|Once Brief History
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.
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)
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
Mas Dhani,please update you blog. Kami,baladewa/baladewi di Malaysia kangen sama Dewa.We need more news on Dewa's activities.Jadi gak ke Malaysia December ini?Tyo masih gak bersama Dewa?My love to Once.
Kapan datang lagi ke Tiongkok, mas Once, main ke rumah kita di desa metik strawberry, terus malemnya main musik di rooftop rumah kita kayak the Beatles di 'Let It Be' :)
Hendra dan Grace
Kepada once@ vokalis Dewa 19. aku peminat kamu dari malaysia. aku suka pada suara kamu. jadi jika kamu punya waktu, kapan kamu dan Dewa 19 adakan konsert di malaysia. i'm sorry. last concert, i missed.
Mas Dhani Yth,
Bulan April 2009 mo manggung di Sydney lagi ya ?
Kalau lagi ke Sydney mampir ke Canberra dong banyak baladewa di Canberra.
Note : Sydney - Canberra is only 50 minutes fly or 2.5 hours by inland transport. Thanks
suaranya once is the best....