Eddie Zachariah

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Began formal music lessons at age five for piano. Studied under a number of renowned teachers including music maestro, the late Lawrence Gomez. By age seven, he was performing for family gatherings, weddings and church. Graduated from Hammond Academy of Music at age twenty as piano and organ instructor. Eddie formed his first band ‘The Guys’ in 1983. During this time, he began picking up various musical instruments namely the guitar, bass, drums, ukulele and vibraphone amongst others to improve his general musicianship.

The next two years saw him venturing alone as a solo pianist at various hotel lobby lounges around Peninsular Malaysia. He then formed four-piece outfit, “Andromeda” which performed at local clubs and was soon discovered by the Jazz Fusion group “Sketsa”, which consisted of music greats Razak Rahman, Johari Teh, Wan Carefree and Daniel Soliano Guerzo and was invited to play piano and keyboards for them. After a two years stint with Sketsa, Eddie joined Singapore based show-band “Fredo & The Flinstones” who earned rave reviews wherever they performed.

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In 1990, after much traveling in and around the South East Asean region, he based himself in Kuala Lumpur and joined “The Pieces”, resident band of The Royal Selangor Club. Eddie assumed leadership of the band two years later and continued performing there for a total of six years before taking “The Pieces” to the Royal Lake Club for a one-year stint. During this time he had the opportunity to perform for a wide array of VVIP’s, VIP’s, heads of state, and local /foreign dignitaries, amongst others. It was also around this time that Eddie was introduced to Johari Salleh, the then Music Director and Conductor of the RTM Orchestra, and was given his first opportunity at doing studio sessions and worked on various projects under the valuable guidance of Johari.

At Booty Studios, he was assigned to manage the day-to-day operations, overseeing studio recordings and the administration department, which comprised one chief engineer, four assistant engineers and seven administration staff. Here, he had the opportunity to work with and alongside some of the best musicians, singers, engineers, producers and arrangers of this generation, amongst them, Sheila Majid, Zainal Abidin, Search, Sandii Suzuki, Randy Bernsen, Steve Thornton, Roslan Aziz and Guy Gray to name a few.

Bands Performed – Past And Present
The Guys Soulintent
Andromeda 9 Lives
Sketsa
Aseana Percussion Unit
Fredo & The Flinstones The Monroe’s Cats
The Pieces
The Falcons

Venues Performed
Pan Pacific, Kl
The Shangri-La, Kl
Pan Pacific, Klia
Sheraton Imperial, Kl
Pan Pacific, Pangkor
The Sheraton, Subang
Panama Red, Pj
Tiffany’s, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Pantai Primula Hotel, Terengganu
Tin Mine, The Hilton, Kl
Papagayo, Kl
Uncle Chilli’s, The Hilton, Pj
Phase 2 Disco, Kl
Victoria Arms, Merdeka Palace Hotel, Kuching, Sarawak
Picadilly Disco, Kl
Zeno’s, Kl
Prime Grill, Crown Princess Kl
Rally Gold Club, Kl

Credits
Composer/Sessionist/Producer/Arranger
*Theme Song For ‘Melodi’ Tv3
*Corporate Song ‘Perstima’ For Prebadanan Timah Malaysia
*Pesta Lagu Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur 1992-93
*Theme Song For Johnson & Johnson Jingle
*Theme Song For ‘Jumbo’ Game Show Rtm1
*Participating Artiste, Xvi Commonwealth Games, 1998
*Participating Artiste, Rentak Asia Showcase, Bukit Jalil Stadium 2000
*Music Director / Arranger For ‘The Christmas Story As Told By The Angels’ Aired On Rtm1, Christmas Day 2003
*Opening Act For The Sergio Mendes Brasil 2003 Concert

The Quartets

The Trios

Penang Jazz Festival 2007

1 Comment

  1. I’m currently searching for a Quartet / Trio Band and Jazz Band to perform in a 4-star hotel near KLcc, KL on the 31st December 2012. Beside, we planned to engage the same group for a 6 months contract to play in the same hotel starting from January 2013-June 2013.

    Kindly contact me through my mobile no: 017 6756 974. Or email: don_itua@yahoo.com

    Regards,

    Don

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