Vet­eran singer Sheila ner­vous over up­com­ing solo con­cert

New Straits Times - - Entertainment -

EVEN with 32 years of ex­pe­ri­ence in the mu­sic in­dus­try and earn­ing the sta­tus as Malaysia’s iconic singer, Datuk Sheila Ma­jid still feels the pres­sure of putting out a solo con­cert on Aug 5 at Sta­dium Ne­gara in Kuala Lumpur.

Per­haps it is due to the fact that the last time she per­formed a con­cert of this scale was in 1991 for her Le­genda con­cert.

“I think be­ing ner­vous is good be­cause it shows that you want to do well. This is my home ground, so I want to do well. We can only plan, but any­thing can hap­pen.

“The last time I per­formed at a solo con­cert, I was younger and I had more en­ergy. Now that I’m older, it is a dif­fer­ent ballgame. I need to get my­self pre­pared.

“There will be new song ar­range­ments for me to mem­o­rise, and in ad­di­tion to my old songs, there will be new ones too,” she said at a press con­fer­ence at The In­ter­mark in Kuala Lumpur re­cently.

“Ev­ery­thing needs to be prop­erly planned be­fore­hand, from the out­fits to the song ar­range­ments, right up to the script. I al­ways pre­pare my own scripts for all my per­for­mances.

“You need to know what to say to your au­di­ence, so that they would fo­cus on you on­stage. That’s where the pres­sure lies too,” said the Ku Mo­hon hit­maker.

The mother of four re­vealed that she will be­gin re­hearsals on the sec­ond week of Ramadan.

As for her fans, it looks like many are ex­cited to see her in ac­tion as con­cert tick­ets have been sell­ing fast since the de­tails of the con­cert was an­nounced last month.

Ti­tled “Sheila Ma­jid: The Con­cert Kuala Lumpur 2017”, the pre­mium (RM888) and CAT1 (RM388) ticket cat­e­gories have been sold out.

“I’m over­whelmed by the re­sponse from my fel­low Malaysians, and touched by their sup­port for my mu­sic. What can I say, I have the best fans.”

For more in­for­ma­tion on the tick­ets, go to www.tick­etcharge.com.my. By Syahi­rah Mokhtazar

PIC BY NIK HAR­IFF HAS­SAN

Singer Datuk Sheila Ma­jid will be­gin re­hears­ing for the con­cert on the sec­ond week of Ramadan .

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