Hello Luqman, with a looper and an Ed Sheeran catalogue.
Danissa with some heartfelt originals.
Then came the act we waited 4 hours for, past midnight, for.
Ham, on that crunchy noise guitar.
Quite the opposite of his pedalboard with Seven Collar T-Shirt!
Love the classic 80s sounds coming out of that drumpad.
OJ Law has got catchy hooks everywhere, be it his melancholic acoustic stuff to the electro-tinged new stuff. We were all too tired to ask for an encore, and perhaps the organizer crammed a bit too many opening acts.
This sound engineer/singer-songwriter who was known in the KL scene was back in town for a few days.
He’d been in Melbourne, trying to suppress his accent, but it eventually bubbled up.
Some new stuff, and a classic Ozzy-like grin.
His real name is Kevin Teh, and his brother is the organizer, Darren Teh, of An Honest Mistake Records. Darren joins him on stage.
Last act of the night.
Later, after the gig, Joe Loy was being schooled on the Rubik’s Cube. This is the new plastic-capped version, costing more than twice the price of the stickered version. It apparently performs better, but I can’t say I am any faster on this. I do love that I’ll never have to worry about peeling and discoloring stickers – especially in tungsten light, where you can mix up yellow and orange.
I don’t remember her first name, but Ms. Wong here did a good job of explaining the methodology of solving the cube.
Reza Salleh, emcee and organizer, explains how he first saw this act behind him, at a Moonshine when there was an open mic after. Could it have been this one, the sixth Moonshine, 1st June 2006?
The dashing Jude on guitar.
Ruvi on drums.
Pito on bass.
Liyana was known for her previous band, Estrella, where in an earlier iteration of the band, an acoustic version of Take It Slow appeared on the Voices From Next Door CD in 2006. This was a vocal duet between her and her guitarist, a call and response between boy and girl. (I have to admit I one day figured out the chords to this and tried the same thing with my then girlfriend over the phone.)
And so, in trying to look for older pictures of them, I found this video I recorded of the song, in the duet version! 7th May 2006, at Troubadours, La Bodega. The potato camera in question was my old Canon Powershot A520.
Next band: Cats In Love!
Wong Lip Kee on keys and 70s synth sounds.
Reuben on rock and roll rhythm.
N. Rama Lohan on guitar-tar-tar!
Last band of the night…
So heavy, they broke a snare!
One of the few post-rock bands.
Talitha asked to take a picture, and it so happened Liyana was in the background. How convenient!