There’s one thing in my six plus years of blogging that I have never mentioned:
I am the daughter of a recording artist.
My father was a member of an Indonesian men’s quartet who released their own album of a cappella gospel songs.
They were so popular in fact, they made television appearances. Back in Indonesia, of course.
I remember we were making a trip back and while checking in with our passport at customs, the officer looked at my dad’s photo and immediately recognised him.
“Didn’t you have your own TV show? You guys were really, REALY good!”
Dad’s chest puffed out like a peacock. The easily embarrassed teenager in me just wanted the airport floor to swallow me.
I rarely told people about my dad’s music career because back then neither gospel music or a cappella were cool. A combination of both was a recipe for how not to make friends.
But I always grew up listening to dad’s album, my ears always perked when his baritone solos came up.
A friend digitally preserved his album a few years back so now if you go to my parents place, you will be sure to leave with a souvenir CD, compliments from my dad.
He has one of those rich, velvety voices. When I lived overseas feeling homesick, listening to him sing was like a homecoming.
It’s taken me a while but finally, I’ve realized how lucky it is to hear your own dad’s voice whenever. I know there will be a day when I’ll appreciate it even more.
Thanks to movies like Pitch Perfect, these days acappella is a ca-awesome. And so it should be.
Singing live in perfect harmony is no easy feat.
Straight No Chaser are a world renowned a cappella group who this year, celebrate their 20th anniversary of formation.
Currently on their I’ll Have Another…World Tour, they’re heading to Australian shores.
July 13 Perth Astor Theater
July 15 Brisbane The Tivoli
July 16 Sydney York Theater
July 17 Southbank The Palms at Crown in Melbourne
Doing my research on these guys, I instantly fell in love with their music. They have the perfect variety of originals and covers. Checking them out on YouTube, this cover of Radiohead’s Creep is hands down my favourite.
Can’t wait to see them in Sydney.
The best news is I have two concert tickets to giveaway! All you have to do is go to the Straight No Chaser website and tell me:
Which song would you love to hear in concert and why?
Terms and conditions:
- This giveaway is only open to Australian residents
- Closing date for entries is 10pm AEST Sunday, 3rd of July, 2016.
- The winner and runner up will be contact via email or Facebook on the following Monday.
- If the winner and/or runner up doesn’t reply to my email within 24 hours, another winner will be chosen.
- Entries will be judged on merit and decision of the winner and runner up will be final.