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|Birth name||Ashvin Kumar Nair|
|Born||June 26, 1980|
|Origin||Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia|
|Website||Ash Nair on Myspace|
Ash was first introduced to the Malaysian audience by becoming one of the 11 finalists on the 2nd season of Malaysian Idol, which was aired on 8TV and TV3 in 2005 with much publicity. After attaining the 4th runner-up position on the highly popular reality television show, Ash hit the studios with AIM- and ARIA-winning record producer Greg Henderson in hopes of showcasing his music and song-writing capabilities.
Blending modern rock sensibilities, dynamic arrangements and memorable melodies, Ash Nair hopes to captivate the ears and hearts of music lovers alike with his blend of pop rock with the release of his debut album aptly titled Chameleon, a label he acquired while on Malaysian Idol.
Ash Nair premiered his new sound to the Malaysian audience with the introduction of his chart-topping debut single 'A Day Before Tomorrow' that managed to reach number #1 on the XFresh charts for several weeks and subsequently gained heavy rotation on Fly FM and Hitz.fm.
Next, Ash took it a step further by collaborating with Hue Visualabs to produce a high concept treatment for his first music video. Taking a total of 5 months to produce, the team at Hue Visualabs did not disappoint. Comprising stunning animations and breathtaking visuals, the buzz on the street has already gained the video the reputation of being one of the best-produced music videos in local history.
Ash Nair’s debut album, titled Chameleon, consists of ten tracks, two in Bahasa Malaysia and the rest in English. Two tracks off his debut album were engineered, mixed by JD from Pop Shuvit and co-produced by JD and Ash Nair. Local heavyweights Jamie Wilson, Rudy & JD from Pop Shuvit and virtuoso sitar player Sam have contributed playing on several tracks.
Chameleon was a critical hit that gained several nominations in recent awards; 3 AIM & 5 MACP nods.
Nair launched 'Crazy' on Fly FM and Hitz.fm, which also comes with a Malay version ('Rindu') co-produced with fellow Malaysian Idol alumnus Faizull. The music video for this song also featured Canadian rapper MC Vandal, Moots! from Pop Shuvit, Harith Iskandar, Chelsia Ng and Vanessa Chong (sister of Vince Chong and The Amazing Race Asia participant).
Nair ventured into film by starring in a locally produced independent film noir-musical titled Red Street Diner. He had been involved in performing in stage performances such as Frogway the Musical and Kam...In Your Face.
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- Premier of Ash Nair’s Spankin’ NEW Video - ’Crazy’
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