WHEN Kamasutra 3 take to stage at the second instalment of ONO@NPC come Friday (March 6), it will be the first time the power rock veterans would be reunited belting and strumming away after two decades.
The trio would be the highlight at the One Night Only @ National Press Club, the latest set of entertainment repertoire organised for members and their guests at the premises in Jalan Tangsi off Jalan Parlimen.
Comprising former journalists and avid musicians Sujesh Pavithran (bass, vocals) and R. S. Murthi (guitar, vocals), they will be accompanied by music industry veteran Edwin Nathaniel (drums, vocals). The original backbone of the band was Sujesh and Murthi when they were colleagues at New Straits Times, and their formation started back in the 80s.
Sujesh, who later joined The Star in various capacities including editor of AudioFile , currently fronts the folk/blues fusion band Squarecircles who came out with an album titled Immediately Seek Attention in 2008. He also plays with the progressive rock band Samarkand who have also released a CD of original music.
Murthi was a music critic, sub-editor and YouthQuake editor with the New Straits Times from 1981 to 1998. He fronts a rock band called The Bluesoids who play blues-tinged covers and originals. He currently plays solo twice a week at a beach bar in Batu Ferringhi, Penang.
Edwin Nathaniel, who has been a musician since the early ’80s, has played with various bands, including The Pieces who had a long-term stint as the resident band at the Royal Selangor Club. He also managed a Yamaha Music-owned music gear outlet for several years. At present, he leads an ensemble called Aseana Percussion Unit (APU) and oversees Music Mart, a music education facility for children.
The ONO@NPC kicked off last Friday with former journalist turned musician Ganesan K. mesmerising audience with his rendition of numerous tunes and ability to be multilingual.
If the curtain raiser to ONO@NPC was anything to go by, one can be assured Kamasutra 3 would rock sensual tunes and vibrations after dusk on Friday.
For its said… “If music be the food of love, play on, give me excess of it.”
Be there or miss out on a great nite ONO @ NPC.