Rockafellas Come Together

3rd April 2012 – Rockafellas – Come Together, for Alda Evan Tan.

Here are the Ramanados!

These boys are the funkiest young talents to come out in the scene in a while! Greg broke a guitar string, causing his guitar to detune (strange, isn’t it, given that it was a fixed-bridge… but it sounded like an intentional off-tune key shift in a pretty cool way.)

Jared “Chad” Cheow.

Jay of bluesmen Rolling Sixers.

Khai on leftie acoustic.

Eddy, frontman and blues harper.

Henry – dreads, a haircut.

Random camwhoring time with Regina and Collin Chin. Wide shots were with the Sony Alpha 77 and Samyang 35mm F1.4 UMC; tight shots were with the Opteka 85mm F1.4.

Rithan of Deja Voodoo Spells!

I don’t ever remember seeing him on acoustic, so this was an acoustic treat.

He did more 90’s rock this time – Soundgarden – Black Hole Sun for one.

Then came the fundraising – an autographed Dragon Red – Holocaust album!

Dragon Red, of course, played.


Slyde looking at the beautifully-bokehed Adam Lobo. Some days the 85mm just impresses!

Amil is not used to having his guitar so high up – he normally stands up and rocks. Or so I surmise.

Camero tuning. He was many bassists after Alda, who played with Dragon Red.

Adam, head screamer.

Rithan graciously offered his acoustic Ibanez up for auction! Ironically the Dragon Red boys started bidding madly on this, with the winner being Adam.

Zona, Alda’s sister, flew down. Here Adam was telling a poignant story about a question Alda’s dad asked him. Zona then told a story and we felt the presence of onions everywhere.

Adam and his source of rage.

However, here’s a video of them covering George Michael – Careless Whisper.

Russell Curtis, who runs the bar.

Zaim the groovy.

Eddy joins the blues jam.

Throw in Rithan’s cousin, I think.

Add in Rithan, and whoa! It was 1:33AM when I left, knowing I would not be able to wake up the next day if I didn’t leave, so I did.

A really old picture.

More here:
Earth Hour 2012, Pray For Alda
What Do These Bands Have In Common?

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