Sunday, December 4, 2011

I am more excited than the Band!

Today is my son, Nick’s band ROSEVELT’s big day!! It is their first Album launch. The launch is held at Club Neverland, 1, Jalan Kia Peng, Kuala Lumpur from 3 – 6 pm. I can’t wait to be there! I want to share my joy with you all! Also, I want to thank those of you who had voted for them when they were competing to be selected to open the concert for their musical icon, INCUBUS in July. Your votes are all worth it! 

Rosevelt opened the concert for Incubus at Stadium Negara

After Nick finished his high school, he decided to pursue Performing Arts. I remembered I was not very glad about his choice because like most parents, I worried that he may not be able to earn a decent living if he was to become a performer, a musician or an artist in our country. It will be a hard and rocky road for him. It will be like living from hand to mouth. My Quay Lo on the contrary said that we should let him choose his own path and pursue a course that he likes and be supportive. He said if one does what he is passionate about, he will excel in it and most of all, he will be happy. I guess that’s true, Nick told me that he is happy even when he is doing his music full time as a singer songwriter and had to eat bread with water for weeks. He did that for a year before he got a day job.  It did not stop him for pursuing his dream. 

After Nick and his band mates formed the band ROSEVELT in 2009, they all worked very hard to produce this first Album and they did it!! These boys did it without financial help from their parents, they did it on their own. I am very proud of them. I hope their story can inspire other young people to pursue their dreams against all odds and like them, never let others tell you, you can’t do it!



Extracted from ROSEVELT website:

##The band climbs up, plugs in, tasting the buzz in the charged neon gloom.  And with an amplified whine, detonates the moshing masses with a rush of Rosevelt. Indeed, that night, all the world's a stage and the stage is theirs.

Opening for their musical icons in July 2011 is a long way from Rosevelt's humble college roots, back when Incubus was the spark that ignited a dream. Now with electrifying effects, frenzied beats, and mind-bending bass lines,wrapped up in intense vocal refrains, Rosevelt has made this recipe for rock
into their signature sound.

Alternative Rock, Hard Melodic Rock, whatever you call this assault on the auditory senses, those who have tasted it often developed a curious case of chronic headbanging.

Erupting from their public debut at Indie Youth Fest 2009, Rosevelt exploded among local music festivals, including Rock the World 2009 and 2010, YOUTH '10, Urbanscapes 2010, and Asian Music Festival 2011.

Their contagious energy has set aflame live venues such as Laundry, The Library, and Urbanattic, as well as events including Fly FM Campur Chart, Guinness St. Patrick's Festival 2010 and Arthur Thursdays 2011.

Debuted in June 2010, Rosevelt's single *Madicine* hit #1 at Cravecharts for eight weeks, #1 at MET 10 for two weeks, #4 at TRAXXfm Upstage, and Top 25 at XFM Underground.

Nevertheless, while Rosevelt's hopes were in the heavens, their feet were firmly on the floor and they paid their dues as campus circuit darlings:

University of Nottingham Malaysia, Sunway University, Monash University, TAR College, HELP University College. In return was a nomination for *BestCollege Act* at the Voize Independent Music Awards 2010

That is how Rosevelt is perfectly embodied in a single word: grassroots. Since breaking into the local music industry, they have been a champion of all talents Malaysian and indie, from music mavens and duds designers to shutterbuffs and architects of art. Rosevelt is local like that.

With that same personal touch, Rosevelt shows are all about crowd connection. It was no strange sight for the band to be constantly touching base with their fans as they rocked Penang, Kelantan, KL, Selangor, Pahang, Malacca, even Singapore. At the core, their essence is a single idea: have
music, will travel!

Rosevelt is currently on the verge of their album debut set in December 2011, having self-produced a mini-album in 2010.##

Rosevelt's Album is sold at RM25.00 at n price but at RM20.00 today at the launch. If any of you would like to have a copy, please let me know. I will have the copy signed by the band and mail it to you.

Click on the Album pic to listen to one of their songs - Politics

They also have their T-Shirts and Jackets on sale at the launch.


  1. I will certainly have look at his site.


  2. Congrats, Nick and all the best., hunky son you've got there, Quay Po. Too bad no longer available. Sighhhh!!!

  3. LOL! So funny what suituapui said. I'm too aunty to say the same, so I won't :D
    Congrats to all of you, whether directly involved or in the background giving moral support.

  4. Congrats to your son and you too Quay Po, I am sure you are a very proud mama!:D

  5. Awwwwww Congrats proud Momsie :) Congrats Rosevelt !!!!

  6. congratulations to Rosevelt and also to you and all in your family! this is really another glory moment to be remembered!

  7. wow rosevelt's member is your son? congrats :) you must be proud then!


  8. Congratulations on the launching of album.. by the way, what type of songs are they playing?

  9. Fantastic! Congrats on the album! It is so wonderful when goals are achieved! All the best!

  10. congrats to rosevelt!!!!! they rock :)

  11. You must be so proud! Congrats :)

  12. Congrats to your son and his band! Oh and to you too! How cool is that!! I do agree that we should let the kids do what they're passionate about. You've been such a great mama for supporting his decision.

  13. Congrats Veron! You're a proud mum, and I see no reason why you shouldn't be! :)

  14. Congrats & I'm so proud of u! All the best to Rosevelt!

  15. Congrats to you, your son and his friends!

  16. Congratulations to Nick and the Band. May their album sells a million and more

  17. @All
    Many thanks to all. The Launch was awesome! Rosevelt and the opening bands gave their best.

  18. Congratulations! You must be SO excited! I can understand your apprehension, tho. I have two nephews who look like they're going to pursue musical's what they want!

  19. Congrats to your son and his band..I just listed to the song Moment and will have to listen some more..I loveeee it!!! You must be so proud!!
    Congrats again!

  20. @Ann
    Yes, I hope your nephew's parents will support them:D

    So happy to hear that you like their song. Please recommend their songs to your friends. Thanks so much.

  21. A big congrats to your son & his band! That means Veron is a Quay Po + rock star mum!

  22. @Jessie
    haha, kind of, sort of... hehe Thanks and I will pass your congrats to the boys!


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