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“BRISIK“, which literally means “noisy”, is a Bristol-based minimalist band,  founded in early 2016.  Recently, the band members are Ekky Imanjaya (guitar/backing vocal), Putu Suwarta (bass),  Eberta Sulistyaningrum  and  Erlangga Agustino Landiyanto. This is the second time they will have a gig at BIS event. This time, they will play a jazzy Indonesian songs.

About the member:

Ekky and Putu are the remaining member of the band as there are two new comers and especially the new vocalist, Berta.About the members:

Ekky Imanjaya (guitar) is currently a PhD student in Film Studies, University of East Anglia, Norwich.   He is also a lecturer at Film Department, Bina Nusantara University , Jakarta. He was born in Jakarta from mixed-race parents (Javanese, Bugis, Lampung).
Favorite musician:   Iwan Fals, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Cure, Coldplay,  Efek Rumah Kaca, Payung Teduh.
Email: eimanjaya@yahoo.com

Putu Suwarta  (bass) is a Yogyakarta-born Balinese. He is a researcher at University of Bristol, focusing on Aerospace Engineering.  He got his bachelor degree from University of  Gadjah Mada and his master degree from Chalmers University of Technology.
Favorite musician: Gigi,  U2, Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers,  PAS, Mr. Big.
Email: proedish@gmail.com

Eberta Sulistyaningrum (vocal) is a student at University of the West of England, majoring Illustration. She was born from mixed parents  Pontianak – Madiun.
Favorite musician: Of Monsters and Men, Carpenters, Daughter, Yuck, Beach Fossils, the Trees and the Wild, Chrisye, Stars and Rabbit.
Email : berta199496@gmail.com

Erlangga Agustino Landiyanto (guitar) was born in Surabaya. He is currently a PhD student in Social Policy at University of Bristol.
Email: Erlanggaagustino@yahoo.com
Favorite musician: Dewa 19, Padi.





There are a lot of Indonesian students in the UK and all of them belongs to the Indonesian Students Association or PPI (Perhimpunan Pelajar Indonesia). There are a few dozens PPI branches across UK. One of them is PPI Wales, closest neighbour to Bristol. For this is they are  happy to participate in this year’s BIS’ events:  Wonderful Indonesia.

They started with Aldimas, Mailendra, Ima and Chiyar who then invited Rizki to hang around and jam together in a group. Rizki then become initiate the name of the  music group as Budjang Lapoek. The name was used between 2013 to 2014.

As the students come and go, the personnel were the same; some stay and some go.  The band was also on and off, till 2015/2016 where they performed in the launching of Indosoc. It was the same year they form a WhatsApp group and  officially their name become  PPIWales Band; or you can call them Indo-Cymru.

Today, member of the band consist of:  Baskoro, Dani Julian, Furqon, Nadhira, and Bang Ian as the vocal.
Elda, Furqon, Rizki, bang Ian on guitar.
Nano,and Kurnia on Bass
Ledwin on Keyboard
Ledwin and Dion on Ukulele
Dion and Bang Ian on Percussion
Ledwin on Harmonica

However, as they are students (which is their day job), when they performed the personnel may not always the same; the band could still perform with who ever available on the day, as each of them are very talented musician and can complement each other with different instrument as necessary.

Unlike many participant who showing off their cooking talents, these students will show off their musical talent.  BIS is honoured to have PPI Wales or Indo-Cymru to performing on our event.





Me-Band (Group Band)


ME- Band short for  Mewa and Medley Band, is a scratch band formed by  a group of musician to support Mewa on her performance. The founder of this scratch band are Mewa (singer ), Daud (Bas), Naufal (guitar), Eddy Manurung (Guitar ) and Ivo (Keyboard). A true combination of musical talent formed only a week before the event. The link above is a sneak peek of their ultra short practice. Continue reading Me-Band (Group Band)

BRISIK /Bristol Indonesian Acoustic (Group Band)

13139047_10206246556502711_4731342693344718721_nBrisik (Bristol Indonesian Acoustic).
  “BRISIK“, which literally means “noisy”, is a Bristol-based minimalist band founded by Ekky Imanjaya (guitar/backing vocal), Putu Suwarta (bass), and Mey Manalu (vocal) early this year.
Their main occupation in Bristol are student studying different field of education.  When we asked them to peel away from books and libraries to give us a helping hand, they give us an exceptionally cool and groovy band.

Continue reading BRISIK /Bristol Indonesian Acoustic (Group Band)

Final Preparation

party on

Less than 10 days to go… we are getting exited for the event.

Everybody who is involved are gearing up for the event, we had a rehearsal last weekend and those who will perform in the event had a feel of the stage and the venue.

On our flyer, we said we are having Indonesian Food for sale, Fashion Show, Folk Tales and Gamelan music, the truth is, there will be a lot more than that.  Rehearsing their ability were the children of BIS members who will dance at the event opening, as well as the Indonesian Students from PPI who are studying in various colleges in and around Bristol.

The models, practicing as well as having fun
The models, practicing as well as having fun

Did I mentioned dance?

Yes we will have several dance performances at the event, not only the girls, but by their moms as well as fully ornate Javanese Dance performed by a native Bristolians, who are specially trained for Javanese  (a full biography of the Dance is here).

We are also having DaDili Dance performed with the DaDili Band.  DaDili is a dance group from our neighbouring country, East Timor, who will perform their traditional dance. Here is part of their performance when they were in Brussels.

Will there be music?

DaDili group will perform the full package, which means they are not only going to dance but also the team will come with their music group, who will also play some East Timorese as well as Indonesian folk songs.

Mewa2But that’s not all, also there is an Indonesian Minimalis Acoustic Band which will perform, the band called “BRISIK“, which literally means “noisy”, its a Bristol-based minimalist band.  The name stands for Bristol Indonesian Acoustic. The band was founded by Ekky Imanjaya (42, guitar/backing vocal, PhD Student, University of East Anglia), Putu Suwarta (34,  bass, PhD Student, University of Bristol), and Mey Manalu (32, vocal, Master student, University of Bristol) early this year. The band mainly plays Indonesian popular and folk songs.

Mewa Pereira, another Indonesian singer who also lives and works (not as a singer) in Bristol will perform at this event, with our  ‘BIS’ advisor, Mr. Eddy Manurung and Indonesian students who happen to play a music instrument will show off their skill along with Mewa.

Last but not least, there will also be a surprise type of music, performed as a karaoke, very energetic type of music for the grass roots Indonesian which has only become popular over the last 30 years.


Come along to the Indonesian Iconic Dishes & Folk Tales Event and you’ll be entertained all the time you are there as it’s full of action events, not only about Indonesian food, but also about the sound and music, about movement and dance and off course the networking with Indonesians in Bristol.