Saturday, January 10, 2009

One Buck Short

About One Buck Short

Founded by Hafiz (previously on bass) and Rahul (guitars) in high school, this awesome foursome began their career playing shows at school events and battle of the bands competitions before coming out in the local scene with a handful of experience and a truckload of rockin’ songs that’ll definitely get you bopping, hopping and moshing non-stop. With a love for So-Cal Punk, One Buck Short has developed into one of the leading rock acts in the region.

Their debut single ‘That Day’ from their EP ‘Where Is The Mouse?!’ managed to break through to the Top 5 on the Malaysian Top Ten with the band promoting their release with performances at both low-key underground shows as well as high profile shows such as ‘Rock the World IV’, ‘Rock the World V’ as well as the Asian X Games. The band was also nominated as the Best Newcomer artist in the first ever Hitz.FM Malaysian English Top 10 awards held in 2004. In 2006, the band was nominated again for ‘Best Rock’ and ‘Best Live Act’ in Malaysia. With the achievements of their independent EP, OBS have made a great impact to modern urban punk rock music by displaying powerful energetic stage performances that woe their audiences. Currently the band is putting finishing touches on their debut album under the hands of talented producer / arranger Greg Henderson. With the first English single, “FAST TIMES” and first ever Malay single by the band, “KELIBAT KORUPSI” blasting through the airwaves in Malaysia and Singapore, One Buck Short’s upcoming album, “HALAL & LOVING IT” is already regarded by many as one of the most anticipated releases of 2007.

Quote from MTV Asia Marketing and Communications Manager: “One Buck Short is power-packed urban punk rock, they represent the best in raw, home-grown talent – and with a litany of chart-toppers, awards and fans across the region to boot”. One Buck Short is also fresh of opening for Fall Out Boy in Singapore as part of the international rock bands only stop on their “Infinity on High” world tour early this year as well as an MTV LIVE production with Good Charlotte in Kuala Lumpur in April 2007. The band is also the only Malaysian act that performed at the inaugural Singapore Festival (SingFest 07) in August. This saw One Buck Short sharing the stage with current heavyweights in the industry like Sugar Ray, Gym Class Hero’s, The Academy Is, Hinder, MXPX and so much more. OBS ended 2007 with a bang, supporting My Chemical Romance for their show in Malaysia. Come 2008, One Buck Short will be looking to tour South East Asia to support their brand new release - Halal & Loving It.


OBS was recently nominated for BEST ROCK and BEST LIVE ACT for the Malaysian English Top 10 awards.

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