GUINNESS Amplify: Curates 2015 @The Bee Publika ft Froya, Jumero, Rozella & +2dB

Hey guys,

Just a quick update on where I’ve been doing over the past week or so. 🙂 I’ve been taking some time off the blog, just to relax, catch up with friends, and mostly just taking long afternoon naps, lol! But last Saturday, I decided to NOT be a hermit for once and venture outside and so I made my way to The Bee, at Publika to catch Froya’s launch of her debut album, ‘Panic Bird’. If you haven’t caught her music yet, I highly suggest you guys do. She’s amazing! ❤

Apart from Froya’s album launch, the event was all about celebrating & championing Malaysian musicians, and the main aim of the Guinness Amplify Curates show is to see more established local acts getting their music heard. I think that’s an amazing initiative from Guinness, and I wouldn’t have given this event a miss & show my support for the local acts that were to be featured. 

PS: Pictures are all officially credited to the Guinness Malaysia. My camera does NOT do well in dark lit places =_=”

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The Bee, Publika. It was a dark, stormy & rainy night, perfect for good music, cuddles & a pint of Guinness.

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The night kicked off with a splendid performance by Rozella. No stranger to the music scene in her hometown of Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Rozella’s dreamy vocals and haunting melodies proved equally popular with the KL’ites.

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For a dose of some hippie-beach-pop, we had the trio Jumero, who played a number of fan-favourites alongside a wealth of new material from their own upcoming album and some refreshing takes on classic songs. Jumero’s infectious energy soon had the crowd on their feet with their drinks held high! 😀

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Rounding off the evening was the electronica duo +2dB, Jo Ann & Jeannie. The pair’s dark, ethereal soundscapes have long been a hit with those in the know in KL’s music scene, and fans old and new were treated to a set brimming with atmospheric, otherworldly harmonies and evocative vocals.

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Looks like all the music lovers came out in full force! I wonder if you guys can spot me in there somewhere?

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Capping off the night was Froya herself on the stage to officially launch her debut album, ‘Panic Bird’. Taking the crowd on a journey through the inspirations and meanings behind the new record, Froya’s passion for her craft shone through as she gave one of the most stunning performances of her career. 

Featuring tracks written and perfected over the past 6 years, we enjoyed a specially-arranged versions of her crowd favourite songs, including her new single ‘Dawn’, alongside brand new material performed live for the very first time that night. 

Froya says “Raise your glass of Guinness in the air like you don’t care”!  LOL.

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I had a really good time that night despite the rain and cold putting a slight dent in my evening. A huge thank you & shout-out to Guinness for such an amazing event and initiative, and know that my utmost support will always be with our local talents ❤

For more information on the Amplify Curates Show, or any of the artists mentioned/featured, links below:

www.amplify.com.my

PPS: Froya’s debut album ‘Panic Bird’ is available both on CD & online, and is only priced at RM25. If you decide to purchase her music, do log on to her official website www.froyamusic.com and pick up a copy of it. Trust me, you guys will love it ❤

Signing off & talk to you guys soon!

xoxo,
Shashay

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