Dwight Pereira
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Dwight Pereira

Sheffield, England, United Kingdom | SELF

Sheffield, England, United Kingdom | SELF
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Dwight Ian Pereira has come a long way from partaking in Singapore Broadcasting Corporation’s Children’s Television Workshop, singing in the finals of local talentime, Rollin’ Good Times, and winning the 1st prize in Singapore’s National Youth Council’s 1994 Talkshop Competition.

Born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Dwight grew up in Bangsar for the first 7 years of his life, before moving to Singapore. He emerged from a musical family and was heavily influenced by timeless legends such as Charlie Pride and Jim Reeves. He grew up performing whenever the opportunity arose.

During his early teens, Dwight was an unparalleled fanatic of Michael Jackson, and was awarded a SONY-sponsored all-expense paid trip to New York to watch the superstar in concert.

With an avid love for soulful lyrics, Dwight began songwriting when he was 18. His lodestars include musicians such as Leonard Cohen, Johnny Cash, Damien Rice, Dylan, Ryan Adams. Fusing varying hues of country, pop, and R&B, his credo is that genuine lyrics should drive a song. Music, as a communicator, is, without peer.

He began singing publicly solo from his days as a St. Cecilia’s choir boy in Sts. Peter & Paul’s Church, and has never looked back since. After studying Theatre Studies & Drama in Victoria Junior College, he began working on producing his first solo CD. In 1999, after attaining a BA(Architecture) from the National University of Singapore, he released his independent CD.

Following the release of this album, “In Black & White”, in Feb 1999, Dwight embarked on a performing spree; and within the following year, performed in numerous venues throughout Singapore such as NUS, Boat Quay, Suntec City, Alkaff Mansion, Takashimaya, and Roomful of Blues.

Theatrically, Dwight acted professionally in TNS’ 1999 production of The Entire World Is A Foreign Land, staged at The Drama Centre. In 2002, he acted in the supporting lead role as the villainous Dauphine Charles in the musical St. Joan Of Arc, staged by Artistes for Christian Theatre at the NUS Cultural Arts Centre. He acted as well as Fizzy in the University of Liverpool’s LUST production of the Bugsy Malone musical in December 2003.

After the launch of his second album, “Sleeptalking”, in October 2002, he performed publicly throughout Singapore including locations as The Library @ Orchard, Boat Quay, Orchard Road, Sentosa, and SMU.

Now, having completed his architectural studies at the University of Liverpool, Dwight now works as an architect in Sheffield.