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An evening with Trio Lestari

Sandhy Sondoro (left to right), Tompi and Glenn Fredly at their concert. JP/Aliendheasja Fawilia

Trio Lestari is the name soloists Tompi, Glenn Fredly and Sandhy Sondoro agreed to for their collaborative concerts.

After their two independent gigs in Yogyakarta and Solo, the trio decided to do a concert series in June and July and their first stop was Jakarta on June 17.

Last week’s concert was in the ballroom of the Central Park mall. The ticket prices ranged between Rp 200,000 (US$24) and Rp 900,000 and almost all the seats in the ballroom were taken.

The show started at 9 p.m. with new singer Davina singing her rendition of Slank’s Ku Tak Bisa (I Can’t). Davina received a round of cheers from the crowd at the end of her performance, but when Tompi finally took the stage, the crowd went wild.

Tompi opened the night with the traditional Betawi folk song Jali-Jali, and continued with his own songs like “Tak Tergoyah” and Menghujam Jantungku.

When he sang Bukan Pacarmu, actor Gading Marten jumped on stage to show his rap talent. Tompi then switched to You’re the One accompanied by Gading.

Tompi engaged his audience with his scat, a type of vocal jazz improvisation, as well as his humorous interactions with Gading.

“Your age is determined by how well your breath could support you while you’re singing with me,” said Tompi while encouraging the crowd to sing.

In the song Aku Jatuh Cinta (I Love You), Tompi’s children Daka and Ayesha came out onto the stage and everyone took up their cameras to capture the cute moment.

The singer with real name Teuku Adi Fitrian closed up his solo performance with his single Tak Pernah Setengah Hati (Never Be Halfhearted), which was also the title of his latest album, and welcomed Glenn Fredly to the set.

Glenn started his solo performance with Linda, which he wrote for his mother.

He introduced his second song, Sedih yang Tak Berujung (Endless Sadness), by bringing up the current Twitter trend.

“Thank you for all the mentions I get every night. But, honestly, I don’t give a damn about your feelings because I need to sleep,” he said indicating that he handles his own Twitter account.

While singing a number of his hit singles like Tega, You’re My Everything and Kisah Romantis, he continued to use several Twitter terms, such as, “get your phone and tweet now,” or “when you see your ex in your timeline, you can just click unfollow”.

The night continued with the last singer in the trio, Sandhy Sondoro. Sandhy greeted the audience with his latest single Bunga Mimpi.

Compared to the first two, Sandhy was less interactive with the crowd. He sang his songs but did not communicate much on stage.

He did, however, let a bit of a smirk when he led his way to Percy Sledge’s When A Man Loves A Woman and said, “This is what makes me quite famous.”

After a few songs, Sandhy started singing his Indonesian number one hit, Malam Biru. In the middle of the song, Tompi and Glenn Fredly joined him on stage.

The trio took turns with scat. It was almost like a battle, with the crowd’s appraisal marking the three as winners.

The night closed with the trio singing an old song by Utha Likumahua Puncak Asmara, followed by the new Indonesian phenomenon SM*SH’s single I Heart You.

The Jakarta audience left happy, while Trio Lestari still has to entertain Manado, Makassar, Surabaya, Pekanbaru, Medan and Balikpapan in the coming month, hoping for the same, if not better, satisfaction.

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