Jose James Live at The Bee, Publika

José James is an American vocalist best known for performing and blending modern jazz and hip-hop. James performs all over the world both as a leader and with other groups.

James is the son of a Panamanian saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist. James attended The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. In 2008, he debuted with his first album, The Dreamer, on the Brownswood label. BLACKMAGIC followed in 2010. 2010’s For All We Know came out on the Impulse! label.For All We Know became the winner of both the Edison Award and L’Académie du Jazz Grand Prix for best Vocal Jazz Album of 2010.

Here are some pictures I took that night:

Jose James Live at The Bee, Publika

Jose James Live at The Bee, Publika

Jose James Live at The Bee, Publika

Jose James Live at The Bee, Publika

~Later Days~

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URBANSCAPES 2012

Happy new year to all, yes I know it is a bit late to wish everyone but it has been crazy busy for me since the year started. There will be loads of updates coming along your way. Please do check out my site. Anyway last year I was given the opportunity to shoot a portrait series at Urbanscapes. This event saw big names in music both local and internationally. Here are some of the portraits I shot for The Spacemen during the festival :

URBANSCAPES 2012 - Portrait Project

URBANSCAPES 2012 - Portrait Project

URBANSCAPES 2012 - Portrait Project

URBANSCAPES 2012 - Portrait Project

URBANSCAPES 2012 - Portrait Project

URBANSCAPES 2012 - Portrait Project

URBANSCAPES 2012 - Portrait Project

URBANSCAPES 2012 - Portrait Project

URBANSCAPES 2012 - Portrait Project

URBANSCAPES 2012 - Portrait Project

URBANSCAPES 2012 - Portrait Project

URBANSCAPES 2012 - Portrait Project

To see the whole set from the series click HERE

~Later Days~

Ryan Higa : Live in KL

Yes that is right, a couple of weeks ago, the one and only Ryan Higa a.k.a Niga Higa was in town. This crazy and fun fellow is from USA and is a well known YouTuber on the planet.

Here is an excerpt of his description from Wikipedia :

Nigahiga is the YouTube channel of American internet personality Ryan Higa. Since relocating to Las Vegas to study filmmaking at UNLV, Higa’s videos are either solo efforts or videos with other people such as KevJumba. They are known for their YouTube comedy videos, which have been viewed over 1.2 billion times. As of September 2012, Higa’s YouTube channel, Nigahiga, has over 5.6 million subscribers. According to Higa, his channel name is a combination of “Niga”, which means “rant” in Japanese, and his last name, “Higa”.

The event happened in the Bentley Auditorium, here are some pictures from the night. The evening started witg performance by Darren Ashley,upcoming singer/songwriter. There were also local YouTubers such as Joseph Germani and hosted by Hitz FM Dj/ JinnyboyTV , Jin Lim. Here you go for pics :

Ryan Higa : Live in KL

Ryan Higa : Live in KL

Ryan Higa : Live in KL

Ryan Higa : Live in KL

Ryan Higa : Live in KL

Ryan Higa : Live in KL

Ryan Higa : Live in KL

Ryan Higa : Live in KL

Ryan Higa : Live in KL

The event was organized by the amazing people of SoulManna Live

Israel Houghton & New Breed and Planetshakers : Live in Kuala Lumpur

Israel Houghton (pronounced, hoh’-tin) (born May 19, 1971) is an American Christian singer and worship leader, mostly known for his cross-cultural style of Christian music that fuses elements from gospel, jazz and rock. Houghton is usually credited as Israel & New Breed and currently signed to Integrity Music. Houghton is a worship leader at Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas.

I went all the way to Jakarta to see him in concert but he came to KL finally after so many years. It was a tour together with Planetshakers team from Australia. Well here are some pics :

Israel Houghton & New Breed and Planetshakers : Live in KL

Israel Houghton & New Breed and Planetshakers : Live in KL

Israel Houghton & New Breed and Planetshakers : Live in KL

Israel Houghton & New Breed and Planetshakers : Live in KL

Israel Houghton & New Breed and Planetshakers : Live in KL

Israel Houghton & New Breed and Planetshakers : Live in KL

Israel Houghton & New Breed and Planetshakers : Live in KL

Israel Houghton & New Breed and Planetshakers : Live in KL

~Later Days~

SUM 41 : Live in Kuala Lumpur

Sum 41 is a Canadian Punk Rock band from Ajax, Ontario. The band was formed in 1996 and currently consists of members Deryck Whibley (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Tom Thacker (lead guitar, backing vocals), Jason McCaslin (bass guitar, backing vocals) and Steve Jocz (drums).

In 1999, the band signed an international record deal with Island Records. The band released their debut album, All Killer, No Filler in 2001. The band achieved mainstream success with their first single from the album, “Fat Lip”, which reached number-one on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart and remains the band’s most successful single to date. All Killer No Filler’ was certified platinum in the United States, Canada and in the UK. The band has since released four more studio albums: Does This Look Infected? (2002), Chuck (2004) Underclass Hero (2007) and Screaming Bloody Murder (2011).

The band often performs more than 300 times each year and holds long global tours, most of which last more than a year. They have been nominated for seven Juno Awards and have won twice (Group of the Year in 2002 and Rock Album of the Year for Chuck in 2005). Sum 41 was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance for the song Blood In My Eyes, however they lost to the Foo Fighters.

Their show in KL Live Centre was simply crazy and energetic. Not to forget the cussing all the way. Anyway here are some pics that I shot :

SUM 41 Live in Kuala Lumpur

SUM 41 Live in Kuala Lumpur

SUM 41 Live in Kuala Lumpur

SUM 41 Live in Kuala Lumpur

SUM 41 Live in Kuala Lumpur

SUM 41 Live in Kuala Lumpur

SUM 41 Live in Kuala Lumpur

SUM 41 Live in Kuala Lumpur

SUM 41 Live in Kuala Lumpur

SUM 41 Live in Kuala Lumpur

SUM 41 Live in Kuala Lumpur

~Later Days~

Kina Grannis : Live in Kuala Lumpur

These past few months, KL has been privileged to have many talented people especially, YouTube sensations. Last year KL saw the appearance of AJ Rafael, Clara C and the Jayeselee twins.

Early this month, I was so happy to meet another person, she is one the earliest singer songwriters that I have been following on YouTube. It is non other, the amazing and talented Kina Grannis. According to Wiki :

“Kina Kasuya Grannis (born August 4, 1985) is a guitarist and singer-songwriter from California. She is half Japanese and half English, Irish, French, Scottish, Dutch and German. In 2006, Grannis recorded and self-released two more albums, One More in the Attic and In Memory of the Singing Bridge. In early 2007, she recorded “Ours to Keep” written by Rachael Lawrence and Deborah Ellen. This song would be featured regularly on General Hospital and was in an episode of the ABC Family’s mini-series Samurai Girl in September 2008.

On November 14, 2007, she created her YouTube account and began posting videos of her songs online. Her first video, “Message From Your Heart,” was entered into Doritos Crash the Super Bowl contest. The contest, which she won, landed her a contract with Interscope Records. Her YouTube videos have received more than 77 million views and have propelled her to become one of YouTube’s most popular personalities “

Some of her well known hits are “Valentine”, “In Your Arms”, “The Way You Are” and many amazing covers by artists. She was even featured on the Ellen show for her video that featured Jelly Beans.

Anyway here are some of the shots I took of her when she was performing live at Wisma Bentley auditorium.

Kina Grannis : Live in Kuala Lumpur

Kina Grannis : Live in Kuala Lumpur

Kina Grannis : Live in Kuala Lumpur

Kina Grannis : Live in Kuala Lumpur

Kina Grannis : Live in Kuala Lumpur

Kina Grannis : Live in Kuala Lumpur

Kina Grannis : Live in Kuala Lumpur

Kina & Moi

I am also very thankful to Soulmanna Live for giving me the opportunity to be the official photographer for this concert.

~Later Days~