LEONG LAU reissue now available


leong lau

Sometimes billed as the Malaysian Elvis, Leong Lau looked more like Jimi Hendrix.

¬†Leong Lau arrived in Adelaide at the end if the 60’s to study engineering and ended up cutting three great jazz/funk albums in the mid 1970’s.

His final LP “That Rongeng Sound has now been reissued by a new local re-issue label called Left Ear Records. There are not many / any Malaysian Australian groove records that I know of and this is a great project to bring to the light. It holds some sounds that hark back to the Malay jungles but is based in a steep groove that has spacey keys and tight drums holding it down. Leong’s vocals are great, half sung half spoken that leave everybody feeling relaxed!

Below is some amazing documentary footage of the man that has been unearthed. Check it out!

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