Xiong, guitarist, composer, and arranger have paid his dues playing innumerable club gigs, and through it all, he has worked with the likes of Harvey Malaiholo (Indonesian vocalist), Kris Dayanti (Indonesian vocalist), Angelita Li (vocalist from Hong Kong), Jonas Gwanga (jazz trombonist from South Africa), John Kaizan Neptune (an American shakuhachi exponent), Steve Thornton (percussionist from New York), Valtinho Anastacio (a much sought after percussionist from Brazil) Apart from the run-of-the-mill club gigs, he has performed in various local music festivals, some of which were, the Kuala Lumpur Arts Festival, Sarawak Rainforest Music Festival, Langkawi Arts Festival. Penang Jazz Festival, Sabah Jazz Festival, Jak Jazz Festival (2013), JB Arts Festival (2014), JB Jazz Festival 2015 His compositions have been recorded by the likes of Asiabeat, the brainchild of Lewis Pragasam. He has composed for various short films and animations. His music has been described as “mellow, feel-good, laid-back”. His voice on guitar is laconic and softly spoken as the man himself, who favors short sweet phrases, dense chordal modulations, and an occasional yearning guitar solo. His tone is rich yet unadorned, the warm melodic sound of an unaffected guitar. In his own words, Xiong is a disciple of Miles “less is more” Davis. The music is mostly meditative, thoughtful and romantic. His most recent endeavor of note was the release of his self-titled album ‘xiong’ in 2013, in which he pays homage to the spirit of Brazilian music and Jazz improvisations.
About Cher Siang
Tay immerse himself in the education of Jazz in Malaysia and Asia, he taught at UCSI, UM, The Yamaha Music Academy and UPM. He is also teaching at his private studio, and giving master classes, jazz clinics throughout Malaysia and Asia. As a pianist and composer, Tay has been touring extensively with his band WVC – Malaysian Jazz Ensemble, and also with a multi nationals band Unit Asia, to China, Taiwan, Macau, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, Brunei, Indonesia, Vietnam, Japan, Turkey, Egypt, India, Italy, Germany, Spain, and the USA. Total of nine albums were released throughout the Years, with original compositions and arrangements. Tay is also active in producing recordings with various artists and singers in the region. He has produced 28 albums to date. In 2016, Tay won three Kakiseni - Boh Cameronian Arts Awards, the most prestigious awards for Performing Arts in Malaysia, for his compositions and performances. Another nominations came in 2020, for his production of Shakespeare and Jazz concerts of which he bagged the best original composition award. He is invited to give a TedX talk at the prestigious 2018 TedX Petaling Street, and then perform with his band at the said event. Tay is also the music director and arranger for various notable Singers and musical acts in the Malaysian live music scene.
About AHP & Chef William
Chef with a licence to thrill. Chef William Ragonneau is a French Chef and trained at Alain Ducasse School. He has a diverse experience in the hospitality industry especially in Asia and Europe. Since launching asianhouseparty, his diverse experience has allowed them to curate and customize menus for each of their clients such as French, Mediterranean and of course Asian. Chef William and the Asianhouseparty team have organised many successful events at temuhouse and we look forward for more to come
Event details: Date: 3rd Aug 2022, Wednesday
Time: 7:00pm - 10:30pm
Price: RM350 per person
(includes a 5 course dinner, a welcome drink & the show)