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Showing posts with label Indonesia. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Indonesia. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Everyday I Have The Blues - Ginda Bestari

It all started when a friend requested band member Ginda to perform in a blues community event in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia. He then formed a trio, which ended up being one of the bands in demand. After their last performance in Jakarta International Blues Festival 2011, Ginda And The White Flowers (GTWF) entered the recording studio to record their first album, called “Let Me Try” Collaborating with Gugun from Gugun Blues Shelter, in their first single “Let Me Try” (also the album title), GTWF tries to provide music fans with something new and fresh. With GTWF participation in the Indonesian music industry, the increasing number of artists we were going through the international music market. And at The Venetian Macao's International Jazz and Blues Competition 2012, GTWF occupies the 4th position after the Spoke (USA), Red Groove (China) and The Main Squeeze (USA).

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Sunday, May 5, 2013

MESSIN' WITH THE KID - BOGOR BLUES COMMUNITY

Pyramid family band is a band that was originally founded by Haris Wijaya (Bassist) and Dedevai (Lead guitar), who was still 11 years old, father of four children Pyramid is set up so that his talented could be channeled, by following music Festival2 in Bogor , Jakarta etc, Formation is quite uniqe between father and child that underline why given the name of Pyramid, the Pyramid which is triangular and consists of three generations. PYRAMID has finished any 3 albums: 1. Tiga Generasi 2008 2. Sexy Girls 2009 3. New Generation 2010 and now is being the process of making the 4th album.  



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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

WHEN A MAD MAN TALKS - GINDA AND THE WHITE FLOWERS

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t all started when a friend requested band member Ginda to perform in a blues community event in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia. He then formed a trio, which ended up being one of the bands in demand. After their last performance in Jakarta International Blues Festival 2011, Ginda And The White Flowers (GTWF) entered the recording studio to record their first album, called “Let Me Try” Collaborating with Gugun from Gugun Blues Shelter, in their first single “Let Me Try” (also the album title), GTWF tries to provide music fans with something new and fresh. With GTWF participation in the Indonesian music industry, the increasing number of artists we were going through the international music market. And at The Venetian Macao's International Jazz and Blues Competition 2012, GTWF occupies the 4th position after the Spoke (USA), Red Groove (China) and The Main Squeeze (USA). If you support live Blues acts, up and coming Blues talents and want to learn more about Blues news and Fathers of the Blues, ”LIKE” ---Bman’s Blues Report--- Facebook Page! I’m looking for great talent and trying to grow the audience for your favorite band!

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Hoochie Coochie Man - Mahir & The ALLIGATORS

Alligator is a type of crocodile from the Amazon River and spread to mainland Florida. This includes types of crocodiles that are ferocious and aggressive but the closest human settlement compared to other species, the concept of the music that we offer in accordance with the philosophy of life of the species of Alligator that garang and rocks but still blend with the tastes of the public. The Skilled personnel of The Alligators like to present the basic concepts of music with Blues mixed with Rock n ' Roll, Hard Rock, Funk, Soul, Southern Rock, Heavy Metal and does not cover the possibility with Pop music without leaving the essence characteristic of Adept The ALLIGATORS If you like what I’m doing, Like ---Bman’s Blues Report--- Facebook Page! I’m looking for great talent and trying to grow the audience for your favorites band! - ”LIKE”

Thursday, June 21, 2012

STILL GOT THE BLUES - TIME BOMB Band

One of the bands that were once popular among young people and the communities of blues, rock 'n roll in Indonesia. Founded in 1993 on the initiative of Guitarist Danny Akung and Budi. The Band was declared dissolved in 2003 after releasing 2 albums "Take Me Away" and the Unreleased "album 1 Indie compilation Blues". Time Bomb Blues is King of rock n roll and blues, hapless transverse across a variety of cafe's with music-classic blues music. Until now the Arab Permanent Alcase icon shine amongst the Blues, particularly as their homebase of Bandung. After the break-up, the Arab Mind and Danny Akung make band named Time Bomb in accordance with Time Bomb Blues as their previous band. With assisted by Hendra Adrian "Bassist" as well as some other colleagues who happened to have a taste and vision echoed the same. With carrying a music genre, rock n roll Time Bomb continues rolling start from stage to stage, cafes, bars and other venues in Indonesia, so rightly do if Time Bomb is getting known and interest among the community who love these music genres with either from old age to the younger generation, even more distant Time Bomb with his Arab icon Bob and Danny Akung could be categorized as next legend after the era of glamour senior bands in the 70s in BandungRollies, Superkid, like, Freedom, Stacatto, etc. Not only proficient in stage performances. If you like what I’m doing, Like ---Bman’s Blues Report--- Facebook Page! I’m looking for great talent and trying to grow the audience for your favorites band! - ”LIKE”

Friday, June 15, 2012

Trampled Rose - Gugun Blues Shelter


Previously called the Bluesbug, Gugun Blues Shelter is an Indonesian blues power trio that is a breath of fresh air in the seemingly dying Asian blues scene these days. Influenced by the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Bettie Davies, and Led Zeppelin among others, the band forced many music fans to take notice of its powerful, flawless genre-crossing blend of blues that incorporate influences from rock, funk, and soul.
Led by guitarist/vocalist Gugun, Gugun & Blues Shelter has released two albums under the Bluesbug moniker “Get The Bug” (2004) and “Turn it On” (2007) that has been gaining praises from music critics and fans alike. ”Turn It On” was voted as one of the best Indonesian album in 2007 by Rolling Stone Indonesia Magazine and Gugun was noted as one of the most promising local guitar player by the same maga-zine. In the same year, Indonesia’s Trax Magazine also voted Gugun as the best guitar player in South East Asia. Gugun Blues Shelter is not only drew the attentions of local music lover only. The band also received attentions from European fans, thanks for years of playing for expatriate fans during its pub-playing days. As the result, Gugun Blues Shelter was participated in Belfast Big River Blues and Jazz Festival 2008 and played several dates in a four-weeks UK tour at cities like Burnley, Scarborough, and Crewe.
Due to the good receptions, the tour was extended to other cities like Leeds, Oxford, York, Rotherham, and culminated in another festival,”Colne Great British R n’ B Festival” at the Manchester outskirt. In Asia, recently Gugun Blues Shelter played several dates in Malaysia in 2008, participated in Singapore Art Festival at the same year, as well as in Indonesia’s big festivals such as Java Jazz Festival and JakJazz Festival.
With the success of their debut album “Get the Bug” (2004), and their second album “Turn it On” (2006), Gugun (Guitar / Vox) and Bowie (Drums) returned to Indonesia after a highly successful tour of the UK in 2009 leaving Jono (Bass) to clear up loose ends before the team became re-united once again in Jakarta, Indonesia.

The Band released their third album “Self titled” in March 2010. With the hit single “When I See You Again” the 9 track album went on to win numerous awards including ‘Favourite Blues Song’ in the Indonesian Cutting Edge Music Awards 2010 (ICEMA 2010), TRAX Magazines “Best Local Album 2010” and also featured in “Rolling Stone Magazine” top 20 albums of 2010.

The group has made 3 highly successful tours of the UK and Northern Ireland between 2007 and 2010 featuring at both the “Belfast Jazz & Blues Festival”, The Annual “Colne Blues Festival” and also the “Skegness Rock & Blues Festival”. In March 2010 the band were invited to play alongside Buddy Guy, Jools Holland and the Buena Vista Social Club at the Timbre Rock & Roots Festival in Singapore.

Touring both Nationally and Internationally during 2010, the band were flown out to represent Indonesian modern music at the Indonesian Pavilion of the World Expo in Shanghai China both in August and once again in October. It didn’t stop there either as passers-by from the Romanian pavilion were so impressed with what they heard that they invited the band to take part in a special concert held at their pavilion.

October was a busy month for the band, aside from being re-invited to play in Shanghai, the band also took part in 2 of Indonesia’s largest music festivals; The “Java Rockin’ Land” festival and also the “Jakarta International Blues Festival” where the band performed with Aussy blues legend “Kevin Borich” and European Blues Queen “Anna Popovich”…. Oh and also rock legends “Smashing Pumpkins” and “Wolfmother”.

On the 10th December the band put on a special performance for the grand opening of Rolling Stone Cafe (Located at the HQ of Rolling Stone Magazine Indonesia) collaborating with legendary Indonesian frontman “Once” the band performed a half hour set including a rendition of Led Zeppelins “Rock & Roll”.

The successes continued into the new year of 2011 as the band scored a record deal with the prestigious independent “Guitar Driven” record label “Grooveyard Records” from New York, USA. The Compilation album “Far East Blues Experience” consists of hand-picked tracks from the previous 3 albums, re-mastered and re-packaged under the Grooveyard Label. The album was released in early January 2011 and is already receiving rave reviews from the blues rock community both in the USA and worldwide as the album is available to order via amazon.com and amazon.co.uk
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Saturday, May 5, 2012

The Chicken - Alligator Band


ALLIGATOR is a type of crocodile from the Amazon River and spread to the Mainland of Florida, this crocodile type including the ferocious and aggressive but is closest to the human settlement as compared to other species, the concept of the music that we offer in accordance with the philosophy of life of the species ALLIGATOR that garang and rocks but still blends with the tastes of the public. ALLIGATOR wanted to try presenting the concept of the new music with a touch of the BLUES, ROCK N ' ROLL and POP with vocals that have distinctive vowel character. With personnel who have the basic blues combined with other musical references to developments, we are presenting different musical games ....Have A Wonderful ...Keep on Rockin' the BLUES ...
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Friday, January 20, 2012

Heaven Tonight - Sister Morphin


Why Sister Morphin? Here's a question that is often raised when people hear the name. It is difficult to remove the prejudice commonly associate the name with drugs. Actual Sister Morphin is simply a name taken from the title of the song The Rollingstones, "Sister Morphine", they write with Marianne Faithful. The name was used only for reasons related to the memory of the first love. In love with such kind of music which then leads to more than that. Herry found the title printed on the cover of an old tape was when he was 16 years old and use it to name his band during high school. Because no remember again the correct spelling, he lost the last alphabets. In 2006, Yulia joined as vocalist complement Herry (guitar), Adi (drums) and Andi (bass). They recorded "that's Better For Me", and send it to the L.A. Lights Indiefest 2007 competition, and they managed to top 40 se-Indonesia. In 2008 they tried again with a new formation, i.e. Yulia (vocals), Mohammed (guitar), Dian (Keyboard) and Sinung (double bass), submit the song "Heaven Tonight" and made it to the Top 10. Sister Morphin, made up of people with different musical backgrounds who are United by the same desire on the blues. But all promise the best color from each of them to produce music that is simple and beautiful. Soft Jazz and blues are crisp and cool. Sister Morphin trying to play music in a natural and easy with a serious penjiwaan on each appearance.
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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Herry Firmansyah"the whiter mood" - JOBLESS BLUES


The super slinky slide Indonesian delta blues
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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Crossroad Blues - Adrian Adioetomo


Three years have passed since the release of “Delta Indonesia”, the debut album from Adrian Adioetomo, but the blues craze have only just begun. Under the label-namesake MySeeds records, Adrian released his album back in 2007. This album marked a statement of individuality among the Indonesian music scene, which seemed to have been divided by two; The Industry, and the Independent. .... .... Based on the delta-blues of the 1930’s, Delta Indonesia rogued away from any genres that have previously settled in Indonesia. ‘Delta’ is in no way a mainstream album, but neither it is a typical “indie” release of post-alternative music. This album is filled with delta-grit, lonesome singing, tricky slide-guitar playing, and downright gut-felt lyrics. The decidedly ‘vintage’ production aims more towards a stature of replica than to declare anything ‘retro’. Elected as one of the best albums to come out in 2007 by Rolling Stone Indonesia magazine, Delta Indonesia presented the wide audience with an intervention between the 1930 Mississippi and pre-independent Indonesia. .... .... Recently, the blues-craze is sweeping the nation. It’s a trend built up from the accumulation of collective-interests in a genre not popular among the pop-culture industry. But curiosity lead the way to a brand new search of a century-old music, and Adrian has managed to present prime sampler in his first album late 2007. His performances are also a testament of this pioneering effort. Without a doubt, the blues craze has been a blessing in disguise for Adrian. Many now seek to watch his performance wanting to know what the blues would be like onstage without questioning the kind of music he’s playing
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6.30 - Gugun Blues Shelter


Previously called the Bluesbug, Gugun Blues Shelter is an Indonesian blues power trio that is a breath of fresh air in the seemingly dying Asian blues scene these days. Influenced by the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Bettie Davies, and Led Zeppelin among others, the band forced many music fans to take notice of its powerful, flawless genre-crossing blend of blues that incorporate influences from rock, funk, and soul. Led by guitarist/vocalist Gugun, Gugun & Blues Shelter has released two albums under the Bluesbug moniker "Get The Bug" (2004) and "Turn it On" (2007) that has been gaining praises from music critics and fans alike. "Turn It On" was voted as one of the best Indonesian album in 2007 by Rolling Stone Indonesia Magazine and Gugun was noted as one of the most promising local guitar player by the same maga-zine. In the same year, Indonesia's Trax Magazine also voted Gugun as the best guitar player in South East Asia. Gugun Blues Shelter is not only drew the attentions of local music lover only. The band also received attentions from European fans, thanks for years of playing for expatriate fans during its pub-playing days. As the result, Gugun Blues Shelter was participated in Belfast Big River Blues and Jazz Festival 2008 and played several dates in a four-weeks UK tour at cities like Burnley, Scarborough, and Crewe. Due to the good receptions, the tour was extended to other cities like Leeds, Oxford, York, Rotherham, and culminated in another festival,"Colne Great British R n' B Festival" at the Manchester outskirt. In Asia, recently Gugun Blues Shelter played several dates in Malaysia in 2008, participated in Singapore Art Festival at the same year, as well as in Indonesia's big festivals such as Java Jazz Festival and JakJazz Festival. With the success of their debut album "Get the Bug" (2004), and their second album "Turn it On" (2006), Gugun (Guitar / Vox) and Bowie (Drums) returned to Indonesia after a highly successful tour of the UK in 2009 leaving Jono (Bass) to clear up loose ends before the team became re-united once again in Jakarta, Indonesia. The Band released their third album "Self titled" in March 2010. With the hit single "When I See You Again" the 9 track album went on to win numerous awards including 'Favourite Blues Song' in the Indonesian Cutting Edge Music Awards 2010 (ICEMA 2010), TRAX Magazines "Best Local Album 2010" and also featured in "Rolling Stone Magazine" top 20 albums of 2010.
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Friday, April 1, 2011

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