Artist Info

 

Float

    Genre : Pop Rock

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About This Act :



FLOAT is a group formed by singer/songwriter/guitarist Hotma `Meng` Roni Simamora & guitarist Windra "Bontel" Benyamin. It all started in late January 2003 when Bontel as producer offered Meng an opportunity to make his own solo album.
After some delays Bontel phoned Meng and asked him if he agreed to transform his solo album project as a band. And he did. The project then continued and Raymond Agus Saputra joined in. On August 30, 2004 Meng offered three names and FLOAT was voted the best name as it reflected the band`s emphasis on freedom of expression and their overall approach to making music.
Their EP `No-Dream Land` was then released in January 2005. The music attracted filmmaker Mira Lesmana to the band and she asked them to make music to her movie `3 Hari Untuk Selamanya`. The album was released in 2007.
In early 2008 each member of the group decided to run their own project and Meng continues FLOATPROJECT with his new songs. One of them titled `Waltz Musim Pelangi` has been released in the album `Songs Inspired by Laskar Pelangi` (MILES MUSIC).


Songs Inspired by Laskar Pelangi (MILES MUSIC, 2008): Hotma `Meng` Roni Simamora
Music for 3 Hari Untuk Selamanya (MILES MUSIC, 2007): Hotma `Meng` Roni Simamora, Windra `Bontel` Benyamin, Raymond Agus Saputra, Timur Segara
No-Dream Land (2005): Hotma "Meng" Roni Simamora, Windra "Bontel" Benyamin Raymond Agus Saputra


Influences:
The Beatles, Guruh Soekarno Putra, Eros Djarot, Slank, U2, The Doors, Earl Klugh, John Williams, Tuck & Patti, Harry Connick, Jr., Michael Franks, Sting, Bob Marley, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Joo Gilberto, Dave Matthews, and countless more.

Sounds Like:
The mix of our influencers, obviously.