Monday, August 14, 2006

A Dash of Moonshine & a Sprinkle of Fairydust

Oh, i had to
(Write that title i mean)
It seemed to go beautifully together
>_< style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold">Moonshine is a series of acoustic shows/gigs that showcase the local independant music scene
Giving more exposure to the musicians and simultaneously, bringing the music to people who otherwise wouldn't bother going for organised gigs

A line-up of bands are organised by Reza Salleh (winner of one this year's KLue Blue Chillies Awards) for QC's sake
Then slots thereafter are taken up by venerable bands as well

Reza and Lyn

Before it started, i was busy sipping vino at the bar
When it started, i was still busy sipping vino at the bar

Okay, so i was being lazy
After a few more sips, i made my way to the front
On the way i bumped into...

Justin & Liang*singer/rapper

Naz & Shennie (i hope i got that right >_< )
She's hot yo I wanna take her home

Plagiarised from Moonshine KL dot Blogspot:

"Appearing alot lately at No Black Tie for their live acoustic Wednesday slots, Zalila or Zal as her friends call her is a singer song-writer in many circles as well as a sessionist (back-up vocals, percussionist, and guitarist) in some. Started out when she was thirteen, she has since taken part in the Mont Kiara Jazz Festival, Fete De La Musique, and numerous singer song-writer stints across the Klang Valley. Sounding like a cross between Tracy Chapman and Alanis Morissette, this one gives me goosebumps when she sings. She also recently worked on the the controversial movie 'Lelaki Komunis Terakhir' but sadly her vocal movie debut can't be commented upon as the film has been banned. Her influences include The Cranberries, Lauryn Hill, and Alanis Morissette. Backed by a full band, this will be her second time moonshining =) "

Alda*BrokenScar and Debbie*TheStar

Consisting of brothers Ajin (rhythm & vocals), Ajan (lead & vocals), Ayie (drums) and formerly Bahar (bass)

Quoted from Moonshine:

"Formed in 2002, these 4 young lads have been around for quite some time, playing gigs in KL, Penang and Melaka. Influenced anything and everything when it comes to music, thay played their first show at a charity gig in Shah Alam, they've competed for a RTM's "Rentak Juara The Rhythm of Champion" and they have a single entitled "Dan Untuk Esok" floating around I actually heard these dudes play at the Fete De La Musique a few weeks back and was impressed with their full, pop rock sound. A new addition to Moonshine and a good one at that."

Taken from Moonshine who took it from the Deserters (we're all so shameless):

"Formed last year, KL five-piece Deserters trade in elegant indie rock songs populated by a blizzard of soaring guitars, drums, bass, keyboards, haunting melodies and a heightened sense of mystery and drama. Drawing inspiration from life, films, art and literature as well as the cream of the British and American alternative scenes, Deserters display an adventurous, smash-and-grab attitude towards musical history, producing their own invigorating take on contemporary indie rock with mind-jolting results. Although an undeniable love and respect for the virtues of classic songwriting underpins the band's sprawling, darkly melodic songs, Deserters are often compelled to forgo the tried-and-tested in favour of an adventurous musical outlook. When they hit their groove, Deserters combine to produce sonically refreshing heart music of fascinating beauty, a jaw-dropping fusion of circuitry and soul, melodrama and melody. Deserters comprise of Zack (vocals, guitars), Izuan (guitars), Edwin (bass), Jit (keyboards) and Alang (drums). Find out more here."

Az Samad & Shelley Leong get some grub before they go up to perform
The grub looks better in real life then in the picture... really

Sara & Edwin

Sara's an accountant-became-kindergarten teacher because numbers became too boring for her
So nice
If only more were brave enough to take a leap into things they're passionate about

Edwin is the bassist for Deserters
But knowing how most musicians cannot cari makan by music alone in M'sia, he's also a full-time producer

Reza Salleh (again, okay, so his effort gives due more pictures!) and Azlina

Goddamn, i forgot her name... (the one in black) >_<
edit: oh it's Frances :p, Thresa, Andrew & Jing

Fathullah Luqman has the coolest band name ever
If i could play a musical instrument to save my life, i *might* have started a band and that would have been close to my (dream) band name


Of course... it wouldn't sound as nice 0_o


Kevin*BrokenScar, Eujin*TwoSidesToAStory, and friend

Albert & Shaz of Xfresh

Now who doesn't know Shelley Leong?

Her holiday back from music college in Boston has just allowed her to perform regularly in KL incl. at the Jazz Festival @ Mont Kiara just last week. Already with an impressive following, she was nominated for Best New English Artiste at AIM last year for her album - Storyteller.

"Backed by her jazz band Jazz Odyssey which has the likes of acoustic guitar wiz, Az Samad, bassman Alda Tan and the grooviest girl on the planet, Stephanie Chan on drums, she's set to belt her heart out. More here."

Calli (in black): I'm a beer model...
Brian: What the hell!?!

Zain & Friends

ChitSoon, KhaiLee, Licia and (omg i'm doing it again, i forgot her name!) friend

Now wasn't that a bloody long post!
(I apologise for the lack in remembering names)
Cos it was a really long night, but not a boring one


More performances took place after midnight, but this fairy had to fly home before she turned into a pink pumpkin

Till next time




laundry bar said...

Kinky! You're doin an awsome job with the blog...making us all proud...

see ya for more vino this thurs...Project Bazooka

Brown Sugar said...

The one in black is called Frances.

Anonymous said...

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