I believe most of you have read this on Facebook already, but I'm gonna copy and paste and add on to it here because I really didn't have enough space on Facebook to include everyone. So here goes..
On behalf of the band, I wanna take this time to be emo and sentimental and thank everyone who's been supporting us as a band, as friends, as partners and as everyday people you guys can relate to. 2009 has been an amazing year for us, having old friends still around, and of course having so many familiar faces become good pals. To everyone we've called out to at our gigs, said hi to, sat down and chatted with, thank you for keeping 53A's name alive. We're nothing without you guys.
To all our parents. Leander, George, Ying, Ju, Belle, Leo, E-Hern, Aisyah, Joan, Shan, Larry, Felix and Kah Wai, you guys have been with us from day one screaming your asses off. We love you all to bits.
To Siraaj and Luqman, thank you for always helping us out when we need help!!! Esp Raj, for helping us out when Bani was in BMT. I love your shoes.
To Goodfellas and EIC, you guys are our brother bands and we look up to you as fellow musicians and best friends. Your success in the music industry is exactly why we strive to be a better band every day and I can't think of better people to be with us through it all. Plus Athif is a bonus. HA!!!
To Fandy, Niza, Aznie, Sham, Arin, Rozz, Dina, Kenneth and Jasmin, we met all of you through the Goodfellas and I couldn't have asked for a better second family. It's always great to see you guys walk in to Timbre on a Friday night and we really need to get Fandy and Arin up to sing.
To Vivian and Chai Li, I can't think of two better people to call our friends now, and to think it took us this long to talk to you guys!!! May we always see you guys at our gigs and Vivian always swimming in our pool.
To the Friday group, Joshua, Khai, Angela, Joline, Alex, Jay Got Soul, Lynn, AJ, Sadat and Gretel, I know we hardly see you guys now and we miss you all!! But we really appreciate you guys following us to new outlets, even though they're at inconvenient locations. You guys made Pretender the band's theme song, and I wanna see Jay dance on his birthday again.
To the Legion Adam, Ian, Smily, Sheryl, Sophia, Ryan and Justin, "Sway" and "Hot n Cold" were never mambo songs till we met you guys. May we forever keep the memory of HIBYE and free beer alive and may you all become rich, successful business people who can fund the band's needs forever and ever.
To the demanding group (TOO MANY OF YOU TO NAME), may you always be demanding because we love having our sets planned out by you guys.
To Maya and gang, you guys are our favourite Indons and we hope you stay in Singapore forever! Maya, you're always there with your camera and I still have everyone single one of the polaroids you've taken for/with us, as do the boys. I want more polaroids!!! Can't wait to have you in the studio with us to help us take photos. =)
To Glenn, Tim, Lucas, David, Paul/Agai, Nan, Nick, Diana, Audrey, James, Stewie, Ryan + gang and Clare, it is through the power of Facebook that we've come to know and love all of you, and your support for the band is nothing short of heartwarming. We hope you guys will stick around for many more years, even if the band's no longer around.
To everyone who reads us on livejournal, if we haven't met you yet, I really hope we do soon. It's hard to identify with your usernames, so please always leave your real name so that we can meet you and greet you by your real names, not your LJ nicks. =)
To Danny Loong, Edward Chia, Bernard Ang and Ice Ice Baby, we thank you for your continued support and for giving us jobs!!! It's always great to have bosses we can also call friends, and we're all very happy at all our venues, so we hope you're happy with us too. hahahaha
To Timbre + Wala staff, our working environments are made better because of you guys. Bartenders dancing behind the bar while making drinks and kitchen staff screaming from the hot hot kitchen? It doesn't get any better than that.
To Jenny, Darius, Harry and the Power 98 Crew, radio has been so much fun for us and you guys have been so generous this past year. We love you Harry!!!
To Keith, you're a blessing to every single band you come into contact with. We'd be completely lost doing the album without you, and we wouldn't get to meet all the cool people we've been meeting all year!! We should put your face on Kettle The Cat's body, then you can be 53A's official mascot. hahaha!
To Bani, Alv and Wan, I can't think of better friends/people/musicians to be playing with. Every gig with you guys gets better and better, and you guys make this the least job-feeling work ever. I love the three of you to bits.
To everyone else we didn't mention, you're not forgotten, I'm just seriously running out of space to type.
2010 is gonna be a challenging year for us with the album due in June, but we really look forward to seeing everyone in the New Year.