New Village Music Lab was formed by Tengku Indra in April 2016. Tengku Indra, who is a pianist was inspired by Postmodern Jukebox, a popular jazz piece who made its name on YouTube. Being a musician who is passionate in jazz and oldies music. Tengku Indra got the idea to implement PMJ’s concept of live recording but more on local evergreen songs.
Initially started as a there piece band. Tengku Indra (Piano), Haniff Mohamed (Double Bass) & Bob Skunjas (Drums). Tengku Indra started to get an idea to rope in more band members in July 2016. This is so that the band will be able to make the music more lively and interesting with the help of additional instruments. as a new band, NVML aims to boost people’s interest in classic and modern jazz music.
The line up of NVML comprises Deo Karmawan (Guitar), Nazrin (Guitar), Jeffry Kamar (Saxophone), Farid Izwan (Saxophone), Farin Irwan (Saxophone), Hafiz Monk (Trumpet), Asyhraff Adnan (Trumpet) and Aisyam Mudden (Trombone).
The band collaborates with local artists and non-artists, in way creating a platform for new faces to showcase their talent. Some of the artists who have been featured in the bands many recordings include Diandra Arjunaidi, Orked Farhan, Mazlina A. Manan, Mira TILU, Janine Annice, Kirana Kay, Sherie Merlis, Iqa Nasra, Lea Ismail, Siska Khalil, Hani & Zue, Lokman Aslam, Shasha, Jimmy Sax, Faliq Auri, Dennis Lau.