Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Gig: 29 Jun 08: Doppelganger @ Marketplace KL

additional promo flyer by TwoSidesToAStory

Rashdan Harith


Ady Suwardy

The monthly series of Doppelganger Open Mic Open Stage presents a whole new format. Enjoy 30 minutes from each headliner act, against the most amazing backdrop in town - the steely KLCC.

Ady Suwardy
Rashdan Harith

Two Sides to a Story
+ Readings by Jasmine Low
+ Open Mic

Date: Sunday, 29 June 2008
Time: 9 - 11pm
Cover charge: RM20 includes 1 beer or soft drink.
Venue: MarketplaceKL 4A Lrg Yap Kwan Seng, Kuala Lumpur (click on website for map)

We'd also like to welcome a special guest, Grace Sng who's fresh back from Canada. She'll be sharing a couple of songs as well. Bring a friend, or meet one :)

To play, SMS +6017 623 0288. Or email: openmickl@gmail.com

About Ady Suwardy
Malaysian/Javanese descent vocalist Ady Suwardy started out late in the music business. Multi-talented Ady is an Interior Designer by profession and a part-time DJ in the government radio station Voice of Malaysia which broadcasted all around the world. He grew up listening to his parents' selection of music from the 70's like Uji & Hail, Sharifah Aini, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder and Roberta Flack. 80's music filled up his teens with Bonnie Tyler, Francisca Peter, Sheila Majid and Whitney Houston as his favourites. At the age of 17 he was exposed to the many type of music while working part-time for a music school but little that he knew at that time that his voice is also an instrument. Though he loves music and singing just for fun he never really knew at that time that he could sing. It was at an event that his talent was discovered when he had to sing to replace a singer. From then on with courage from family and friends he tried a few singing competitions just to see where he stood and finally emerged as the winner of Juara Popular THR.fm 2003 singing contest beating more than a thousand contestants. He never looked back since and started taking singing and vocal lessons besides trying his skill in song composition. The year 2008 will see him coming out with an album with 6 out of 10 songs written and co-written by him. His love to classics, jazz and R&B influenced his music which is pop with a twist of jazz. He has been singing at many gigs around Kuala Lumpur under the umbrella of Valhalla and Doppleganger and also made an appearance as a guest singer at his idol, Francisca Peter's show in No Black Tie, Kuala Lumpur. Watchout out Ady Suwardy with his first soon to be released single Izinkanlah and his first album Masih Ada Waktu – Better Late Than Never.

About Rashdan Harith
A singer/songwriter who is relatively new to the scene, Rashdan recently played at Fete de la Musique 2008 in Malaysia. He released an EP a while back under the monicker of TRAK. Now, freshly back from Uni, he's been writing some new material and has played at a couple of open mics gigs; the Bedroom Musician Series and at No Black Tie with Doppelganger. The all new Rashdan Harith band is: Rashdan Harith - Guitar/Vocals, Asaph Leburn - Guitar, Shan - Drums , Julz - Bass (Some of you may recognise Shan and Juls through their current musical pursuits Jahz Disciples/Ask Me Again/Slunk). Check out the rough acoustic version of most of the songs including Soprano at: www.amp.channelv.com/rashdanh or www.myspace.com/rashdanh.

About Two Sides To A Story
TwoSidesToAStory plays a fusion of alternative and modern rock. Read between the lyrics and you will find the band's materials touch problems with drugs, relationships, social events and life experiences. The band wishes to bring hope to those who can relate to their songs with their music.

With the expertise of Sonique Productions' producer Nick Lee (Dragon Red, Tempered Mental, Pete Teo ++), the band recorded Familiar Faces and Sunday in August 2005. This was the initial effort for their plans of releasing a demo release, which will also contain three home recorded tracks, namely, Hill of Hopes, All We Live For and After Me. These five songs featured in the band's first demo release are frequently played at their live sets. Gigging since May 2005, the band has appeared in several shows in KL and even in a mini concert in Penang.

Starting a new leaf, TwoSidesToAStory now not only ventures into full-band sets, but acoustic sets as well. The remaining members of the band wishes to pick up from where they've left and continue playing shows to expose their music. In addition, the band unofficially released a demo entitled 'DEMO 2006' which includes re-recoded home versions of 'Hill of Hopes' and 'Sunday'.

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