Lead vocalist, Prema Yin is no stranger to the music industry in Malaysia. Having launched her EP, “Eyo Eyo” in August 2009, she has thus received great reviews from the local media. The press has dubbed her as the upcoming “Rock Princess” of Malaysia.
Her major influences vary from the work of great musicians notably like Aerosmith, Janis Joplin, Guano Apes, to Micheal Jackson and newer acts like Paramore.
Prema Yin has been singing since she was in primary school, entertaining crowds at weddings, private functions and having a go at age group singing competitions. She took part in the National level singing competition organized by NTV 7, Who Will Win Malaysian Topstar and emerged as the winner in 2004.
Wanting to gain more experience and to further improve herself, Prema Yin hit the pub scene, performing with such well known personalities as Jerry Felix, Simon Justin, Richard Gomez, Collin Jensen, Albert Sirimal, Ronny Felix, Vijay David and others. She also performed with Jaclyn Victor for a national level TV show and has also performed a number of times on TV.
In 2006 she was invited to audition for the Aseana Percussion Unit and has been a member of this very popular group for the past 3 years. Performing in various local pub scenes: Bangkok Jazz, Groove Junction, Waikiki etc Festivals such as Penang Jazz Festival, Sunrise Jazz Fest, Sarawak Rainforest Festival as well as overseas(China for the Zhu Jia Jia Water Village Festival, Singapore Arts Festival). She has great feel and her songs are charged with raw emotions. Prema Yin is not only an accomplished singer but she is also one of the rare breed of singer/song writer and has been composing her own songs since she was 14. Her songs are created from her past experiences, random thoughts, imagination and life itself. And now, after 5 years of her venturing into the music scene, she has finally decided to record her own songs which she hopes to share with music lovers. Not only that, she has had the opportunity to perform on stage with Colbie Caillat (famous for her song, ”Bubbly”) and the great John Ford Coley. In January 2009, she had two nominations for the Voize Independent Music Awards (VIMA) for Best Female Vocalist (Overall) and Best Rock Vocalist, which she bagged the Bronze Award, being the only female nominated amongst a category dominated by men. In 2010, she received four nominations, Best Rock Vocalist, Best Female Vocalist (Overall), Most Mindblowing Video Clip and Best Pop Song, where she received the Gold Award for “Eyo Eyo”. Prema Yin is also being nominated for the Asian Voize Independent Music Awards (AVIMA2010) which is dubbed to be the biggest independent music award in the world. Nominations include Best Pop Song and Best Female Vocalist(Overall). In 2010, Prema Yin received 4 nominations for the Anugerah Industri Muzik (AIM Awards) for Best New Artiste, Best Engineered Album, Best Music Video and Best Musical Arrangement in a Song for Eyo Eyo. The AIMs is the biggest Malaysian music awards, equivalent to the American Grammys which was aired on May 2nd, 2010.
Her first ever EP, which she worked with Greg Henderson was recently launched on 19th August 2009 at Mist Club, Bangsar. Together with her band, MON9, they recently toured Japan in September. Her English track together with her band “Blow My Mind” and Malay track “Marilah” are out on all Radio Stations!