Amy Search to release autobiography at 60
THE number 60 may be a statistic to many of us, but for Suhaimi Abdul Rahman, or Amy of Search, who turns the big
“six-oh” next year, it is the right time for him to reflect on life, and write his autobiography.
The book will detail his inspiring journey from a kampung boy to a rock legend. “I’ve always wanted to write about my experiences as a singer, and give my opinion on the local music scene as best as I can,” Amy told the New Straits Times recently. “My journey into rock music has seen me ‘navigate’ many chalas lenges, especially a team play Search, er in my band, and in giv performances ing fans that they would enjoy and cherish,” he said. Amy turns 60 on July 28 next year, and his wife, Nourish Hassan, and children have encour aged him to come up with his autobiography to mark the special occasion. “It’ll be my labour of love and a big ‘thank you’ to my loved ones, who have always been with me, and my loyal fans. “While this autobiography will give fans an interesting read, I hope they will also learn important life’s lessons from it , such as perseverance and holding on to one’s dream,” said Amy, who became Search’s lead vocalist replacing Zainal Rampa in 1981.
While music has always been Amy’s first love, the time has also come for him to venture into other fields of interest.
The rocker is participating in the Asia Islamic Fashion Week (AIFW), which takes place at 3pm daily from March 30 to April 2 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.
Amy’s company, General Products by Amy Search, will promote seven designs of men’s Islamic fashion on the runway.
It is his inaugural participation in the show and Asia’s first Islamic fashion week to be held in Kuala Lumpur. More than 10,000 visitors, 180 exhibitors, 100 designers and 100 international trade buyers are expected to be at AIFW.
On another note, Amy said he and Search would not be organising a separate charity concert in aid of its drummer, Yazit Ahmad, who has a kidney ailment, since Istana Budaya and Awie Entertainment were already doing so via Konsert Wings Dan Superfriends, to be held at Istana Budaya from April 6 to 9.
He said Search had done its part holding concerts in aid of Yazit in the past, and it was “not the right time” to hold a new concert now.
“The upcoming concert at Istana Budaya has our support.
“We hope it will benefit as many needy artistes as possible.”