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Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Jerry Fernandez Neu Faces Be A Rock Dont Roll



"Across fourteen countries and two continents... Setting us apart from the rest of the pack..." It's here. After more than four years of hard work, Jerry Fernandez's book, To Be A Rock But Not To Roll, will hit the bookshops after its launch on Sunday 12th July, 2009, at the Quality Hotel Singapore at Balestier Road.

Opening the book to look at the inside front cover, there is this beautiful map of Orchard Road, highlighting the venues or 'hot spots' where Jerry & The Neu Faces performed from 1968 to 1994. Impressive!

Haven't read the book yet but flipping through the pages, it is user friendly, has loads of photographs and information about Jerry's life, from the time he was a teenager, his years as a soccer lover and, more importantly, his established role as a musician both in Singapore and the world. He has also documented friends and colleagues who helped him along the way, on his life journey as a pop DJ, MC, singer, musician and business man. Sounds promising and could be a great read...

(Jerry Fernandez hosts the concert at Orchid Country Club this month.)

Image/original article: Andy Lim collection.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am living in Canada, wonder where I can get hold this book in Singapore? Nice to hear that Neu Faces requested "Beautiful Sunday" by the Cherries while they played gig in Karachi.
Keep up the good work on your Blog, Your wonderful web site be rekindle my childhood memories. There are many local artists that I never come across before

Regards,
Cliff

Andy Young* said...

If you provide me your email address I can get Jerry Fernandez to send you one and I think you can pay by Visa.

Andy Young* said...

And thank you Cliff for the kind words regarding the blog. Please visit more often.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Andy.
My e-mail address is cliff.son@shaw.ca

Regards,
Cliff

Andy Young* said...

Thanks. The email will be given personally to Jerry Fernandez during the launch of his book.
Regards.

Andy Young* said...

Books on 60s music, from Singapore or otherwise, will always interest surfers who read this blog, but this blog does not promote sales.

Peter Lim said...

Message for Jerry:
Read the book and watched the DVD. Fantastic person you are. Best of luck and I wish you well on your business and career.
Sorry I could not be there at your launch.
Peter Lim, New Zealand.

Don Mark said...

I enjoy reading the book and being a young person i am very impressed about the history about this man and his musical career it gives me insperation and i hope to use this as a motto for myself. I must say he has a vision and a mission and it has been realised, Hope to hear from u more and all the best to you and ur band,the NEU FACES.

Astria Jane said...

This is a great book that I've read on the musical journey of Singapore. It's one of the best local musical books. It reveals a lot of historical facts about this person, Jerry Fernandez and the Neu Faces. I was very impressed with his travels to places like Europe, Middle East and Asia. This is really an incredible mission for him and his band. Hope to hear more from him! Thanks for all the memories that has been recollected. You also welcome all the other bands along your journey and that was also interesting for me to know, thoug I was not born in that era but my parents have confirmed the facts. Thank you once again.

Andy Young* said...

Thank you all for writing. I shall relay these messages to Jerry and I sure he will be grateful and thrilled to read them.
Cheers

Andy Young* said...

Apologies for replying so late. I didn't have a relay system to advice me on new mail. I have it now.