Bani is renowned as a bass player and longtime stalwart of the local music scene in Singapore. He has sessioned for many well-known local artistes, including Tanya Chua, Art Fazil, Brinal Chua, Blindspot, Rosli Mansor, Taufik Batisah, B-Quartet and Stoned Revivals. He also has numerous club stints under his belt, including a regular slot at a popular 90s bar No.5, with local funk band the Flu Biscuits.
Lending his expertise to many local artistes, he has recorded albums for musicians and bands like Rosli Mansor, Blindspot and Brinal Chua.
- Career Highlights
- Co-ordinator for drum clinics Zildjian world Tour 1999
- Accompanied Manu Katche (Sting, Peter Gabriel) as a bass player during the clinic performance
- Coordinated clinics for Yamaha Drum Artists Peter Erskine (2002) and Steve Smith (2003)
- Judge and Coordinator for Yamaha Band Alert 1998-1999
- Band Manager for Asian Beat 2002-2004
- Bass technician for renowned bassist Billy Sheehan for his clinics in Singapore (1997 and 2004)
- Organizing Secretary for Yamaha Rock Guitar competition 2004 in conjunction with Steve Vai concert in Singapore
- Co-produced and session bass player/guitarist for Cartoon Network’s “Jungle Bells” a Christmas promo featuring “the powerpuff girls”, “Johnny Bravo”, “Cow and Chicken” and “Dexter’s Lab”
- Designed a Basic guitar course on chords and strumming, taught at Bedok View Secondary School for a year and currently teaching Fairfield Methodist Secondary, Dunman High and Bedok Green Secondary.