AMAZING! ARI LASSO: MORE SHINING AS SOLO-VOCALIST. Ari successfully gets out of DEWA shadow. He is now on the road to be the best of solo singer in the Indonesia Music Realm. He is a strong candidate to the Legendary, Ari brings his obsession is to be The Legendary of Indonesia Music.
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Monday, June 11, 2007

Since SD, Ari Bernardus Lasso had recognized the composition of Queen, Rod Stewart, The Police, Rolling Stones, and John Denver. Having beginning of time in SMA 2 Surabaya, with Wawan Juniarso, drummer first DEWA and Piyu (PADI guitarist) forms Outsider Band. And then he is recruited by Los Angels Band, genesis Boomerang.

With this his-band, he starts recognizes personnel Down Beat which consist of Dhani, Erwin, and Andra. Taste fits in with them Ari Lasso to start making friends and perform the band together. Non stripper Down Beat which stream jazz sets mind on reanimates DEWA and back to rock again. Dhani also calls Wawan to return and this name of DEWA turns into DEWA 19. Pass long struggle finally DEWA 19 successfully record kitchen admission and successfully pockets up appreciation as ' Best New Comer ' and ' Album Is in demand's version BASF Award 1993 through hit “Kangen”.

He starts many doing show in various areas, so that activity of his school unfinished approximately and obtains last ranking. But he able to be received in University of Airlangga in Faculty Of Economics Surabaya. More and more day, name of DEWA 19 more and more popular, and many youngsters is falling in love. Almost every album released successfully is sold hundreds of thousand copies, especially the album of "Pandawa Lima". But unhappily conflict that is frequently alighted on more and more becomes since this album released. More than anything else since third album of Ari started 'brotherly' with drug. Dhani cannot again tolerates habit of this Ari, because 'activity' Ari pursues making of album “Bintang Lima”.

Problems also returns to emerging, starts from dismissing of Wong Aksan, releases of Erwin until position of Ari replaced by middle Once. At the moment of the troublesome album The Best of DEWA 19 which released in the end of 1999. And success. Through two single “Elang” and “Persembahan Dari Surga”, DEWA 19 returns to flaging, even without any promotion rasher. Sees the reality the side of lable then releases statement that DEWA 19 didn't disband only vacuum while time without bound.

Meanwhile Dhani starts flies 'New' DEWA with vocalist Once and has finalized the album of “Bintang Lima”. Ari also become backing vocal for song “Roman Picisan” in the album.

After rather old disappeared from circulation, finally Ari reappears in the world of Indonesia music with , comes up duet with Melly Goeslaw to sing happily song "JIKA" which there is in solo album Melly. This song successfully occupies first rank almost is all song doorsteps in Indonesia. evaluation of his duet with proven Melly of Ari excise can without DEWA. It is not impossible the successfulness will be repeatable at his solo album.

After finally exit opening his self from DEWA, Ari started concentration of till solo Album which has draws up since 1997. But there are a few problems between Ari and finite producer of circulating of the album which choked up. After through long process finally on 8 August 2001 Ari Lasso crashes his devotee with his solo album entitling about his feeling expression, be album berry of title "Sendiri Dulu". In the first album of impetus Ari elaborates making of maiden clip video for song of “Misteri Ilahi”. Of course this clip will become part of the return of Ari to the Indonesia music arena after so much time disappears. His excitement in sale of the album, during two weeks has reached number 100 thousand copies. And during approximately 6 Month Of Album "Sendiri Dulu" successfully infiltrates to sale number of 500 Thousand copies. Of course the number is very fanciful for a solo singer. This thing increasingly strengthens Ari his step of footstep to as solo singer and successfully gets out of DEWA shadow.

With this album Ari brings his obsession is to be singer who is good, professional, and legendaris. “Honestly in this album I and Aquarius sale my voice. Because of its music and song not too complicated,” he said. In this album he assisted by Bebi Romeo, Erwin Dewa, Andra, Bimo, Bongky, Anto Hoed, Denny Chasmala, Andi Rianto, etc.

Having stock successfulness reached for in his first solo album, Ari Lasso returns to releases Album both entitled " Keseimbangan" on 15 February 2003. Whereas theme lifted by Ari still in around problem happened in everyday life and love. But Ari wish to give a few differences in this album of “Keseimbangan". If his first album serving pop nuance, this in album both nuance given not merely pop nuance, but Rock nuance also felt in this album. That more innovative and not underweight. Lets hearer also gets a new nuance from his typical vocal character of that. Ari also successfully holds mutually super musicians like Ahmad Dhani, Piyu (Padi), Andra (DEWA), Bebi Romeo, Ricky FM, Marshal ( Dr. PROMETHIUM) etc, to assist it in this Album. This second album also in great demand is marketing. With his first single "Rahasia Perempuan" in a few just week has reached for sale number hundreds of thousand chippings, The thing increasingly strengthens the road of Ari Lasso to be a best solo singer in this country.

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Personnel of DEWA 19


DEWA 19 standing in the year 1987, at the time still so called DEWA only. Taken away from initial name of the player: Dhani Ahmad Prasetyo, Erwin Prasetya, Wawan Abi and Andra Ramadhan which that moment is student SMPN 6 Surabaya. Four nuts about conjugates with this music also mutuallies agree to sticks jazz as their music line. But in the same years of Wawan leaves third of his friends with reason of fairly not likes jazz, DEWA must excise still and finally finds substitution Wawan.

After finish from SMAN 2 Surabaya, Dhani becoming the prestigious school student still joint forces with DEWA, even often DEWA which at that moment change name DOWN BEAT represents name of SMAN 2 band for band festivals and becoming the champion. DEWA 19 formed by intact at the time of DOWN BEAT invites Wawan and Ari Lasso which of course student SMAN 2 to fill event of parting in the year 1991. The embedded 19 in taking away from average of their age that moment and likely there are conformity between them.

After ending SMA with the entry of Ari Bernadus Lasso ( vocalist), DEWA starts thought of step hereinafter, be record kitchen. Meagrely capital financial and big intention, DEWA intends record kitchen admission in Jakarta. Fortunately, there is one of friend in SMA ready to assist DEWA for finance problem, so that accessible DEWA of record kitchen.

After a few months, finally the recording process ready to completed, but arises new problem that is looking for the record company who willing to accommodate and circularizes the songs of DEWA. After passing a period of which is difficult finally DEWA gets record company which will become distributor. That moment emerges name of DEWA 19 which in taking away from name of personnels DEWA and numeral 19 in taking away from average of personnel age DEWA that moment 19 years.

In 1994, DEWA 19 releasing second album and at that moment, the position of Wawan Abi as drummer in replacing by Ronal from GIGI and Rere. In the year 1995 DEWA 19 at the time of releasing album third emerges Wong Aksan which for DEWA it’self that compatible Wong Aksan in their band. Then Dhani offers Wong Aksan as drummer in DEWA 19 is being zero. In the year 2000 at the time of album " Pandawa Lima" formation DEWA 19 returns to changing that is with replacement of vokalis from Ari Lasso in changing with Elfonda ( ONCE) and drummer from Wong Aksan in replacing with Tyo Nugros.

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Acurate today, 28 Mays 2007, having age even Ahmad Dhani 35 years. No special gift from the wife, Maia Estianty, Dhani also has not will comment the wife’s problem.

Dhani confess getting felicitation of anniversary via SMS, but for Dhani that thing hardly not special. Impressing in his anniversary now instead present given by SOUND ENGINEERING.

"Yes SMS earns, but just not from Maia. Others also many.", says Dhani when met in his new cafe, JK7 THE ROCK, Hotel Grand Flora, Jl. Kemang No7, Jakarta Selatan. Event of anniversary also grand opening this new cafe also is attended is third child of Dhani. Only Maia which unseen. According To Dhani, His wife has been Shooting.

About his wife, Maia, who trying to refer the problem of household, Dhani has not comment will. He only answer to some questions of correspondents in around Maia by smiling or laugh.

"This time has thanked goodness, I experience coexisting is third child of perfect me. It is picturesqueness watch them flow is that is most beautiful grant from above." explicitly Dhani stable isotope.

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