Vans Musician Wanted Malaysia 2018

Vans Musicians Wanted 2018 (Malaysia)

1) Submission Period (9 - 15 July)

Get your submissions in for a chance to play at House of Vans in Guangzhou, China alongside Schoolboy Q and fellow finalists from Singapore, Philippines, Korea, Hong Kong, and China!

2) Cast Your Votes (16 - 23 July)

Vote for your favourite bands on the Vans Musicians Wanted 2018 website. Or, if you’re competing, get everyone you know to vote! Public voting counts for 40% of a band’s total score, so get those votes in!

3) Top 12 Live Showcase (4, 12, 18, 25 August)

The top 12 bands get a chance to strut their stuff at free live showcases in Kuantan, Ipoh, Kota Kinabalu and Kuala Lumpur! 3 competing bands will be playing at each show, along with one established local act.

4) House Of Vans Showcase (September)

Four grand finalists will play one final live showcase in Kuala Lumpur, where the judges will determine who goes to House of Vans Guangzhou to compete on the Asian stage.


Ali Johan

Ali Johan is an avid music fan, with a passion for the evolution of the Nusantara sound. As a producer at radio station BFM 89.9, Alijo has a wealth of experience in composing and identifying quality music and brings said experience to the judging panel. 

Mohd Radzi

Radzi came to Kuala Lumpur 5 years back hoping to retire from the daily grind but instead found his true calling and opened up a record store, Teenage Head Records. A music enthusiast with a liking for bands like The Clash, The Fall, and The Replacements, Radzi has also been releasing local and regional music on various formats in addition to running a successful record store.

Ham Abdullah

Ham Abdullah has spent the past 21 years as the guitarist and producer for SevenCollar T-Shirt, whose albums Drones and The Great Battle were nominated for Best English Album at AIM in 2005 and 2010 respectively. He also served as producer for Killeur Calculateur’s debut LP, Book of Flags, as well as their split EP with Vague from Indonesia. He currently also hosts the Review Uncle show for TAPAUtv alongside Adly Syairi Ramly.

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