Sezairi Sezali

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Sezairi Sezali
Born (1987-08-06) 6 August 1987 (age 32)
Singapore
Occupation
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • musician
Years active2010-present
Partner(s)Syaza Qistina Tan (e. 2016)}}
Musical career
Genres
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • piano
  • guitar
Labels
Websitewww.sezairi.co

Sezairi Sezali is a Singaporean musician and singer-songwriter from Singapore. His rise to fame was through Singapore Idol Season 3, by taking the winning title of the competition in 2009.[1]

He released his first full-length album Take Two in 2010, featuring his first single "Broken" which became 987FM’s highest ranked Asian song.

In 2014, he released his first Malay single "Sayang", which was well received in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia.

Sezairi signed with major label Sony Music Entertainment in 2015 and he has since released a self-titled EP with the label.

The singer has also diversified into acting, having appeared in W!LD RICE’s pantomime The Emperor’s New Clothes and local historical film 1965.

Early life[edit]

Inheriting genes from his father who is an avid audiophile, Sezairi first discovered music at the age of 5 years old. His very first song was "Isabella", a Malay rock song popularised by the band Search in the 90s. He soon found himself sharing the same love for music.

At the age of 14, he picked up the guitar to accompany his singing. That led him to form the band Juxtapose with him as frontman. With the band, Sezairi was first able to hone his skills as a musician, as well as a songwriter. It helped prepare him for what was to come in the Singapore Idol series, a nationwide televised singing competition in 2009.

Career[edit]

In 2009, Sezairi participated in the nationwide televised singing competition series, Singapore Idol, which was in its third season. He came through as the winner of the series, winning the hearts of many with his boy-next-door charm.

He released his debut album "Take Two" in June 2010, with good reviews. "Broken", the first single of the album, was the highest ranking Asian song of 2010 on 987FM, one of Singapore’s top pop radio stations.

In Aug 2013, Sezairi, released a long-overdue single "Sayang" on his birthday, which filled the airways in Singapore, Malaysia and has support in Bandung, Indonesia too. It represents his first complete effort in writing, performing and producing his own single.

He was signed to Sony Music Singapore in 2014 and has released his self-titled EP, SEZAIRI, featuring his first hit single "Fire To The Floor".

The singer has branched out into acting too, with his acting debut in the local historical feature film 1965, and he appeared in Wild Rice's December pantomime, The Emperor's New Clothes as well.[2]

Achievements[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Sezairi solemnised his marriage to long-time girlfriend Syaza Qistina on 23 January 2016.

The closed door affair for 150 guests was held at the Timbre Music Academy Hall in Old Parliament Lane, with a guest list filled with familiar faces from the entertainment scene, including The Sam Willow’s Benjamin Kheng, rappers Sheikh Haikel and Kevin Lester.[3]

In August 2016, a grand wedding dinner at the SAF Yacht Club in Changi was held to celebrate Sezairi’s nuptials with his wife. Members of homegrown bands were spotted at the wedding, including The Sam Willows, 53A, composer Jeremy Monteiro and 987 radio DJ Tabitha Nauser was a bridesmaid at the wedding as well.[4]

Comedian Fakkah Fuzz was the emcee for the evening and singer-songwriter Charlie Lim performed a song for the couple.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Take Two

  • Released: 2010
  • Label: Universal Music
  • Tracks: Heart Of The Matter, Somebody Like You, Would She Know?, A Woman And A Man, Better Be Home Soon, Morning Coffee, Just A Lie, Matahari, Broken, Sunshine, Touched By An Angel

Extended plays[edit]

SEZAIRI

  • Released: 2016
  • Label: Sony Music Entertainment
  • Producer: Ari Renaldi, Harry Sommerdahl
  • Tracks: Intro, Terrified, Empty, It Will Never Mend, Better Than
  • Singles: Fire To The Floor

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yeo, Melissa (3 February 2016). "14 Singapore Idol Stars: Where Are they Now? - Must Share News". Must Share News. Retrieved 1 March 2017.
  2. ^ "Sezairi - About | Facebook". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 1 March 2017.
  3. ^ hermesauto (23 January 2016). "Singapore Idol 3 winner Sezairi Sezali solemnises wedding to longtime girlfriend". The Straits Times. Retrieved 1 March 2017.
  4. ^ hermesauto (21 August 2016). "Singapore Idol 3 winner Sezairi Sezali holds wedding dinner for 200 guests at waterfront venue". The Straits Times. Retrieved 1 March 2017.