The Frankie Sixes Celebrates Original Malaysian Swing Jazz Through its Latest EP Launch
First single “tepuk amai-amai” now available on streaming platforms alongside lindy hop swing dance music video featuring 100 dancers across 12 countries.
By Culture Editor
Local swing jazz band The Frankie Sixes is launching their debut extended play (EP) featuring original swing jazz tunes via a four-day launch event. In conjunction with the launch, the band recently released Tepuk Amai-Amai, the first single from their self-titled EP on all major streaming platforms including Spotify. The song is accompanied by a collaborative music video featuring Lindy Hop swing dancers located in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Finland and the UK.
“We are proud to contribute five original swing jazz tunes to the Malaysian songbook and hope they can be accepted eventually as standards not just here but in the region and beyond. As an artform rooted in expression, we found it a no-brainer to use swing jazz as a vehicle to introduce a bit of Malaysian storytelling to listeners all over the world, especially since our own music industry was heavily influenced by music of that era via local music luminaries such as P Ramlee and Jimmy Boyle,” explains Reza Salleh, established independent singer-songwriter, vocalist and band leader of The Frankie Sixes.