Gig report... too damn good amongst friends and Doppelganger's regulars. Thank you Mei Chern, Markiza & Peter Hassan Brown, Benchmarx and our regular open mickers who played. Also a huge word of thanks to Rafique Rashid for his assistance at our sound console!!! See you next month! 28 December 2008 @ Marketplace KL.
Doppelganger features a varied line-up of acts. Acoustic singer songwriter MEI CHERN headlines this set and shares the stage with MARKIZA & PETER HASSAN BROWN, and rock band, BENCHMARX.
ABOUT MEI CHERN
Known for her reflective and insightful songs, Mei Chern first performed at a student folk club in England, and thereafter in and around Kuala Lumpur. An experimental psychologist by training and a writer for Freespace (The Sun), her songs on social justice have been used in award winning documentaries. Her new self-titled CD best captures her songs delivered with an honest and earthy voice. They include:
Feels Like Falling
-Top download award, Musiccanteen 2005 (debuted at no.1)
Do you see me like you
- Theme song to ‘Alice Lives Here’ (Award winning film, Freedom Film Fest 2005)
- Semi-finalist (International Songwriting Competition, 2005)
- Theme song to ‘Twelve 11’ (Award winning film, Freedom Film Fest 2006)
On the strength of these songs, she was selected to play at this year’s Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival 2008, an international feminist music festival in the USA and the longest running women’s music festival in the world whose past performers include Ani Difranco, Indigo Girls, Tracy Chapman, Jill Sobule, and Sarah McLachlan.
Past performances include:
Songwriter’s Rounds (NoBlackTie, Alexis Ampang, 2003-2006), Acoustic Jam (Actor's Studio, Bangsar 2003), KL Sing Song (KLPac, 2006,2007), Acoustic Routes (Cambridge, UK 2004), Music for Good (The Esplanade, Singapore 2006)
STAR Review, 2006 http://klsingsong.blogspot.com/2006/07/kl-sing-song-reviewed-in-star.html
“On Saturday night, the one voice that stole the show belonged to Mei Chern, a reclusive singer-songwriter who made quite an impact in the final set – sharing the stage with Meor and Teo. Singing with an unforced genuineness that warms and deepens every song, Mei is hardly a wallflower. Instead her turn of phrase was at once literary and confrontational, especially with the lyrical sketches of concern on Do You See Me Like You?, lifted from the Alice Lives Here documentary, leaving the audiences hushed at KLPac. On this impressive performance, Mei’s reputation can only grow further.”
More info at http://meichern.blogspot.com;
Also at http://www.myspace.com/meichern