Mediacorp Suria’s Kerjayaan Interviews Rosli

Rosli Mansor

(Credit: Azizi, guitarist of local band Ambassador)

Once you’re on the roll, you will feel like nothing is going to stop you in your tracks. And we at terraBox think that is the case for Rosli.

After our January’s announcement of Rosli’s endorsement by music giant Marshall Amplification, you can now watch and listen to the man himself on TV program Kerjayaan, an info-ed program on post-SG50 Singapore being at a critical crossroad. In the program, Rosli shared his thoughts and insights about his recent endorsement with Marshall, the constant learning and improving in his music career, and music retailer Swee Lee Music Company.

Being no stranger and totally comfortable in front of the cameras, Rosli’s presence will grace your digital telly tomorrow evening (March 10) on Mediacorp’s Suria Channel at 8:30PM SGT.

FYI, the interview and subtitles are in Malay. So if you have a friend or friends who are fans and supporters of Rosli AND understands Malay, why not gather them over dinner and catch the show together?

Don’t forget to set your alarm reminder or TV recorder for Rosli’s appearance on Suria’s Kerjayaan!

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Marshall Amp Endorses Rosli Mansor

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This has got to be one of the greatest news to come in for the new year of 2016!

We are very proud to announce that Rosli is now endorsed by music industry giant Marshall Amplifications! (https://marshallamps.com/artists/r/rosli-mansor/)

Making amplifiers for the past 54 years, Marshall is a ubiquitous name in the music industry and used by many big-name musicians and artists such as the late Gary Moore and Jimi Hendrix, Joe Satriani, and Rosli’s guitar hero Jeff Beck. We are elated that Rosli has now joined the ranks of these guitar greats and is the first artist in Southeast Asia to be endorsed by Marshall. We dare say this is a big breakthrough for local musicians and one of the firsts for our music scene.

As we celebrate this wonderful news, we are also taking time to remember Rosli’s closest friend and support, Keyjohan Ismail. You may remember seeing or reading his name as Rosli’s co-producer and drummer in his instrumental albums Dragged and Deeper Than Purple. His soulful drumming was present at most of Rosli’s live performances, and in several YouTube videos on Rosli’s channel.

Sadly, Keyjohan passed on from cancer in 2014 and is not here to celebrate the news with us.

Thank you Jo, for being there for Rosli and helping him tremendously on his music journey. We are glad to have known you and seen your unwavering and heartfelt dedication towards music. May your soul rest in peace.

Rosli wrote a touching and personal letter to Jo on his Facebook page, expressing his gratitude towards his brother and close friend, and ultimately dedicating the endorsement to him.

Dear Jo,
I have great news to share with you, my brother!

When I was told that I’m officially endorsed by Marshall Amplification, I was ecstatic. I wanted to pick up the phone and call you because you are so much a big part of it. 

Being in the Marshall family – one of the biggest giants in the music industry – is something I’m very thankful for.

Remember how we started, grinding day in and day out, just to get things done? We squeezed in whatever time we could, on top of our jobs, to do what we love. To create music. No matter how tired we were, we soldiered on because we believe in what we were doing. Because you believed in me.

And our recording sessions into the wee hours for Dragged, with Mohammed Ali Abdullah from Snoots Music? I’m grateful to Ali for having faith in us and getting the ball rolling. We were exhausted but it was worth it. Next came Deeper Than Purple, and things were even tighter and closer and falling into place. 

And remember when Edwin Tan from Om Labs endorsed me with his custom Sahasrara OD? You were so happy for me and said that there are more good things to come.

What Edwin started eventually led to greater opportunities with Gibson/Valley Arts, Providence, Yamaha and others, and then my first amp endorsement with Laney Amplification. And now Marshall. 

I will always remember our teh-tarik sessions (with kuih puteri salad :)) about achieving peace. There was a period of time when I was absolutely down and out. You came over to my place, dragged me out of the house and drove me to ECP for breakfast and that much-needed blast of sea breeze. You kept talking about our heroes, our life dreams and goals, and that we have to *keep moving forward*. You always understood what I was going through and you kept me from going further downhill. 

You once said that you felt my pain during the launch of ‘Deeper Than Purple’ when they were playing “What The Moon Said” in the background. And I know you truly meant it because tears were welling up in your eyes. And we agreed that to feel pain and struggles in life is better than being numb and lost as they give us the strength to keep moving and building an even stronger will. 

I will never forget that moment. 

And remember my search to truly understand gratitude? I realised it all boils down to the actions of one. We are here to serve others and leave in peace. You have shown and taught me how you have helped others even though there weren’t much being returned to you. When your efforts were not acknowledged, you willingly let it go and moved on. You have taught me so much about the strength of being on the other side of impatience. 

With that, I am thankful to those who have helped and supported me in my career that has led me to where I am right now. Each and everyone of them. 

And finally, to end this letter, I am dedicating this endorsement to you, Keyjohan Ismail, my brother. You deserve it more than I do because of your humility and patience and because of your tireless dedication to your art. 

It’s been tough without you around but thank you so much for being a part of my life. 

Love and Peace always.

RM

A Dance With The White Lady

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.

Rosli Mansor Pairs Up With Fender Custom Shop’s Mike Landau 1963 Relic Strat

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

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RM Is Now A Swee Lee Artiste

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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.