group of musicians in Penang plan to set up a club to scout for
and promote local talents on the entertainment circuit.
mooted the idea said the club would also guide youths interested
in venturing into the industry The Penang Music Club will be
open to all music lovers, whether they are musicians or not," he
owner of ROZELLS Country & Western And Oldies Pub & Restaurant
said the club would also look into the welfare of musicians in the
state. "We want a club which can spearhead activities to tap local
talents and promote them," he said at his pub during a recent
performance to raise funds for a musician who is in hospital in
Penang. The event raised RM3,700 for freelance singer Samynzan,
57, who is having treatment for bowel problems.
many talented musicians have no avenue to showcase their skills
due to lack of funds or influx of foreigners. " I have tourists
telling me that Penang has wonderful food and places of interest
but the bands playing in the hotels are all foreign," he said.
Rozells said the club would also organize activities to raise
funds for musicians in need of money. "We hope with the setting up
of the club, musicians can find jobs," he said. Rozells said a
concert titled "Coming Home To Penang" would be held on Nov 18 and
feature musicians who had made it big abroad. "We hope to invite
musicians like Fred Cheah who is in Australia, Mindy Quah
(Taiwan), Pauline Kung (London), Frankie Rozells (Thailand) and
many more," he said, adding that the date was still tentative
depending on the availability of the musicians.