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Saturday, 5 June 2010

Tohpati (Simak Dialog)

Name: Tohpati Ario Hutomo
Born: 25th July, 1971 (Jakarta, Indonesia)

Profile: He is an Indonesian songwriter and a well known jazz guitarist. He has collaborated with many Indonesian musicians such as Glenn Fredly, Indro, Arie Ayunir and Shakila. Many of his work has traditional culture elements as he always try to combine both modern and traditional Indonesian music on his albums.

History: Since his early age, Tohpati has already interested to become a musician and often played on many shows around Jakarta, although it was not as a professional career. As a result of his effort, he had won the title 'Best Guitarist' at a band festival in Jakarta when he was just 14.

In 1989, four years after he won the title, he won another notable award of the 'Best guitarist' in Java. This award then contributed a major part in Tohpati's music experience as his name began to be noticed because he won another 'Best guitarist' award in 'Yamaha Band Explosion' show the same year.

After winning a series of awards, Tohpati decided to begin his professional career. His professional career began in 1993 when he joined a band called "Simak Dialog" with Riza Arshad, Arie Ayunir and Indro. With this band, Tohpati had released 3 albums, which were 'Lukisan', 'Bauk' and 'Trance/Madison'.

In 1998, Tohpati decided to start a solo career and released his first debut album. The album includes a collaboration with two pop singers in Indonesia Shakila and Glenn Fredly. To gained more popularity, he released two video clips of one of his songs on the album, 'Lukisan Pagi'. The video clip was a success and the song made its way to the Indonesian charts.

His second album, 'Serampang Samba' offered more instrumental hits. Quite different with the last album, Tohpati only included one song with vocals on the album, titled 'Jejak Langkah Yang Kau Tinggal'. This was also the only song with a video clip. This album consists of more traditional Indonesian music with more acoustic sounds and Balinese elements. It can be said that this album is more idealist and progressive compared to his previous album.

Tohpati was also one of the guitarist in the famous trio supergroup "Trisum", along with Dewa Budjana (Gigi) and Balawan (Batuan Ethnic Fusion).

Influences: Pat Metheny

Axology: Fender Stratocaster, Sadowsky guitars, Takamine guitar, Rocktron effects and Mesa/Boogie amplifiers

Signature song(s): Lukisan Pagi - Tohpati featuring Shakila (Tohpati, 1998)


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