9th February 2014: NBT Independent Music Showcase ft Anna Chong, Reza Salleh & Hameer Zawawi at No Black Tie, Jalan Mesui! Here’s emcee and organizer Reza Salleh.
First act: Hameer Zawawi, prince of game-influenced melancholic music.
Raja Farouque on bass! Interestingly, there was a hair band on the neck, usually used to help make clean tapping on electric guitar. This would be the first time I’d see it on a bass!
Ashwin Gobinath on drums.
Reza Salleh, prince of modern folk/soul.
Sharon Chong and her sexy Korg SV-1. The way it’s just such a spaceship from the front…
…and yet so normal from the top, is interesting. The panel full of knobs is sweet, too, though that’s not very clear from the picture.
Zalila Lee on percussion and Melina William on bass.
Savy Ho on violin.
Reza puts down his guitar for a trembling ballad – I Can’t Make You Love Me.
Anna Chong, princess of floating souls. Backing her on ethereal vocals was Keith Tan.
This is the view from the upper floor of No Black Tie.
Anna Chong’s music is dead serious, but she has a funny stage persona.
Ken Chung, on fretless bass. Gotta love how he slided into all those notes!
Her music is intense.
Pimping out her CD.