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Vaudeville band Fazz doesn’t care if their burlesque-pop isn’t radio friendly


Musical-pop act Fazz, featuring (L-R) Yeoh, Farouq, Cho and Kevin, offers a sound rarely heard from Malaysian bands. Photos: The Star/RAYMOND OOI; Clothes: Zalora

Musical-pop act Fazz, featuring (L-R) Yeoh, Farouq, Cho and Kevin, offers a sound rarely heard from Malaysian bands. Photos: The Star/RAYMOND OOI; Clothes: Zalora

Going against the grain doesn’t get as much credit as it used to. But thankfully, in some spheres, appreciation still exists, even if that slice of the pie is diet-friendly.

Seriously, what would possess a band to record an album’s worth of music that straddles the divide between vaudeville and swing ... and expect to find an audience? Did someone forget to tell the outfit they’re in Malaysia, where, largely, generic R&B and adulterated rock proliferate?

   

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