THOUGH new album owned group of music DEWA having title “Bintang Lima” has circulated sufficiently long in Indonesia, but in Malaysia is just circularized around two months ago. The album simply gets remarkable greeting from public Malaysia.
This thing is proven when Dewa performs a promotion-tour in Malaysia performed in Hard Rock Café Kualalumpur (January15, 2001). In the concert performance, DEWA greeted by 700 audiences building drug, and noted by around 400 others who beyond the building. Besides DEWA is including group of first band bouncing Indonesian song in Hard Rock Café.
According to Didit, the manager of DEWA who escorts the tour, confess has just been is this, there are artist enabled by singing Indonesian songs in one of cafe in Kualalumpur. While the regulation is every coming up artist must bring English-speaking song, without aside. " We really feels is respectable hears explanation from the cafe organizer," express Didit.
From the journey of the promo-tour in Malaysia, confessed DEWA is which is first. Of course the personnel of DEWA surprises with greeting which they received from the the devotees in Malaysia. But the surprise taste becomes separate pride, because some of they have knocked by heart with songs Dewa. (sponsored by Ampeg & Ritmuller Guitars, Cannon, Technics)
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The 13th DEWA 19 ANNIVERSARY: Ari Lasso Coming-Up ...
It is not as usual, Hard Rock Café at Monday night ( August28, 2000) crowded with visitor, even to abundant out building. They is devotee of Dewa 19 usualy is called as Baladewa. Though event of commemoration of the 13th anniversary of Dewa 19 is just performed at , but one hours before all, the visitors has raced along to the hotspot which located in Jl. MH. Thamrin, Central Jakarta.
Even most of visitor must satisfy enjoys show of the idol band-group is from outside building, because building capacities just for 600 persons. Coming temporary more than 1,500.
The songs of Aspirasi Putih, Manusia Biasa, and Aku Milikmu is bounced nicely. The situation so glorious because the audiences partakes dances and dissolves in oscillation of music. Caught up then song Kuldesak and Persembahan Dari Surga taken away from The Best of Dewa album.
The situation increasingly warmness when Ahmad Dhani calls the former of vocalist Dewa 19 to present and singing in the special event. He is Ari Lasso. His voice which typically bouncing song " Cinta ‘kan Membawamu Kembali" accompanied by the keyboard of Ahmad Dhani.
Simply the return of Ari comes up with Dewa at the night gets hilarious greeting from the Baladewa. They still come in waves (reverberate) the vocalist which formerly they have ever worshiped that. Do not have the power arrest; detaining emotion, some people do not have the power arrest;detaining tear to hear dulcet voice of Ari bouncing lilting romantic song of slow. Song " Cinta ‘Kan Membawamu Kembali" of course has sticked with Ari’s vocal.
"Ari…Ari…Ari…!" rallying call of audience always reechoed asks that Ari to ready singing again. But practically, Ari is not a vocalist of Dewa again, he then downwards and the position returns to occupied by ONCE. Hereinafter, the voice of ONCE which the night amuses the audiences. Still, ONCE also still be greeted by the hearers, more than anything else when he bounce single hit Roman Picisan.
"This really surprise, presents it Ari at the really night makes I am wonderful, Amazing!" said one of audience that is also hopes can meet with Wong Aksan, former-drummer of Dewa 19.
Like within reason event of anniversary, the night waxy blower also is done. The audiences asks that Ari breezing it, but then the blower only done by Tyo and Dhani. The Solo Drum Attraction by Tyo Nugros to get applaud a real hilarious from audience. In between the abundance audiences, seems to present some personnel of Band-group: Slank, Gigi, Neutral and Ada Band.
"Intentionally we are invite Ari Lasso in this special event, because though he is not anymore as the vocalist of Dewa, but he is a part of us," says Dhani. Nonetheless, seems to desire of Baladewa that Ari can return to strengthens Dewa must be buried in. " No intend to interesting of Ari returns," says Dhani. The statement of was strengthened by Ari, " No I’m not, I will not return again. Without me too, they can stand up. When DEWA still be identical with me, probably because has not accustomed," says Ari the night.
When show would soon after, the audiences has not also bolts from the place. Voice returns vociferously when Ari to come up for at twice in the end of that event. This, he is having duet with ONCE. The song of Kamulah Satu-satunya bounced to be dulcet from their voice. Ari Lasso and Once seen very the night intimate, they is each other embrace and show how brotherly position and this thing gives a real circumstantial impression in the heart of the devotees.
The desire of group of music DEWA to make ballad album of course have been spelled out members sufficiently long. The plan they would soon realizes the dream in the near time. Now DEWA is drawing up the album taken away from by songs slow property of DEWA which would rearrangement according to the song type.
According to plan, the new album will be entitled Best Ballad of DEWA. Namely songs which is gathering of from album DEWA before all, and partly are taken away from their concert.
On last 1999, DEWA of course have ever released album with title The Best of DEWA 19 with Ari Lasso as vocalist. At ballad album later there are a few differences in process of its record. " Including the vocal of Ari Lasso and Once," explains Kadet, Manager Promotion Aquarius Musikindo.
According To Cadet, actually this album not only wanted by DEWA, but also from the side of Aquarius itself. But there is thing making process of the album choke up, after they release last album, BINTANG LIMA ( 2000).
The first Factor is the schedule of DEWA in Concert which increasingly so close. Then DEWA assumes that doing to repeat the record process is not work which is easy. " Including Ari which again stired record for his solo," said Kadet. Nevertheless, group of DEWA has started tills some DEWA19 songs. (article on last January10, 2001)
Yuke Brief History Yuke Sampurna which is more knowledgeable by the nicknamefor Yuke, borns in Bandung on 19 Junes 1968, he is youngest child out of ten having you result of nuptials between R.T.M Soebrata with Mrs. Suliningsih. Before taking a fancy to castanets Bass Yuke beforehand plays drum castanets (3rd class SMP NEGERI 7 Bandung). After admission SMA starts tries plays castanets with four strings that is Bass. Talent plays at the music obtained from both old fellows that is also skilled plays assorted of castanets like Guitar, violin and organ. And itself talent supported by ninth of people his brothers which also has talent and interest is in music.
Since Childhood Yuke lived in Bandung and has a real friend many,from SMP up to SMA. refraction of obsolescence at the time in SMP be liking having anthem because his hard character but easy to interact that is one of his individuality. In SMA, Yuke have time to follow group vowel extra curricular to reach college and starts play together interscholastic band as player Bass.
After failing to pass Diploma III (D3) Japan Art UNPAD (University of Padjadjaran) and D3 Tours & Travel STIEPAR, Yuke starts seriously to walk career in music line. Hereinafter he meets with Deta, Reza & Rika, they then forms a Band which so called "Odissey" which often cafes admission exit in Bandung brings songs disco 1980. After run 5 year, " Odissey" unloads personnel tide and around year of 1997 change names becomes " The Groove". In The year 1999 Yuke with his Band releasing first their album. Yuke is one ofdrive-making this band pierces Indonesia music arena with his own color.
When Yuke and his Band is often comes up in cafes, he meets with a girl is being looks on action the bandstand, the girl so called latter Namara Surtikanti complete more chummy in calling Kikan "COKELAT". After passing the engaged-process during approximately 2 year, Yuke ensures that Kikan is his soul-mate on 02 months February the year 2002. On 21 Januaries the2003, the couples are bestowed by a daughterwhich in giving name of Shira Sampurna and on 27 Aprils 2004 increasingly even part they by bearing it second son which in giving name of Kei Sampurna.
At in the middle of the 2000, in one of cafe in Jakarta Yuke meets with Once & Tyo, they offer to assistDEWA TOUR in 36 towns as additional player and Yuke at that time still stiring with his Band. In the year 2002 Yuke returns to meeting with manager DEWA in one of shopping center in Jakarta and back gets secondary offering to assist Mistikus Tour as additional player. Yuke must take decision that is hardly difficult, after pass mature-thinking process, hence Yuke accepts the bargain. Finally, he is formally becoming one of the permanent personnel of DEWA as bassist.
Yuke Profile Height : 174 cm Weight : 54 kg Hobby : Billiard, Remote Control Sport, Riding Moge (Big Motorcycle) Shirt Size : S Shoe Size : 41 / 7.5 Pants Size: 29 Favorite Food : Japanese Food & Sea Food Unfavorite Food : Rendang (meat simmered in spices and coconut milk), fried rice Favorite Drink: Beer, a cup of coffee , Kopyor Ice Unfavorite Drink : Soft Drink Bad Habits : Smoking Intensively Bad Character: Easy Bored Odious Character: disavow Favorite Song (DEWA) : Cukup Siti Noerbaya (its bass is more interactive) Unfavorite Song (DEWA) : Kosong Complicated Song of DEWA : Cukup Siti Noerbaya Easily Song of DEWA : Kamulah satu-satunya Favorite City to Concert : Padang (Fresh city with beach panorama) The Commotion and Fuss City in Concert : Aceh Favorite Idle Place : Citos (Cilandak Town Square) Very Desired Man to Meet : Sting, Allanis Morisette, Robert De Niro Favorite Pets : Dog Unfavorite Pets : Cat, Fly, Mosquito Favorite Fruits : Peer, kedondong, bengkuang(juicy tuber) Unfavorite Fruits : Marquisa
His full-name is Setyo Nugroho or usually is called Tyo Nugros. Tyo is borne in Jakarta, 21 Decembers 1970. Tyo which learnt in Percussions Institute of Technology ( PIT) Musicians Institute ( MI), Hollywood - American, have ever met with many people, for example Joe Porcaro (father of TOTO drummer, Jeff Porcaro, late.). From there he learnt all about the technical drummed, it is how to hold stick and he also gets lesson of all music types, jazz, metal, and others.
From so much people, Tyo assumes Matt Laug ( drummer which cooperated with Alanis Morissette and The Corrs) as one who very stands in forming his self as drummer. Now, blow taught by Laug that is which many applied Tyo to till the music of Dewa 19. Tyo also have ever been merged into group of Getah ( Underground Gothic),Sic Mynded ( Underground Gothic), Fariz RM Trio ( Pop Creative), Haris Ioni Band ( Funky Rock) and Ahmad Band ( Alternative Rock). And becomes Additional Musician for musicians and other singer like : Daughter, Ari Lasso, Baron, Tere, Reza, Iwan Fals and others.
Tyo Profile Height : 173 cm cm Weight : 67 kg Hobby : Reading, watching, drawing, sightseeing Shirt Size : M - L Shoe Size : 43 / 9 Pants Size: 31 Favorite Food : chicken roasted meat, pempek Palembang, Chicken Steak, Popcorn Unfavorite Food : Pete&jengkol, Kikil, Muscle Meatball (Indonesia: Baso Urat) Favorite Drink: Fruity Juice, Green Coconut Ice, Lemon Tea, Champagne, Wine Unfavorite Drink : Herbal Tonic (Indonesia: Jamu) Bad Habits : Hardly Sleepy and Hardly to Wake-up right away Bad Character: Easy Bored Odious Character: Intervention my business, disturbed my privacy Favorite Song (DEWA) : Cemburu (need to very high skill) Unfavorite Song (DEWA) : Cinta @ Misteri Complicated Song of DEWA : Cemburu Easily Song of DEWA : Lagu Cinta Favorite City to Concert : Bandung The Commotion and Fuss City in Concert : Cirebon Favorite Idle Place : Café (in Senayan Plaza) Very Desired Man to Meet : Monica Bellucci, Jacky Chan Favorite Pets : Dog, Panda, Tiger, chimpanzee Unfavorite Pets : Cockroach, Mosquito, fly&bluebottle Favorite Fruits : Plenty… Unfavorite Fruits : Lime
Tyo Lustfulness The legend favorite Band : The Police, Casiopea, Uzeb, Chick Corea Electric Band, Yes, King Crimson Favorite Recent Band : Dream Theater, Radio Head, Dave Matthews Band, Planet X Favorite Keyboardist : Eddie Jobson, Chick Corea Favorite Guitarist : Steve Vai, Steve Lukather Favorite Bassist : Sting, Alain Caron Favorite Drummer : Phill Collins, Bill Bruford, Dave Weckl, Stewart Copeland Favorite Vocalist (Female): Bjork, Tori Amos Favorite Vocalist (Male) : Seal, David Lee Roth, Peter Gabriele, Nik Kershaw Favorite Movie : All Movie of Bruce Lee, Rush Hour, Saving Private Ryan, Friday 13th Favorite TV Serial Film : - Favorite Actor/ Actress : Bruce Lee, Jacky Chan, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Collin Farrell, Monica Belluci Favorite Model : Gizelle, Rebeca Romijn Stamos Favorite Resort : Hawaii, Universal Studio Pride Vehicle : Rolls Royce, Sport Vehicle
His full-name is Elfonda Mekel, this handsome guy born on 21 Mays 1970, he usually is called ONCE. This graduate of University of Indonesia at the Faculty Of Law starts music career when he invited by his brother to follow festival inter-high school in Jakarta performed by Cockpit Enterprise. Besides singing, Once also enough mastering various among other castanets: piano, drum and guitar. This vocalist of DEWA band-group have ever joined forces with some bands : Brawijaya and Dimensi. This bands mostly bringing others song ( covers version).
Has just then, at band Java Burns, which then turns into Bottoms Up ( band group genesis Getah) Once brings song - masterpiece song his self. Around start year 1990, Once at the first time record as vocalist in an compilation album of pop song. In the same year of he releases mini of album having coronet " A Thousand Day-dreams" with Pay ( BIP), Ronald ( ex Gigi) and Andi Liani ( late).
In the year 1993 up to 1997 Once disappears from Indonesia music world, caused trouble at his own sound track, this causes he cannot sing at the range of time. Time sufficiently long that is finished it to finalize his Study, then he worked a finite construction company and research institute of the year 1998. But because his desire to plays music which so big in his self and after his own sound track returns to recovering, Once sets mind on returning to the world of music. He very lucky because in that year too, Once has chosen as vocalist DEWA in the year 1999.
Once Profile Height : 180 cm Weight : 74 kg Hobby : Football (Soccer), Reading Favorite Book, Spending-Time on TV. Shirt Size : M Shoe Size : 42.5 Pants Size: 31 - 32 Favorite Food : Fresh Fish Unfavorite Food : Everything with high cholesterol, Jengkol&Petai, eggplant Favorite Drink: Orange Juice Unfavorite Drink : Hard Liquor Bad Habbits : Hard sleepy and Hard to wake-up from sleep Bad Character: Deficiency of Communication Odious Character: Scam Favorite Song (DEWA) : Kosong Unfavorite Song (DEWA) : Separuh Nafas Complicated Song of DEWA : Persembahan Dari Surga Easily Song of DEWA : Separuh Nafas Favorite City to Concert : Surabaya The Commotion and Fuss City in Concert : Malang Favorite Idle Place : - Very Desired Man to Meet : - Favorite Pets : Dog, Horse Unfavorite Pets : Worm and Frog Favorite Fruits : Mango Unfavorite Fruits : sapodilla (sawo)
Once's Lustfulness The legend favorite Band : Queen, The Beatles, The Police, Led Zeppelin, U2 Favorite Recent Band : Muse, Coldplay, Soundgarden. Favorite Keyboardist : Rick Wakeman. Favorite Guitarist : Brian May, The Edge, Jimmy Page. Favorite Bassist : John Deacon, Paul McCartney. Favorite Drummer : John Bonham, Neil Peart, Stewart Copeland. Favorite Vocalist (Female): Alanis Morrisette, Avril Lavigne, Kate Bush. Favorite Vocalist (Male) : Freddy Mercury, Seal, Bono, Jeff Buckley, Al Jerrau. Favorite Movie : Trilogy of Matrix, Gladiator. Favorite TV Serial Film : Startrek, X-files, Tom & Jerry. Favorite Actor/ Actris : Leonard Nimoy, Al Pacino. Favorite Model : Linda Evangelista. Favorite Resort : Seribu Islands on North Jakarta. Pride Vehicle : Porche
Andra Brief History Andra Junaidi Ramadhan borne from a mother so called SM. Fadilah, while his father so called A. Ramadhan. This guitarist of DEWA borns on 17 Junes 1972 in Surabaya as youngest child. He is a sixth son of couple A. Ramadhan and SM. Fadilah.
Andra confess coming late recognizes music. First time he feels hardly interesting with activity is having music was when he is school in SMP through extracurriculer program where at that time he chooses music program. In the former fume he have ever dreamed to be a famous drummer, but because cost to buy Drum very expensive of he brackets the intention, and after seeing friends are besotted plucks guitar, and his hobby is also changes. Having capital loan guitar, he starts guitar learning, and he haves a bent for reliable guitar player, hence his ability and game technique grows very fast. Problem then emerges at his life, that is when he must choose between his careers as musician or continues to study in majors Interior Design. With matured consideration, finally Andra chooses for always walks career in music world. This choice gets challenge from his parents which disagree if their son e must discharge his study in college. Their intention are good, that is they hope Andra can reach for college degree like fifth of his brother. But permanent Andra of persevere chooses line is having career in music. Fortunately, both of his parents will understand and of course proven choice Andra precise. After leaving his study in college, Andra concentrate on enlarge name of Dewa 19, this proved more and morely the increasing of his creativity power. The Contribution of Andra to compose songs of Dewa 19 cannot be denied. In the year 1999 Andra married with Ismulia Permatasari, they is bestowed by a daughter so called Yasmeen Fadilah and a boy who called East Zavier. Andra and his wife are very happy, they really feel blessed by the infinite.
Andra Profile Height : 172 cm cm Weight : 63 kg Hobby : Games, movie, sport Shirt Size : M Shoe Size : 41-42 Pants Size: 30 Favorite Food : Bakmi Kadin Unfavorite Food : - Favorite Drink: Sweet Tea Unfavorite Drink : - Bad Habits : Become longer&longer in time, laze around, Molor(means Sleep) Bad Character: Disinclined Odious Character: Spending Time of Waiting Someone Favorite Song (DEWA) : Roman Picisan Unfavorite Song (DEWA) : Cintailah Cinta Complicated Song of DEWA : Persembahan Dari Surga Easily Song of DEWA : Kamulah Satu-satunya Favorite City to Concert : Bandung, Surabaya The Commotion and Fuss City in Concert : Malang, Surabaya Favorite Idle Place : Home & Pondok Indah Mall (PIM) Very Desired Man to Meet : Joe Satriani Favorite Pets : Hamster Unfavorite Pets : Rat Favorite Fruits : Plenty… Unfavorite Fruits : -
Andra's lustfulness The legend favorite Band : Led Zeppelin, The Police, Duran Duran, U2, Rush. Favorite Recent Band : Foo Fighter, Garbage, Weezer, Disturbed. Favorite Keyboardist : Chick Corea, Indra Lesmana. Favorite Guitarist : Joe Satriani , Dave Navarro, Scott Henderson, Pat Metheny. Favorite Bassist : Flea, Jeff Berlin Favorite Drummer : Jeff Porcaro, Abe Laboriel Favorite Vocalist (Female): Alanis Morisette, Sarah Vaughn Favorite Vocalist (Male) : Bono, Sting. Favorite Movie : Toy Story, Heat, The Hand That Rock The Craddle, God Father Trilogy. Favorite TV Serial Film : Coach, Bart Simpsons, X-Files Favorite Actor/ Actress : Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Al Pacino Favorite Model : Nadya Hutagalung Favorite Resort : Personal Bedroom, Pondok Indah Mall, Theatre Pride Vehicle : BMW 23
Dhani Ahmad Prasetyo (call for his intimate name Dhani Manaf or Ahmad Dhani) borns in Jakarta, on 26 Mays 1972, first child out of three having you. His parents are Eddy Abdul Manaf and Joyce Theresia Pamela. Dadang S. Manaf (one of the legend of Indonesian guitarist and composer) is the brother of Ahmad Dhani from other of mother, in consequence Dhani hardly recognizes music since babyhood.
His hard character and full of confidence, and temperament is uppermost character the guy’s collegiate SMAN 2 Surabaya. Music arrangement and harmonization of vocal that becoming characteristic of Dewa 19 is result of his creativity which a real inspired by QUEEN, group from England. Since elementary school, he has been collected the Queen album reaching more than 50 discs.
His ambition to reach for highest fever pitch in playing at music with Dewa 19, stand-out of since they build Dewa in the year 1986. This obsession makes his self often not afraid to differ in opinion with others. As a result a lot assumes him: dictator (arogan), but not a few also praising he is a genius-man in playing of music.
Dhani married with Maia Estianty in the year 1996. They was gifted three children, that is: Ahmad Al Ghazali, Ahmad Jalaluddin Rumi and Ahmad Abdul Qodir Jaelani. This thing more and more motivates Ahmad Dhani to realize his ambitions to build his own studio, blazes the way solocareer, and very Successful producer.
Dhani Profile Height : - cm Weight : - kg Hobby : Art Shirt Size : 16,5 Shoe Size : 43-44 Pants Size: 31 Favorite Food : East Javanese and Chinese Cuisine Unfavorite Food : - Favorite Drink: Blewah Ice Unfavorite Drink : - Bad Habits : Talkative or Loquacious Bad Character: Arogan Odious Character : Coward Favorite Song (DEWA) : Roman Picisan Unfavorite Song (DEWA) : Kangen Complicated Song of DEWA : Roman Picisan Easily Song of DEWA : Kangen Favorite City to Concert : Plenty.. The Commotion and Fuss City in Concert : Kudus, Jepara, Jambi, Jakarta Favorite Idle Place : Home Very Desired Man to Meet : Paul Mc cartney Favorite Pets : Tiger Unfavorite Pets : Termite Favorite Fruits : Watermelon Unfavorite Fruits : -
The legend favorite Band : Queen, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, U2, Duran Duran, REM, Uzeb, Casiopea. Favorite Recent Band : SoundGarden, Stone TemplePilots, TribalTech, Linkin Park. Favorite Keyboardist : Tony Banks, Lyle Myas, Tony Kay, Keith Jarret Favorite Guitarist : Brian May, Scott Henderson, Frank Gambale Favorite Bassist : John Deacon, Marcus Miller Favorite Drummer : John Bonham, Roger Taylor, Art Blakey Favorite Vocalist (Female): Alanis Morisette, Madonna, Juliana Hetfield, Sarah Vaughn, Avril Lavigne. Favorite Vocalist (Male) : Freddie Mercury, John Lennon , Bono, Beck, Seal Favorite Movie : God Father, Bugsy, Good Fellas Scarface Favorite TV Serial Film : Sex and the city. Favorite Actor/ Actress : Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Warren Beaty, Meg Ryan Favorite Model : Kate Moss, Milla Jovovich Favorite Resort : Sunset Boulevard, Bali, Sydney Pride Vehicle : Mercy S600