Celebrating Singapore’s 50th Birthday

It’s the Jubilee Weekend celebrating Singapore’s 50th year of independence!

For much of 2015, Rosli is very busy up till his neck with his projects, and terraBox also has been busy working alongside with local artists. It has been good and fruitful so far for both.

At the same time, there will be very juicy news coming from Rosli in the future so stay tuned!

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And we all have noticed in the months leading up to today, there was much media throwback to what Singapore was and how it has progressed over the years. So we’ve decided to do our own throwback version of Rosli and his music journey so far. When we contacted Rosli about an SG50 tribute-cum-throwback, he said,

“Timeline and 3 ‘P’s.”

When asked to elaborate, Rosli explained simply,

“Timeline – look back at what you did and what you’ve become now. As they say – those who live in the past has no plans for the future. Let it go and move on.”

He continued,

“Patience, lots of it … and be persistent on what you’re doing and of course perseverance. Because if you don’t keep gunning for it, you may not be able to keep your passion and grow.”

We’ll let Rosli’s words settle into our being like tea while we try to soak in the deeper meaning behind his words. Meanwhile, we hope you enjoy this throwback, a YouTube playlist of over 50 videos (and growing!) that Rosli did over the past year with Swee Lee Music.

You can select the list of video to watch by clicking on a list-like icon on the top left corner, but if you can, watch all! Thanks everyone for supporting Rosli and terraBox all this time. We appreciate it very much.

Happy 50th Birthday, Singapore and may everyone enjoy the festivities today!

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Rukia! Revisited

Hey guys! Hope everyone’s doing well these few months! 

For many of us living on the sunny (and extremely humid these days) island called Singapore, there is much going on this year.

There is the soon-to-start SEA Games, and then there’s the huge all-year SG50 campaign by the government to celebrate our country’s 50 years of independence. And talking about celebration, Rosli will have some good news to share with everyone in due time.

So while we wait for that moment to arrive, let us revisit an old friend of Rosli’s that we’ve not seen for quite a while. For those of you who’ve been following him for a while, this person is no stranger to you. For others who just joined us, here’s a clue for you: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/dragged/id260992339

Meet Rukia.

Recently with Swee Lee Music, Rosli did a demo of 3 different Grestch White Falcon electric guitars, playing his popular and signature instrumental song “Rescuing Rukia”. Check out the embedded video below on how the song sounds when played on 3 different-yet-same guitars.

If you find the video too short to satisfy you aurally, you will want to check out this video:

Rosli With The $40K Fender Custom Shop Tree Siren Stratocaster Closet Class

This one-and-only, hand-crafted and exquisitely designed, $40K Fender Custom Shop guitar found its way to the shores of Singapore through Swee Lee Music early this year after making its stunning debut at NAMM 2015.

Built as a result of a collaboration between Fender Master Builder Dale Wilson and Canadian artist Mandy Tsung, Rosli has had the sweetest opportunity to lay his hands on this masterpiece. The Japanese Tomo Ash was carefully selected by Wilson for use as the guitar body and a birdseye maple for the 50’s neck.

Rosli was blown away by this combination, together being paired the Power’Tron pickups. He said,

“It has a nice, full (and definitely meaty) tone.”

“I can understand why Wilson himself found it hard to let it go because I felt the same when I had to put this baby back into its case. Nonetheless, a huge thank you to Swee Lee Music for giving me this once-in-a-lifetime session with this very exquisite work of art.”

Video & Pics From Rosli’s Songcraft Factory

Swee Lee Boutique was filled with the attendees eager to hear what Rosli has to share on songwriting. The audiences listened with rapt attention and absorbed all of Rosli’s songwriting gold nuggets.

Serious as the atmosphere, one can feel the anticipation and driving mood that evening.

Rosli had a blast sharing his experiences and tips with everyone and we hope those who attended the workshop that evening walked away with a deeper and clearer understanding on how to kick start their songwriting dreams or move forward in their songwriting journey.

Meanwhile, enjoy the video complied by Swee Lee and you can view the pictures here: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152742657257759&type=1

Rosli Mansor’s Songcraft Factory (Presented by Swee Lee Music Academy)

Rosli’s no stranger to songwriting, having written songs commercially, for theatre, short films, as well as his own instrumental albums over the years.

Condensing his songwriting experience into this 90-minute workshop presented by Swee Lee Music Academy, Rosli will talk about writing songs using the “3M Method”. Some of us may remember of him touching on the 3 “M”s a while back, and this may be something new to you.

This workshop is not to be missed if you are looking to write your own songs/music or just want to have a peek into the mind of the creative machine that is Rosli Mansor.

Date: 25 February 2015 (Wednesday)
Time: 7.30 – 9.00pm
Location: Swee Lee Boutique (142 Bukit Timah Road, S229842)

Purchase your ticket (S$30) by following this link: http://www.sweelee.com.sg/rosli-mansor-songcraft-clinic-writing-songs-using-the-3m-method.html