PHOTO: Natalie's Plight
It started out as a school final-year project.
Guitarist Mark Spencer, 32, drummer Chris Cheah, 24, vocalist Ashlee Tan, 25, and bassist Muhammad Sharime Saiffudin, 24, had come together for an assignment as part of the Sonic Arts programme at Republic Polytechnic (RP).
They had to write and perform their original songs.
Calling themselves Natalie’s Plight, the quartet topped their cohort. But they didn’t stop there.
Three years on, the indie band have a well-reviewed three-track, EP What You See Is What You Get, under their belt. Earlier this year, they were featured on AMP, a showcase of local music and arts on TV’s Okto channel.
On July 6, they’ll rock out at RP’s Ignite Music Festival, which is into its fifth year.