The Musical Influencers – The Carpenters

Beneath the image of long black hair, tees-jeans-sneakers or boots combi, and 2 rock instrumental albums, Rosli Mansor has his roots very much in the melodious and colorful musical era of the 60s, 70s and 80s.

Indeed, looks are deceiving. But songs from both his instrumental albums are clear testaments to his musical influences, rock tunes laced with underlying strong and memorable melodies.

In his performance at Esplanade Concourse on 7 Oct (themed “Me & My Guitar), Rosli gave a glimpse through time of the melodious that left an indelible mark on him, the first being the sibling-paired group, The Carpenters. Rosli coaxed popular and very recognisable melodic songs such as “Close to You”, “Top of the World” and “Yesterday Once More” out of his iconic electric guitar.

So what other songs, besides those by The Carpenters, that have left a huge impression on Rosli’s music tastes? Keep a close watch for this space for the next few videos.


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