06 Dec '11, 4am

John Chiong and Esmond Wee were interviewed by @TODAYonline on their thoughts about WMUM's closure.

They were instrumental in helping several local bands break into the scene, but the guys who run Wake Me Up Music (WMUM) - John Chiong, Esmond Wee and Jon Hemsley - have decided to call it a day. And they're doing so with a big bang: A two-day concert showcasing not only bands under the WMUM banner - including Marchtwelve, Plainsunset, Kate Of Kale, Vertical Rush and A Vacant Affair, among others - but also other bands such as Caracal, Winter Halter and My Squared Circle. And there will be a barbecue, a kid's play area and other activities. "Most of us involved are heading in different directions and seasons in life where other things have to take priority," said Wee about the dissolution. "And we've also started families, so that's a big change altogether. John is also going to be based in Australia for the next three to five years. I'm also busy with a business that I st...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Entertainment/Music/EDC111206-...

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