Merry Guinness with Vince Chong and Friends

[Events]

Headed down to KL during evening rush hour on 13 December 2012 to attend the launch of Merry Guinness 2012 that also featured the launch of local singer-songwriter Vince Chong ‘s Christmas album at Dirty Nelly’s, KL Live. Vince Chong is actually the very first winner of local search Akademi Fantasia.The exclusive invite-only party saw guests, media and fans were treated to a live performances by Vince and friends, GUINNESS® infused Christmas dishes and pints of GUINNESS®. I thought it was a very intimate setting where Vince could interact with the crowd and it was pretty nice when the crowd sang along to some of the more familiar Christmas songs.

Vince Chong had this to say at the album launch “It gives me great honor to be part of the Merry GUINNESS® party because GUINNESS® become synonymous with the Christmas celebration. My Christmas would not be complete without having a pint of GUINNESS® with friends and family.”

Vince added, “This year’s Christmas is even more significant for me as I launch my latest album and first collection of Christmas songs. What’s even more meaningful is being able to share this album with some of the closest people in my life, my family and friends of course. And its amazing to be able to share this Christmas and perform alongside with them for my album launch. I could not think of sharing this moment with anyone else and of course spread some new found cheer and sound to the Christmas festivities in Malaysia.”

 

.

MHB's Vivian Gan

MHB’s Vivian Gan

MHB's Kelly Siew

MHB’s Kelly Siew

Vince Chong's sisters - Vanessa and Pamela Chong (of The Amazing Race Asia fame)

Vince Chong’s sisters – Vanessa and Pamela Chong (of The Amazing Race Asia fame)

Vince serenaded us with songs from his Christmas album

Vince Chong performed a couple of numbers from his Christmas album ‘With you this Christmas’ live at the event. This is the first time that Vince has performed any song from his latest album in public, which is why I braved the rush hour traffic to attend this Merry GUINNESS® party. He was joined on stage by local celebrity / TV host and singer Burn, Daniel Veerapen (MHB’s Lee Yvonne’s boyfriend and son of Malaysian music legend Michael Veerapen) and his brother, Sean Chong.

190064_462276520485487_945348797_n

The girls with Vince

532021_462276513818821_1164998616_n

One more pic of Vanessa Chong

 

.

The album, titled ‘with you this Christmas’ was co-produced by Malaysian music legend Michael Veerapen’s son, Daniel Veerapen. Some of the tracks include the legend himself on the harmonica, followed by his son’s amazing skills on the piano and keyboards. The album features remakes and interpretations of old Christmas classics as well as some new original tunes.

Vince’s album is available for purchase at the following venues:

1. CanaanLand bookstores in Cheras, Bandar Utama and Menara TA

2. CzipLee Bangsar

3. Caprizone, Kota Kinabalu

4. Trinity Bookroom, Kuching

Guinness has some Christmas promotions lined up throughout the month of December. Over 70 participating restaurants and bars nationwide will be featuring special GUINNESS®-infused Christmas dishes inspired by Masterchef Adam Liaw and Chef Emannuel Stroobant.

I was actually lucky enough to try Masterchef Adam Liaw’s awesome food when he was in town for Merry Guinness back in 2011 and you can read about it here – https://timchew.net/2011/12/04/4781/

GUINNESS® is also spreading the Christmas cheer with promotions on Guinness (duh!) and giving away some limited edition Guinness merchandise. Look out for the three (3) limited edition snow globes featuring the GUINNESS® toucan are up for grabs this Christmas when you purchase GUINNESS® at participating outlets.

More info at https://www.facebook.com/guinnessmalaysia

Subscribe to my public updates at https://www.facebook.com/timchewkc

.

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s