1st October 2015: Moonshine: Spotlight ft Cats In Love, Liyana Fizi, Jumero & The Metaphor / October 2015 Edition at The Bee, Publika! Here’s a picture that Melissa Toh took of Rozelle and Beverly Rachel.
This shot by Melissa, too.
First act of the night, Jumero.
Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya.
Ryan and the mike.
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!
Darn my Sony 16mm F2.8 decided to misfocus.
A post-gig birthday!