Genre : Jazz
About This Act :
Balawan is one of Indonesia greatest guitarist, he started playing the guitar when he was 8 years old and form a Rock Band that specialized doing cover of Deep Purple , Van Halen and all those Glam rock of 80's.
After graduated high school in 1992 He went to Sydney Australia and got the scholarship to study jazz for 3 years.
He return to indonesia in 1997 and form Batuan Ethnic Fusion A Mix of Balinese Gamelan and Fusion Jazz Rock .
Balawan is multitalented guitarist especially his touching 8 fingers style that he is able to play chord, bass and melody at the same time , he also form Trisum Guitar Trio with Dewa Budjana and Tohpati (2 of Indonesia leading guitarists) Balawan have been touring in Asia, Australia, USA, Canada and Europe Regularly and soon will open his own Guitar school in Bali.
Balawan Batuan Ethnic Fusion 1999 ( chico/aquarius ) Balawan Solo 2001 ( acoustic music records germany ) Balawan Magic Fingers 2005 ( Sony Music indonesia ) Trisum 1st edition 2007 ( Sony music ) Trisum Live at Graha Bakti 2007 Balawan See You Soon 2009 ( Universal Music ) Trisum five in one 2011 ( Universal music )
TESTIMONIALS ABOUT BALAWAN
Eet Sjahranie : I was in awe listening him played like that, he surely is one of the greatest guitar player we have& Jennifer Batten : Iwayan Balawan is a supreme musician with a gift of advanced imagination and creativity a true breath of fresh air!!
Donny Suhendra : Balawan is the only player with amazing technique,friendly and open minded, I wish he will always be an icon of Indonesian guitarist because he is the best in my heart .