I love writing, be it about my feelings, thoughts, poems, experiences, and whatever it is that I can write. Luckily, I am a bit of a musician as well, therefore many of my writings can be transformed into songs. I do not like to be called a singer-songwriter, as I am not much of a singer. I would prefer the term storyteller.
I write – record – produce – perform – mix – and engineer my own songs. With cheap musical and audio instruments (microphone, pre-amp, mini mixer, laptop, midi controller, VST plugins, some sequencer, some sampler, acoustic guitar, bass and electric guitar), I started to record songs in my bedroom.
I used to perform at pubs, radio shows, weddings and other events back home in Jakarta. My lovely band members who were always there for me are Yessi (piano, keyboard, midi), Ava Victoria (violin), Dimas Chondro (guitar), and Ricky Respito (drums). For what it’s worth, 8 of my songs have been aired in some of the most famous radio stations back home.
After about 2 years working on my music on the side, I decided to leave and move to London to pursue my master’s degree. Being a full-time student, I perform regularly at some open mic nights, friends’ birthdays and whatnot. There, I met my wonderful Swedish singing duet, Sophie, who sings much better than me.
After London, I moved to Sydney – where I live at the moment. Here I met some British musicians, 2 English guys and a Scottish girl. And together, we sing some old and classic British tunes at some pubs and small events.