Artist Name
Gentle Bones
web link web link web link web link web link web link web link
heart icon off (0 users)

Artist Image
artist thumb


Data Complete
percent bar 40%

Album CD Covers refreshview

members icon 1 Male

flag Singapore

genre icon Pop

style icon Asian

mood icon Carefree


born icon 1994

calendar icon 1994 to Present...


Current Record Label

artist logo

Alternate Name
Joel Tan

heart icon Most Loved Tracks
No loved tracks found...

youtube icon Music Video Links
No Music Videos Found...

Artist Biography
Available in: gb icon
Joel Tan (born 23 March 1994), better known by his stage name Gentle Bones, is a Singaporean singer-songwriter. His self-titled debut EP, released in 2014, as well as the singles released from it have charted on iTunes and Spotify, making him one of Singapore's more popular acts.

Tan started playing the guitar and writing tunes in 2010 at age 16, and has been uploading covers of others' songs onto YouTube since late 2011. Since the creation of his YouTube account, it has garnered more than 4000 subscriptions, as well as two thousand likes on his Facebook page. Explaining his moniker, "Gentle Bones", it came out as random words which when put together, becomes a paradox which evokes a sense of mystery.

Since then, Tan has performed in various major music festivals in Singapore, including the Noise Festival in 2011, the Mosaic Music Festival in 2012 and the SEA Games launch in 2014. In the same year, Tan released his debut EP, Gentle Bones. The debut single from the EP, "Until We Die", released in 2013, went on and charted at #1 on the iTunes chart, subsequently, "Save Me" and "Elusive" followed and charted at #1 and #3 respectively on the same charts.

In 2015, Tan became the first Singaporean artist to sign with Universal Music Singapore. Tan also wrote and recorded two songs, "You're Almost There", which was included in the compilation album Songs of the Games, for the 2015 Southeast Asian Games held in Singapore, as well as "Sixty Five", which was included in historical film 1965. He was also featured in MMXJ's song "Kings". At the same time, Tan collaborated with Topman, and became part of the *SCAPE Invasion Tour, together with artists such as Shigga Shay, Daphne Khoo and HubbaBubbas, where he tours various schools and showcases his music.,

Tan released his second EP titled 'Geniuses & Thieves' on 3 June 2016, hitting the top of the iTunes chart on that very same day. He also held a two-night sold out concert on the 10 and 11 June 2016 at the Esplanade

Tan also collaborated with Topman in ION Orchard to sell his 'Geniuses & Thieves' merchandise on 16 May 2016.

The same year, Tan earned himself a spot on the inaugural Forbes 30 under 30 list for entertainment personalities, at the age of 21.

In 2020, Tan released his first Mandarin single "你还不知道?(Don't You Know Yet?)" with singer-songwriter Tay Kewei, a soothing ballad that narrates a story of young love. He also collaborated with Benjamin Kheng in the same year and released an EP, Better With You, which garnered more than a million streams on Spotify in less than two months.

Tan had recently released his very first regional collaboration single 'A Day At A Time' with Filipino singer-songwriter Clara Benin.

A collaboration between Gentle Bones and Lullaboy was announced on June 10, 2022 as a duo named Bones & The Boy, with their debut single release entitled "Good In Me".

Tan was educated in Hwa Chong Institution, and is currently studying in Nanyang Technological University's Business School.
wiki icon

Wide Thumb


transparent icontransparent icon
transparent icontransparent icon

artist banner

User Comments

transparent iconNo comments yet..

unlocked icon Unlocked
Last Edit by jikig86104
12th Nov 2022

social icon transparent iconsocial icon transparent icon

website icon unlocked iconwebsite icon unlocked iconwebsite icon unlocked iconwebsite icon unlocked iconwebsite icon unlocked icon

External Links icon musicbrainz icon icon amazon icon