Remember the third installment of Bijou Bazaar, way back in Jeumpa D'ramo, the installment which attracted the police because you folks had to park your cars on Jalan Maarof itself clogging the whole road, causing masive traffic jam up to the Mid Valley flyover. :op
If you do, then you would have remembered this tiny thing, who was dwarfed by her own guitar even but with big husky voice; Tashya Basir. I reckon her acoustic English songs were her best. We're happy to see Tashya being featured in Issue 12 of Time Out Kuala Lumpur and that she'll be performing at Time Out KL's On the Up this March 18 at No Black Tie.
A little bit about her band:
After winning the first Mystarz LG reality show, Tashya formed a 4 peice band Tashya's Ink where "we have side partings, curly hairs and no age limit" she claimed. It started with a plan to have a backing band. Initially, the band was set up with the help of veteran Nakim on bass and soon a reliable guitarist and a level headed, well not so level headed drummer joined the duo. After a long journey of frustration and disappointment they came upon Ayub a reliable drummer and they have not looked back since.
Songs are from the elements of blues, a lil bit of brit pop, a tad of rock & roll and acoustic. "It’s a mixture of many things and if were food, we’d be called lasagna".
Tashya’s Ink has just finish their 3 track single CD + you'd be able to purchase them from our sister event, ARTrage Lab @ Soho KL, next weekend ya'll!
Check out their jam session of 'Mana Hilang'