Gigs – Past, Present & Future

June & The Rhythms (Shahri Ramli on the bass guitar and Onell Luke on drums) commence their gig at the Grandis Hotel, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia on the 28th October 2016. They perform every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until April 9th 2017.

June was the Resident Musician at the Hyatt Regency Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia from 17th December 2014 until June 2015. She was joined by Hezron Diman, Double-Bassist in Apri 2015. A bassist and a drummer joined June at the same Hyatt venue from January to June 2016.

June’s career has expanded to include the fascinating field of music therapy after she attended the July 2014 Summer Institute, Institute for Music and Neurologic Function(IMNF), New York. The IMNF was jointly founded by Dr Connie Tomaino and Dr Oliver Sacks, the world-renowned neurologist and best-selling author of such books as Awakenings (a non-fiction book which was made into the 1990 movie of the same name. He was played by the late Robin Williams who was nominated for an Oscar for the role); Musicophilia,  Hallucinations and The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat to name a few.

From 6 Sept 2012 to 6 Dec 2012, June was the pianist-vocalist on board the SuperStar Libra of the Star Cruises fleet.

She was pianist-vocalist at the Sphere Lounge, One World Hotel, Petaling Jaya, Selangor from 1 May 2008 until 18 October 2008, working together with Kathy September, Canadian blues/jazz vocalist from 1 May 2008 to 31 July 2008, then with Welsh vocalist, Elizabeth Weeks from 1 August 2008 to 31 August 2008 and finally from 1 September 2008 to 18 October 2008 with London-based Polish jazz vocalist, Maya.

On 25 October 2008, June went to Los Angeles, California, to board the Serenade of the Seas which is part of the Royal Caribbean International fleet where she was the pianist-vocalist at the Schooner Bar from 26 October 2008 to 5 Dec 2008.

June performed at the @mosphere Revolving Restaurant & Lounge, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah from 8 Feb 2006 until 26 April 2008.

Gigs 2016-1986

2016 GIGS

01 – 26 June 2016 : The Lounge, Hyatt Regency Kinabalu, K.K., Sabah, M’sia

2015 GIGS

01 – 30 June 2015 : The Lounge, Hyatt Regency Kinabalu, K.K., Sabah, M’sia
09 Aug 2015 : Private Function, Pacific Sutera Harbour Resort, K.K., Sabah, M’sia
12 Aug 2015 : National Stroke Association of Malaysia (NASAM), K.K., Sabah, M’sia
15 Aug 2015 : Private Function, Magellan Sutera Harbour Resort, K.K., Sabah, M’sia
29 Aug 2015 : Private Function, Likas, K.K., Sabah, M’sia
05 Sept 2015 : Rotary Installation Sutera Chapter, Shangri-la’s Rasa Ria Resort, K.K., Sabah, M’sia
17 Oct 2015 : Private Function, Magellan Sutera Harbour Resort, K.K., Sabah, M’sia
29 Nov 2015 : Annual Dinner, Sabah Federation of Industries, K.K. Sabah, M’sia
6 Dec 2015 : Private Function, Magellan Sutera Harbour Resort, K.K. Sabah, M’sia
12 Dec 2015 : Private Function, Shangri-la’s Rasa Ria Resort, K.K., Sabah, M’sia

2014 GIGS

08 – 10 Jan 2014 : Borneo Lounge, Shangri-la’s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa, K.K., Sabah, M’sia
17 Jan 2014 : Peppino, Shangri-la’s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa, K.K., Sabah, M’sia
14 Feb 2014 : Valentine’s Day, Peppino, Shangri-la’s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa, K.K., Sabah, M’sia
22 Feb 2014 : Private Function, Magellan Sutera Harbour Resort, K.K., Sabah, M’sia
02 Mar 2014 – 29 June 2014 : Lobby Lounge, Pacific Sutera Harbour Resort, K.K., Sabah, M’sia
12 April 2014 : Private Function, Shangri-la’s Rasa Ria Resort, K.K., Sabah, M’sia
21 June 2014 : Private Function, Shangri-la’s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa, K.K., Sabah, M’sia
14 July 2014 : New Amsterdam Music Association, Harlem, New York City, New York, USA
17 July 2014 : Institute for Music & Neurologic Function, New York City, New York, USA
24 July 2014 : Institute for Music & Neurologic Function, New York City, New York, USA
06 Aug 2014 : National Stroke Association of Malaysia (NASAM), K.K., Sabah, M’sia
23 Aug 2014 : Private Function, Shangri-la’s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa, K.K., Sabah, M’sia
25 Aug 2014 : Private Function, Le Meridien Hotel, K.K., Sabah, M’sia
03 Sept 2014 : National Stroke Association of Malaysia (NASAM), K.K., Sabah, M’sia
19 Sept 2014 : 10th Anniversary Dinner, JMR Conglomeration Bhd, 32 at the Mansion, Penang, M’sia
01 Oct 2014 : National Stroke Association of Malaysia (NASAM), K.K., Sabah, M’sia
05 Oct 2014 : Private Function, Shangri-la’s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa, K.K., Sabah, M’sia
25 Oct 2014 : Private Function, Magellan Sutera Harbour Resort, K.K., Sabah, M’sia
05 Nov 2014 : National Stroke Association of Malaysia (NASAM), K.K., Sabah, M’sia
03 Dec 2014 : National Stroke Association of Malaysia (NASAM), K.K., Sabah, M’sia
17 – 31 Dec 2014 : The Lounge, Hyatt Regency Kinabalu, K.K., Sabah, M’sia

2013 GIGS

13 Feb 2013 : Private Function, Tawau, Sabah
15 Feb 2013 : Private Function, Gaya Island Resort, Malohom Bay, T.A.R. Marine Park, Sabah
11 May 2013 : Private Function, Pacific Sutera Harbour Resort, K.K., Sabah, M’sia
18 May 2013 : Private Function, Shangri-la’s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa, K.K., Sabah, M’sia
06-08 July 2013 : Private Function, The Sanctus Villa, Uluwatu, Bali, Indonesia
07-10 Aug 2013 : Lobby Lounge, Pacific Sutera Harbour Resort, K.K., Sabah, M’sia
20 Oct 2013 : Lobby Lounge, Pacific Sutera Harbour Resort, K.K., Sabah, M’sia
07 Nov 2013 : RTM Sabah, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, M’sia
23 Nov 2013 : Coast, Shangri-la’s Rasa Ria Resort, K.K., Sabah, M’sia
06 Dec 2013 : Private Function, Shangri-la’s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa, K.K., Sabah, M’sia
07 Dec 2013 : Private Function, Pacific Sutera Harbour Resort, K.K., Sabah, M’sia
24 Dec 2013 : Peppino, Shangri-la’s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa, K.K., Sabah, M’sia
25 Dec 2013 : Coast, Shangri-la’s Rasa Ria Resort, K.K., Sabah, M’sia
27 Dec 2013 : Private Function, Shangri-la’s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa, K.K., Sabah, M’sia
28 Dec 2013 : Private Function, Shangri-la’s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa, K.K., Sabah, M’sia
29 Dec 2013 : Private Function, Shangri-la’s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa, K.K., Sabah, M’sia
31 Dec 2013 : Peppino, Shangri-la’s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa, K.K., Sabah, M’sia

2012 GIGS

05 Jan 2012 – 25 Aug 2012  : Novotel Hotel’s Le Millesime Lounge, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, M’sia
14 Feb 2012 : Valentine’s Day at Peppino, Shangri-la’s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa, Sabah, M’sia
06 Sept 2012 – 06 Dec 2012 : Piano Lounge, SuperStar Libra, Star Cruises

2011 GIGS

02 Jan 2011 : Private Function, Seletar Country Club, Singapore
09 Jan 2011 : Private Function, Shangri-la’s Tanjung Aru Resort, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
18 March 2011 : Olives Restaurant, Nexus Resort Karambunai, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
02 April 2011 : The Sleep Seminar, Pacific Sutera Harbour Resort, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
07 April 2011 : Secretaries’ Week Luncheon, Le Meridien Hotel, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
24 April 2011 : SIB City Church, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
07 May 2011 : 3rd Anniversary 1 Borneo Hypermall, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
27 May 2011 : La Fuente, 1 Borneo Hypermall, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
03 June 2011 : Private Function, Shangri-la’s Tanjung Aru Resort, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
06 June – 28 Aug 2011 : Every Sunday night at Hyatt Regency Kinabalu Atrium Lounge, Sabah, M’sia
10 June 2011 : Sabah Law Assoc. International Law Conference, Shangri-la’s Tanjung Aru Resort
03 July 2011 : Private Function, Sutera Harbour Resort & Spa, Magellan Sutera, Sabah, Malaysia
11 Sept 2011 : Private Function, Shangri-la’s Tanjung Aru Resort, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
11 Nov 2011 : Private Function, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
30 Nov 2011 : Private Function, Promenade Hotel, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
13 Dec 2011 : Private Function, Le Meridien Hotel, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
02 Sept 2011 – 25 Aug 2012 : Novotel Hotel’s Le Millesime Lounge, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

2010 GIGS

31 Jan 2010 : Private Function, Sutera Harbour Resort & Spa, Pacific, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, M’sia
19 Feb 2010 : Private Function,  Shangri-la’s Tanjung Aru Resort, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
20 Feb 2010 : Private Function,  Shangri-la’s Tanjung Aru Resort, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
21 Feb 2010 : Private Function, Sutera Harbour Resort & Spa, Pacific Sutera, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
27 Feb 2010 : Sawit Kinabalu Group Annual Dinner, Sutera Harbour Resort & Spa, Magellan Sutera,  Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
04 May 2010 – 29 Oct 2010 : Resident Musician at XIV Tateshina Resort & Spa, Nagano, Japan
30 Oct 2010 – 31 Oct 2012 : Stargate, Ana Crowne Plaza, Hotel Grand Court Nagoya, Japan
06 Nov 2010 : Wedding nuptials – Christopher Chin Wei Seng & Ivy Pang Shao Poi, Pulai Springs Resort, Pulai, Johore, Peninsular Malaysia

2009 GIGS

14 Feb 2009 : Valentine’s Dinner, Peppino, Shangri-la’s Tanjung Aru Resort, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
28 Feb 2009 : Private Function, Sunset Bar, Shangri-la’s Tanjung Aru Resort, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
21 April 2009 – 13 October 2009 : Resident Pianist/Vocalist at the Seagull Lounge, Grand XIV Naruto Golf & Spa Resort, Tokushima, Japan
31 Oct 2009 : Sunset Bar, Shangri-la’s Tanjung Aru Resort, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
02 Nov 2009 : 7th RoundTable Meeting on Sustainable Palm Oil, Hotel Istana, Kuala Lumpur, Peninsular Malaysia
26 Nov 2009 : Peppino, Shangri-la’s Tanjung Aru Resort, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

2008 GIGS

17 January 2008 : Opening of the Legal Year 2008 Dinner – Shangri-la’s Tanjung Aru Resort, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
21 January 2008 : High Tea for the King of Malaysia – @mosphere Revolving Restaurant & Lounge, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
24 January 2008 : Dinner for Shimadzu Corporation (S’pore) – @mosphere Revolving Restaurant & Lounge, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
30 January 2008 : KKIP Dinner – Tanjung Room, Shangri-la’s Tanjung Aru Resort, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
4 February 2008 : Private Function – Shangri-la’s Tanjung Aru Resort, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
14 February 2008 : Valentine’s Dinner – @mosphere Revolving Restaurant & Lounge, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
29 March 2008 : Broadcast of the radio programme, `Sabah Entertainers’ featuring the Jazzelton Quartet on 92.7 Sabah V fm at 12.30pm
11 April 2008 : Wine Dinner, Peppino, Shangri-la’s Tanjung Aru Resort, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
1 May to 18 Oct 2008 : Sphere Lounge, One World Hotel, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
10 Oct 2008 : Offical Opening of the new premises of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland, Kuala Lumpur
26 Oct 2008 to 5 Dec 2008 : Schooner Bar, Serenade of the Seas, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd
24 Dec 2008 : Christmas Eve Dinner, Peppino, Shangri-la’s Tanjung Aru Resort, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
31 Dec 2008 : New Year’s Eve Dinner, Peppino, Shangri-la’s Tanjung Aru Resort, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

2007 GIGS

28 January 2007 : Pianist/Vocalist in JJHS Quartet at the welcoming dinner for the Gazprom Group from Moscow, Russia – Nexus Karambunai Resort, Sabah
03 March 2007 : Pianist/Vocalist for Teresa Teng Classic Selections Charity Concert in aid of Sri Mengasih Centre at the Magellan Wing Ballroom of the Sutera Harbour Resort & Spa, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
18 March 2007 : Pianist/Vocalist in the JJHS Quartet, the featured band at the Gala Dinner for the Honeywell CPG Conference (Asia-Pacific) held at Shangri-la’s Tanjung Aru Resort, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
27 April 2007 : Pianist/Vocalist in a Duo with Hanafie Imam on Double Bass/Vocals at Jazz Concert organised by the Brunei Music Society held at the Orchid Garden Hotel, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
25 May 2007 : Pianist/Vocalist in the Jazzelton Quartet at the RHB Corporate Dinner held at the Grand Ballroom of Shangri-la’s Tanjung Aru Resort , Sabah
14 July  2007 : 35th Anniversary of Sabah Urban Development Corporation, Sutera Harbour Resort & Spa Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
22  July  2007 : Wedding nuptials – Khairul Firdaus & Omra Shaid Pervaiz – Sutera Harbour Resort & Spa Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
28  July  2007 : Broadcast of the radio programme, `Sabah Entertainers’ featuring the Jazzelton Quintet on 92.7 Sabah V fm at 12.30pm
11 August  2007 : Kota Kinabalu Jazz Music Festival, Jesselton Point, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
29 August 2007 : Launch of the Kingfisher Cove Project, Likas, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
8 September 2007 : Annual Dinner of the Suria Group, Dewan Undangan, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
29 September 2007 : Wedding nuptials – Mitch & Caroline – Shangri-la’s Tanjung Aru Resort, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
13 October 2007 : Wedding nuptials – Kayne & Joyce – Promenade Hotel, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
28  October 2007 : Christian Rock & Jazz Concert – Asia City, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
4  November 2007 : Private Function – Shangri-la’s Tanjung Aru Resort, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
17  November 2007 : Private function – Shangri-la’s Tanjung Aru Resort, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
14  December  2007 : 35th Anniversary of Kompleks Karamunsing, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
16  December  2007 : Wedding nuptials – Paul Lee Yee Herng & Naoko Yamagata – Shangri-la’s Tanjung Aru Resort, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

2006 GIGS

12 May 2006 : Conducted music workshop in Sandakan on “Introduction to Jazz Piano” on the invitation of the Quartet Music Centre, Sandakan and gave a mini jazz concert with Vincent Chin on the saxophone the same night.
29 June 2006 : Pianist/Vocalist in the JJR Trio which was the band in attendance at the dinner of the President of Kazakhstan at @mosphere Revolving Restaurantduring his first visit to Sabah.
8 August 2006 : Pianist/Vocalist in the JVHN Quartet which was the featured entertainment during the dinner commemorating the launch of the Imperial Bayview Restaurat, Sandakan Harbour Square, Sandakan.
16 September 2006 : Pianist/Vocalist in the JVH Trio which was the features entertainment at the Awards Dinner of the Brunswick Corporation Asia Pacific Group Expo 2006 held at the Pacific Wing Ballroom of the Sutera Harbour Resort & Spa. Brunswick Corporation is one of the largest boat manufacturers in the world.
4 November 2006 : Pianist/Vocalist in the JV Duo at the 37th Annual Dinner of the Sabah Law Association held at the Grand Ballroom of the Shangri-la’s Tanjung Aru Resort, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.
25 November 2006 : Pianist/Vocalist in the JHNS Quartet at the 10th Anniversary Dinner of the Kinabalu Sawit Berhad held at the Magellan Wing Ballroom of theSutera Harbour Resrt & Spa, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.
09 December 2006 : Pianist/Vocalist in the JHN Trio at the 30th Annual Dinner of the Institute of Engineers Malaysia, Sabah branch, at the Grand Ballroom of theShangri-la’s Tanjung Aru Resort, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

GIGS 1986 - 2005

Sept 1986 – Oct 1987 : Resident Pianist-Vocalist at Semporna Frill, Hyatt Regency Kinabalu, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.
06 Jan – 16 Mar 1988 : Solo Pianist-Vocalist at Lee’s Cuisine House, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.
28 Mar 1988 – 30 Apr 1992 : Resident Pianist at Melaka Grill, the then KL Hilton Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
June – August 1993 : Resident Pianist at the Lobby Lounge, The Regent Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Feb 2002 – Aug 2002 : Pianist/Vocalist every Friday and Saturday in the JV Duo with Vincent Chin who performed at the award-winning Coast, Shangri-la Tanjung Aru Resort.
mid Sept 2002 – Mar 2003 : Pianist on Tuesdays and Fridays in the jazz duo, Gina & June, which performed at Borneo Lounge, Shangri-la Tanjung Aru Resort.
mid Nov 2002 – mid Mar 2003 : Pianist/Vocalist every Sunday in the JV Quartet which performed at the Borneo Lounge, Shangri-la’s Tanjung Aru Resort.
mid May 2002 – mid July 2004 : Pianist/Vocalist every Sunday afternoon in the JV Quartet which performed at the Five Sails Coffee House, Magellan Wing, Sutera Harbour Resort & Spa, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.
mid April 2002 – mid Nov 2004 : Pianist/Vocalist every Monday in the JV Quartet which performed at the Pacific Wing Lobby Lounge, Sutera Harbour Resort & Spa, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.
Aug 2003 – Dec 2004 : Part-time jazz piano tutor at the University Malaysia Sabah, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.
28 Feb 2004 – 31 Dec 2005 : Pianist/Vocalist every Saturday at the award-winning Peppino Restauran in Shangri-la’s Tanjung Aru Resort, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.