Lenny Wee

The music composer, arranger and producer may not be a household name here, but he’s making waves abroad. Based in Los Angeles, the Berklee College of Music alum has worked with big names the likes of Stevie Wonder and Katy Perry. Wee runs music production company Orange Music Group in the US.

What do you enjoy most about your craft?

“I love that music is a universal language…[it] is sometimes able to convey emotion much better than language can.”

What was the proudest moment in your career?

“Probably when I got to arrange for Natalie Cole. As a kid, my dad used to play Frank Sinatra and Natalie Cole records at home. I became such a huge fan that I would pick apart her songs and arrangements. When I met her, I was star-struck and told her what a huge influence she was on my music.”

What’s next?

Wee has been enlisted to arrange music for the final season of American Idol next year and has recently started a Youtube channel, where he plans to do video collaborations with Singaporean and American musicians. “It’s going to be like a music melting pot with different featured genres.”