Nick Yungkit

Nick Yungkit is a singer-songwriter from Subang. A late bloomer, Nick didn’t really care much for music until he was about 18.

As he began his musical journey, he was drawn in by R&B and soul.

“I started dancing and choreographing after my buddy introduced me to Brian Puspos and Keone Madrid. That jumpstarted my obsession with R&B and soul.”

Traces of deep, profound emotion are found in Nick’s music, such as in songs like this.

Nick’s first open mic was with guitarist Jeremy Ong at The Bee in Jaya One during 2011.

Three years later, The Nicholas Ng Project (TNNP) was formed.

  • Nick Yungkit – vocals & rhythm guitar
  • Jeremy Ong – lead guitar & backup vocals
  • Han Lun Yap – rhythm guitar & backup vocals
  • Judson Lee – bass
  • Samuel Saw – percussions

In 2014, TNNP was invited to do a full feature at Merdekarya. They were also featured at Wanted Symphony’s Soundstruck event in September that year.

Clockwise from top left, Jeremy Ong, Samuel Saw, Nick Yungkit, Han Lun Yap and Judson Lee on the floor
Clockwise from top left, Jeremy Ong, Samuel Saw, Nick Yungkit, Han Lun Yap and Judson Lee on the floor

How was TNNP formed?
The Nicholas Ng Project was something that Jeremy and I had been talking about since high school.  In 2013, Jeremy, Judson (bass) and I performed as an opening act for the main feature at Merdekarya.

After doing another opener in 2014, we were invited to do a full feature. We got two more musicians on board and our band was complete.

A story for the fans.
Our first gig at Merdekarya, we were late and we didn’t have a drummer. What to do?

Judson, our bassist, played the bass and drums at the same time. His left hand was on the bass, his right hand was on the hi-hats and snare, and his right foot was kicking on a large old suitcase.

I think that was the shittiest set up we’ve ever had, and the suitcase even toppled over halfway through. Somehow it worked, because the owners approached us after that for a full feature.

Fun Fact about Nick
“I have a big birthmark on my right chest that looks like East Malaysia had a baby with Australia. Depending on my mood, I sometimes tell people about the time I saved my cousin from a kettle of boiling water.”

More of Nick Yungkit and TNNP here:
@NickYungkit
The Nicholas Ng Project
Nick @ MusiciansCube
Nick’s SoundCloud
Nick’s WordPress

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