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ABOUT US

Not to be mistaken for members of Greenpeace, Kyoto Protocol are a five-piece outfit based in Malaysia who kick-started a renaissance in the Malaysian music scene. Since their humble beginnings playing covers in local bars, the band got heads turning and ears listening when they opened for MGMT in their maiden concert on Malaysian soil, subsequently clinching spots at various music festivals, sharing the stage alongside many more international acts.

ACCOLADES

Things got serious when their raw passion was validated as talent:

  • Best Live Performer Hitz FM MET10 Awards 2016

  • Breakthrough Act Nominee SHOUT! Awards (2013)

  • Best New Artist Nominee Anugerah Industri Muzik 18 (2011)

  • Released “Catch These Men” in 2015:

    • “Still Alive” peaked at #1 on Hitz.FM’s Malaysian English Top 10

    • The Catch These Men tour covered 9 cities in Japan and Malaysia

  • Released “An Album” in 2011:

    • “Pussycat” reached #1 spot on 4 English and Malay radio stations – Hitz.FM, Fly FM, XFM and TraxxFM and stayed on the charts for 18 consecutive weeks

    • Second Single - “Gimme Nothing” reached up to #2

At home on the big stage

These offbeat darlings play some of the most infectious, experimental yet listenable rock in Malaysia; their impressive accolades include the following coveted slots:
 

  • Singapore F1 Festival

  • Opening act for Death Cab for Cutie (2016), Tenacious D (2014), The Killers (2013), Yuna (2012), MGMT (2011)

  • New Wave Festival (Goa, India) 2014

  • Good Vibes Festival (Malaysia) 2013, 2014, 2016, 2018 

  • Urbanscapes Festival (Malaysia) 2010 - 2014

  • Future Music Festival Asia 2012 & 2013

  • Beastierock Festival (Taiwan) 2012

KYOTO PROTOCOL IS...

FUAD ALHABSHI

Vocals / Guitar

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HAIRI HANEEFA

Guitar

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SHAKEIL BASHIR

Base / Vocals

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SHAN REDDY

Drums

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GAEL OLIVERES

Keyboards / Vocals

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