Derrick Tay

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“Performing keeps me going!  I started when I was in school – initially I would perform for free and school is a good place to safely experiment and express oneself.  At about 15 years old, I had my first public performances and at 19 I had regular gigs at cafes and I also did emceeing!

When I was younger, my parents weren’t fully supportive because it didn’t seem practical. After NS, I went to LASALLE College of the Arts and studied Technical and Production Management for 5 weeks only; because I was still very much drawn to the performing arts, I transferred to a performing arts course in LaSalle instead.

Event performances are always on-going – I worked on mental health week recently, for instance, and though I’m a solo artist, I also have a pool of friends I can come together and work with.  

Performing keeps me going and before the circuit breaker, a partner and I decided to work together to put together a space that would be a safe space for like-minded creatives to inhabit.  Owning @sainouspace is not just about performing anymore but also about curation – I’m still learning how best to work with it but most importantly, it’s aligned to what we want to do.”


Derrick Tay
Performing Artiste
Founder of SAINOUSPACE

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