Jug pimps their album hilariously. He also does stand-up comedy!
They did covers of Velvet Revolver’s She Builds Quick Machines and Come On Come In.
They covered Pearl Jam – Alive. Wait, what? Well it was always said early on that Stone Temple Pilots sounded like a Pearl Jam ripoff. It was coincidental though, having come from the same vocal inspiration – Jim Morrison of The Doors.
Fortunately, they went on to cover Velvet Revolver stuff like Slither and Dirty Little Thing.
Next up was Ajantaro!
They covered Velvet Revolver – Fall To Pieces.
As for the Stone Temple Pilots stuff, they did Crackerman, Lady Picture Show, Big Empty, and Plush.
Coincidentally, BullsEye KL and Jamasia are owned by the same folks!
Fadhil jumps on stage to introduce the last band.
They’d been inactive since 2013, but got back together to do this Scott Weiland tribute.
The last time I met Ronny was also here, where he talked about being a father. So now I knew where the rockers have gone.
Ojie’s beautiful Rickenbacker. I’ve never seen one in such a mint, new condition – this must be what it looked like back in those days.
Velan Nathan played drums with Stonebay in an earlier lineup. And so, for that, the band on stage was known as Teluk Batu Berhad. First, they covered Stone Temple Pilots – Sex Type Thing.
Here’s them covering Stone Temple Pilots – Interstate Love Song.
Afiq joined later, so the band on stage was now Stonebay.
Ojie has always had that deep grunge voice that carried such covers well. Stonebay also played at the same tribute gig! They covered Stone Temple Pilots’ Wicked Garden, Creep, Big Bang Baby, and Silvergun Superman.
He announced that he got the idea to do the tribute because of a Facebook post where I tagged him. It was a throwback to the Stone Temple Pilots Tribute Gig, and I posted this because Scott Weiland had recently passed away. I was so glad I swapped shooting A Shameless Covers Night 3 from Saturday (where it would clash) to Friday, so I could go for this gig. It would suck if I didn’t go!
Reza then heads out to the audience to pick a member…
Bihzhu! I gotta have more cowbell!
Her new band, heh.
Always a pleasure to hear this shameless quartet harmonize.
On-stage banter of real-life friends.
Melinya is a stage hand this time, having pulled the straw that says she puts straw hats on people.
Mia makes this hat look good.
Melina brings her influences in as covers, which is always refreshing.
The kazoo, obviously not shared by anybody.
I shot all the telephoto shots with the Minolta 70-210mm F4.0 beercan. Not sure if the Sony Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 135mm F1.8 ZA would’ve served this purpose better, though not able to cover the on-stage crowd shot.
22nd December 2015: Of Feathers And Chapters at Bangsar Shopping Center!
I knew about it when I bumped into Jonathan at lunch, who said they were performing later. Next to this tall dude is Ashley, who I rarely see standing when performing, because she usually sits on a cajon.
Khye Mun, who I usually see with electronica instruments, was part of this acapella group.
Linet Goh, usually on keyboard and vocals for Dotters’ Division.
I’d usually see Jonathan Khor on violins.
They did Christmas carols, for Christmas season was here!
The stage was at the Bangsar Shopping Center Annexe/Extension on the left. (The original is where Chili’s is.) The Christmas decoration was themed Elfland, but was nowhere as epic as 2013’s, or even 2014’s.