The most anticipated event of the year, the Asian Music Festival 2011 in Malaysia was held last night (April 30th) at The Mines International Exhibition & Convention Centre (MIECC) featuring 25 artistes from 7 different nations which performed a wholesome ten-hour long concert all under one roof .
The line-up include Se7en from Korea; Edison Chen, Paul Wong, FAMA, 24 Herbs and Sam Lee aka DJ Becareful from Hong Kong; Tiger Huang, Jing Chang, Lollipop F, Derrick Ho, Kevin Lin from Taiwan; Bibi from China; Olivia Ong and A-Do from Singapore; The Bottom Blues and Namcha from Thailand; as well as our very own Suki, dayDream, Jess Lee, Josh Lai, Will Ng, Manhand, Rosevelt and Hao Ren from Malaysia.For those who missed the biggest music festival of the year, don't fret as we bring you the full scoop of our coverage on the Asian Music Festival 2011! More photos under the cut!
The concert started off with Rosevelt, our local 5-men band that will 'Mosh' you up in a minute. They performed 5 songs in total which include 'Moment', 'Mosh', 'Mirror', 'Alice' and 'Politics'. Their potential of being the top band in Malaysia is absolutely great. If you don't them well, head on to RoseveltBand.com or their Facebook page.
Next up, is Will Ng 黄威尔. He is your 'Love or Without Love' (爱与不爱) singer that you might always listen in your music player or devices. Two songs were performed by him - '钱钱钱钱' and'爱犯了错'. Just right after him, the audiences were pumped up by 24 Herbs from Hong Kong. They even performed their hit song, 'HU GE'. When the beats go HU GE CLE VA GE I LI KE CLE VA GE, the crowd went hype-out alongside with 5 other songs they brought to us.
The 4th performer of the day is Josh Lai 赖力豪. As reported, he does not drink and will not be caught out clubbing late at night simply because that sort of lifestyle does not appeal to him. '渴望爱', '上演' and '抄襞我 were selected as his performance songs.
dayDream, your perfect band to appear in this 10 hours concert that will 'Roar' until your heart is pumping non-stop! One of their song is '吼！like a Tiger' which means Roar Like A Tiger and definitely bring up the crowd on an upper level mood. They even covered a song by Mayday titled '离开地球表面'.
One of the Astro Talent Quest runner up performed and he is Hao Ren 朱浩仁. Some of you may know him as a good dance performer. How could we miss out his powerful dance during the concert? Suki Low 刘纾纾 followed up after him with three covers she did ie; Katy Perry's 'Firework', Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way' that features a beatboxer that ranks 9th in the world, Shawn Lee with Dennis Lau the violinist, and also 'AMANI' by Beyond.
Namcha, a Thai artiste was next in-line to perform. She appeared to be the most sexiest performer of the night and I'm sure men were intrigued, by her at the first sight. Powerful, hot, asexy performances she gave out. MCs even interacted with her in English and asked her what is her favourite Malaysian food.
She is Singaporean, she has sweet looking and good vocal. Yes, she is Olivia Ong! If you watched Little Nyonya before, you'll be familiar with the song '如燕' as she is the original singer of the track. Audiences were lucky enough to enjoy the performances from her on stage.
Sam Lee and Paul Wong were next respectively. Sam Lee or DJ Becareful tuned up the atmosphere into a club for more than half an hour. The former Beyond guitarist/vocalist, Paul Wong belted out his best hits ie; '大地', '友情岁月' and '季节'.
The most anticipated artiste of the day is no other than South Korean singer, Se7en! It's his first time here in Malaysia and I suppose that he's the first YG artiste ever that came to Malaysia to perform at this 10 hours long music festival. Wonder what he performed? He strutted a total of six songs which include 'Digital Bounce', I'm Going Crazy', 'LA LA LA', 'Better Together', his debut song 'Come back to me' and concluded with 'Passion'.
Moving on, another performer from Thailand , The Bottom Blues took the stage with five of their hit songs.
When doctors are meant to save patients, what do you think farmers do in Hong Kong? They actually sings instead of doing the hard work like harvesting. FAMA 农夫, 14th performer on the agenda! Rapping in Cantonese, they were plain awesome. Songs like '举高只手'made the audiences threw their hands up high enough to party in a concert. They even teased with a bit of 'Sorry, Sorry' and 'Bo Beep Bo Beep' dance moves.
No more introduction is needed for this popular artiste and she is Tiger Huang 黄小琥! Her undeniable strong and powerful vocals is just simply mesmerizing. '没那么简单' and '重来' are the songs that almost the whole group of crowd knows how to sing without looking at the lyrics.
The list of performers go on with ManHanD, A DO, Jess Lee, Derrick Ho, Jing Chang, Kevin Lin, Lollipop F, Bi bi and Edison. Concert lasted for a full 10 hours until midnight.