Monday, June 26, 2006


We just finished mastering the compilation and will be taking it to the printers this week. Yippee!!!

And yup, you guessed right. We're fu*king excited!!! To celebrate, we're having a little listening party at Zouk's The Loft this Friday night, 30 June, from 8-10pm, when we're going to play the two CDs (121 minutes and 40 seconds total running time!).

Unfortunately, we can't accommodate for everyone cause it's only really meant for the singer songwriters who contributed to listen to plus a few friends and members of the music press.

If you want to come anyway, you'll have to pay RM20 to get in. Yes, it's a bit dear. But that's the admission entry for Twilight Action Girl, a night of sweet rawking alternative music and rah rah debauchery courtesy of DJs Bunga, Ribut and Xu!!! That starts at10pm after our little listening party. We have to say thank you to Twilight Action Girl and Zouk for hosting us.

If you want to catch the songs of your favourite singer songwriters, come early as we'll play them according to the tracklisting above, starting at 8pm sharp. No soundchecks so no delay... LOL.

About the release date for the CD, we don't have one yet. But it'll definitely be ready when KL Sing Song 2006 swings around. So watch out for it there! And we'll also definitely be organising a launch party (or several) for the CD. And yep, so you should definitely look out for that too!

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

News of Voices From Next Door, the compilation CD we're putting together, came out in The Star (Star Two, T14) yesterday. The link to the online version is here. The process of putting it together is going well. We've sent it out for mastering. Should be done by the end of this week. And then it's off to the printers. We're also planning to hold a listening party sometime the end of June for friends. It'll probably be out in early July. We'll put up details about exact dates, the full track listing and where it will be available soon. Look out for it!


The Star Online > eCentral > Music


Singer-songwriters Azmyl Yunor and Jasemaine Gan to feature on the Voices From Next Door compilation.

THE very existence of the homegrown singer-songwriter circuit has been one of the stories of the live scene here. And contrary to popular belief, it has not been the Pete Teo show. In the last two years, the pool of talent has widened with many young and emerging names staking a claim on stage with independent music derived from various genres.

Built along the lines of Scotland’s Fence Collective (a folk army), the Klang Valley singer songwriter movement has found a champion in the Troubadours collective, a loosely assembled bunch of music fans, out to make a difference in the music circuit.

Arguably, the Troubadours gang is not the only active singer-songwriter collective currently operating in the live scene. But it is definitely taking things a step further with the Voices From Next Door compilation due next month.

The compilation, featuring 24 tracks across two CDs, will feature material from Azmyl Yunor, Meor, Nightlife Camera, Fathulistiwa Soundscapes, Jasemaine Gan, Broken Scar, Izuan Shah, Tan Sei Hon, Reza, Jerome Kugan, Zack Yusof, Rhapsody, Mei Chern and more.

With an array of singer-songwriter styles spanning folk, indie pop, jazz, blues, Goth folk and beyond, Voices From Next Door is as diverse as it gets when it comes to home town music. It also represents a collaborative effort between Troubadours and the artistes.

The compilation, as reported by a Troubadours source, is officially supported by Ministry of Culture, Arts & Heritage, KLPac and In related news, the KL Sing Song festival seminar/workshop is schedule to roll at the KLPac on July 14-15.

Performances from the artistes featured in Voices From Next Door are expected.

For more details on the compilation release date and Troubadours activities, email ( or browse (

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Thursday, June 08, 2006


KL Sing Song is happening on 14 and 15 July, at KL Performing Arts Centre (KLPAC)! It's going to be a singer songwriter extravaganza, featuring no less than 12 Malaysian singer songwriters in performances and workshops. TICTING DETAILS ARE OUT NOW! Check this blog regularly for updates.


KL SING SONG 2006 singer songwriters

Shanon Shah ~ Best Male Vocalist, AIM 2006
Pete Teo ~ Nominated for four AIM awards in 2004
Shelley Leong ~ Best New English Artist nominee, AIM 2004
Pak Pandir ~ Winner of Juara Lagu (Irama Malaysia) 1992
Mia Palencia ~ Best Solo Vocal nominee, Cameronian Arts Awards 2005
Mei Chern ~'s Most Downloaded Artiste 2005
Reza Salleh ~ Founder of Moonshine concert series
Meor ~ Legendary independent singer songwriter
Fathulistiwa Soundscapes ~ Local independent music pioneer
Broken Scar ~ Emerging fiery singer songwriter
Ariff Akhir ~ Charismatic leader of The Sofa Sessions
Rhapsody ~ Upcoming female duo with melodic jazzy songs


Performance 1
14 July, 8:30pm
Pentas Dua @ KLPAC

featuring Mia Palencia, Shelley Leong, Reza Salleh, Ariff Akhir, Pak Pandir and Fathulistiwa Soundscapes
Tickets: RM25 Adult; RM15 Student, Elderly & Disabled (limited to 50 seats).

Workshops 1, 2, 3 & 4
15 July, 1pm to 5:30pm

Indicene @ KLPAC
"Singing With Style" – Shelley Leong; "Lyrics & Creativity" – Pak Pandir; "Make It Live" – Shanon Shah; "The Indie Path" – Pete Teo
Tickets: RM20 Adult & Student.

Performance 2
15 July, 8:30pm
Pentas Dua @ KLPAC

featuring Pete Teo, Shanon Shah, Mei Chern, Meor, Broken Scar and Rhapsody

Tickets: RM25 Adult; RM15 Student, Elderly & Disabled (limited to 50 seats).

Tickets available at: KLPAC (03 - 40479 000) and The Actors Studio, Bangsar Shopping Complex (03 - 2094 9400). Or email No advance bookings.

Note: We'll be having preview shows for KL Sing Song at Bangsar Shopping Centre on 24 June. Look out for that! More info in the next coupla days.

We've also created a blogsite especially for KL Sing Song 2006. Check it out!


In the meantime, you can catch us (and a whole load of other musicians)
at Fete de La Musique at Alliance Francaise, 15 Jalan Gurney on 17 June. There are four performance spaces altogether, with acts playing various genres of music. The main draw is La Casa, the French band that's flown in especially for the fest. But we heard rumours that Ning Baizura's going to make an appearance. Maybe she'll sing a few Piaf numbers, eh? Full list of performers and performance times *soon* to be found at

If you don't care for "foreign music" and *really really* wanna catch Troubaganger acts, we'll be happening at the Indoor Stage from 1pm to 3pm, and then again at the same place from 9pm to 11pm.

Notice: An early version of the flyer for the event has us mistakenly billed as "TROUBAGANDERS" - we have since berated the organisers about this but it's too late to make changes to the flyers. Are we people or are we geese? We'll be making sarky comments about this during our performances no doubt. So watch out for some xenophobic mudslinging at dim-witted frogs... LOL... no lah... we're polite people, you know!

Some Troubaganger acts set to make an appearance (God willing!) at the "Fate Deee Lala Muzische" are: Jerome Kugan, Tan Sei Hon, Azmyl Yunor, SuperBar, Malokai Gruv, Zach Tay, Plush Velvet, Broken Scar, Dalin & Edy, Nick Razman, Hanafi, Imam, The Wans, and Go (featuring Jaz, Zalila and Jerral) plus more...


18 June, if you really really enjoyed our outing at the French picnic, we'll be having our monthly Troubadours/Open Doors at KLPAC featuring The Sofa Sessions, Wei Jun and Silent Scenery. Plus we'll be screening the documentary of KL Sing Song 2005 that Kino-i did for us. Come lah!

More announcements! This time it's about a double compilation CD we're putting together called "Voices From Next Door" featuring songs by 24 Malaysian singer songwriters. We're still working on it right now and will probably be out by the beginning of July. We can't reveal the tracklisting yet, but we can reveal the names of the singer songwriters who are featured in the compilation. A drum roll please...

* Broken Scar
* Izzy Mohamed
* Yuri
* Sherry
* Jasemaine Gan
* Rizal Hefni
* Fathulistiwa Soundscapes
* Jerome Kugan
* Meor
* Warren Chan
* Rhapsody
* Ian Chow
* Mei Chern
* Tan Sei Hon
* Zack Yusof
* Reza Salleh
* Azmyl Yunor
* Oddstar
* Ariff Akhir
* Imam
* Izuan Shah
* Ida Lisa
* Melina William
* (and maybe Jit Oei aka Nightlife Camera)

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Troubaganger Anniversary Show
June 4, Sunday, 8pm
La Bodega KL, Tengkat Tong Shin
RM5 entry

Azmyl Yunor
Ida Liza
Tan Sei Hon
Sharanya Manivannan
Mekarnya Satu Kematian
Alan Lim
Jac Kee
Jerome Kugan
& Jasmine Low