Cakka Nuraga

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Cakka Nuraga
Birth name Cakka Kawekas Nuraga
Also known as Cakka, Kka, Cakka The Finest Tree
Born (1998-08-18) August 18, 1998 (age 18)
Indonesia, Tangerang
Origin Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Genres Pop, pop rock, blues
Occupation(s) Musician, singer-songwriter, guitarist
Instruments Vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, piano
Years active 2008–present
Labels Universal Music Group
Website www.cakkanuraga.com
Members The Finest Tree
Notable instruments
Fender Telecaster®, zoom GFX8[1]
Taylor 414ce[2]
TC-Helicon VoiceLive® Play GTX[3]

Cakka Nuraga (born as Cakka Kawekas Nuraga in Tangerang, Indonesia on (1998-08-18)August 18, 1998) is an Indonesian musician, singer and guitarist. Singing since the age of eight, he began his musical career by singing jingles and by appearing in a televised music competition in Indonesia.

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Cakka Nuraga was born on August 18, 1998. He had been living in Jakarta. Graduated from Bintang 2 Tebet Kindergarten and continued his education in Tebet Timur Primary School. Afterwards, he was moving from Jakarta to Yogyakarta joined his father and older brother and continue his education in Yogyakarta. He then graduated from Serayu Yogyakarta Primary School and stay living in Yogyakarta until now.[4]

Career beginnings[edit]

In 2008 Cakka Nuraga was invited by Eross Chandra, an Indonesian guitarist from a band named Sheila on 7 to sing jingles.[5] In October 2008, Cakka took part in a huge televised music competition in Indonesia named 'Idola Cilik'. It made him popular in Indonesia,[3] although he was eliminated as 6th position. He continued his career, and signed a professional contract with an artist management company, Star Media Nusantara. Under the stage name "Cakka Idola Cilik", he released a compilation album with All Idola Cilik's finalists in 2008. Cakka had been starring on Indonesian sinetron (TV series) titled Dewi, as Young Andre.[6] He also frequently took journeys around Indonesia to meet his fans.[7][8]

The Finest Tree (2012–present)[edit]

After his contract with former management finished, he was engaged to Miggy, he formed his new indie management company. In the last year of 2012, alongside his brother they formed a music duo named The Finest Tree. Members of The Finest Tree are Nuraga Brothers, Cakka and Elang. They recently have been released their debut album, Album Hijau. And have been busy promoting their music. Nuraga hopes will inspire listeners everywhere. Album hijau have 5 songs with the main single "Lupa Bawa Nyali".[9] The Finest Tree's career has begun since their song featured as a soundtrack for Indonesian Movie "Cinta Tapi Beda". They sing "Melebur Beda" as main soundtrack for that movie.[10] With The Finest Tree, Cakka left "Idola Cilik" as his stage name and for future career he use "Cakka The Finest Tree" as his new stage name. As August 2014, Cakka and The Finest Tree signed a contract with Universal Music Indonesia, member of Universal Music Group. They released an introduction single "Kau dan Aku" in October 2014. "Kau dan Aku" topped the chart of many popular radios' music programme nationwide.

Musical style and performance[edit]

Musically, Nuraga's sound reflects genres of pop, rock and blues. He points to American musician/singer-songwriter, John Mayer, as one of his main inspirations and reasons for his passion for music.[3]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Song Album Collaboration Type
2008 Gosok Gigi di Malam Hari Pepsodent Nightbrushing Campaign Solo Jingle
Lihat Gigi Sehatku
Kuman
2009 Bukan Superstar Album Compilation Gapai Mimpimu All Finalists Single
Theme Song "Idola Cilik”
Kepompong Top 10 Idola Cilik 2
Bersatulah Indonesia Single Bersatulah Indonesia Star Media Nusantara Artists
2010 Bertahanlah[11] Free Single (Merapi Eruption) feat Elang Nuraga
2011 Cinta Allah, Cinta Sejati[12] Single Ramadhan Star Media Nusantara Artists
2012 Melebur Beda Main Soundtrack Cinta Tapi Beda Movie The Finest Tree Soundtrack
2013 Selamat Datang Special Project Single
2014 Kau dan Aku Single Universal Music Indonesia

Album[edit]

  • Album Hijau The Finest Tree (2012) as The Finest Tree's Member.

Filmography[edit]

  • Dewi (2009) as Young Andre
  • Cinta Tapi Beda (2012) as The Finest Tree (soundtrack)[13]

Ads[edit]

  • Filler Dettol
  • Tulipware Catalog

Awards and Nominations[edit]

Years Awards Categories Result
2014 dahSyatnya Awards[14] "Duo/Kolaborasi TerdahSyat"
shared with The Finest Tree
Nominated

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