Sunday, October 5, 2008


Last week i was spending the saturday nite attending my cousin's (Jewin) band perfoming at Damansara. It was so cool, with my families and friends most, were there.
I havent got the chance to take picture, as i was 'in the mood of dancing' haha, so who cares about a photo?LOL

They perform very well, and it was a very successful. It has been 2 years since i finally hug my cousin, as he rarely balik kampung, but yea, somehow it was really a night!!


Formed in 2005, the band was put together by guitarist/songwriter, Riz (who had returned from the US after many years) and vocalist/songwriter, Wan (who was pursuing his Master's degree at USM). The duo teamed up to formed Paku after deciding to rejuvenate the somewhat dying music scene in Penang. They invited Riz's sister, Leena to play second guitar, Jewin to play bass and Alex to hit the drums.

The quintet writes and performs songs in both Bahasa Malaysia and English (while focusing more on the former) and has gigged out a lot over the past 3 years. Songs such as "Bila Kau Redha" ( a single taken from their "The 99 Club Sessions" EP) were featured on local radio stations such as XfreshFM and TraxxFM whilst the video for "Insomiac" was featured on HitzTV and NTV7.

From February to March 2007, the band embarked on a 2 weeks tour around the UK, playing at various festivals and venue in Swansea and Cardiff (BBC Interview and live acoustic set on air) in Wales; Newcastle (one of their songs were played at the Newcastle Football Satudium) and Portsmouth in England; Belfast in Northern Ireland and Edinburgh in Scotland.

The band was also able to record some live acoustic songs at Best Cellar Music Recording Studio while in Belfast, the very same studio Snow Patrol had recorded their very first demo many years ago.

Currently, the band has just finished recording their long awaited full length album which should hit the stores in December '08 /January '09.

Yeahhh....Wan really rock that nite, with his fantastic vocal...Bravo guys!!

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