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Mellow Motif

Since the release of Mellow Motif’s highly successful self-titled debut album with Warner Music in 2009, the band has been actively performing in many countries and steadily gaining popularity in the regional jazz scene. Mellow Motif has received international acclaim and works tirelessly as ambassadors who raise the world’s awareness of Thailand as a place with a vibrant jazz culture. The band has performed at Hua-Hin International Jazz Festival (2009), CHIJazz (2009), KinestAsia (2010), Miri International Jazz Festival (2010), Asean Jazz Festival (2010), many other music festivals within the country such as Fat Festival 2009, Melody of Life (2009), Indy in Pai (2010), La Fete de la Musique (2009), and more. Performing highly inspired, light-hearted arrangements of jazz standards, Brazilian music as well as original compositions, Mellow Motif has captured the hearts of both non-jazz listeners and jazz aficionados both in and out of the country. In November 2009, CNNgo placed Mellow Motif in the Hot List among the “Top 20 People to Watch” in Thailand.

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”...An undeniably talented singer, her delivery brimmed with confidence, and she transmitted her bubbly personality into the music.” - Ian Patterson (June 2010)

“Her sweet and clear voice brings the jazzy numbers to a new level... The woman has such depth, substance and panache that it's hard to believe that she is only 25 years old.” - (May 2010)

“Very delightful - full of new and refreshing ideas by the new generation of Thai jazz musicians.” - Anant Luepradit, music journalist/news editor/music critic/program director (February 26, 2009)

“Simply world-class!” - Music Express Magazine, Bangkok, Thailand (April 2009)

“You can play their music [Mellow Motif] to pretty much anyone and they will most likely fall in love with it!” - Matichon Newspaper (March 2009)

“She has a captivating voice that will make you sit up and listen” - Student Weekly Magazine (March 2009)

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My Head is Listening

My Head is Listening

Clean Feed Records

Mellow Motif - Sabuy Dee

Mellow Motif - Sabuy...

Warner Music Thailand




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