If you missed out on Dennis Lau’s debut concert, don’t worry cos we’ve got the best of the event covered right here!
On October 22nd, violinist Dennis Lau took to the stage for his first ever concert, performing to a 2000-strong crowd alongside Malaysia’s biggest names in the music industry. Though the entire show, produced by music mogul Jennifer Thompson, was a masterpiece, we’ve picked out our favourite parts:
1. Dennis’s performances with high-profile guest stars
Dennis’s guest performers consisted of some of Malaysia’s most noteworthy acts, such as esteemed singer Ning Baizura, Akademi Fantasia winner Vince Chong and beauty-queen-turned-artiste Soo Wincci. Together, Dennis and friends belted both Malaysian and international hits, as well as performed original material from his latest album The Journey. Vince and Dennis’s vocal and violin rendition of Prince’s Purple Rain, as well as the ensemble cover of The Jackson Five’s I’ll Be There, were some of the night’s biggest hits!
2. The opening sequence
Of course, the concert wouldn’t be Dennis’s without some of his originally composed solo songs! He kicked off his concert with The Good Fight, a soulful, dramatic tune which showed off his impressive skills.
3. Gymnasts, speed painters, beatboxers and dancers!
Joining Dennis on stage were speed painters Haze Long and Vinn Pang, who each painted one half of Dennis’s portrait whilst he performed, while talented seven-year-old gymnast Eva twirled and bounced to The Destination (an original composition by Dennis and upcoming singer Esmond Chong), and Koujee Beatbox spun out some impressive beats straight from his mouth.
4. Dazzling costumes
Dennis himself wowed in a gold and black suit by Key Ng, while Ning Baizura and Atilia Haron sparkled in glittery dresses and Syafinaz Selamat stunned in a red number. Also, who could escape admiring Eva’s bedazzled leotard?
5. Dennis’s friends, family and fans
Dennis peppered his performances with funny, sweet and sentimental anecdotes throughout the show, which definitely made us as an audience feel like a friend of his; hence the very apt concert name! The rapport built between all the performers was also definitely instrumental to the concert’s success. An extra touching moment: the grand finale performance, complete with sparkly confetti.