Hey y'all, here's the flyer (plus bios!) for our next Troubaganger on 2 April.
It's gonna be fantastic. We've got Fathul, who's just released his
Romantikarat CD. We got Couple, who are about to release their
CD in the States. We got dancer Wei Jun who's singing his own songs
live for the first time. And we've got Yuri, who's putting in a rare
solo performance. And last but not least, we got SkyJuiceCoffee
to share some more of their funky music! So come one, come all!
And tell your friends about it!
And don't forget! We've also got Open Mic for anyone who wants
to share their thing, be it singing, poetry, a little dance, magic trick...
whatever! So far we have one confirmed open-mic act: Two Aside.
One of the few true blue power pop bands in the region, Couple has been plying its trade for about 10 years now, dedicating itself to remind people of the virtues and magic of 'the song', and the power of the pop!! Taking cues from bands like The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Big Star, The Who, The Raspberries, The Beat, The Rooks, Enuff Znuff and Weezer, Couple has kept on doing what they do best and hope to put a smile (and hopefully a headbang or toe-tap or two) on all youse guys' faces. But, making you wet your pants will make us equally happy too!! Visit - http://www.myspace.com/couple
Fathul terms his work on Romatikarat as "pop pontianak" (vampire pop), that is grounded in "zaman silam yang akan datang" (the futuristic past). Yes, it's pretty out of this world, especially if you have been cooped up in nothing but Akademi Fantasia's world of manufactured pop. It's like a meeting of 80s synth-pop (from Depeche Mode to Yazoo) with post-punk goth (Sisters of Mercy to The Mission) with early 90s indie rock (Curve) and also bits of hip-hop, dance and, of course, the recent Indonesian indie-rock sound that's taking over the country like the smog coming in from Sumatra! Visit - http://www.myspace.com/romantikarat
No stranger in the Malaysian performing arts scene, Wei Jun's first full-length solo SINFUL LEGS SACRED BODY premiered at Sutra Dance Theatre (artistic director Ramli Ibrahim) in July 2002. It received a nomination for Best Solo Dance Performer for The Cameronian Arts Awards 2002 and Weijun was also nominated for Most Promising Artist. A multidisciplinary artiste, he contributes not only as a dancer, choreographer and dance instructor but also
as a singer, songwriter, actor, TV program host and script writer among other things. Visit - http://www.wjpowerhouse.com
Comprising of Myo (Vocal & Guitar), Hazlami (Drums) and Zhafran (Bass), these PJ-based lads have been paying their dues and plying their trade around the local circuit, parties, colleges and schools with their brand of infectious indie-pop-punk, winning band competitions and the hearts of new fans along the way. Visit - http://www.myspace.com/skyjuicecoffee
Formerly a slave to the corporate world, Yuri left to pursue his dreams, although what dreams they are still elude him. Currently a music composer at TwoAM studio. Also does scriptwriting for teeveemusic show Aftershock. Plays with bands Wednesday and FrequencyCannon. Wants to help local musicians with ProjectBazooka.com. Visit - http://www.projectbazooka.com