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|Wednesday, 06 January 2010 12:05|
Name : Yunalis Zarai a.k.a Yuna
Description : Song Writer / Guitarist / Sessionist
Gear : Godin 5th Avenue 'Kingpin' ( Click to view: godin5thavenuekingpinp.htm )
Yuna ( Yunalis Zarai ) started out writing poetries when she was 14 and was able to write songs when she was 19 years old, when her friend taught her how to play simple chords on the guitar. She took piano lessons when she was 7 and quit when she was 14 years old. Most of her songs are in English, but she tries to write more Malay songs. Her music is a mixture of what she grew up with, the people around her and the music that they play. So there's a lot of folk rock, acoustic, and alternative elements to them when you listen to it. She grew up listening to The Cardigans, Fiona Apple, No Doubt, Garbage, Alanis Morrissette, Sheryl Crow, Tori Amos, Silverchair and other bands that made music primarily in the 90's.
She befriended Farhan Fadzlishah when she added her songs on Myspace music and he was the first few people who e-mailed her regarding interests in the music. Along the way Efry Arwis helped out by playing the bass for her and Adib played the drums. Adib quit later on to concentrate on his drummings for 'Oh Chentaku', and was replaced by Adil Ali. Whenever Yuna is not involved in acoustic gigs, she performs with her band most of the time.
- Mosaic Music Fest 09' Singapore
- Youth 09' PWTC K.Lumpur
- An Evening with Yuna @ Permai Rainforest Resort 08'
- YunaCoustik! @ Boulevard Mall, Kuching 08'
- Apple+Mac Discovery Week @ Pavillion, K.L 08'
- Celcom's U.O.X Play @ CapSquare, KL 08'
- Yuna EP Launch @ KLPAC, KL 08'
- Guest artist for MAlaysia Hari Ini 2009 on TV3
- KLUE Urbanscapes 08' & 09'
- Sunburst Fest 08' Pre-Show Party
- Mocca 10th Year Anniversary Tour ( Singapore, Malaysia )
- The Hoppers & Ahli Muzik Show on 8TV 08'
- Strings of acoustic shows @ the popular No Black Tie, KL
- Moonshine Acoustic @ The Apartment, KLCC
- Guest artist for Nasi Lemak Kopi 'O', TV9 09'
- Guest artist for Muzik-Muzik 24 09'
- Karnival Jom Heboh! Danga Bay 09'
- Guest artist for Hits 1 09'
- Guest artist for 8TV Quickie 09'
- Pesona Pictures - Drama Theme Song ( La Dolce Amira / Dan Sebenarnya )
- Astro Oasis - Drama Theme Song ( Cinta Sempurna / Cinta Sempruna )
- Voize Independent Music Awards ( VIMA ) 2009 Best Pop Vocalist
- HotFM Carta 30 #1 ( Dan Sebenarnya )
- TV9 Lagu Paling Popular ( Dan Sebenarnya )
- Anugerah Planet Muzik 2009 ( APM 2009 ) Nominee - Best Vocal Performance in a song by a New Female Artist ( Dan Sebenarnya )
- Anugerah Planet Muzik 2009 ( APM 2009 ) Nominee - Most Popular Artist Malaysia
- FlyFM Campur Chart #1 ( Dan Sebenarnya, Blue Sands )
- Muzik Muzik 24 2009 Chart ( Dan Sebenarnya )
- KLFM Chart #1 ( Dan Sebenarnya )
- ERA Chart #1 ( Dan Sebenarnya )
- Junk Magazine's Junksounds 2009 Song of the Year Nominee ( Backpacking Around Europe ) & Best Acoustic Act Nominee
- Semi-Finalist Anugerah Juara Lagu 2009 ( Dan Sebenarnya )
Also, you may check her Facebook out at: www.facebook.com/yunaroomrecords