OMG!!! OMG !!! OMG!!! OMG!!! My good buddy Lee posted these photos on FB. These photos were taken more than 10 years ago, with me looking dead thin...not so prosperous, so to speak :P
from left to right :- Ah Miao (keyboard), Lee (bass), myself (drums), Ah Yan (guitars), Ah Hou (lead vocals), Ah Chun (lead guitarist) and the only female in our group See Wan (keyboards)......see, back then i have a neck...lolz
This was the original band I was with. We named ourselves "Ablaze"...kinda sound like a Cina Apek band. We joined Guinness Canto Rock back in 1995 and got 4th placing nationwide. Not bad for 6 lalas and 1 ah lian from Kuantan....hahaha. The MC mispronounced our name as "Ah-Bla-Zee"...and so we were known as that. The group disbanded though. Both the keyboardists were kidnapped to God knows where, and the rest of us are semi-retired. We do get together once in a while banging our heads off. All of us are married now, except for Lee who's getting engaged later this year.
The four Ah Peks during rehearsals in Ah Lau's studio called Melody Music & Sound located in Kompleks Teruntum. I wasn't in the picture though coz I took the picture. See the date of the pic.....11 Dec 1995. Gosh...how time flies. Back then, we had to settle with borrowing the guitars from Ah Lau. Now, we all have our own little instruments.
Me and Lee during the Bank's family trip to Genting. Damn....I was thin. So was Lee. Notice my lala sunglasses bought for RM10 from Temerloh. Good deal ma....buy one free one..hahaha
When we were still bujang-ing....we often celebrate our birthdays together. Lee's was on the 5th and mine was ont he 4th August. This was taken during our birthday karaoke session. Notice the hair......back then, it was the in thing to do...middle partition...hahaha.
And now look at us.....Lee was my bestman last 28 June. And I have no neck....wth!! Hair also getting balder......hahahaha.
....and now we named ourselves The Uncle Band. This was during my wedding dinner. The band played....for free of course. We invited a keyboardist Chee Keong (yellow shirt) and Edmund "Siu Fu" (with the Liverpool shirt....yuck!!)
The new addition to the band was of course my darling wife Rachel, who is just a fanatic fan. :) Thanks darling for sticking up with my drums banging almost every night. And oh....I've taken up bass now. So not so much of noise pollution.