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Liyana Fizi

Liyana Fizi Liyana Fizi is a singer-songwriter based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She made her first debut in 2006 as a member of independent jazz pop band, Estrella.

The internal changes of Estrella made by their label Laguna Music prompted Liyana Fizi to leave upon the expiry of the contract between the band and their label. Since then, Liyana Fizi began performing solo alongside a permanent band of sessionists

Liyana Fizi plays a mix of acoustic tunes tinged with folk, bossa, and jazz. Gaining acknowledgment for her melodic songwriting, the singer/songwriter made her first debut as one of the founding members of Malaysian indie-pop band Estrella. Everyday musings and inward thoughts are the main elements of her music, using simplicity as the main staple.

Currently singing and playing rhythm guitar as a solo artiste since September 2009, Liyana performs with her permanent band of sessionists, and takes a vast interest in using music as an outlet for expression.

As singer and rhythm guitarist for her old band Estrella, Liyana together with other founding member and lead guitarist Yob, circulated the local music scene with their own brand of acoustic music back in 2006.

Numerous open-mic sessions and gigs at notable shows around town namely Moonshine, Troubadours, Doppelganger and No Black Tie followed suit, before the band decided to team up and expand with Laguna Music in January 2007.

Estrella's self-titled album was released in December 2007, and in a span of a year, the band was rewarded with 8 nominations for the inaugural Voize Independent Music Awards [VIMA].

Due to internal changes in direction for Estrella made by label Laguna Music, Liyana decided to move on upon contract expiry with the record label on 30th Sept 09, following the footsteps of Yob who had left earlier in Oct 08.

Past Achievements:

2010
* Liyana Fizi’s 1st Single - LIGHT WRITING:
#1- Fly Fm CampurChart ‐ 2 Weeks

2009
* Estrella's 2nd Single - TERNYATA:
Mercedes Benz Mixed‐tape ‘Best Of’ Feature [Germany] ‐ Jan 09

* 8 Nominations for Voize Independent Music Awards 2009 [VIMA]
• Best Pop Song [GOLD]
• Best Pop Group [GOLD]
• Best Pop Vocalist [SILVER]
• Best Female Vocalist (Over All) [GOLD]
• Best Song of The Year
• Most Mind Blowing Music Video
• Best Song To Play at Camp Fire
• Best Producer

2008
* Estrella's 1st Single - STAY:
#1 - Fly Fm CampurChart ‐ 3 Weeks
#1 - Hitz.Fm Met 10 ‐ 5 Weeks

* Estrella's 2nd Single - TERNYATA:
Mercedes Benz Mixed‐tape Feature [Germany] ‐ Mar 08
Mercedes Benz Mixed‐tape ‘Best Of’ Feature [Germany] ‐ Jan 09

* Featured in Germany’s MARCO POLO ‘MALAYSIA’ Travel Guide Book 2008 Edition

* Featured in KAMI ‘The Series’ - 2008

* Estrella's 3rd Single - TAKE IT SLOW
Soundtrack for SunSilk TV series Impian Illiyana [13 weeks]

* Featured in Troubadour’s Voices from Next Door compilation album 2006

Past Events

Malaysia:
* SevenCollarSoniqueCinematique - June 2007
* Roxy Summer Splash - June 2008
* Urbanscapes 2008 - June 2008
* Indie Youth Fest - 2008
* Fly Fm CampurChart Goes Live Nationwide Tour - 2008
* Mocca ‘Live In Malaysia’ Tour - Aug 2008
* Rantai Merdeka - Aug 2008
* No Black Tie 10 Year Anniversary Series - Oct 2008
* Cleo Fashion Awards - Nov 2008
* Kami ‘The Movie’ Nationwide Tour - 2008
* Rock The World 8 - Dec 2008
* VoizeIndependent Music Awards [VIMA] 2009 - Jan 2009
* Rock The World 9 – Dec 2009
* KLue’s Urbanscapes 2010 – 26 June 2010
* Go-11 Rockabola Indie Concert in conjunction with the 2010 World Cup

International:
* Lao BeatzFest, Vientiane, Laos - Nov 2008
* London University Union, London UK - March 2009
* Baluchi’s, Brighton UK - April 2009
* MOHO Live, Manchester UK - April 2009
* Doppelganger@Taste, Surry Hills, Sydney, NSW, Australia - 26 Sept 2009
* Malaysia Fest 09, Darling Harbour, Sydney, NSW, Australia - 27 Sept 2009
* Muzika Musim Luruh, Melbourne, Australia – 7 April 2010
* RadioClash 2010, Singapore – 13 June 2010
* FEYST World Tour 2010, Shanghai China - 30 & 31 Aug 2010
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