Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal ends Kuching visit in rock’n’roll style
By Jude Toyat
IT WAS A SPECTACULAR evening at the ‘Music under the Stars’ concert held at Pustaka Negeri Sarawak on April 24.
The concert was held to conclude Guns N’ Roses co-lead guitarist Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal’s visit here to Kuching organised by Pustaka Negeri Sarawak in collaboration with the US Embassy Kuala Lumpur.
Local talent and a singer from reality TV show Mentor Legend 2014 Mal Imran delivered the opening performance with his latest single ‘Cinta Sukar Ditafsirkan’.
Sarawak’s very own award-winning band Tuku’ Kame and resident guitar hero Jerry Kamit also gave a powerful performance of ‘Happiness’ and ‘Kayo-Kayo’.
Ron, or best referred to as ‘Bumblefoot’, then stole the show by showing off his guitar skills and delivering an amazing performance of his latest singles, ‘Don’t Know Who To Pray To Anymore’, and ‘Little Brother Is Watching’ taken from his 10th studio album of the same title.
The show ended with magical performance of Guns N’ Roses’ ever popular hit ‘Sweet Child o’ Mine’, with Mal Imran singing the song and Bumblefoot playing the guitar alongside Tuku’ Kame and Jerry Kamit playing the sape that left the audience in awe.
Bumblefoot has been in Kuching since April 23 to spread his passion in music and to engage with young local talents. This was his first time in Sarawak.
“The food here is delicious, especially durian. I love to see all the beautiful smiles that I have received since the first time I stepped in Kuching.
“I am looking forward for my next trip here soon and hopefully there will be more people coming to meet and share their musical journey with me,” he said.
During his visit, he also conducted a guitar workshop that saw him demonstrating his guitar skills, and provided golden opportunities for fans to asked several questions and being inspired by him sharing his journey and success story in the music industry.
After this trip, Ron will be going to Kota Kinabalu to continue his outreach programmes that includes musical workshops and performances.