Acoustic | Electric | Ukulele
As a curious 8-year old watching his cousin jamming and making music with his own band, Iskandar began taking lessons, learning to play the bass guitar but he found out a few years later that he was actually much better at the guitar. That led him to focus on learning the guitar instead.
Not wanting to just be a guitar player, Iskandar strived to be one of the best around, and with his dedication and incredible talent, he has won memorable awards, such as the Juara Competition organized by Eagle Vision with the band Diversity, in 2002, and winning the Yamaha Asian Beat Competition Singapore with the band Enigmatic in 2003. When the Yamaha Asian Beat Competition went regional in Southeast Asia during 2004, Iskandar achieved even greater success, winning the competition once again, despite facing stronger competition, and even won the Best Guitarist Award for that year.
Well-versed in playing the Blues, Funk, Ska, Reggae and Rock, Iskandar regularly performed with the Ska band Cesspit from 1995 to 2003, and has been very active in the local indie music scene, working with organizations such as The Local Scene Alliance, AKS Upbeat, Red Radical productions, Straits Records and was a regular sessionist for acts such as Fishtank, Moods, Instigator Afro Orchestra, Masia One and The Irietones, Nicholas Conkarah (Jamaica) and Faridah Ali.
In 2011, Iskandar made his decision to become a professional music instructor, so that he could spend time to share his knowledge of the guitar, and also nurture the next generation of musicians. Teaching has proven to be a rewarding experience for Iskandar and he continues to inspire his students everyday.