Uniquely Wanted Symphony

Elly Zulaikha
July 22, 2020
3 minutes

From small town boys to big stage performers, singer-songwriter duo Daniel and Ruben have just about done it all. Known to most by the popular moniker Wanted Symphony, their unique sound resonates with a combination of technical prowess on their respective instruments coupled with melodious vocal harmonies.

After enjoying the duo’s charismatic performance, we sat down with Daniel & Ruben for a quick chat to get to know them and their take on performing as well as future aspirations.

Question #1 - How did you guys first meet?

Definitely not on Tinder! Haha. 

We met at a show in 2017. After watching each other on stage and chatting during the usual musicians' networking session after the show, we really felt that our direction aligned with each other and that we should try working on some music together as it would bring a new and exciting dynamic to the usual Wanted Symphony sound our fans were used to hearing. 

Fast forward to 2020 and here we are!

Question #2 - Tell us what were the best live performances you guys ever did previously?

Wanted Symphony has actually been around for quite awhile - and even prior to Ruben joining us, we've had a very exciting journey as a 5-man rock outfit performing in and out of the country for festivals, indie shows, on TV and radio, the usual stuff. 

Because the latest iteration of the band is a singer-songwriter duo, we brand ourselves a little differently hence the shows we get these days are also a bit different. 

But definitely one of the most memorable shows we got to do together last year was a concert hosted by an NGO for underprivileged children. It was an eye-opening experience for us, and a testament to how music touches people and crosses boundaries.

Question #3 - Who is most likely to sing a song out of nowhere?

Definitely Ruben, he does it all. The. Freaking. Time. 

Question #4 - How did you guys come up with your band name, Wanted Symphony?

Daniel is classically trained - so take a wild guess where the word Symphony came from! We were looking for other words to pair with it, and Wanted seemed like a good idea because we always liked the idea of creating music that people 'wanted' to listen to. 

Suppose that's how the name came about!

Question #5 - What's the first thing you really want to do once COVID-19 is completely over? 

Would love to get back in the groove of putting out music and playing live shows. Playing online shows from our own studio is fun and all, but we really miss playing in front of a live audience. 

That, and definitely a holiday! Not sure how safe it's gonna be, but hey we can't be stuck here forever now can we?

Question #6 - Any words you want to say to your audiences in general?

To our fans who have stuck with us over the years, thank you for your support! To the ones who are just discovering our music, we hope you continue listening. We're just a couple of boys who love doing what we do, and we hope the stories we tell resonate well with you.

Don’t miss Wanted Symphony’s performance only on AirAsia REDTIX, 23th July 2020! 


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