ALOFT HOTELS AND MTV COLLABORATE TO OFFER MILLENNIAL TRAVELLERS LIVE MUSIC ACCESS WHILE ON-THE-GO ACROSS ASIA
To kick-off the collaboration, a select group of Southeast Asian media and bloggers (including myself) were invited to a music celebration at Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral on 8-10 November. Hosted by MTV VJ Hanli, the event started with a Music Preview Party to sample how guests can mix, mingle and meet at “Live at Aloft Hotels,” and featured The Light Fantastic, a local female duo.
The Light Fantastic, a local female duo.
(From left: Cookie & Melina)
Cookie Ong, a versatile singer who can perform in various styles such as pop, rock, Jazz, R&B. She is able to sing songs in different languages. Eg. Chinese, English, Thai, Spanish, Japanese, Cantonese, Hokkien.
She started her singing career since year 2005 as a pop girl band named ‘Muffin’ under a recording label (Avenue One Studio). Then continued as a solo performer with different bands including Urban Tribes, 90s movement, Velvet and The Elements.
She has been performing at the Four Seasons’ Diplomat Lounge in Macau for 2 consecutive years (2009 – 2010) as a 5 piece band (The Elements) and 3 piece acoustic band.
Melina William graduated with Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Westminster [UK] and International College Of Music [Malaysia]. Although she is currently known primarily as the leader, vocalist and bassist of the progressive rock band Tempered Mental, Melina has also done session work for Malaysian artistes like Pete Teo, Mia Palencia, Suki, Nikki, Juwita Suwito, Ferhad and so on.
Melina has been performing in live houses and music festivals since she was a teenager. The many international music festivals she has played include Baybeats [Singapore], Phat Fest [Thailand], Canadian Music Week [Canada], Sunburst [Malaysia], Rock The World [Malaysia], Busan International Rock Festival, as well as two major music television concerts in Korea. Melina has also performed in several live houses around Tokyo. Melina has just completed a 3-month contract as a guitarist/ vocalist in a 5-piece band at the Four Seaons in Macau.
Melina is a multi-instrumentalist. Other than bass, she also plays the guitar, piano and percussion.
Cookie and Melina have been performing separately and as a group for more than 10 years now. When they do play together, their versatility allows for them to perform as a trio or a duo with multiple instrumentation options. They have played in several venues as a full band, as well as an acoustic group.
As both of them are main vocalists with varying musical personalities, it creates a wide and interesting spectrum within their performance sets.
If you want to hear them sing live,
come to Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral, W XYZ bar every Friday 7pm-9pm.
Check out www.mtvasia.com/aloftlive for more updates.
Singapore Blogger- Tselyn (http://www.tsetsk.com/)
Host- MTV VJ Hanli
We had our wonderful lunch while watching the screening.