Noah (band)

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Noah
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Background information
Origin Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
Genres
Years active 2000–2009
(as Peterpan)
2009–2012
(as Ariel, Uki, Lukman, Reza, David)
2012–present
(as Noah)
Labels Musica Studios
Associated acts
Website www.noah-site.com
Members
Past members

Noah (former name Peterpan and stylized as NOAH) is an Indonesian alternative pop/rock band. The band originally consisted of four members, known as Ariel, Uki, Lukman, and David. Andika and Indra split from the band in 2006. David joined the band in 2008 bringing new color to their music. They are well known in Indonesia for their simple (sometimes poetic) lyrics, catchy beats, and Ariel's voice.[1] Reza split from the band in 2014.

As of 2015, Noah has sold more than 8.5 million albums in Indonesia only and recognized as the best selling alternative pop/rock band.

Career[edit]

1997: Beginnings as Topi[edit]

In 1997, Andika as keyboardist, formed a school band in Bandung, Indonesia. It was called Topi, with Uki as guitarist, Ariel as vocalist, Abel as bass player, and Ari as drummer. They mainly played British alternative rock until Ari withdrew from the group, and Topi broke up.

2000-2012: Formation as Peterpan[edit]

Andika regrouped former members of Topi in 2000. The drummer was replaced by Reza, a college student from Palu. Lukman, a friend of Indra's elder brother, joined as their lead guitarist. Andika suggested Peterpan as the name for the band referring to Peter Pan, the character created by J. M. Barrie, an author (Other names they considered were Spiderman and X-Men). The band was formally founded on September 1, 2000. Peterpan played on Bandung streets and gigged in cafés, with the goal of becoming a house band in one of the city's cafés. They often covered alternative rock and rock songs, (Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Coldplay, U2, Creed, etc.) at O'Hara and Sapu Lidi cafés.

At Sapu Lidi cafés, the band was spotted by Noey, a producer who planned to release a compilation album. Peterpan recorded three demo songs: "Sahabat", "Mimpi yang Sempurna", and "Taman Langit". "Mimpi yang Sempurna" was chosen for the album, titled Kisah 2002 Malam. The album was commercially successful, selling a respectable 150,000 copies, and "Mimpi yang Sempurna" was given heavy rotation on Indonesian radio.

The top major label, Musica Studios, offered Peterpan a contract, and their released debut album, Taman Langit, on June 2003. Their second album, Bintang Di Surga, was released in August 2004, selling 350,000 copies in two weeks. By the end of 2005, it had sold a remarkable 2.7 million copies.

Their third album was released in September 2005, the soundtrack for the Rexinema movie, Alexandria. The album was titled Menunggu Pagi, and the formal release was covered simultaneously by Indonesia's six top national TV stations. The soundtrack album included five new songs for the film and renditions of five of their songs from Bintang di Surga. Peterpan collaborated with veteran Indonesian pop singer, Chrisye, on "Menunggumu", which was then used as the theme song for the Indonesian soap opera, Liontin.

In November 2006, Andika and Indra split with the rest of the band, with both sides citing musical differences. According to Ariel, there were problems since the making of their first album. Indra had also just lost his child. Andika and Indra joined a new band named The Titans, and signed with international label EMI Music Indonesia, releasing a self-titled album and a single, "Rasa Ini" (This Feeling).

In 2007, the remaining members of Peterpan released the album, Hari Yang Cerah, which failed to sell as well as their debut. In 2008, David joined Peterpan as keyboard player.

The agreement under, which Andika and Indra left the band allowed the remaining members to continue using the name Peterpan through the end of 2008.[2]

In early 2008, the band announced that they would be changing their name, stating that their 2008 studio album, Sebuah Nama Sebuah Cerita, would be their last under the name Peterpan. The album mostly consists of popular hits from the band's history, with four new songs: "Walau Habis Terang", "Kisah Cintaku" (a cover of Chrisye's song), "Dilema Besar", and "Tak Ada Yang Abadi".

Amidst their tight schedule in 2003-2004, which climaxed on July 18, 2004, Peterpan planned to perform in six cities in Indonesia in only 24 hours.[1] The concerts were titled "Konser Breaking Record", listed in Museum Rekor Indonesia (MURI, Indonesian Museum of Record), and included concerts on two Indonesian major islands: Sumatra and Java. The concerts started on July 18 in Medan in North Sumatra Province, Padang, Pekanbaru, Lampung, Semarang in Central Java Province, and finally ended at Surabaya in East Java Province.

2012: Renaming as Noah and Seperti Seharusnya[edit]

The band decided to rename itself Noah starting August 2, 2012. The former name Peterpan Band also denoted longevity and everlasting youth as well. To emphasize the change of name promotional materials and some releases were called Noah Known as Peterpan Band

Ariel, Uki, Reza, Lukman, and David released a new album called Suara Lainnya. It launched in a private concert dubbed as "Konser Tanpa Nama", or the "Concert Without a Name", as they haven’t settled on a new name yet. Suara Lainnya is the band’s first instrumental album, and it contains 11 tracks. All but one of them were taken from the group’s previous albums and recomposed in a different style with some ethnic and classic touches. The group collaborated with other musicians, including a traditional Sundanese music group, Karinding Attack, who added some ethnic flare. The Indonesian violin maestro, Idris Sardi, added a classical touch in "Taman Langit" as did the violinist, Hendry Lamiri, in several other tracks. The instrumental concert is said to be the first of its kind in Indonesia.[3]

On September 15-September 16, 2012, Noah had a concert in Melbourne, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, and finally ended in Jakarta. Here, they have broken their second MURI Record: Concert in 2 Continents, 5 Countries in 24 hours, after their first MURI Record: Concert 6 cities in 24 Hours in 2004. At the same day, they also released their new album called Seperti Seharusnya. The album had sold more than 200,000 copies in just 3 days. As of December 2012, the following album had sold more than 1,300,000 copies. By February 19, 2013, Noah received a Multi-Platinum Awards from Musica Studios & Swara Sangkar Emas. Noah included successful musician selling album in KFC, like Ungu, Cinta Laura, Indah Dewi Pertiwi, Agnes Monica, Afgan, SM*SH, and Rossa.

Noah US Tour[edit]

On March 2015, Noah announced that they planned organize the tour in United States on April 2015. The tour started in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, and Washington DC.

World Tour[edit]

Noah will did world tour on March 21, 2015. The countries was visited by their, including Malaysia, Singapore, Hongkong, Dubai, Netherlands, United Kingdom, and United States.

Community[edit]

Now, Noah's community has reached until 60 community in Indonesia and also including Malaysia, Singapore, Hongkong, and Taiwan. This community known as Sahabat NOAH.

Case and controversy[edit]

Riots on concerts[edit]

Same like top musician in Indonesia, Noah's concert can't escape from problem. On February 22, 2006, at Harapan Bangsa Lhongraya Stadium, at least 30 spectators fainted, most of the young women. Not only this, This concert get violate the law of Shariah Islam has enacted in Kaffah (completed) at Aceh Province (NAD) because the mixing of males and females in the show field.[4]

The riots at concerts not only affects the spectators, but also members of the musical group performing. This happens when Peterpan concert at Bima Stadium, Cirebon, on April 11, 2006. It rained stones thrown the spectators no tickets at outside stadium, as a result not only dozens of the spectators rushed to the various hospitals due to throwing stones, but also the vocalist singer, Ariel, who didn't escape from throwing stones. Ariel was struck in the chest so directly secured to the outside of the stadium. As a result of the incident concert become to stopped when Peterpan bring her fifth song's, "Mungkin Nanti", at 20.30 WIB.[5]

Sex tape scandal[edit]

In 2010, Ariel was arrested for violating Indonesian anti-pornography laws, when videos which appear to be of himself having sex were circulated on the internet,[6] after his laptop was reportedly stolen.[7]

In January 2011, Bandung's District Court sentenced Ariel to three and a half years imprisonment after testimonies by digital forensic experts confirmed that Ariel was the male counterpart in the sex tape scandal, involving Luna Maya and Cut Tari, and that he was responsible for the creation of the videos.[8] In April, an appeal to the High Court was rejected, with judges deciding unanimously to uphold the sentence given by the District Court.[9]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album Sales figures Certification
as Peterpan
2003 Taman Langit 850,000 5x Platinum
2004 Bintang di Surga 3,200,000 21x Platinum
2005 OST Alexandria 1,200,000 8x Platinum
2007 Hari Yang Cerah 900,000 6x Platinum
2008 Sebuah Nama Sebuah Cerita 580,000 4x Platinum
as Noah
2012 Seperti Seharusnya 1,900,000 Multi-Platinum
2014 Second Chance TBD TBD

Complication album[edit]

Year Album Label
2002 Kisah 2002 Malam Musica Studios
2004 Senyawa
2005 Dari Hati Untuk Aceh
2005 Untuk Sahabat Peterpan
2005 Superstar 2005
2005 Superstar 2005 Vol. 2
2005 From Us to U
2005 In House Mix
2006 Superstar 2006
2006 Duet by Request
2006 Selalu Untuk Sahabat
2007 Superstar 2007

Singles[edit]

Year Title Album Label
2003 "Mimpi Yang Sempurna" Kisah 2002 Malam
Taman Langit
Musica Studios
"Sahabat" Taman Langit
"Aku dan Bintang"
"Topeng"
"Semua Tentang Kita"
"Yang Terdalam"
"Kita Tertawa"
2004 "Ada Apa Denganmu" Bintang di Surga
"Mungkin Nanti"
"Ku Katakan Dengan Indah"
"Khayalan Tingkat Tinggi"
"Bintang di Surga"
"Di Atas Normal"
"Dibelakangku"
2005 "Tak Bisakah" Ost. Alexandria
"Jauh Mimpiku"
"Menunggu Pagi"
"Langit Tak Mendengar"
"Membebaniku"
"Menunggumu" (feat. Chrisye)
"Kupu-Kupu Malam" From Us to U
2007 "Menghapus Jejakmu" Hari Yang Cerah
"Dibalik Awan"
"Sally Sendiri"
"Hari Yang Cerah Untuk Jiwa Yang Sepi"
"Cobalah Mengerti"
2008 "Walau Habis Terang" Sebuah Nama Sebuah Cerita
"Kisah Cintaku"
"Dilema Besar"
"Tak Ada Yang Abadi"
2011 "Dara" Suara Lainnya
"Cobalah Mengerti" (feat. Momo Geisha)
"Sahabat" (feat. Karinding Attack)
2012 "Separuh Aku" Seperti Seharusnya
"Hidup Untukmu Mati Tanpamu"
2013 "Jika Engkau"
"Tak Lagi Sama"
2014 "Ini Cinta"
"Hero" Second Chance
"Seperti Kemarin"

As featured artist[edit]

Year Title Featuring Album
2005 "Menunggumu" Chrisye Senyawa
"Ayah - Aceh" Candil Seurius Single
2006 "Marilah Kemari" Iwan Fals, Chrisye, Project Pop, Ungu, Rossa, Kahitna, Seurieus, Naif
"Usia 17" Nuri Shaden
2012 "Cobalah Mengerti" Momo Geisha Suara Lainnya
2013 "Sahabat" Karinding Attack
2014 "Esok Kan Bahagia" D'Masiv, Giring Nidji, Momo Geisha Hidup Lebih Indah

Music Video[edit]

Year Title Album Label
2003 "Mimpi Yang Sempurna" Kisah 2002 Malam
Taman Langit
Musica Studios
"Sahabat" Taman Langit
"Aku dan Bintang"
"Topeng"
"Semua Tentang Kita"
"Yang Terdalam"
"Kita Tertawa"
2004 "Ada Apa Denganmu" Bintang di Surga
"Mungkin Nanti"
"Ku Katakan Dengan Indah"
"Khayalan Tingkat Tinggi"
"Bintang di Surga"
"Di Atas Normal"
"Dibelakangku"
2005 "Tak Bisakah" Ost. Alexandria
"Jauh Mimpiku"
"Menunggu Pagi"
"Langit Tak Mendengar"
"Membebaniku"
"Menunggumu" (feat. Chrisye)
"Kupu-Kupu Malam" From Us to U
2007 "Menghapus Jejakmu" Hari Yang Cerah
"Dibalik Awan"
"Sally Sendiri"
"Hari Yang Cerah Untuk Jiwa Yang Sepi"
"Cobalah Mengerti"
2008 "Walau Habis Terang" Sebuah Nama Sebuah Cerita
"Kisah Cintaku"
"Dilema Besar"
"Tak Ada Yang Abadi"
2011 "Dara" Suara Lainnya
"Cobalah Mengerti" (feat. Momo Geisha)
"Sahabat" (feat. Karinding Attack)
2012 "Separuh Aku" Seperti Seharusnya
"Hidup Untukmu Mati Tanpamu"
2013 "Jika Engkau"
"Tak Lagi Sama"
2014 "Ini Cinta"
"Hero" Second Chance
"Seperti Kemarin"

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2013 NOAH: Awal Semula Themselves

Awards and recognition[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]