Alvin Anthons

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Alvin Anthons
Alvin 6.jpg
Background information
Born (1976-12-04) 4 December 1976 (age 39)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Genres Pop, rock
Occupation(s) Singer, recording artist, Professional Emcee, TV Personality, Radio DJ, Event Manager, entertainer
Instruments Guitar, drums, percussions
Years active 2000–present
Labels Wake The Baby Records Warner Music
Website alvinanthons.com

Alvin Anthons (born 4 December 1976 in Kuala Lumpur) is an Entertainer, Professional Emcee, TV Personality, Event Manager, Radio Deejay and most recently a Singer and Recording Artist, with the release of his debut single, "Berdua" and "Sally". Of Indian descent, Anthons sings in Malay, which is the national language of his country of origin, Malaysia.

In September 2013, he released his self-titled debut album which features eight tracks that are produced by local award-winning singer/songwriter, Ajai. The album also sees collaborations with the world-renowned mixer, Syko G and features Daly Filsuf of Singapore. It also contains a special recording of the famous Aidilfitri song "Menjelang Hari Raya" once made popular by "Datuk DJ Dave".

Biography[edit]

Career[edit]

Anthons began his journey into show business at an age of 19, where he hosted his first dinner show. Since then, he carried on hosting dinner shows and eventually established his own Event Management company, Mainstream Entertainment (M) Sdn Bhd.[1]

Alvin Anthons Hosting the Miss World Malaysia Pageant

Throughout the years, Alvin Anthons has not only emceed for events in Malaysia but also abroad. Just to name a few, Korea, Egypt and Thailand are some of the countries Anthons has travelled to just to entertain his guests. Anthons was the first male emcee to ever host the Miss World Malaysia Pageant. He went on hosting the prestigious Pageant for consecutive years.[2] Apart from that, Anthons was the Master of Ceremony for the Association of Space Explorers' 23rd Planetary Congress, where Malaysia was the first Southeast Asian country to host the six-day congress.

Alvin Anthons, Master of Ceremony for the Association of Space Explorers' 23rd Planetary Congress

Anthons has also helmed his own talk show, 'Let's Talk', an entertainment talk show programme on Radio Televisyen Malaysia TV2 which ran for three seasons, garnering over one million viewers.[3]

Alvin Anthons on the set of his talkshow, Let's Talk, TV2

He was involved in various television commercials such as Digi, Twisties and Sunsilk, which was aired across Malaysia. He also played the role of Tiger Woods in Nike's International Corporate Video. In addition to that, Alvin lends his voice to various radio commercials as a voice-over talent.

Alvin was also invited to deejay on Selangor FM. He hosts the rush-hour morning show on Selangor FM (100.9FM) on a weekly basis.

Following his passion for food, Alvin Anthons recently opened a Restaurant specialising in authentic South-Indian Banana Leaf cuisine, called "Sri Suria Curry House". It all began with his travel to India where he embarked on a journey of food discovery. Upon returning home with his experiences, he worked alongside his mother to incorporate an extensive menu combining the best of Indian cuisine and his mothers hereditary recipes. The restaurant is located in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia and started its operations in April 2013.[4][5] Sri Suria Curry House has since received two nominations in the Time Out Kuala Lumpur Food Awards 2013 for the category of Best Indian Restaurant and Best Cheap Eats.[6][7]

The Step into Music[edit]

While Anthons has been in the public eye in various roles, singing professionally has always been a wish he kept close to his heart for many years. A meeting with composer, Ajai, 2 years ago marked the start of his singing career.[8]

Music career[edit]

The Release of Berdua[edit]

"Berdua" is the first single to be released under Anthons's self-titled debut album, due out early this year. A mid-tempo, pop-rock song, "Berdua" talks about learning from past mistakes, moving on, and being a better person in a new relationship. The single earned him a nomination in the VIMA 2013 Music Awards[9][10] for the Best Music Video category.[10]

Aside from receiving airplay, "Berdua" was No.1 on Cat's FM's Top 50 Chart for 3 consecutive weeks. Besides that, the single was also on Era FM's Carta Prebiu for 5 consecutive weeks and eventually garnered the most number of votes on the chart. Anthon's recently won the privilege of donating a sum of RM10,000 (Malaysian Ringgit) to his charity of choice Yayasan Chow Kit, when he won the Tesco Celebrity Charity Hunt.[11]

Bending Genres – The Release of Berdua Remix[edit]

With the positive response received from his first single, Anthons released a "Remix version of "Berdua"", mixed by Syko-G (world renown mixer – "Godfather of Electronica"[12] /Club Hitz-Hitz.fm) featuring Daly Filsuf aka Fadali Mohd Darif of Singapore (former member of Ahli Fiqir). The remix, classified as psycho electro music, with a twist of rap reintroduces "Berdua" from a different point of view. The track is now on Era FM's Carta Prebiu[13] & can be heard being played at the hottest clubs in KL.

Second Single : Sally[edit]

Composed and written by renown composer, Ajai, "Sally" speaks about the disappointment of being in a relationship with an unfaithful partner and the feeling of betrayal, portrayed in its lyrics. The track is one of the six songs which will be featured in his self-titled debut album, due to be released May 2013. Filmed in Jakarta, Indonesia, the music video for "Sally" is a sequel to "Berdua", which stars Alvin Anthons as himself, alongside Indonesian model, Vinsensia Rhessa Runtu.[14]

Debut Album : Alvin Anthons[edit]

In September 2013, he released his self-titled debut album through Warner Music. It features eight tracks that are produced by local award-winning singer/songwriter, Ajai. The album also sees collaborations with the world-renowned mixer, Syko G and Daly Filsuf aka Fadali Mohd Darif. It also contains a special recording of the famous Aidilfitri song 'Menjelang Hari Raya' once made popular by Datuk DJ Dave.[5]

Having done its complete mastering in the Grossinger Mastering studio in New York, the album completes Alvin Anthons' dreams of becoming a recording artiste.

Videography[edit]

The official music video for "Berdua" was filmed in Jakarta, Indonesia with the creative help & direction of Almer Lipasha under InHouseKreasi Productions. The music video stars Alvin Anthons as himself and Indonesian model, Vinsensia Rhessa Runtu as his muse.

Alvin was recently in Jakarta, Indonesia again, to film his second music video for his latest single, "Sally". This second music video is a sequel to "Berdua", which stars Alvin Anthons as himself once again alongside Indonesian model, Vinsensia Rhessa Runtu.

Scene from "Berdua"-The Official MTV

Discography[edit]

Debut Album : Alvin Anthons (2013)[edit]

Singles[edit]

Tracks[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.hotfrog.com.my/Companies/MAINSTREAM-ENTERTAINMENT-M Mainstream Entertainment (M) Sdn Bhd, Hotfrog Malaysia
  2. ^ http://www.malaysiacurrent.com/news/pr_20070525_mmw07_01.htm Fulltime Model is Miss Malaysia World 2007, malaysiacurrent.com, 26 May 2007
  3. ^ http://www.alvinanthons.com/bio/ Biodata, AlvinAnthons.com
  4. ^ http://mstar.com.my/hiburan/cerita.asp?file=/2013/9/9/mstar_hiburan/20130908144033&sec=mstar_hiburan Alvin Anthons Buka Restoran Masakan India, mStar
  5. ^ a b http://www.redcarpet.net.my/2013/06/alvin-anthons-sings-and-serves/ Alvin Anthons Sings and Serves, Red Carpet
  6. ^ http://www.timeoutkl.com/foodawards Time Out Kuala Lumpur Food Awards 2013, Time Out
  7. ^ http://www.timeoutkl.com/food/articles/Time-Out-KL-Food-Awards-2013-Winners-revealed Time Out Kuala Lumpur Food Awards 2013 Winners Revealed, Time Out
  8. ^ http://www.murai.com.my/article/default.asp?article_id=10187&c=1&s=1 Cinta Alvin Anthons Hanya Buat Komposer Ajai, Murai
  9. ^ http://bitemymusic.com/sony-music-entertainment-malaysia-teams-up-with-vima/ "Sony Music Entertainment Malaysia Teams up with VIMA!", "bite my music
  10. ^ a b http://bitemymusic.com/best-music-video-alvin-anthons/ Best Music Video : Alvin Anthons, bite my music
  11. ^ http://thestar.com.my/metro/story.asp?file=/2012/10/1/central/12094538 Celebrities dash through hypermarket to win vouchers for chosen charities, TheStar.com.my
  12. ^ http://www.ibiza-voice.com/music/artist/Syko_G Syko G, Ibiza-voice.com
  13. ^ http://www.era.fm/Carta/Prebiu.aspx Carta Prebiu, Era FM
  14. ^ http://www.budiey.com/alvin-anthons-lancar-muzik-video-lagu-sally/ Alvin Anthons Lancar Muzik Video Lagu Sally, [www.budiey.com]

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