Singapore Drum Shop is pleased to welcome drummer, sessionist, educator and clinician Alfe Kim into the Sakae and Powergear Roster. "I've long admired the Sakae tradition of making drums of the highest quality for generations of legendary drummers - Elvin Jones, Steve Gadd, Akira Jimbo, to name a few. It is a tremendous honour and humbling to follow in these footsteps," said Alfe.
Alfe has been active in performing and in drumming education over the last 2 decades. In recent years, he has been focused on growing the next generation of drummers & drumming educators in Singapore.
Through his passion and belief, he has applied his music voice and skill across the varied and vibrant music communities of Singapore, regardless of language and music genre, from the indie to the commercial, and from the contemporary to the underground.
From 1998 - 2002, he was a member of 'Livonia', an alternative rock band which scored a string of radio hit singles such as "Zerofeel", "Let Go" and "Vengeance Is Mine" and was the recipient of Compass's Top English Pop Song 2000.
As a session drummer, Alfe has performed around the world including the UK, France, South Korea, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Taiwan and China.
He has worked with Top 40s band AlterEgo, Jazz groups such as Havana Brown, The Broke Quartet, Rock Instrumentalist Shern Wong, local metal bands La’Dies, Opposition Party and alternative rock band En-X.
A pioneer of the Singapore J-rock scene, Alfe’s current & former students include Vics (Lucify), Jun (Ethe'real), Geist (LivEvil) & Ridzwan (Aries Kaizer) and he has supported & mentored local J-rock groups including Deathopia, Yi Xuan Feng & GeneXis.
Alfe was appointed a Mentor to provide guidance to youth music groups at People’s Association events Youth Music Fiesta 2009 and Singapore Music Camp 2010.
He was also a founding member and chairman of 'Drum Xchange Singapore', a non-profit group that brings drummers together in the spirit of drum knowledge sharing and community-building.
Currently Alfe performs weekly with his bilingual music group Too Much Drama at Switch, a partnership between Timbre Music Group & NTUC.
Alfe endorses Sakae Drums and Powergear Drumsticks and documents his music life on the go with Samsung digital cameras.
Drum Kit : Sakae Trilogy 20x14, 10x7, 12x8, 14x14 in Mint Oyster Pearl
Snare Drums : Sakae Trilogy 14x6.5, Sakae Maple Side Snare 12x6, Sakae Steel 14x6.5, Sakae Mappa Bubinga 14x6.5
Drumsticks : Powergear Alfe Kim 5AB Drumsticks.