6th October 2012 brought me to DoPPeL Kafe, at the Central Market Annexe. The stage was particularly dolled up.
All shots from this event were from the Sony Alpha 77, Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 EX DG, Opteka 85mm F1.4, Sony Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 24mm F2.0 ZA SSM and Sony Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 135mm F1.8 ZA.
This was the first time I’d be here in the day – what a different look compared to at night!
Beatlemania, with Az Samad and friends! Here is Cheryl Tan on vocals.
Yin on camera.
Az’s parents in the audience.
Az’s PR manager, Yin, also handles videos and photos!
Kevin Theseira on bass.
Fast forward to 20th October 2012, for Guitar + Spoken Word + Uke, with Az Samad and Davina Goh!
All shots from this event were taken with the same lenses as the earlier, but with the Sony Alpha 900 instead.
Little did I know, this would be the last time I’d step foot into DoPPeL Kafe in its current location – not that there is a new one, yet.
This place was once the famous Liquid nightclub, then the retro Oh Malaya Cafe (2010), then DoPPeL Kafe (2012).
I… forgot this Singaporean dude’s name. Yin, help?
He had a very cool foot stool that helped with his fingerstyle guitar work.
Az Samad on ukulele!
In scale to his guitar… well, kind of.
Can anybody tell me what’s next?
Davina The Entertainer!
She insists Az gets in the mood for some hip hop.
There’s also a kazoo.
I brought my Asus Padfone keyboard dock at that time so I was able to make a collage on-the-fly with shots from my Sony Alpha 77, by copying these pictures from the SD card. This then went on Instagram.
I also bumped into Sasha, who had these awesome John Lennon/Ozzy Osbourne shades.
Davina, perpetual hippie, and spoken word artiste of the afternoon.
I’ll now make a conveniently big jump to 19th December 2012 – The Malaysian Music Project with Az Samad & Cheryl Tan at The Venue, Pavilion. I normally follow sequential order, but this time I’m grouping similiar events or people together to reduce repeated tagging. (Also, if I was to group sequential events, there would be too many pictures in the event that was supposed to follow.)
All shots from this event were from the Sony Alpha 99, Sony Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 24mm F2.0 ZA SSM and Sony Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 135mm F1.8 ZA – debuting the A99 for my gig pictures, really!
Cheryl Tan makes her take on Malaysian classics like Manbai – Kau Ilhamku.
Az on guitar.
One of two baju kebayas Cheryl wore, I think.
Or are they baju kebahayas?
Bumped into Sasha again. Here’s that picture I took of you and friends that I apparently eventually somehow get, to you!