Biography

Redwan Hamzah is a composer, singer/songwriter, musician and educator.

Guitar player and writer for artists such as Sezairi, Tim De Cotta and Din Ilango, he has played with the likes of Taufik Batisah, Imran Ajmain, Halil Chik, Hyrul Anuar, Cassandra Spykerman, Aeriqah and more – gracing stages such as ASEAN-IMF (India-Seher), Laneway, Baybeats, SingJazz etc.

Interfacing with different disciplines, he has been composing music for dance productions and short films such as Dock 65, Hypnagogia, Civil Twilight, Eudaimonia, In Parallel, Body History: III (Sigma Contemporary Dance), Stolen Dance (Translucent Bodies) and Sunny (Viddsee). He has also performed in an improvisatory context for various shows, most recently being Unsound Bodies (2022) and Weaving Worlds (2023). He released a single ‘Shadows’ in 2022 which was featured on Power 98, and is currently writing for his debut album, ‘Leaves and Children’, slated to be out late 2024.

He is a co-founder of Insyncsg where he spearheads program development for contemporary music education in schools, whilst teaching in various JCs as a musical director.

He aims to bridge explorations of his Javanese roots with a search for balance between harmony, melody and technology.

“I have been playing music with Redwan for the better part of the last 10 years. He possesses incredible technical capabilities as well as an intimate soulfulness to his playing that is hard to come by. Well-known for his attention to detail and care for whatever he works on, Redwan is always on the top of my list for a session or gig call.”

Sezairi • Recording Artist, Cat Dad