Wong Lip Kee, Markiza and Peter playing at ECO Film Festival

 


 


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 New Album !          pic: Albert Ng

PETER BROWN'S new album BLUES is now released 14 tracks  click on image  below to hear tracks and buy

LYRICS FOR BLUES
REVIEWS & INTERVIEWS 
1 2 3 4
REVIEW CLIPS

LIVE VIDEO 1
LIVE VIDEO 2  

BLUES
is available at the following outlets
in Kuala Lumpur
:
Gaslights Cafe & Music, Unit 15-2, Jalan Medan Satu 1, Plaza Damansara, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur. Facebook

lMerdekarya, 352 1st Floor, Jalan 5/57, Petaling Garden, 46000 Petaling Jaya, Selangor. Facebook

Ruby Music Centre, 26 Jalan 21/19, SEA Park, 46300 Petaling Jaya. tel. 03-38070077, 03-27022491

Teenage Head records, 20 Jalan SS14, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor

Lean Siang Yew, Happy Digger Records

Guitar Store, 32/1 Jalan 25/70a Desa Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur

JOE'S MAC, Lower Ground, Lot 07, Amcorp Mall, 18 Jalan Pesiaran Barat, 46050 Petaling Jaya

Tower Records, c/o Radio Shack, Tropicana City mall, 50480 Kuala Lumpur. 10-4 (Thurs closed) 10-6 weekends. Tower Records

The Wknd Store, 19 Lorong Rahim Kaji 4, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, Kuala Lumpur. tel 0182963110

GIGS 



 
Tuesday June 6
<>LAUNCH OF STRINGS a novel by Peter G. Brown    
 



 

Self-published by Xlibris this novel has several drawbacks: first it is rather long, over 800 pagesThis is because it is rather self-indulgent writing, but hopefully historically accurate as it is set 50 years ago in 1967Anyone who was alive in this year will know that it was a famous year of changes in Western society where things got a lot more liberal to the extent of being libertarianHow the main character - indeed all the characters deal with this new-found "freedom" is the stuff of the narrative.  It deals with the inner and outer life of the young men and women in the foreground, who are musicians and their girlfriendsI suppose it is heavily influenced by the "stream of consciousness" style of authors such as Proust, Virginia Woolf, Malcolm Lowry, as well as Thomas Mann, D.H.Lawrence, Herman Hesse and Dostoevsky  Not the sort of stuff any publisher worth his business would ever publish today. Yes, editors, you will HATE this book

 

Tuesday 6 June, 9 pm, Gaslights Café & Music, Unit 15-2, Jalan Medan Setia 1, Plaza Damansara, Bukit Damansara, (above Neroteca Restaurant) Kuala Lumpur.  Free admission (no transparent collection jar) some food provided. Drinks sold at the counter

  

Strings available from Silverfish Books, Bangsar Village 2, Kuala Lumpur (so far) or as an e-book (click on link above) much cheaper  than the physical version, but if you like to turn pages then a copy is priced at RM60 (which is half-price) but bring a bag as it is quite heavy!
 

Songs to fit the time by Markiza & Peter, and others if they want to come and do an open mic - songs preferably late sixties and early seventies (or your originals) - just turn up (by 8.30) and play (from 9 - 10 pm) 

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Then the author will read an excerpt from his work and a spiel and answer questions about the 
Grande Oeuvre...  and the historical background

The story line: it is 6th June 1967.  Feeling depressed in the aftermath of his final exams at the University of the South Coast, UK, Colin Ogilvie goes to the Union Bar and buys a beer.  There he gets into a discussion about the 6 day War between Israel & the Arab countries which has just begun, which side will win.  Colin fears this conflict might lead to a nuclear war between the US and Russia.

After walking in some fields nearby, brooding about his problematic relationship with his girlfriend, he goes back to the university and this time meets up with Simon Neilson who is playing the piano in a music room.  Simon is the lead guitarist of probably the University's best student band.  Colin is a classical violinist so they have something to talk about. They go back by train to the city and this leads to an extraordinary adventure which changes the course of his life.


A message from the author:  I have always been a literary dreamer, and this is finally the product of my dreams.  It has taken a long time to create from its rough draft beginning in 1985 through the transfer to the computer and editing from 2006-2012.  Then another period when I had to go through the text and thoroughly put right all the little and not so little errors.  That finally ended at the end of last year (2016). It was the most horrifying and tedious period.  Also thanks to the helpful ladies in Xlibris for assisting me and giving me a prod every so often to do what I had to do, filling in correction forms etc.  The novel is as long as it is because I include the thoughts, feelings, apprehensions and excitements of the characters as the narrative  proceeds.  Most modern novels just record the dialogue and essential descriptive details, assuming the reader can pick up on the inner feelings and reactions of the characters as the story unfolds.  Maybe I repeat myself but that might be necessary to remind the reader of past incidents and experience.  That's my defence...

PLEASE COME AND ENJOY AN EVENING OF NOSTALGIA, CURIOSITY AND A BIT OF MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT




Video
BETTER WORLD

Video
LOSING NATURE


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Our band at the last Green Vibes Eco Film Festival October 16 2016 with (from left)
Mu Na, Gabriel, Markiza, Jes Ebrahim, Peter & Richard



Peter Brown's New Album BLUES available in hard copy at Merdekarya RM20 (GBP5) for 14 tracks.This album praised by many people. 
To listen, buy on line, or peruse lyrics click here


taken during show at Gaslights April 20th last year (2016), it shows our 'green' mascot
the Polar Bear along with the emblem for BLUES, Eeyore the donkey from
Winnie the Pooh.  They are arranged to invite audience members to play
percussion.  pic by Lor Phaik Sim.

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ecopocalypse
LIKE A POLAR BEAR
LOSING NATURE
the new Green singles from Soft Touch

along with all remastered tracks from Passion's albums 1993-1996
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ONE FROM THE VAULTS!
Crescendo
by Passion garage remix
Video:  Listen 2 What U C
MORE & MORE VIDEOS:
videos with Alda Tan:  Love & Music  Better World  Wishful Thinking  Listen 2 What U C



SOFT TOUCH from left to right: Wong Lip Kee, Markiza & Peter at
Palate Palette, Kuala Lumpur

SOFT TOUCH FULL ALBUM! All tracks for freeee!
download all tracks
click on SOFT TOUCH (or above) for history of Soft Touch & details of this album

20 YEARS OF PASSION
LEMANG MUSIC 20TH ANNIVERSARY 2013-2016
We are celebrating the 20 years of our publishing company Lemang Music which in April 1993 released Passion's first album OPEN SECRET (click on PASSION on the bar above).  This was followed in 1996 by the album LOVE & MUSIC.  In 2001 Peter Brown's 4th solo effort, WARM was released. 
Then as a result of SOFT TOUCH playing many live gigs, their album SOFT TOUCH FULL ALBUM  was released (2006). 
Click on the bar above find out more, read lyrics and hear tracks / videos from these albums
.
OPEN SECRET, featuring Markiza and Peter Hassan Brown, helped by numerous session musicians.   This was the first ever English album in the pop medium in Malaysia produced and financed entirely by the artists without a record company.  All original hitherto unpublished songs. We are on REVERBNATION:  For all excellent and interesting (arresting) now remastered tracks from both these albums
go to: http://www.reverbnation.com/softtouchmusic
click on the bar Passion above for details, song order and lyrics




  






Peter Brown's earlier albums, now available as free downloads/streaming from reverbnation.com
All are now up on the site!
Hear/download for FREE Peter Brown's first album YOUNG & FOOLISH - all 10 tracks.  Recorded in 1979 on 4-track analogue tape, digitally remastered 2002, this album was put together from 3 demo tapes of 11 songs. click HERE to listen/download.  Same for next 2 albums, later digitally remastered.  WARM
was recorded on Alesis Adat using HR video
tape, mixed and mastered digitally.

WILD PLACE IN THE SUN, PB's second album recorded live on 4 track half inch tape and mixed down to quarter inch (1981, digitally remastered 2002) now THERE for you to listen and freely download tracks.
The Searcher & Warm

All four albums are now up on site. To see the albums and read the lyrics go to www.lemang.com and click on "Peter Brown" on the bar beneath the main picture on the index page.

ARCHIVES ...   still being worked on

Past Gigs 2012 Past Gigs 2011
Past Gigs 2010  Past Gigs 2009
Past Gigs 2008 Past Gigs 2007
Past Gigs 2006 Past Gigs 2005
Past Gigs 2004
Past Gigs 2003 
See us performing at Mer
  10th Annivesary Show Jan 2003
Lemang Music ten-year anniversary show...
read more
20th Anniversary show April 2013
coming soon with pics and report
 
Acoustic Jam 15 Jan 2008
Acoustic Jam shows: July 2001 to Jan 2008
featuring many fine young local artists