Drummer Boy Davy

a boy who fell in love with playing the drums since he was 18 months...

Sunday, September 28, 2014

13 yo Davy's groove of the day! #gotd

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Drummer Davy Tan @ ChildAid 2010

8-year old Davy performing "Burning Up" by Jonas Brothers

Davy's Performance at Singapore Service Star (31 March 2010)

Davy's One Minute Drum Solo (March 2010)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

ChildAid 2009 (19 - 21 December) @ Festive Grand, Sentosa Resorts World

Featuring Ayla (14), Kevin (14), Aaron (14), Theron (10), Alysson (10), Zidann (9) and Davy Tan (8)

Thursday, December 17, 2009

ChildAid Rehearsals and Interview

Intensive Rehearsals about 2 weeks before the concert...

Interview by Straits Times Razor TV

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Davy's Answers to the Questionnaire for Performers of ChildAid 2009

1. Personal Details

Name: Davy Tan Teck Wee

Age/Birthday: 8 years old / 7 October 2001

School (tell us your school & standard): St Andrew’s Junior School, Primary 2

Family (tell us more about your family):
My dad is an Implementation Consultant with a Financial Services MNC while my mum runs a Toy Rental business. Both of my parents have been serving in the church worship team as drummer/guitarist (dad) and keyboardist (mum) for the past 20 years. That was how I picked up drumming (by following them for worship practices ever since I was a baby!) I also have a younger sister, Deborah, who is very chatty and loves to dance.

Interests & favourite pastimes:
Playing the drums, reading, sketching and doing craft-work.
I love “Hotwheels” and also enjoy playing the yo-yo and computer games.

Tell us three interesting (or quirky) things about yourself:
I enjoy fixing up all the “Hotwheels” trick-tracks and cars that I have into a giant stunt series and watching the stunts unfold. After which, I will set-up in a different combination and watch the stunts unfold again. I can repeat this at least ten times during each play session.

I fell in love with "That Thing You Do" when I first saw the movie on DVD & began jamming along with the featured band (almost a daily affair) since I was 2 years old on my kiddo drumset (check it out in You Tube).

I cannot keep my hands and feet still. Whenever I am seated, my feet will start moving as if I am stepping on my drum pedals and soon enough, my hands will start tapping and a rhythmic tune will pick up naturally.

2. Musical/Performing History

What is your highest musical achievement to date?
I was the first runner up at the Singapore Drum Festival Drum Challenge 2008 for the Junior Category at 6 years old. The winner was 12-year old Aaron Lee.
I will be taking my Grade 2 in Drums this November 2009.

What is the biggest occasion or event that you have performed at (do give details like when and where this took place, what you performed, who was the Guest of Honour/VIP in attendance (if any) and the size of the audience)?
It would be competing at the Singapore Drum Festival Drum Challenge 2008 as the youngest drummer at 6 years old.

I also performed on National TV as one of five finalists in the Kids Central “One Minute of Fame” program in September 2006 by playing a modified kiddo drumset to the tune of contemporary music.

3. Personal Thoughts

What made you decide to take part in ChildAid 2009?
I would like to play a part in helping to raise funds for the poor and needy students through the drumming talent that God has given me.

What does being part of ChildAid 2009 mean to you?
I am so happy that I can perform on the big stage and help other children at the same time. I can also improve on my drumming skills by learning from others and playing together as a team.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Audition For ChildAid 2009

In August 2009, Davy came to know about the ChildAid auditions through Uncle Jimmy and decided to give it a shot.

In September 2009, Davy was shortlisted and eventually got selected to be one of the performers in ChildAid 2009.

Quoting ST: "More than 550 children applied to perform at the ChildAid concert this year, nearly double what organisers received last year, and whittling down the audition list to just 35 acts was no easy task."

At Primary 2, Davy was happy and excited when he knew that he could share his talents this way and at the same time help the poor and needy children!

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Well done, Davy!

Davy playing to the song ALL DAY by Hillsong United

Davy @ the drum solo section

Simply Delighted ~
Davy (6 yr old) emerges as 1st Runner Up (Junior Category) in the Singapore Drum Festival Drum Challenge 2008 after Aaron (12 yr old).

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Combine Item by the 4 Finalists of the 2008 Drum Challenge Below 12

12 & Under Finalists

Aaron James Lee Han Ming
12-year-old Aaron is the son of local drummer Jimmy Lee. With his dad as a major influence, Aaron is a huge fan of jazz, Latin and pop drumming. Says Aaron: “I love drumming because of the fact that one can explore really deep into it.”

Davy Tan Teck Wee
A fan of Dave Weckl, six-year-old Davy practices everyday and is a fan of Christian rock. When asked about why he loves drumming so much, Davy bashfully mentions that he simply “loves the sound of the cymbals.”

Muhammad Farihin Farkhan Bin Nashir
As a fan of metal and rock drumming, Farihin’s favorite parts of the kit are undeniably the double pedal and the snare. The 10-year-old cites Travis Barker as his favorite drummer and is always on the constant quest to improve his drumming everyday.

Isabella Rose Williams
Just like her middle suggests, Isabella is the “rose” among the boys. As the sole female drummer out of the entire Drum Challenge Asia contest, Isabelle stands out not only with her drumming but also with her fun approach for the drums. “For me, drumming can really show who you are and you can explore and do whatever you want on a drum kit,” says the little lass who is a fan of Linkin Park and Gwen Stefani.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Davy's Drum Solo At Home - August 2008

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Davy & Alison at the Car Times Motor Show November 2007

Davy's first experience of presenting a drum duet item outside Takashimaya with Alison (2 years his senior) when he was 6 years old.

Playing the song "We're All In This Together" from High School Musical album.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Davy @ Suntec City September 2007

Davy has started taking formal drumming lessons since July 2007 with Music Clef located at Suntec City.

Here's his debut appearance at the music school's showcase event playing the song "Lei" from Superband Mi Lu Bing's album.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Davy at Singapore DrumFest Drum Challenge 2007

Davy's Drum Solo Item at the Drum Challenge

A Special Item presented by the 4 Finalists of the Junior Category.
Held outside Plaza Singapura on 12 May 2007

Davy (first from left) and Ethan (second from left)

A Close Up Look at the 4 Finalists
... Make a guess who is the youngest... ha!

Congrats to Ethan who emerged the winner!

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Davy's Favourite "Toy"

Dad & Mum's best investment so far... well-used every day!

Monday, February 26, 2007

Best of Pals! with Love-Hate Relationship! :P

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Let's Get It Started

We all thought that One Minute of Fame is over...
Heard that some kids had withdrawal syndrome... :P
Well, it's not over yet... hehe...

All the Finalists got together once again for the shooting of a Kids' Central MTV doing the song "Let's Get It Started". Yes! You can view the MTV on Kids Central now during the advertisement slots. Also, the kids were also invited make an appearance at the Make A Wish Charity Dinner.

Check out the pictures and video!

Davy @ Millenia Walk for the MTV shoot

Two of the youngest finalists: Davy & Nadia (from N2)

Boys will be boys... Davy with Generation 69 & Benjamin from Mamamia

Under the hot sun for kids is no joke!!?

"Tape rolling... 1, 2 3, go!"

"Have a happy holiday with Kids Central!"

Finalists at the Make A Wish Charity Dinner.

Monday, November 20, 2006

A Tribute to Davy's 2-year old kiddo drumset... Goodbye?

Davy's dad and mum almost wanted to throw away the 2-year old kiddy drumset right after the Finals at Discovery Centre but didn't bear to after all... sigh... :P

But we might just do it one day as the room get more and more crowded... Thus, mum has decided to take some pics for memory sake before this drumset gets trashed :(

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Davy Playing One Way Jesus

Davy presented a special item on 28 October during his
Kindergarten's K2's Graduation Concert

Playing one of his favourite: One Way Jesus

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Davy Turns 5!

Davy enjoying his birthday cake with his friends
at his 5th birthday bash.

Ice cream cake: compliments from Swensen's
(prize from One Minute of Fame contest)

Sunday, October 01, 2006

One Minute of Fame Final Showdown

The Final Showdown of Kids Central One Minute of Fame was held on 30 Sep at the Singapore Discovery Center. Kimberly and Generation 69 both emerged as the champion in the Inidividual and the Group Catergory respectively.

We would like to thank all of you for being in this journey with us and for all your encouragement and support. It was indeed a very enriching and memorable experience for this 5-year old boy :) Thank you!

REMEMBER to tune in to Kids Central on 24 October (Hari Raya holiday) to watch the half hour Final Showdown at 11.00am.

Opening dance act by all the semi-finalist and finalists

Finalists with hosts Mervin & Daphne at the Singapore Discovery Center

A "stoned and tired" Davy after a whole day's event from 10.30am - 6.30pm

A "refreshed and contented" winner after a good night's rest :)

Saturday, September 23, 2006


FINALS will be on Saturday (30 Sep) at
Singapore Discovery Center by invitation only.

But dun worry! You can catch the telecast of the Finals on 24 Oct (Hari Raya holiday) at 11.00 - 11.30am on Kids Central.

Davy is one the 5 finalists of the Individual Catergory!

Yes! Thanks to all you supporters once again for voting!
Also, a BIG thank you to those of you who have taken the time to come down today to Millenia Walk for the Semi-Finals!
Guess what? Davy is the only "thorn" (spikey hair) among the roses.... :P

Here are the finalists of the Individual Category.
(Left to right: Shruti - dance; Dinah - sing; Davy - play drums;
Kimberly - dance; Nur Farella - dance)

All the finalists (5 Individuals and 5 groups)

Left:Davy's all-time fan ~ His kid sister Deborah
Right: Some of Davy's supporters/fans :P

"D" is for Davy! "D" is for Drums!

Mom and the rest of the supporters had their fair share of "unwanted" malu-ing fame on stage for an inpromptu cheer for Davy...

D is for Davy! D is for Drums!
Davy! Davy!

Monday, September 18, 2006

Davy @ One Minute of Fame Quarter Finals in June

YES! Finally the Semi-Finals will be held this Sat (23rd Sep) at Millenia Walk from 2pm - 4pm.
What a long drawn process from June (Quarter Finals) till now...

Five contestants from each Category (Individual & Group) will be selected to enter the Finals on 30th Sep, Saturday.

For th0se who did not get to see Davy's live performance during the Quarter Finals, here's the video clip... Dun play play ok? (you will understand this after viewing the video, haha!)

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Another Drum Solo by Davy

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

One Minute of Fame

In Kids Central One Minute of Fame contest, Davy (a self-taught 5 year old boy) plays a modified drumset to the tune of contemporary music. If you can spare the time and think he's good (and have fun doing it too!), go click on the link to check out Davy's clip and vote for him by 8 Sep at http://www.kidscentral.sg/ssi/contest/K242850606.ssi .
Vote online for Davy (No.12) by selecting the small circle below his picture and submit together with your personal particulars. To view his performance, you can also click on his picture on the site.

Your votes will determine whether Davy gets into the Finals as 30% goes to voting and 70% goes to the Semi-Finals performance on 23rd Sep at Millenia Walk.

Superstar Kids contest

Davy, at the recent Superstar Kids contest, organised by Motherhood exhibition at Expo, June 2006

He emerged as the winner of the contest after playing on his kiddo drumset to the tune of "That Thing You Do".

Davy's Drum Solo

A new "toy" just not long ago...

Bang! Bang! Bang!

How and when it came about....
Let the pictures do the talking...

Davy at 18 mths
... with his first drumset from po-po,
... modified by his dad using cds as cymbals
... and cereal tin covers as hi-hats.

Davy as an "observer" at 25 months
... a fornightly affair since a baby to worship practice in
church with dad and mum.

... anything that can be banged... guess what will happen when he gets hold of them?

Davy at 28 months
He finally gets a "proper" drumset from his godparents for Christmas!

He fell in love with "That Thing You Do" when he first saw the movie on DVD and began jamming along with the featured band (almost an every day affair) since 2 years old...

Davy playing "That Thing You Do" when he was 2 years old...

Guess what did Davy receive from his gu-gu on his 3rd birthday?
... a brand new kiddo drumset (that he has been using till now)!
It has been a miracle that this set could survive that long taking into consideration the way that it has been banged and hit... (haha!)

Check out the present state of the drumset!?!!