issue some of Stylers past albums especially the "Our Songs" album?
The influence from you guys were so great that I cannot resist. So I began to work closely with Vernon for this particular box set album.
Many thanks to you guys again.

Anonymous said...

There is no doubt that "Our Songs" compilation among the 6 CDs stands out significantly. Listening to all the tracks was like a re-visit of my childhood days. I used to stay at Geylang during the 60s, attap huts surrounded by rivers and ponds of water with over-hanging wooden bridges. These were the songs that blasts out from the households either from the Radio, Rediffusion or turntables. The Stylers probably hit a purple patch when they recorded this LP or there was a deep sense of pride among the boys when they were playing their own folklore favourites like Bengawan Solo, Potong Padi, Pulau Bali, Singapura, Midnight & Sunrise in Malaysia etc etc.. They don't sound like the typical Stylers that were more easily identified with their Eastern cultural sounds, not that it was bad, but Our Songs were a notch above the norm. This album would be able to stand by itself in the market and its such a joy for me to be gifted with another 05 more CDs of their wonderful music. A very good effort in selection for whoever responsible on the track listing. Yes, The Stylers have their own style of appeal. Love it !

Luke Chan

Anonymous said...

Dear Randy

I rate the LP "Our Songs Vol 1 (STO 6072)" as an outstanding and best LP released by The Stylers.

The LP's cover label it as Vol 1, was there any further volumes released? I remember I was waiting for Vol 2 etc to be released but to no avail.

Tian

Randy Lee Keng said...

Dear Tian

Thanks for your interest in Stylers music.
Like yourself most of the fans here and elsewhere favored the "Our Songs" album (STO6072).
Incidentally, Lawrence Lum was on the drums in this album.
There was no Vol 2.
I hope you and all Stylers' fans enjoy this box set.
Cheers

Anonymous said...

Dear Randy,

Who were the members of The Stylers featured in the memorable album "Our Songs" ? I think this is one of the best instrumental album ever produced by a local group. Such a delight listening to the tracks over and over again. Its difficult to pick out the best track because all were good. Your release of this album is like someone unearthing long lost treasures. You guys really have fans all over the world with a few blogs as well.

Luke Chan

Randy Lee Keng said...

Dear Luke Chan

I appreciate your kind words & support for Stylers, a big THANK YOU.
Those involved in "Our Songs" album are as follows:
Lead Guitar/keyboard ---John Teo
Bass Guitar ----------Douglas Tan
Rhythm Guitar ----------Randy Lee
Drums -----------------Lawrence Lum
Percussions -- Robert Song, Lawrence, Douglas,and Randy.
This album was released in 1982.
Cheers

Anonymous said...

Dear Randy

The Stylers have released Chinese New Year (CNY) 33 & 45 rpm records. Could you and the team compile all of them into a box set for release during 2012's CNY.

Cheers

Tian

Anonymous said...

Great compilation of Stylers songs. Thank you very much. Stylers Rock & Roll !!!!

Chee

Randy Lee Keng said...

Dear Tian

Thanks for your suggestion on the CNY compilation, we're looking into it and have not ruled out the possibility.
At this moment we would like to concentrate on this current box-set

Cheers.

Anonymous said...

I like the Hokkien Songs the best ! All the songs in the Malay album, Our Songs are also shiok to listen. Thanks to the Kings of Off-Beat-Cha-Cha.

The Stylers Rocks !
A fan from the 60s.

Anonymous said...

Dear Randy

Thank you for the consideration. I look forward to be able to celebrate Chinese New Year (CNY) with Stylers' CNY music again. I used to do it with those 33s & 45s until digital technology changed the way we listen to music.

Cheers

Tian.

Anonymous said...

Dear Stylers Fans,

I notice that price of the Stylers "Our Songs" Box set of 5 CDs varies between $21.00 to $26.00 among the various shops. The best price is probably from Popular Book Shop at about $21.00. Anyway, its still value for money at whatever price you pay for this set of oldies but goodies aka collector's treasures from the past. Let's hope this is the beginning of more Stylers' releases. Thanks for sharing the history of the Stylers, Randy Lee Keng & Vernon Cheong.

Irene Teo

Anonymous said...

I'm a Stylers fan from Sarawak. I grew up with their music. Can someone help me with an URL to buy their box set "Our Songs" of 6 CDs online? I have tried Popular, Warner Music, etc but to no avail. Buying original music online is a nightmare.

Anonymous said...

Dear all,
Saya tertarik untuk dapat Stylers CD Box sets, dan saya sudah cari hampir di semua toko CD besar di Jakarta seperti Disc Tara, Duta Suara dll....tetapi tidak bisa dapat....apakah belum masuk ke wilayah Indonesia?

Sukses terus buat Stylers

Terima kasih
Hasan - Jakarta

Anonymous said...

Dear Vernon

The new format is nice except latest comments or contribution cannot be seen immediately.

Tian

Vernon Cheong said...

Dear Tian,

I agree with you. The latest comments were very useful. Will try and improve on the status quo. Thanks.

vernon

Randy Lee Keng said...

Dear Fan from Sarawak & Jakarta

You can check at this website: http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=13360280426

to enquire about the box-set

Cheers
Randy

Anonymous said...

Hi Randy Lee & all Stylers' Fans,

I was on the internet on late nights for most Saturdays & Sundays for many months now trying to relive my childhood days growing up in Singapore when the only entertainment at home was a Rediffusion box as my family was poor.

I was very impressed by Stylers then becos I remembered an album with John Teo on Mrs Seelo (?), Crocodile Rock and he even sang the Chinese 'You Ser See Yee' in English, I also recalled meeting Robert Song and the Stylers on board a SQ flite from KUL to SIN sometime in mid 80s.

Sad to discover Alvin Wong has since passed away fron this blog. I wish the Stylers live forever.

From here is good to know Randy is alive & kicking. How's John Teo, Robert Song and Douglas Tan doing at present. Robert in Philippines(?), Randy in Indonesia and where's John & Douglas? I am in my 50s and how old are they now. Any possibility of John, Randy, Robert, Douglas and Lawrence get together to perform live in Singapore for 1 night and I am very certain the many old timer fans can scoop up all available tickets just to relive the memories. After all, how often in our lifetime can we do that??

Best Regards - Kent.

Anonymous said...

Hi Kent

Thanks for your support and interest in The Stylers, it's on account of fans like yourself that's keeping Stylers music alive.

The EP you're referring to is STREP 002 released through The Style Records Company (our very own recording company). This EP consists of 4 tracks, namely, 1 Mrs Seelo, 2 Beautiful Sunday, 3 Crocodile Rock and 4 The Witch Queen of New Orleans.
We were prbobably returning from Kuala Lumpur after a performance and were on the same flight as yourself when you met Robert and the other band members.

Alvin Wong was in good health when he left the group and was replaced by Lawrence Lum.

Robert Song migrated to Manila, Philippines in the late 80s. Initially I communicated with him via airmail correspondence, but we lost contact when I changed abode. I only came to know from some friends recently that Robert had passed on in Manila some 10 years ago. Its really sad that both Alvin and Robert had left us to be with their creator.

John Teo and Douglas Tan are based in Singapore and are still active in the music scene. The three of us are in our 60s, except for Lawrence who's still in his 50s..

I'm based in Jakarta and occasionally return to Singapore on short visits, eg CNY, "Cheng Meng" and for urgent business meetings.
Whilst in Singapore I do communicate with John, Douglas and Lawrence.by phone. On a few occasions I did requested John and Douglas for lunch, dinner or a cuppa coffee where we can meet-up for old times, but to no avail, as both of them have tight work schedules. But I managed to meet up with Lawrence occasionally.

In regards to the "Re-union" of The Stylers to perform live concerts in Singapore, Malaysia or Indonesia, I have proposed this idea to John prior to the release of recent box-set of 6 CDs, but he reiterated that that the project would be time consuming and he would not be able to participate in view of his tight schedule.

Hopefully in the very near future when John is more relaxed and free from his tight schedule, the Re-Union concert will materialize for all Stylers fans.

Cheers
Randy Lee Keng

Anonymous said...

Hi Randy,
Many thanks for your response. It is sad indeed to learn that 2 of Singapore finest musicians have departed us but memories live on forever. I am sure their creator will enjoy their music like us, without doubt. I wish you, Lawrence, John & Douglas with GOD bless longevity, good health, happiness & prosperity!
Hey, wonder if you could help us fans by posting a recent photo of the existing 4 members of STYLERS to show how you guys (our idols) look like at present. I want the legend to live on. I don't mean to be nosey pokey but what's John & Douglas busy over at age 60s? Ah Pek like us are curious becos of 2nd childhood lah, I guess. Take care & good luck, Kent.

Kent said...

Randy,
Kent & I and many more from Tanglin Halt where we grew up during the 60s to 70s in Singapore are a bunch of Stylers crazy fans and we can distinguish with precision which band is accompanying the singers in the songs they sung over Redifusion. When it's Stylers, one of us will blow the bulge to alert others to tune in, cheap but great fun. When the bulge blower is not around, the wolf whistler takes over and we hardly miss. Kent, when you are next in town, drop by at Terrence's house cos he burn a CD for you on all the Stylers english songs last night. Randy, please try to persuade John & Douglas & Lawrence too to organise a gathering, you guys don't need to perform, just mingle around with us for an hour or 2, I think we can chip in a fund to pay for your presence. It would be very fun and enjoying for your ageing fans. Krishna.

greypanther said...

Am a fan of the 60s Singapore era and am looking for CDs by Naomi & The Boys and The Quest, new or used. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Dear Kent and Krishna,

Many thanks for your good wishes and great support for The Stylers. I will try my best to request John, Douglas and Lawrence for a get-together, on my next trip to Singapore. In the event that John and Douglas could not make it, Lawrence and myself would be glad to meet up with you and your friends. Incidentally, can I have your email contact for ease of communication between us ?

Cheers
Randy

Anonymous said...

Hi Randy,

Many thanks again for your reply. My e-mail contact is:
and I am very touched by your consent to meet up with us. Please kindly get in touch with me in my e-mail. Take care & with kindest regards to all existing STYLERS!!! Kent

Go for your Goals. said...

Dear Sirs,
I was searching for the origin of Off Beat Cha Cha when I hit this web page. It is interesting to learn about the famous band as I personally kept some of their black disc.
I wonder if there is any senior music lovers out there know the origin of Off Beat Cha Cha and who first coined the word?
Tim CT Goh

Anonymous said...

the stylers band are the greatest,especially to john teo he is talent in guitar and organ shd have continue even in late 90's as people like this band very much produce relaxed music and also good at getai shows they perform.hopefully can hear fm them again.i think a lot stylers fans will turn up in their event.Thanks.

Anonymous said...

where can i get this box set in Malaysia?

KiDG said...

Anyone here knows where can I still get this boxset? Been looking everywhere but I can't find it. I really want to buy it man. Been loving The Stylers' kinda music for a while now.

KiDG said...

Being late to all these, I was super excited that there's a compilation out on The Stylers. Unfortunately, this boxset has apparently sold out. I tried checking with Warner label directly but they too have sold out. Searched around the music shops here but no luck.

Anyone here has an extra copy to sell me?

Anonymous said...

The stylers band music still active in market credit to them in for able to coordinate with each other especially credit to john teo for his talent in guitar and organ.Hope to wish them well and also get them to record an album with music,thanks.