Publika Sessions #2 –
A once a month do featuring a select few on what is most probably our biggest stage like ever so jom 😀
After spending over 3 years performing in the underground scene with his rock band Valencies, Mat Zen is currently pursuing his solo career in order to explore more sound and music of his own.
Follow him: https://www.instagram.com/matzenmenjerit/
Ariff Akhir is a singer, musician, songwriter, music producer and sound engineer.
As a solo act and also frontman for his band, The Sofa Sessions, Ariff has been performing live for almost 20 years.
Behind the scenes, Ariff has composed, arranged, recorded, engineered and produced audio and music for local artists, advertisements, film, television, theatre and live shows.
Follow him: https://www.instagram.com/ariffakhir/
JES EBRAHIM is a singer-songwriter from Kuala Lumpur who has been gigging around the Klang Valley since he was 16.
He has also written songs on the environment with the Tree Theatre Group, a children and youth performing arts NGO and has also collaborated with WWF Malaysia, composing the opening theme for their interfaith and environment educational animation programme.
Tom Yam is the best and keep on keeping on, Ay-o Riveeeer, Selamat!
Follow him: https://www.facebook.com/Jes.Ebrahim/
Australian singer songwriter Gabriel Lynch has spent much of his adult life travelling and wowing audiences across Asia, Europe and his own home turf with his breathtaking live performances.
With his powerful command of the stage, he can incite a pin-drop silence as quickly and effortlessly as he can instigate a soaring, cathartic singalong.
Commenting on his humble, but extremely loyal following, Australia’s BMA Mag noted that Lynch “…is the best male Aussie vocalist you’ve never heard”.
Upon hearing one of his earliest releases, Clem Bastow of Inpress Magazine anticipated that “a million sales await”.
He has shared festival lineups with the likes of Elbow, John Butler Trio, The Whitlams and Architecture in Helsinki and is as familiar playing to small coffee house audiences as he is crowded outdoor amphitheaters.
Lynch now resides in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In between tours and expanding upon his already extensive catalog of studio releases, he composes music professionally for radio, film and television on behalf of Maveriq Studios.
Follow him: https://www.instagram.com/glynchmusic/
Shaneil Devaser has been around the block! From fronting Crossing Boundaries back in his college days, to backing Mystery Tapes on bass and vocals.
He has gigged all over Malaysia and beyond, including stints in Singapore, Australia, USA, Japan and Hong Kong, and has even pocketed a couple of VIMA awards!
With 2 albums and a few EPs from various projects under his belt, he now tours with his rock band The Endleaves to promote their releases nationwide and across the great divide! Join the revolution!
Follow him: https://www.instagram.com/shaneildevaser/
MARKIZA AND PETER
Markiza & Peter Hassan Brown have been performing and recording for many years now in London and Malaysia. Between them they have released altogether 8 albums in the UK and Malaysia.
They are the nucleus of the band Soft Touch and are often joined by Wong Lip Kee who has been the band’s guitarist since 2004, and currently is helping with their latest recording project, a series of songs about different social issues:
refugees, justice, human rights and the threat to the environment and vulnerable species, including Ecopocalypse, Losing Nature (video on Youtube), the popular Like a Polar Bear, Refugee & Choices.
Follow them: https://www.facebook.com/MarkizaAndPeter/
Open Mic Malaysia is the brainchild of Shaneil Devaser, frontman of The Endleaves.
Established in 2012 and currently operating in Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu and Johor Bahru, Open Mic Malaysia aims to create sustainable avenues for bedroom musicians, singer-songwriters and professional musicians to share their music and experiences with each other and the public, over evenings of wholesome indie goodness.
In partnership with other like-minded musicians from across the country, Open Mic Malaysia aims to… Make Malaysia Great (for indie music) Again.