Mike and I came across some lads singing a capella in the newly completed Oceanus shopping mall on the waterfront … More
Sound engineer Stephen Lim said in a show with lots of different artists, you can use presets up to a point. Along with the musicians, the sound and lighting crew have to work “on the fly” to some degree, since live, improvised music means no backing tracks, and limits the amount of preparation possible.
It’s mid-year and that time again… the tennis courts at Sutera Harbour Resort are veiled in waterfalls of tiny lights, and this idyllic covered outdoor venue becomes the site of the Kota Kinabalu Jazz Festival, now in its sixth year.
“The Legendary Concert 2012” was a concert tour bringing together four titans in Malaysian music today: Jamal Abdillah, Sheila Majid, … More
“I wanted to learn as much as I could, but in Sabah at that time, there was no-one to ask how to use the equipment. I studied a lot myself, and in 2006 I paid for an online course. The basic lighting console we have is Avolites, manufactured in the UK. I went to their website to find courses to use the equipment. The company sent me a video about the basics. It cost USD 85. I carried on like this for a while then just continued learning off the board itself.”
“Everybody in the music scene that we knew before — when they come into contact with religion again — they tend to disappear from the music industry completely. They become something else totally different, like a clerk or something, to make ends meet. We tried that before, on our own, but we have a good teacher, and our teacher never told us to stop doing what we’re good at. This is our destiny, this is what we do best.”
This appears in December’s Sabah Property Magazine, distributed throughout Malaysia. Click on each image once, let it load, and then … More
This photo of Johnny Toft and Datuk Uzair at the 5th KK Jazz Festival is courtesy of Tom Rungitom. Thank … More
I came to Sutera Harbour tennis courts after finishing my usual gig at Bella Italia. It was Thursday night, the … More
June 15, 2.30pm. Day Two of Stage set-up. I parked at Sutera Harbour Marina Golf & Country Club, and stepped … More
Tuesday, June 14th, 2pm. The sun is bright. Beneath the arched canopies which stretch over the tennis courts at Sutera … More
“This is the first time I am recording in KK,” Man Keedal said. “When I came with Haji Barrie and saw all this, I just made a decision to record now. I had to call all my musicians and fly them to KK. There are big studios in KL also, but this one – to me it’s something special – the people, it’s a different atmosphere. I have a lot of friends in Sabah.”
SabahSongs has waited a long time to find a suitable corporate sponsor, and I am happy to announce a working … More