Real KL Talents

Let me say this first, I am not that well-versed on indie music scene in KL. But I have been to a couple places to find out just who are doing what in terms of music performance. I found Shanon Shah, Reza Salleh, Isaac, Azmyl Yunor and heard of Pete Teo in my search for some real entertainment.

Usually, these guys play at No Black Tie (behind Istana Hotel, nice place), Laundry at the Curve, and KL Jam Asia. I have been to their performance at NBT as it is close to my office in Bukit Bintang but not the other two. I know that Reza holds a monthly “Moonshine” at Laundry. Moonshine is a platform for local performers to do their thing. I think it is a commendable effort.

To talk about the talent that these musicians have, I mean, really, they are amazing. Fantastic voice and very good command of the respective instruments they play (Shanon-piano, Reza & Isaac – guitar). My favourites are Reza & Shanon. They’re equally good in my opinion. Shanon is a bit playful and has excellent showmanship. He “engaged” with the audience well, said a friend. Satiric and funny. On the other hand, Reza’s a bit shy. His comments are minimal, but relevant. That works too, I guess.

Isaac has is flair of a street musician that sings really well. He is a bit reserved, but goes deep in terms of his songwriting. But because he just sings and not “engaging”, the audience was a bit tired listening after a while. Still, that doesn’t change the fact that he does have a noticeable talent in singing.

I dont particularly like Azmyl’s performance. He is with a band, the Sigarrettes. But I am envious of his passion for what he does. That is exactly what most of us are looking for- passion for something that we’re good at.

There’s more good stuff to listen to, and I look forward to doing that, especially to this.

1 Comment so far

  1. mrs jeff buckley (unregistered) on May 21st, 2007 @ 1:14 am

    azmyl’s performance is more gritty and his lyrics are honest when it comes to retelling the social issues kl-lites are suffering from =)



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