Mellow Motif is a Jazz/Brazilian Jazz sextet of 5 from Thailand. Active in Thailand as well as in Asia, the band combines an original, playful sound with lighthearted arrangements, and has earned the respect from musicians, critics, and a loyal group of fans across Asia. With Warner Music Thailand’s generous support, Mellow Motif has released two albums and continues to work tirelessly as an ambassador to raise the world’s awareness of Thailand as a place with a vibrant jazz culture, connecting and collaborating with musicians across the country and around the world.
CNNgo has listed Mellow Motif as one of Bangkok’s Top-20 People to Watch – listing Natasha and Eugene (Pianist) as “phenomenal musicians” who fuel the band’s “well-deserved rise.”
Mellow Motif’s major international appearances include ones at Singapore International Jazz Festival (2013) Thailand’s Hua-Hin International Jazz Festival(2009, 2013), Singapore’s CHIJazz Festival (2009), Singapore’s KinestAsia by Timbre (2010), Malaysia’s Miri International Jazz Festival (2010), Indonesia’s Asean Jazz Festival (2010, 2011, 2012), the Jakarta’s International Java Jazz Festival (2013), and China’s Nanjing International Jazz and World Music Festival (2011).
Mellow Motif has participated in many large-scale music festivals within the country such as Emporium Music Rendezvous by The Emporium (2010, 2011), Indy in Pai (2010), Fat Festival by 104.5 Fat Radio (2009), Melody of Life (2009), La Fete de la Musique by Alliance Francais (2009), Singha Summer Groove – in conjunction with Pattaya International Music Festival (2009), and more. The band makes regular appearances at reputable jazz venues in Bangkok such as Saxophone Pub, Brown Sugar Jazz Pub, Jazz Happens Bar, Mello Yello Jazz More, etc.
Mellow Motif’s latest album, “Sabuy Dee”(2010), is a hard swinging album that consists of re-interpretations of tunes from the 30s-50s, original compositions, and jazz renditions of Thai favorites such as “I Feel Sabuy Dee”(รู้สึกสบายดี) and “Tur Moon Rob Chun, Chun Moon Rob Tur”(เธอหมุนรอบฉัน ฉันหมุนรอบเธอ) by the legendary songwriter Prapas Cholsaranon. Highlights of this album include Natasha’s arrangement of Joe Ricardel’s ‘Frim Fram Sauce’ featuring real kitchenware as musical instruments.
07:00 PM The Waterfront, Grand Margherita Hotel, Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, 93100 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia