A Shameless Covers Night!

7th August 2009: A Shameless Covers Night at PJ Life Arts Centre in Jaya One, a one-night only performance by Mia, Reza, Melina and Zal. Here’s Mia Palencia on the recorder, a schooltime classic! She started with the notes to Seal – Kiss From A Rose.

The performers took turns on instruments. Mia was on the recorder, vocals, shaker, organ and guitar.

The set, with interesting decorations.

Comfy seats on stage – it was set up such that it looked like a house and they were just having a little jam. Which felt like it in a very nice warm way. In between songs they’d have little public conversations.

You could feel the level of comfort and ease between all four musicians.

Melina was on vocals, guitar, organ, djembe and shaker. I guess you could see who wanted which song to be covered e.g. Bjork – Isobel and Smashing Pumpkins – Tonight.

Yeah hit that!

Normally, you would not see any of these four using sheet music!

The way the covers were divided amongst the members was quite interesting, and to see how they rework or substitute instruments. Quite a performance to keep your eyes glued onto really!

I didn’t know PJLA was looking mighty like the old Actors Studio Bangsar, just a heck shorter.

Bootleggers (who would later put it up on Youtube!)

One of my favorites was their cover of TLC – Waterfalls. Mia even did the rap!

Zalila Lee! She was on vocals, guitar, organ, shaker and djembe.

Oh, and hand percussion. Snappy!

Reza Salleh has a djembe.

He also sang and played guitar. I wonder myself what programs they use instead of sheet music on a Mac.

Dusty guitar.

Reza, during the anthemic march of the Pinky And The Brain theme song! This, among other cartoon theme songs, was played as a encore medley.

Outside, there was an advisory on a low-hanging beam.

Ling and Steph.

And this was the setlist:

1. Boyz II Men – Water Runs Dry
2. Seal – Kiss From A Rose
3. Eagle Eye Cherry – Save Tonight
4. Weezer – Buddy Holly
5. TLC – Waterfalls
6. John Mayer – Stop This Train
7. Bjork – Isobel
8. Saber Rider Theme Song
9. Marvin Gaye – What’s Goin’ On into
10. Madonna – Secret


1. Boyz II Men – Thank You
2. Sheryl Crow – Strong Enough
3. The Cranberries – Salvation
4. Aerosmith – Jaded
5. Alanis Morisette – You Oughta Know
6. Radiohead – Creep
7. The Clovers – Love Potion Number 9 into Ghost Busters into Apollo Chocolate Wafer Theme
8. Oasis – Champagne Supernova
9. Smashing Pumpkins – Tonight

Cartoon Theme medley: Captain Planet into Denver The Last Dinosaur into the Flintstones into Smurfs into Pinky And The Brain into Transformers into Thundercats

The Transformers theme was particularly cute – everybody was chiming in to make the transforming sound effects!

The gig was too awesome – I wish it ran for at least 2 nights so I could pimp it out to people to come for the second show!

And here’s a video (you can then click on the related videos, once finished, to see the other bootlegs):

3 thoughts on “A Shameless Covers Night!

  1. mao mao Post author

    the one gig that i will die to go to. besides any fireflies set that is (only if it has alaling in it!)


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