Tshung Tsin chinese orchestra, conductor composer Simon Kong Shanghai Conservatory of Music

Shanghai comes to KK | Chinese Orchestra at Tshung Tsin Secondary School

Yap Keng Vui invited me to Sabah Tshung Tsin Secondary School [STTSS] to listen to a Chinese orchestra. This was … More

Pandemonium as Momain Blues rocks Sabah Golf & Country Club

Stairway to Heaven [Led Zeppelin], Smoke on the Water [Deep Purple], and then Sonny Bahari was trying to end the set, but the crowd kept shouting, “One more! One more!” I even heard, “One bottle of whisky for you! Play more!” Sonny appeased them with a promise to be back soon, and wound everyone down with the beautiful Still Got The Blues [Gary Moore].

As Blood Runs Black in KK: Go-Pros, 9-foot cranes.. videographer Andy gears up

Andy said getting the footage is about 50% of the work. “Editing is where you show your work and make the impact. Since this is a concert, we will use original sound, so it will all depend on the quality of the audio recording and the angle that we shoot. We will use four cameras, including the Go-Pro, so we hope to capture lots of footage. There will be four of us filming.

As Blood Runs Black in KK: “Trust and Believe. It applies to everything.” Carlos, Afraid Clothing

Chneoh Beng Hin, aka Carlos, is founder of clothing line AFRAID. “I do it for the love of the music,” Carlos said. He works with his younger brother Sky. “It was Sky who picked out the name ‘Afraid Clothing’,” said Carlos. “I thought it was a cool name for a clothing line. So we stuck with it. The business started just this year, although we have been preparing it for about one year.”

KK Jazz Festival 2012: Days 1 and 2. What A Wonderful World

It’s hard to believe that the Kota Kinabalu Jazz Festival is held on the tennis courts of Sutera Harbour Resort. There are covered chairs and tables, it’s a plush, upmarket and intimate setting. Co-Organising Chairman Roger Wang [SPArKS] said: “After six years, we’re hoping we’ve got the mix right now.This year, we have some tables, some rows of seats, but there’s space to walk around for that feeling of freedom at a festival.”

As Blood Runs Black in KK: Listening to Maria Campbell

There’s a slow build before the singer launches in with his madness: “…started over again,” he growls, like a demon from Hell. They start, they stop, they build and build, the pulse changes one way, another way, faster and faster – drums and guitars so together. They punish their instruments, tearing up a phrase again and again, chopping the rhythms, then STOP. Then they build up a new phrase, again and again to finally crescendo out.

As Blood Runs Black in KK: Nuk Chee talks about July’s upcoming show

“Bringing in an event is always a risky business, especially when you talk about metal and hard core genres: a lot of people just don’t understand that this is music as well. We want people to know that – even though it’s metal or hard core – it’s okay! It’s okay to come and have a good time at a metal show!”
– Nuk Chee, Shockwave Entertainment