lemang music presents
ACOUSTIC JAM 14
Sunday November 12th 2006 – 7.30 pm
Venue: COMMONWEALTH HOUSE
4 Jalan Birah, Damansara Heights
50490 Kuala Lumpur
REZA SALLEH and the FUMAKILLAS
MARKIZA AND PETER
SPECIAL SURPRISE GUEST: ie THEO GRAHAM-BROWN
for photos of the performers taken during the Acoustic Jam 14 click here
We have organised 13 Acoustic Jam shows already over
You can read about them and look at photos if you click on Acoustic Jam
Bios of the
Bombarded with copious amounts of Top 40 gamma rays as a child, Reza owes much of his young singing career to the Seattle sounds of Nirvana, the rap-rock edge of Rage Against the Machine (how this is reflected in his music you'll never know and neither will he), the vocal stylings of Black American vocalists, and a whole list of other musical influences he can't really remember. Not really one to be bound by a particular sound, his music (labeled by a few as heart-in-blender folk) is a mish-mash of elements drawn from a combination of whatever's going on his head and whatever's he's been listening to in the past 10 years or so.
Dark, heartfelt, confused. Best served with coffee.
Mei Chern specialises in quiet, soft singing and delicate finger-style acoustic guitar, and has a collection of wonderful, original songs. Her first recorded song, Feels Like Falling was so successful it won the Music Canteen Award for the most downloaded song of all on that alternative on-line music website (www.musiccanteen.com).
Her latest single, Do You See Me Like You is featured on the double CD of Malaysian Acoustic Artists sponsored by the Ministry of Culture VOICES FROM NEXT DOOR available from www.troubadourskl.blogspot.com for RM30. This song is also the theme song from the film Alice Lives Here about the valiant protest by ordinary folk against an environmentally hazardous incinerator which was designated to be built in their area.
Melina, who plays bass and sings in the band Tempered Mental (in fact she's the main lady) is one of the finest up-and-coming musicians and original composers in Malaysia.
A multi-instrumentalist hailing from Sarawak - she plays drums, bass, electric and acoustic guitar, keyboards and percussion - she is no less awesome as a solo acoustic artist, playing not so stripped down versions due to her skill, songs from the Tempered Mental songbook and maybe some new ones. She also plays bass for the Fumakillas, Reza's backing band.
Tempered Mental are currently working on their first full length album which should be out late this year/next year.
MARKIZA & PETER HASSAN BROWN
These hardy perennials are still going at it even though age is catching up. Married in UK at the end of the 70s,
Markiza worked on Peter's early albums before they moved to Malaysia and formed the duo Passion and produced two albums, Open Secret and Love & Music
Peter then pursued a solo career, releasing Warm in 2001, while the two of them formed Soft Touch in 1999, whose latest release, the Soft Touch Full Album is now available from lemang Music at the handsome price of RM10 a copy
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