The Sensations band is a remarkable duo as versatile musicians. Both are instrumentalist and vocalist which gives them an edge in presenting an entertaining showtime. With their smooth interchanging of instruments from synthesizes to grand piano accompanied by their blend of vocal harmony, it makes their act a very interesting one.
Their music sounds sensational with a twist of variety and style using technology in softwares and hardwares that sequencing music is enriched by their live performances therefore giving them a wide range of repertoire to suite your every musical taste.
With the trained editing skills which carries KPKK certification, the music that sensations renders are of technically superior quality, which can be in midi or even mp3 formats. These qualities have a real orchestral live feeling rather than digitized metallic music.
At hotels their music is on the light and easy listening most suitable for lounges and coffee houses. In exclusive clubs, they cater more towards dance music and merry making. They also entertain private and corporate functions and deliver client’s request of music.
During their tenure this sophisticated duet pair has had their individual share of experiences that makes them to perform in any entertainment arena.
Sensations excels in setting the audience to the right mood and creating the atmosphere with that extra touch of class.
Keyboardist/ Vocalist /Guitarist
Collin was born into a family of musicians. At a tender age of 3 years old he was strumming his Hofner guitar with his older siblings. At 10 yrs old he was jamming with the famous Bongo Joe (Joseph Chelliah) of Jay Hawkers who was the group leader of his older brother, Charles.
He never looked back and became an idol in his secondary school days. After attending college, he team-up with his cousin, Winston Lewis an accomplish keyboardist/vocalist who had a great influence in his keyboard skills, and pub-hop the musical scene.
With confidence of these escapades he formed the Depth 5 and performed for functions of Corporates and VIPS like Shell, Esso, Mobil, Petronas and Tan Sri Jeffrey Cheah and Tan Sri Khir Johari respectively. When Helix was launch in Malaysia, he worked together with Tan Sri Tengku Mahaleel of Shell Malaysia to mix and launch the theme song at the opening ceremony.
In 2002, Collin together with Noel Suzartee and Felix Gomez form Ghost Riders and took the local scene by storm even edging the famous Os Pombos and Southern Rain. They were the band for the well-educated folks at PJ Club, KGNS and part of the furniture in Country Barn & Tristanos, Subang Jaya, the latter being own by the famous Jazz pianist Tano Soliono.
From then on Collin formed his own band called the SENSATIONS.
He is a gifted musician with perfect pitch that when he listens to a new song once he is able to play it in a jiffy on any instrument. He has many voicing to the songs that he sings therefore harmonizing it blends in with the music he renders such as ballads, country, jazz, broadway, rock & rolls and top 40s. He carries various vocal signatures from Jim Reeves to Bee Gees and Robin Gibb.
Collin performed in Palm Garden & Marriot, Putra Jaya, Concorde Inn, KLIA, Bar One, Summit Hotel, Eastin Hotel and Dynasty, KL. Perform in Royal Lake Club, Royal Commonwealth Cub & Royal Selangor Club, K.L. Most recent performance in Grand Modestos, Jalan P Ramlee, K.L. and Capital Square Old Malaya Café, Central Market, K.L. Last performance at Awana Porto Malai, Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia
Pianist/ Keyboardist/ Vocalist
Shireen, a brilliant pianist in the performing arena. Her musical skills developed through formal piano education at 9 years of age with the Assiociate Board Of The Royal Schools Of Music of classical training and since then had taken it up towards jazz styles.
Over the years, playing for hotel lounge and for private and corporate functions, had enhanced her performing skills as a professional pianist.
Shireen handles the instrumental numbers with great feel, playing Lounge Numbers, Commercial Songs, Jazz Standards and Classical Pieces. With a wide range of repetoires collected she is able to organize appropriate songs to suite the occasion too.
She has become versatile to various music arrangements that improvising them extended her capabilities to play as desired, therefore loves composing and writing lyrics to her song as her hobby and that has broadened her horizons. Having mastered the keys, harmonizing good music had trained her ears to be acute to pitch and her musical style varies to enhance the music ambience.
As a professional musician, her remarkable touch on the piano comes from regular practise while her sight reading adds talent to her musicianship.
With all these experiences Shireen began to twine her natural singing talent by joining various bands. Like a songbird her vocals are sweet and clear, revelling in Pop Ballads to Oldies and Evergreens to Jazz singing with ease. She is the perfect choice as her vocals and her keyboard skills is an asset to the Sensations band.
With her, Sensations can package an entertainment assortment for any entertainment outlet, like a pianist(solo) for High-Tea and a Duet performance for a show.
Her impressive style of performance on stage mesmerises the audience wherever she performs. And her passion in the music profession has earned her a respectable reputation throughout her music career.
Shireen has performed in Maya Hotel, K.L., Shangrila Hotel, K.L., Rennaissance Hotel, K.L., and performed Christmas & New Year Shows at Eastin Hotel,K.L. Shireen was the Resident Pianist of Saujana Kuala Lumpur, since April 2010 to Mar 2011 being the 1st female pianist after 25 years.