Saturday, February 2, 2013

The Art of the Wind Up Alarm Clock

WVC TRiO + 1 live
Toccata Studio


Date - 20/2/2012
Time - 8pm
Venue - Toccata Studio, 
19B, SS2/55, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Admission - minimum donation RM40
Contact - 0163618504
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Drawing inspiration from the many facets of modern life, 
influenced by Malaysian and other Asian cultures, the music of 
WVC TRiO +1 cuts across many musical genres and defies any 
kind of classification. Tunes such as “The Art of the Wind Up Alarm Clock”, 
“Found and Lost”, “Standing in the Rain on Euclid Avenue” tries to examine 
and express the human condition in modern life, using the artform known as 
"jazz" as its stylistic musical vehicle. 

Formed in 2006 as a trio, WVC TRiO +1 completed its quartet line up 
with the addition of saxophonist Julian Chan. The group has toured extensively 
in the region, heralding back the spirit being "on the road" of touring jazz bands of old. 
Through these regional tours, WVC TRiO +1 has brought its music to 
many corners of Malaysia, Singapore, China, Taiwan, Thailand, and Macao. 
In one of these tours, the quartet managed to travel extensively over 
18 cities within a month, using different means of transportation, playing 
in many different types of venues.

WVC TRiO +1 has three instrumental albums - “WVC TRiO” (2008), 
“ELEVEN” (2009), “In the Dark, I See Her” (2011) - that explored different 
musical genres (while maintaining the spirit of jazz as its core) and combinations in its
 line-up. Most of the tunes recorded are original tunes written by the band members. 
In addition, the band also experiments with transforming unlikely pop tunes, 
Chinese classics, and many mainstream music into new jazz re-arrangements, 
in the spirit of the great jazz musicians of old.

WVC TRiO +1 has been invited to appear in many festivals in the region 
such as Taichung Jazz Festival, Kota Kinabalu Jazz Festival, Phuket International 
Jazz Festival, Tianjin International Jazz Fest, Macao International 
Jazz Week and many others. In addition, the band has played extensively 
in the Malaysian local jazz clubs, from No Black Tie, Nero Fico, 
(the now defunct) Venue, and many others.

The present incarnation of the WVC Trio + 1 consists of 
bandleader/composer/arranger/music director/pianist Tay Cher Siang, 
bassist AJ, drummer KJ Wong and saxophonist Julian Chan. 
The band remains one of the most active units in the Malaysian performance 
circuit and is one of the most sought after bands in Malaysia for Hi-Fi 
recordings and live performances.

WVC TRiO + 1 Live

 WVC TRiO + 1 live at Toccata Studio only one night! 
Listen a truly acoustic jazz in town.

Catch the 2nd half of real acoustic jazz music by WVC Trio + 1 .. 
Playing Faye Wong music in jazz style.

Toccata Studio
19B, SS2/55, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. 

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