Saturday, October 23, 2010

Nostalgic Weekend - Roy Chew & The Merry Lads

Those who are now in their late fifties or early sixties would have remembered this band who appeared frequently on the "Serbanika" programme over RTM1 together with bands such as The Saints. In fact, the Merry Lads was one of the few bands who recorded their works on an international label, Philips, unlike many artistes who had theirs on local private labels. Only eight names that came to mind who achieved this status:

1. The Thunderbolts, Penang (Columbia, EMI)
2. The Teenage Falcons, Kuala Lumpur (from private label to Columbia, EMI)
3. Rose Iwanaga (Philips)
4. Janice Wee (Philips)
5. The Saints, Kuala Lumpur (Life)
6. The Teenage Hunters, Kuala Lumpur (Life)
7. The Strollers, Kuala Lumpur (CBS)
8. Kathy Ibrahim (WEA)
9. Frankie Cheah, Kuala Lumpur (WEA)

Although the Merry Lads have been disbanded for many years now, Roy Chew continues with his singing stint in SS2, Petalaing Jaya. For those who want to watch him perform, on Saturdays and Sundays only, you can catch him at the following outlet:

Bibi Chik Restaurant
No: 17 Jalan SS2/30
47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor D #E
Tel no: 03-7873 6769

Previous highlights:

The Saints, Kuala Lumpur
The Quests, Singapore
The 'Little' Falcons, Kuala Lumpur
The Crescendos, Singapore
Rose Iwanaga, Sarawak
Naomi & The Boys, Singapore
Rocky Teoh, Ipoh
The Surfers/The October Cherries, Singapore
Janice Wee, Sarawak

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