Saturday, February 13, 2010

The man with a violin

At the recent CNY drinking with my wine kakis at the wine merchant's office, I managed to meet up with some friends that I only get to see once in a year. It's like one of those once-in-a-year friends gathering to drink, be merry and make money (which is gambling for the obvious reasons).

I knew that this friend of mine has a friend that I wanted to meet... A man whom is musically inclined, talented violinist and an accomplished musician in the local music scene. And we all know a man who serenades sweet music is sexy! And so he held up his Blackberry and called Dennis Lau, telling him we have a girl whom wants his autograph here and the added bonus of a 32 year old Old Malt Cask Glenrothes Distillery whisky!

People, this is Dennis Lau... our very own Malaysian violinist.

Dennis Lau

He happened to be the first instrumental artiste to sign on with Sony Music in the whole nation and his debut album is called Diversify. You can find out more about him at his official website here and if you would like to communicate with him, his Facebook is available here. He's very friendly and he does communicate with his fans, constantly asking for their views and opinions on his music. I must say that humility sells!

I find the CD very refreshing as it has a mix of tunes of violin and vocals. If you like something modern, this would be suitable but if you prefer something like Beethoven and Chopin, then you might find this album a little out of place. Nonetheless, I must admit that I do not buy local albums (I know I should but I didn't) and this is one of those CDs that I ran out to buy after listening to the preview and after reading an article about it. I was so intrigued and decide to let my impulsive side take over and drove straight to Subang Parade and grab his CD right away at Rock Corner.

Of course I didn't waste an opportunity in getting an autograph during that night! I think I was blushing when I handed him the CD, like a little girl squealing in delight when offered an ice-cream.

Nevermind the gap in my name....

Oh, actually I forgot to ask him for a picture together but then my friends were so alert and smart, they helped me to capture this!

Good music on my right, a good smoke on left and the sexy one at the side.
Perfect combination!

I think it's always the right thing to do when one supports a local artiste by buying their ORIGINAL CDs. Don't be so cheapskate to buy the pirated ones la... after all, we should do our part in contributing to the local entertainment scene so that we can see more of these talents.

So, if you do not know what to buy on Valentine's Day for your other half, why not get this album (As a bonus, you can definitely pass off by sounding cultured and all)?
It's sexy, it's refreshing and it's the music of love.

(I think I just made myself sound like a teenager screaming with joy over an autograph. Hmmph...)

Oh, Happy Chinese Roar Year & Happy Valentine's Day....
(so are you choosing love over family tomorrow?!!)

*DiversiFy can be found on the shelves of major record stores such as CD Rama, Rock Corner, Speedy and Victoria Music Centre*


Huai Bin said...

Heh! Yeah, it's always nice to get an autographed CD. I can't remember the last time I got that. Happy CNY Eiling!

Sean said...

oh ya, i think i read about him in a newspaper article or a website recently too. i'm not a big fan of classical music, but i admire musicians who are really good at the piano, violin, etc. and this guy does seem like he'd play more modern music, so i MIGHT actually enjoy it :D
and btw, i'm choosing family today. =)

foongpc said...

I have not bought his album yet! Maybe I will buy it this week : )

eiling lim said...

Huai Bin: time to get another one huai bin?

Sean: you can listening to the preview and if you find that it's your taste, you can always go out and grab a CD.

Foongpc: Kudos!!! That's very good!

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