Fakhrul Razi from Brunei to perform at Asia Music Festival 2013

Fakhrul Razi Brunei

 

Fakhrul Razi from Brunei to perform at Asia Music Festival 2013

Fakhrul Razi was the only Bruneian who got into the final stage of the World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA) that took place in Hollywood, California earlier this year. He will perform in Miri, Sarawak for the first edition of Asia Music Festival held at the Eastwood Valley Golf & Country Club this Friday and Saturday. He will also be performing alongside with one of Miri’s top local bands – Camouflage.

As an independent Brunei singer-songwriter, he began writing his own songs when he was 14 years old. He has performed in numerous shows and events in Bruneiand International arenas since 2004. Against his career in the music scene, he is also a TV host for the morning show Rampai Pagi at Radio Televisyen (RTB), a Radio announcer at Kristal FM, an independent radio station in Brunei and one of the most sought emcees for important and exclusive event in Brunei Darussalam.

Fakrul had impressed the judges and crowd at WCOPA in Hollywood as he won gold medals in the R&B/Jazz, Original Works and Open Vocal (Male) categories. He had also won two silver medals for the Broadway and Pop categories. At Asia Music Festival, Fakrul will also perform together with local band from Miri, Camouflage.

Other than Fakrul, there will be 7 other international bands will be performing at Asia Music Festival, namely Bembol Rockers (Philippines), VSTAR featuring Kamal Musallam (Korea), Anthony Dassan Yen Party Band (South India), Orkes Soesah Tideor (Indonesia), Foxy Girls (Indonesia), Boy Thai Band (Thailand) and Tritha (North India).

Camouflage Miri

Camouflage Band from Miri, Sarawak

Not forgotten, the Malaysian bands, among them are Melissa Francis, Starlet Band, The Mountain Wind Band, Hevance Band and Sarawak very own Bob from the famous Malaysian TV program, Akademi Fantasia.AMF promises the most electrifying eclectic, mix-genre of live music comprising bands from the Asian region that will thrill the crowds.

The Festival tickets are still on sale at all STB’s office and Visitors Information Centre located at Old Court House, Kuching (+6 082-410944), Jalan Melayu, Miri (+6 085-434180) and Jalan Tukang Besi, Sibu (+6 084-340980), Curtin University Sarawak Campus and Eastwood Valley Golf & Country Club (+6 085-421010).

Entry tickets are priced at RM30 for adults and RM15 for children/students aged 3-18 (ID required during entry). Information and updates about the festival is available at http://www.asiamusicfestival.net and http://www.facebook.com/SarawakTravel.

The Killers MyTeksi Service

The Killers live in Malaysia 2013

 

The Killers MyTeksi Service

The Killers are coming to Malaysia! They are gracing the stage in Sepang with their new album Battle Born. Along with the concert, MyTeksi is at it again providing a safe and secure ride home. In two months, MyTeksi has secured rides for Good Vibes, We Love Asia and plans to partner with Arthur’s Day. Despite being fresh in the business, MyTeksi is making their mark at Malaysia’s biggest events. Their services facilitates the ultimate concert festival experience, removing the hassle of designated drivers and parking. But more than that in partnering with events, MyTeksi is making itself part of Malaysia’s young new cultural fabric.

For The Killers, MyTeksi is offering RM20 cash-back for all taxi rides booked via the MyTeksi app to the event (anywhere from Klang Valley, Cyberjaya, and Putrajaya only). MyTeksi strives to offer users the ability to enjoy a hassle free concert with seamless transportation to and from the event.

However, what might be seamless to your everyday concert goer is hard work and planning for MyTeksi. Prepared to serve not just the passengers but also their drivers, MyTeksi pulls out all the stops. In addition to setting up to serve their passengers, MyTeksi also values their drivers by making sure they have dinner and a place of their own. Events for MyTeksi are not about business, they’re about people.

“Malaysia’s big events are what MyTeksi was made for,” says MyTeksi’s Regional Marketing Head, Cheryl Goh. With rave reviews, MyTeksi is excited to participate with The Killers. This isn’t MyTeksi’s first rodeo and they’re ready to take the astronomical turn out now that they’re seasoned with experience. Cheryl adds, “For us, this is more than a business, it’s a social enterprise. We come to these events to show that we’re providing safe public transportation AND show our taxi drivers that we appreciate them. We’re not just here to bus people around, but to make them aware of our service and innovation.”

Also they’re giving out free ice cream! Yes, free. Anyone with the MyTeksi app is free to collect on some sweet Artisan Potong Pops. At every event so far, MyTeksi has been helping passenger’s satisfy their sweet tooth and get home with fuller stomachs. Music events are a place to enjoy the night life. MyTeksi is putting taxis where and when you need them. Though simple it is innovation at work. As a young start up, it’s doing two important things: answering a problem most Malaysians have had with getting a taxi and tapping into Malaysian youth to start a change.

Good Vibes Festival 2013 Malaysia

Good Vibes Festival 2013

Good Vibes Festival 2013 Malaysia

The Good Vibes Festival 2013 in Malaysia, which makes its debut at the Sepang International Kart Circuit in Selangor on Aug 17, will showcase Grammy-award winning alternative rock group Smashing Pumpkins, led by pioneer member Billy Corgan, holds down the headlining slot at the outdoor festival, while Northern Irish pop punk outfit Ash will also be performing.  American indie outfit Modest Mouse alongside Canadian garage rock duo Japandroids complete the main stage line-up. Much to the delight of local music fans, all four international bands have not played in Malaysia before.

Regional highlights include Dudesweet (Thailand), Dipha (Indonesia), and Poptart (Singapore) while local deejay crews Twilight Actiongirl, Deer Society and dance music maverick Goldfish will be on the decks. In terms of local bands, Good Vibes Festival has picked the cream of the scene, including MonoloQue, Pitahati, Pesawat, OJ Law, Pastel Lite, Liyana Fizi, Kyoto Protocol, Tenderfist, They Will Kill Us All and Impatient Sisters.

Good Vibes Concert 2013

Organised by Future Sound Asia, with support from Malaysia Major Events, the festival also promises a user-friendly layout, facilities and food and drink. It will run across three stages, and feature a food village, art installations by local artist Nini Ramlan, the ancillary fashion/beauty hub called Chic Vibes and more.

Good Vibes Festival 2013 Malaysia

  • Venue: Sepang International Kart Circuit (SIKC)
  • Date: 17th August 2013
  • Time: 4 pm to 12 midnight

Tickets, ranging from RM128 (early bird, limited), RM158 (pre-sale), RM188 (door) and RM258 (VIP), are available from June 17 at MyTicket Website or all Rock Corner outlets in the Klang Valley. For more info, visit the Good Vibes Website. IF you have been waiting to catch the Smashing Pumpkins and the many other international acts, make sure you have the 17th of August free and head over to the Good Vibes Festival 2013 in Malaysia.

Metallica Live in Malaysia 2013

Metallica Live in KL, Malaysia

Metallica Live in Malaysia 2013

For the first time in rock and metal history, Metallica will play in KL, Malaysia on 21st August 2013 at Stadium Merdeka in the city. This is the biggest dream come true for all Metallica fans as the hard-speed-metal band has never performed here before. If you have been waiting all these years, your dream has come true when the gods of metal make their first show in Malaysia this August 2013.
A statement from the official website of Metallica has confirmed this. In the news board, it was said “We’ve said it before… with more than 30 years of traveling around the world behind us, there are very few places that we have yet to explore. So it’s rather thrilling for us to be back with yet another first, a stop in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on August 21 at Stadium Merdeka.”
Metallica Live Malaysia

Metallica Live in Malaysia 2013 – Image from MalaysiaAsia

Metallica Tickets go on sale at 11:30 am local time on Saturday, July 6 at Fahrenheit 88 Shopping Mall in Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur. Look for the Galaxy Ticket Booth located on the Ground Floor near the Information Counter in the Concourse area of the Mall. For more information check out Galaxy.com.my. Online ticket sales will begin on Monday, July 8 at 10:00 am local time at Ticketcharge.com.my and Galaxy.com.my. (As of 4th July, nothing is up on the sites)
Metallica Live in Malaysia

The tour dates from the official Metallica.com website

Metallica Live in Malaysia information
Date: 21st Aug (Wednesday)
Venue: Stadium Merdeka, KL
Time: 8pm (TBC)
Ticket Price:

  • Rock Zone – RM680, RM550, RM450
  • Free Seating: RM380, RM350, RM195

Apparently the Shanghai concert is sold out and you can imagine other countries. One chance to view these metal legends live and hopefully no one gets in the way for this show. Metallica were once supposed to perform here in Malaysia back in 2011 but it never did happen so lets cross fingers so that we can all see Metallica Live in KL, Malaysia 2013.