53A is one of Singapore’s most prominent cover bands featuring a dynamic young crew of talented and versatile music performers from diverse backgrounds, all of whom are well-tenured in the local ‘live’ music scene. The result is a unique, versatile and scalable group of professional musicians who are able to operate as an acoustic duo or scale up all the way to a six-piece band across a variety of genres – jazz, pop, rock, punk, alternative or top 40s.
53A feature vocalist Sara Wee, lead guitarist Alvin Khoo, bassist/lead vocalist Bani Hidir, drummer Helman Kamal and keyboardist Lisa Haryono. The aggregation of their professional experience and infectious personalities has resulted in a distinct 53A charm, which has made the band a hot favourite at ‘live’ music venues across the island. 53A’s original album ‘Settle the Kettle’ debuted in 2010 and received positive reviews in TODAY, The Business Times and TIME magazine.