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Lovehunters back on the prowl

Veteran Malay rock trio will be doing gigs and recording again, starting with a show next month

Published on Apr 21, 2014 8:48 PM
 
Lovehunters’ Moliano Rasmadi (right) on what audiences can expect from their gig, which will include cover tunes by bands such as British hard rockers Deep Purple. With him are his bandmates Saharudin Jalil (left) and Yazid Abu Bakar. -- ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

At their last gig, a sold-out performance at the Esplanade Concert Hall on Jan 1, 2011, veteran Malay rock trio Lovehunters announced it as their last concert together.

So it came as a surprise when the band recently said that they have reunited and will be doing gigs and recording again, starting with a show at *Scape on May 3.

The three - singer/bassist Yazid Abu Bakar, 52, guitarist Moliano Rasmadi, 54, and drummer Saharudin Jalil, 51 - got back together because they have "unfinished business" to settle, they tell Life!.

Explains the drummer, better known as Sahar: "We have always wanted to inspire younger musicians with what we achieved over the last three decades, just like how we were inspired by local bands such as Sweet Charity which came before us.

 
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"Most people know only our hit songs and might think we do a lot of love ballads. But there's a lot more to our band... we want to show off the heavier side of our music."

Lovehunters' Moliano Rasmadi on what audiences can expect from their gig, which will include cover tunes by bands such as British hard rockers Deep Purple. With him are his bandmates Saharudin Jalil and Yazid Abu Bakar


Book it

LOVEHUNTERS "ABSOLUTE ROCK"

Where: The Ground Theatre @ *Scape

When: May 3, 8pm

Admission: $78. Call 9152-8056, 9871-1091 or 8242-8600 or buy from Inspiria Arts & Music at Block 371 Bukit Batok Street 31, 01-300, S.K. Connection at Block 36 Chai Chee Avenue, 01-169, or Charco's at Block 608 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5, 01-2771

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