Meet The Band

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The Singers

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Sean Ghazi

Malaysian actor and singer Sean Ghazi has worked in Europe, Southeast Asia and most recently in the United States on stage, screen and in music, in multiple languages. After making his London West End stage debut at age 22, Sean performed all over Germany in musicals such as Miss Saigon, RENT and The King & I.

In Malaysia he has collected a Cameronian Arts Award for his revue I HAVE DREAMED - AN EVENING WITH SEAN GHAZI, and the AIM (Malaysian Grammy-equivalent) for his debut album SEAN GHAZI 'SEMALAM'. He has also worked with most of the prominent theatre companies in Malaysia.

Sean represents Malaysia at all sorts of events at home and abroad; Davos, singing for the World Economic Forum; Cannes, for the MIPCOM Festival; and at home in Kuala Lumpur for the ASEAN Summit 2015 in the presence of former President Barack Obama and other world leaders. In 2016, he was invited to perform at the closing ceremony of the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, prior to performing in Germany for several UNICEF galas.

Sean has performed with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, The Seattle Symphony, Pacific Symphony in Orange County, California, The Penang Philharmonic and The Cadaques Orchestra from Barcelona. Together with Portland-based pop retro group Pink Martini, he has performed at The Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles and at The Esplanade in Singapore.

BIRTHPLACE: Assunta Hospital, Petaling Jaya

INSTRUMENT: Voice, Piano

TRAINING: London, USA

CAREER HIGH: The West End, The Hollywood Bowl & 2 Hollywood Movies

CAREER LOW: Working in a diner in LA

LOVES: Nasi Lemak!

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Ida Mariana

Actress and singer, Ida Mariana, is quite a presence in the local music playground, singing at notable music venues as well as corporate events, and the occasional foray into musical theatre.

Mostly known as the sultry 'Kebaya Jazz' songbird, she has garnered an avid following amongst audiences both young and old, local and international; audiences she occasionally surprises with unexpected segues into funk, soul and blues with considerable power and presence.

A frequent collaborator of Sean Ghazi's, she has performed at the Washington Park Summer Festival in Oregon, USA in 2013 and is a regular at well known music venue BOBO Kuala Lumpur.

BIRTHPLACE: Assunta Hospital, Petaling Jaya

INSTRUMENT: Voice

TRAINING: MA in Theatre Studies

CAREER HIGH: Playing Bayan in Puteri Gunung Ledang the Musical

CAREER LOW: Worked as an exhibition booth girl responsible for looking pretty (fun times!)

LOVES: My beautiful daughter Ayanna Imaan #loveofmylife... And coffee!

 

Musical Director

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Nish Tham

Nish Tham graduated from the prestigious Berklee College of Music and holds a Bachelor of Music Degree Summa Cum Laude in Performance and Arranging.

She has collaborated with most of the major theatre companies in Malaysia and has been nominated for awards in musical direction and arrangement in musical theatre.

She also takes on the role of musical director and pianist for many Malaysian singers and musicians including Najwa Mahiaddin, Bihzhu and many more.

Nish has opened for international acts such as Michael Bublé and Babyface.

BIRTHPLACE: Pantai Hospital, Kuala Lumpur

INSTRUMENT: Piano

TRAINING: Berklee College of Music, USA

CAREER HIGH: Hauling two keyboards through the streets of Hong Kong while on tour

CAREER LOW: Scheduling rehearsals with 15 musicians plus singers #pengsan

LOVES: Sleep, followed very closely by food

The Kuchettes

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Individual artistes in their own right with a long history of working together in musical theatre, The Kuchettes bring harmonies, verve and sass to the show.

L-R: Maya Tan, Ruzana Ibrahim, Ida Mariana, Izlyn Ramli

 

The Band

 

Rhythm

L-R: Wan Gigi (Lead Guitar), Amar Azalan (Bass), AKZ (Percussion), Derrick Siow (Drums)

 

Strings

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L-R: Charmaine Lai (Violin), Lu Ee Wong (Violin), Joanne Aw (Viola), Ershad Azalan (Cello)

 

Horns

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L-R: Farid Izwan (Saxophone), Ikhman Zakaria (Trumpet), Hanif Hamid (Trombone)

Piano

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Nish Tham (Piano)