For more pictures taken during the event at Rendezvous Grand Hotel, Singapore, please click HERE.
Imran’s recent appearance at TPJC has caused some of the audience’s Instagram and Twitter accounts to get quite busy. All the pictures that were hashtagged #LinguaFranca during the time of the event have been collated and uploaded to a Facebook photo album. You may view it HERE.
Do tag yourself and your friends if you spot them there!
Special thanks to Zulkarnain Zainal, Akeem Mario, Nani Ilyani, Manal & Azlinah.
Pernah dulu, Budiey tersentuh dengan lagu Seribu Tahun, Ghaibmu & Selamat Ulangtahun Sayang, dan kini keluar pulak dengan lagu Di Kalung Kasihan… mmm… kira boleh tahan jugak lagu ni. Penyanyi ini ternyata berbakat dan mahu mengekalkan namanya di persada seni suara, apatah lagi kini dah menghasilkan dua buah album iaitu Dengan Secara Kebetulan dan Punca & Tindakan untuk tempoh 4 tahun lalu.
Hari ini, Imran Ajmain dengan kerjasama Firefly sebagai penaja utama telah mempersembahkan Showcase Imran Ajmain Live @ Hard Rock Cafe dan serentak dengan itu telah melancarkan sebuah single terbaru berjudul Di Kalung Kasihan. Kalau korang masih ingat, Budiey pernah mengulas lirik lagu ciptaan Azlan Abu Hassan di entri INI.
Pada showcase ini, Imran telah membawakan lagunya sendiri dan juga lagu-lagu dari penyanyi lain. Antaranya, Sudah Itu Sudah, Terukir di Bintang (Yuna), Malu, Lelaki Seperti Aku (Alif Satar), Hanya Menari, Dia (Datuk Shiela Majid, Apakah Salah Beta, Selamat Ulangtahun Sayang, Radio, Through The Fire (Chaka Khan), Ku Sesali (Ning Baizura), Jika Engkau Pergi, Cinta & Benci (Geisha), Menimbang Rasa, Sesuatu Janji (Taufik Batisah), Seribu Tahun dan Di Kalung Kasihan.
Showcase yang berlangsung selama 90 minit ini turut mengundang penyanyi dan komposer muda, Keroz Nazri sebagai persembahan pembukaan showcase ini. Keroz Nazri baru-baru ini telah memenangi Pertandingan Cipta Lagu Express anjuran MACP.
Showcase ini diiringi oleh pemuzik handalan Thing One yang disertai oleh Faz Aznam yang biasanya mengiringi penyanyi Najwa Mahiaddin. Budiey difahamkan Imran Ajmain akan bikin suprise jap lagi.
Pergh! Yang penting kemunculan Imran Ajmain kali ini siap rapi dengan penampilan ditatarias oleh Truefitt & Hill di mana saloon ini akan dibuka di KL di mana butik salon ini adalah outlet pertama di Asia Tenggara. Salon ini diiktiraf oleh Guinness Book of World Records sebagai barbershop tertua di dunia.
OKaylah, nantikan gambar dan juga video sejurus selepas showcase ini berlangsung ya. Njoyz!
Gambar Imran Ajmain di Karpet Biru AJL 26
Sekadar memetik kata-kata peminat beliau: Sekali imbas macam Allahyarham P.Ramlee kan? Simple & neat with amazing n unique voice!
Last night, I had the privilege of being the guest judge for the first episode of Maharaja Lawak Mega; a tri-country version of popular comedy competition where contestants are made up of popular actors (and singers). The panel of permanent judges are made up of Dato Chef Wan (a chef!), Dato Siti Nurhaliza (a singer!) and Zainal Abidin Hassan (soccer legend!). I suppose it was not obvious enough for audiences at home to figure out that the judges’ opinions are simply an extension/representation of a regular consumer. All the comments basically revolve around whether it was funny or not; something you at home believe you can do and happily do it all the time.
However, to a certain misfortune, Twitterjaya wasn’t pleased that the panel of judges (including the guest judge) are made up of non-comedians. Hey, Jalil Hamid and Imuda, who are probably the funniest old-timers on TV, are taking part in the competition! Who else is left! Well, you had your un-mentions and I replied on TV. Don’t think you can beat that. Jangan lebih kuah dari sudu ya. Bab-bab nak comment orang lain bukan main lagi, sendiri kalau terkena terkencing-kencing nanti. Haha! Anyway, the show was awesome! 17 contestants, 3 minutes each, throwing insults at each other and other contestants (based on true-life incidents), and I got to sit amongst the greats.
It goes to show, and a gentle daily reminder it is, that we cannot please everyone and you know what, that’s absolutely fine! Thanks to the Astro crew especially Kamal, Ellis, Orkid and all I met last night.
Travelled from Kedah, northern-end of Malaysia, even visited Thailand while I was there to Penang to simply have a curry feast before going back to Kuala Lumpur.
Will never get over how beautiful the clouds are at this one particular spot right in between Sintok and Penang. One day I’ll stop by the road and walk onto the paddy field.
Love what you do and wherever you go will be scenic!
I’m currently working on my third album and it’s taken so long because I’ve spent a year mostly on the road and I’ve had awesome 2011 to date. Can’t wait to let you listen to a new sound. I’ve officially left the whole old-school sound and opted to go for a more contemporary pop sound. I’m sure there’ll be one or to of the Jiwang songs that I’m so used to. Promise.
Last weekend, I had some Singaporean guests over. Remember the Raya video I showed you a few weeks back? Guess what? My mentor Fazley Yaakob and I decided to sign them via our respective companies, FIPRO and Gumbira. Our first joint-venture project! We recorded over at Rafikoncept at Taman Tun, a luscious acoustic song. Can’t wait to present to you guys their new name and the song that Fazley wrote and composed, and Rafik and I produced. You just wait.
I accompanied Fazley in the shooting of TV3′s ‘GPS Iman’ an Islam-centric program for teenagers, and for the fardhu kifayah bit, I got to accompany Fazley on his episode where he helped slaughter a cow for lunch. Yes, for lunch. The other pictures are not really safe for blogging, but you can check out the gallery over at Fazley’s Facebook.
Some members of the Singapore Malay media will be receiving some eye-popping invitations to a private event on the 23rd September 2011 concerning Hyrul Anuar‘s first music video. Although I’m only the producer for his album, I sibuk-sibuk and got myself involved in the process of the video (shot in SG, while I was in KL) helmed by the same Ridwan who did my ‘Ghaibmu’ video back in 2007 and helped put together a plan, in which, we (Hyrul and I), whilst at Bras Basah Complex one fine Raya day, came up with this invitation. Check out the trailers at his Facebook. Clap clap for Hyrul for managing all of this on his own!
P/S: Those coming on the 23rd, please take note of the road closures due to F1 Singapore.
Fazley Yaakob was presented with the gift that keeps on giving; a third son. And what do bestfriends do when their famous friend’s wife gives birth (again)? You call the press. So I did.
Major thanks to Murai, Mstar, Metro Harian, Gua Malaysia, Budiey, Media Hiburan, Ohbulan, Beautifulnara, Selebritweets, Mangga Online, RotiKaya and more for the hook-up. I was damn proud to start my press release with “Saya ditugaskan untuk menyebarkan berita baik untuk keluarga beliau” (I am being entasked to distribute this good news on behalf of the family). So I present to you, my nephew; Piyush. Also check out his Papa Cool on my Tumblr.
p/s: To Fazley, congratulations to you and Kak Azrene. This one’s the home run!
I packed my stuff, and made them pull my house. I am now sitting comfortably away from the Kota Damansara jam. It was the best thing ever for 2011. (Check out my Tumblr)