Friday, August 20, 2010

FEYST10 World Tour brings indie acts to Shanghai, China World Expo!

Gig alert! Shanghai here we come! This year, Indie Youth Fest World Tour presents:


Hosted by JASMINE LOW & our ultra swanky bi-lingual guest emcee GOH WEE PING.

FEYST10 World Tour Gig 
29 Aug 2010
Time: 9.00pm
Cost: RMB40
Venue: YuYinTang Livehouse, Shanghai, China. Yuyintang is one of Shanghai's oldest live music venues and takes its role seriously through incubating the city's burgeoning live music acts.

FEYST10 World Tour Merdeka Show 
Date: 30 & 31 Aug 2010 
Time: 5.00pm
Cost: FOC, just need to purchase World Expo pass
Venue: Malaysia Pavillion, China World Expo

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Go International Group is pleased to continue its tradition of supporting youth. This year, it has officially launched its 'Malaysians Go International' CSR initiative, which supports independent music and the arts produced, written or performed by Malaysians. 

Thanks to AirAsiaX, we're able to offer you lucky duckies 10x tickets for auction at cut price! You have 6 months to decide where to go - CHINA/TAIPEI/INDIA or join our entourage to the China World Expo in Shanghai from 28 August - 1 September for the Merdeka Day celebration. Go to and place your bids BID RM??? @indieyfest #FEYST10 or visit and search for 'FEYST10 World Tour'.

About FEYST10

Date: 1-10 October, 2010
Venue: Various locations + Berjaya Times Square (8-10 October)

Go International Group Sdn Bhd presents the 3rd Indie Youth Fest in conjunction with Digital Delirium Xpo // Go International E-sports Cup; FEYST10 in short. Each year, the festival celebrates digital and indie culture and focuses on showcasing young Malaysians who are talented music and video games. 

FEYST10 kicked off on 5 & 6 June 2010 at Bangsar Shopping Centre in KL and FTZ SS15. Teams matched against one another to secure their spot. We sent 5 DotA players (Team Nirvana sponsored by Nirvana.GiGA) and 1 FIFA10 player (Mohd Syahril 'Warrior' sponsored by Niro Tiles & Bath) to Paris, Disneyland to participate at the Electronic Sports World Cup 2010 competition.

Closer to home, FEYST10 Malaysia is a 10-day festival from 1-10 October 2010. Held at various locations throughout the Klang Valley, the festival will culminate from 8-10 October 2010 at Berjaya Times Square in Kuala Lumpur. What to expect? Indie music gigs, film screenings, music & film workshops, conference, concert, Digital Delirium Xpo, beatbox challenge, mass blogger review competition, casual games competition, e-sports tournament (Digital Youth Awards - Heroes of Newerth Qualifiers / DreamHack Sweden - Qualifiers).  

Artistes Biography

One Buck Short, or OBS to their fans, burst straight into the Malaysian music scene barely 10 years ago and is now loaded with a handful of experience and a truckload of hit songs.

One Buck Short
OBS has many achievements including performing with American bands Fall Out Boy, Good Charlotte, My Chemical Romance and more as well as being the only Malaysian act to perform at the inaugural Singapore Festival (SingFest) in 2007. They have also progressively garnered more fans with their tours in China, Hong Kong, Macau, the Philippines and
Singapore. On top of that, they also became the first Malaysian band to successfully produce Malaysia’s largest rock festival, Rockaway 2009.

They love China as they feel that the people are supportive and the acceptance of different cultures and values are easily attained. Their message to the Shanghai indie community is to “give the best at what you do and do not stop doing what you love to do. Confucius says ‘patience and consistency will ensure true reality of one’s dream’.”

Find out more about the band at

Liyana Fizi
Liyana Fizi plays acoustic tunes tinged with a mix of folk and bossa. She has gained acknowledgement for her melodic songwriting and was one of the founding members of Malaysian indie-pop band, Estrella. However, she has been performing as a solo artist since September 2009 with a permanent band of sessionists and takes a vast interest in using music as an outlet for expression. 

She has performed internationally in Vientiane, Laos, London, Manchester, Sydney, Melbourne and Singapore, to name a few. Liyana is truly excited to be part of FEYST10 as China’s indie music scene has grown larger and more varied, especially in Shanghai. She hopes to entertain the Shanghai indie community with her music and to meet the Shanghai-based psychedelic pop band, The Honeys.

Ady Suwardy
Ady Suwardy is a multi-talented singer-songwriter who also happens to be an interior designer by profession. His love for old standards, jazz and R&B is reflected in his pop-ish music style of interpretations with a touch of the lazy jazzy overtones. 

He feels privileged to perform at the FEYST10 World Tour in Shanghai; as he will be representing Malaysia and also have the opportunity to expose his music to the people in Shanghai. 

He says, “It’s going to be an experience I will never forget. I hope the community in Shanghai will check out the Malaysian music scene and let music keep us closer together.” 

Check out Ady Suwardy at

Izzy Mohd
Izzy Mohd singing with a band called Cultural Cocktails in 2001 and ventured out on her own in 2004. Ever since then, she has been active in Kuala Lumpur’s singer-songwriter scene where she has performed at Alexis, No Black Tie, Paul’s Place, La Bodega, SohoKL and the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (KLPac), to name a few. While she mainly sings about love, life and its experiences, her musical delivery consists of pop, acoustic folk, alternative and jazz. 

She feels that it’s a very good opportunity for her and her fellow Malaysians to be able to travel to Shanghai and experience performing in front of the city’s live audience. Find out more about Izzy Mohd at

Zalila Lee has been playing in the Malaysian music scene since 2000. Hearing a mix of genres (which resonates on blues, funk and folk), this singer-songwriter brings two words to mind: rhythm and story. She has played at numerous shows such as the Mont Kiara Jazz Fest, FĂȘte de la Musique, Esplanade Singapore, Urbanscapes KL, and at Vientianne, Laos. She usually makes her appearance at the local music bar, No Black Tie. 

Zalila Lee (photo credit: Albert)
She is completely psyched about touring with FEYST10. She’s been to China once before for her travels, and thinks, “It will be great to have my musical experience in Shanghai where it is so historically rich in music. And to the indie community – I hope to see you soon!”

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