The night that was

by kudo

someone wanted a review. i wish i could, but as a co-organiser, as much as i would reassure my neutrality in my writing, people may still accuse me of some bias. as i did last year, i'd do a post-mortem on this year's event.

we had more people coming this time. so much so, we'd probably have a scuffle on our hands at the doors. on our part, we admit to our mistake of a recent online announcement of a handful of tickets being available. one person then thinks bringing five mates would do for a handful. but imagine when twenty people think that same thought. do the maths. we do apologise if this had caused some inconvenience to some of the disappointed punters. we are but human. although we would like to quickly point out, tickets were being sold many weeks in advance of the event. so, you all know what to do next year, don't ya?

we had great bands again, half of which were new faces. it was great to have new blood as we wouldn't want the gig to sound exactly like the 2006 gig. we had great guitar players proving, time and time again, it doesn't matter whether or not the guitar came from a car boot sale, you'd still sound fantastic if you're good. this would be the last time we'd see farid's faithful tama swingstar kit. so, we'd have to think fast of what to have next year!

this time, the presence of the opposite sex onstage had improved tremendously (we had an all-girl band from reading university in our waiting list last year - wonder what happened to them?), which was a welcoming change. this year also saw heavier sets played by the nine bands. we do encourage variety (remember terrel brigade last year?) and we still do for the coming gigs. so, if you have a mariachi band for next year's gig, please don't get discouraged from applying for a slot.

on the whole, the vibe we got from most of the people (can't please everyone, can we?) at the gig was the tremendous improvement of the audio at this year's gig. it was a great pity that two of the best available backline got busted (12th flames was one lucky band). we appreciated the difficulty faced by some of the bands (ours was one of them) with regards the sound onstage. it was natural that things improve as the evening went on, but that is how it is. the show goes on. some better and harder working real bands put up with shittier sound at crappy pub venues on a regular basis (and they do this for a living), so who are we to complain. big up to waq and chris for doing a great job and being real pros.

i think that summed up the gig pretty much. it'll be the same again, next year. same old venue. same number of bands playing a 20-minute set each. still just one band to soundcheck. that's what the gig @ sheffield is all about. glasto won't be glasto if they moved to blinkin' wembley stadium, would it?

unless someone gives us a million bucks...

kudo was a co-organiser of the gig @ sheffield and is impatiently waiting for a wembley gig in june


Coda, yet again

it went by really quick. seeing all nine bands get onstage kicking arse (we're british,kan?).

we had crazier bands.

we had a better and more responsive crowd. and there were more of them this time.

what can we say? a really sincere thanks.

to the bands for practising, for making the journey to sheffield from wherever they came from and for giving some of the best band performances this year.

to the crowd for filling up the hall and for giving these bands the overwhelming response they deserve.

the gig didn't go without a few glitches, and we would like to say thanks again to the bands for understanding. as they say, crap happens. and there's this other saying, the show must go on.

12th flames, apocalypse kaw kaw, kemunchup chenta se-malu, ah lian hot pants, bantal kekabu, no smoking & a cup of coffee, from curry to kurma, scratch and forbidden donut. thank you again.

so, what about about 2008? watch this space.



they're back. 50% old, 50% new.



these guys rock. period. some people are still nursing their sore necks from that gig in february.



Kemunchup Chenta Se-Malu (KCS - Kissthyass-kecis-kechelu) is a 7-piece band from London (only half of the band is from London actually!! 2 from Soton and 1 from Notts). The band consists of Shasa (vocals), Nik Yas (lead guitar), Shahmeen (bass), Cib(rhythm guitar), Nik 'Portnoy' Foy (drums) ,Iedil (dictator!!hahaha) and Basyar (roadie/tour manager/vocals during jamming).

We like to have fun so hopefully you guys have fun watching us having fun!!!

p/s: Iedil just turned 23. He wouldn't mind if you guys come up to him and wish him happy birthday, or give him a hug or a kiss when he is on stage. Girls, you can get his number after their performance.



Disclaimer: We're not gay!



No Smoking and A Cup of Coffee is a self-proclaimed British band who have too much spare time on their hands despite the fact that 3 of the band members are in their final year in pursuit of their respective degrees. The band consists of Arfiz (vocals), Tok (guitar), Eugene (guitar), Mok (bass) and Farid (drums). Though they come from different backgrounds,they all share a common passion… music. They also enjoy poetry, art and a walk on the beach on a sunny day. Their dreams of becoming super rockstars may be realized in their first ever and probably their last performance in the highly-anticipated Sheffield Gig 2007.

A message from the band :

"We hope you guys will enjoy the show. We’ve posted the songs that we will be playing on the day; so, learn the lyrics and we hope that you will sing along with us. Bak kata orang tua-tua,

‘2,3 kucing berlari...
kucing itu penat,’

Cheers, mate!!"



Shaq (guitar) is an antisocial loner who experiments with electric shock every day, using himself as a guinea pig. He meets Kamal (bassist), who uses simple words to make a person's life drown in hell and once thought that this silly guy can fit through a letterhole, and Apeq (ex-drummer) who is an all-time nice guy except when it comes to Man U matches and Pro Evo. They jam all the time over a plate of Riverside beryani. Some time later, they meet Rashdan (vocals), a pyro freak who has always been inspired by the 1666 London Fire and a part-time counsellor to people with paedophilic problems. With Rashdan’s experience in performing, the band is directed to a new world of hope in a place they call a stage. After performing once, the band decided to go further. Because of this Apeq decided to leave the band since the government refused give him money to buy a new set of drums. The band later met Wilson (drummer), the surfer dude from Negeri Di Bawah Bayu, who plays the drums as if he's riding a tsunami. The last icing on the roti is Aston (guitar) who spikes his cooking to hypnotise people.

Ladies and gentlemen, this is Apocalypse Kaw Kaw… panas!