Elegant, sexy and bold.
It’s hard to fault if you’re thinking it’s the description of a lady. To be more specific, the description of a Gretsch White Falcon guitar.
Hearing this lady sing while holding in his hands, Rosli can’t help it but to say,
“The song and the feel of the guitar in my hands…then the tone and depth of reasonance puts me in such a mood that I wish I had it when recording ‘Venice’.
Like how I like to have a dance now. Anyone?”
Remember that romantic and dreamy love song ‘Venice - The Love Story‘ from Rosli’s album Deeper Than Purple?
Put your finger to the mouse button and click ‘Play’ to the latest video presented by Swee Lee’s By Appointment Only (B.A.O.). Then close your eyes, relax and let Rosli and the Gretsch White Falcon’s alluring sweet tone transport you to one of the most romantic places on earth called Venice.
Or make a date with this white lady at B.A.O. today and let the guitar sweep you off your feet.
There’s no other apt name for this Collector’s Choice #8 1959 Les Paul that came to life, thanks to a collaboration between Gibson and British guitarist Bernie Marsden.
Rosli was so glued to this guitar that for 2 hours he couldn’t take his hands off it. As Rosli described it,
“The separation of the strings is perfect, making the tone neither muddy nor fuzzy-like. It has a very balanced weight and the beefy neck loves to scream whenever I dig into the frets. I was relishing so much the guitar’s tone but it was plugging into the EVH amp that blew me away to a level higher than cloud nine. One word – JUICY!
“The Beast” truly lives up to its name with its delicious tone & playability.”
For a chance to run with this beast, make an appointment with Swee Lee’s B.A.O. (By Appointment Only) today.
(Song: “My Heart Has Spoken”, from Rosli’s album Deeper Than Purple)
June 24 was such an exciting day!
Not only did Rosli find himself in the presence of several wonderful Fender custom-made guitars, he also had the opportunity to meet the Fender guys who came all the way from USA for the roadshow.
From L to R: Joe Reynoso (Director of Global Sales, FMIC Custom Shop), Rosli, Justin Norvell (VP of Product Development), Paul Waller (Master Builder)
Meeting the guys was one thing, but the crème de la crème was Rosli getting to play on the Jeff Beck signature strat, since Jeff Beck is one of his major influences in music. Rosli also had the honour to play on the Master Design Strat.
Rosli got to play two songs from his Deeper Than Purple album, ‘Last Man Standing’ & ‘Sorry I’m Late’ to a packed theatre at The Substation. And Rosli has this to say about the event.
“I’m very happy and proud to be part of the Fender Custom Shop Roadshow yesterday. It is not just a story about music history but about American history.
Every piece that comes from Fender, from the entry level range all the way to the Masterbuilder models, is a product of the artistry of the human mind and it has redefined the sounds we hear.”
Rosli’s expression said it all…
Rosli had a blast at the event and we hope those of you who went had enjoyed yourselves too! For more images of the event, follow the link here.
Oh that sweet tone from a very delightful guitar under the most deft of hands!
Under Rosli’s gentle coaxing and nimble handling, the Fender Custom Shop Michael Landau 1963 Relic Stratocaster sings out its soulful tone in this video presented by Swee Lee’s By Appointment Only (B.A.O.)
I asked Rosli about his thoughts on the guitar and he said,
“I feel totally connected with the guitar, especially the neck profile. I’ve fallen in love with it.”
For many who have been following Rosli may notice he hardly appears with a Fender guitar. In actual fact Rosli has owned & played Fender guitars over the course of his career, with 3 of them hanging on the walls of his home.
Interested Fender guitar lovers can head down to B.A.O. to experience this sweet strat or join Rosli at the Fender Custom Shop event taking place this coming Tuesday. For more details, go to http://www.sweelee.com.sg
This is such an exciting news that’s way to0 rad not to be shared!
Rosli Mansor is now a Swee Lee Artiste!
Swee Lee is one of Singapore’s prominent, long-established and to-go music stores. The company’s flagship outlet is located at Bras Brasah, 2 contemporary and stylish outlets at Star Vista, Katong, a showroom at Sims Drive and another outlet at Peninsula Shopping Center. Besides an established local presence and a growing regional expansion, Swee Lee also now boasts of a music academy. Rosli is extremely honoured to have the opportunity to work with Swee Lee. To quote Rosli,
“The past has taught me significant lessons about life but it is the journey ahead together with Swee Lee and the Music Academy that I am most excited about and greatly looking forward to. Working with people who share a deep passion about music and who understand the intrinsic importance of it in both life and society truly makes all the difference.”
And there’s no better way to mark this collaboration than Rosli’s special performance at the upcoming Fender Custom Shop Roadshow on 24th June (Tue)!
Fans of Fender and Rosli, mark this date! For more details on the event, click here.
Finally we can show you guys not only a video of Rosli’s performance at Mosaic Music Festival 2014, but this is also a video of his new instrumental song (yay!)
Rosli said the title “Track of Tears” alludes to a dark period of his life and the frequent times he spent in his neighbourhood where an old & disused railway track runs through it.
The title may sound sad or dark but I personally feel Rosli’s “Track of Tears” carries a deeper sense or message of moving on. What do you think of this new song? Feel free to leave your comments below.
Lastly, kudos to the supportive and enthusiastic crowd who clapped in beat throughout the song. Not only you guys rock, you are way awesome!
We hope you enjoy this new song!
Albeit late (okay, albeit may be an understatement) but better than never! Day after Rosli’s debut performance at Mosaic Music Festival 2014, the pictures went up. On Facebook (ok, my bad.) Ironically, it’s his debut performance at Mosaic’s last run after 10 years. But still it was a great turnout that night, and the night couldn’t be fantastic without the support of the wonderful & supportive crowd.
If you guys were there that night, you guys rock! And it’s not too late to salivate over the media goodies, still and video (oh yes, there are videos coming right up!) So let’s tickle ye tastebuds! (You can view more on Facebook too by clicking on the link above.) Recognise this hot stuff?
It’s all about getting into the mood…
“Thank you so much for the support!” – RM
The face to the shadow dance! If you’ve been to Rosli’s sold-out concert at Esplanade in 2012, she is the dance-tastic and sexy silhouette dancer in the song “Rachel’s Dance”. Meet the lovely Joyce and here’s the video of Joyce’s lovely dance during the song.
Sorry that there aren’t many performance pictures, simply because we want to bring you guys the ‘live’ performance through videos. The videos are coming just right up so stay tuned (like, real soon!)