One Buck Short

One Buck Short

 Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, MYS

Highly energetic punk rock band based in Malaysia. One Buck Short is Asia's leading rock act having toured with the likes of Fall Out Boy, My Chemical Romance, Panic At The Disco, Good Charlotte, All American Rejects and more! OBS is also a familiar addition for music festivals in the region.



One Buck Short are one of South East Asia’s leading pop punk / punk rock group. Besides having toured Asia, the group has supported the likes of My Chemical Romance, Fall Out Boy, Good Charlotte, Panic at The Disco, MxPx and more on their Asian tour legs. OBS have also been a key addition to key music festivals and conferences around the region and are now currently in the studio working on their 2nd full length release.

The Full Bio:

One Buck Short burst straight into the local scene about 6 years
ago and now loaded with a handful of experience and a truckload
of rockin’ hit songs - OBS is a band that will definitely get you
screaming, rocking and moshing non-stop!

As with all thriving musicians, such heights of success did not come hastily. It all began 6 years ago when the band debuted into the local scene with the smashing “That Day” from their Where Is the Mouse?! EP (released independently in 2003). Evidently a breakthrough single, the song soon landed in the top five of’s Malaysian Top Ten charts concurrent with their promotional efforts at both low-key underground gigs and high-profiled shows such as Rock the World IV, Rock the World V and the Asian X Games.

As a result of the single and EP’s achievement, the band was nominated for the Best Newcomer Artist in the first ever Malaysian English Top Ten Awards in 2004 and again in 2006 for the Best Rock and Best Live Act in the whole of Malaysia.

With only an EP – albeit a highly winning one – to their name at the time, One Buck Short had already made a considerable impact on the modern urban punk rock scene by exhibiting dynamic stage performances and subsequently, garnering a strong following of avid fans.

Known for their intense stage charisma, it’s safe to say one never
leaves a One Buck Short gig dry and uninspired. Only those who
have experienced the band live in action could bring into the light
the band’s electrifying stage presence, showmanship and energy.

With memorable concerts and rockstar status under their belt, a record deal with Homegrown Records and Universal Music was in the works and soon, the band went into the studios to produce their full-length debut album, Halal & Loving It, under the hands of the talented award-winning producer and arranger, Greg Henderson. In next to no time, the first English single “Fast Times” and their first ever Malay single “Kelibat Korupsi” heavily permeated the airwaves across Asia. The recently released album
is already regarded one of the best locally produced rock albums in recent times – an accolade that is not to be taken lightly.

Not unlike a winning streak, their latest singles – “Khayalan
Masa”, “10:04” and “Kerana Tiada Pilihan Lain” – continue to dominate the charts.

Refusing to be at ease with just achieving success on local shores, One Buck Short worked hard towards aiming higher. Their efforts finally paid off when the band was hand-picked to support Grammy Award-nominated American rock band Fall Out Boy on their “Infinity on High” World Tour in Singapore. And not long after that, they recorded an exclusive MTV LIVE Showcase with Good Charlotte, where over 20,000 people showed up at the national stadium in Malaysia! Now, how’s that for aiming high
and reaching it?

And travel the world, they did. After two major international feats, One Buck Short became the only Malaysian act to perform at the inaugural Singapore Festival (SingFest) 2007. This accomplishment saw the band sharing the stage with current industry heavyweights like Sugar Ray, Gym Class Heroes, The Academy Is…, Avenged Sevenfold and MxPx.

From then on, there’s really no stopping One Buck Short. While making headlines for supporting My Chemical Romance on their first ever show in Malaysia in December 2007, the band also continued to perform as many shows across the Asian region as possible. Their Malaysia, China, Hong Kong, Macau, Philippines and Singapore tours presses on to steadily increase their legion of fans.

With all these remarkable highlights already happening for the band in 2008, the year still managed to witness One Buck Short sharing the stage with friends Panic! At The Disco and performing on the red carpet for the first ever MTV Asia Awards, which was
screened to over 15 million homes across the Asian continent!
Ushering in the New Year in true Rock ‘n Roll style, the band deservedly bagged the Best Rock Group, Best Rock Song (Kelibat Korupsi) and Best Rock Vocalist (Mooky) awards at the Voize Independent Music Awards (VIMA) 2009 for their accomplishments around Asia.

Making it big outside of Malaysia did not do away the band’s nationalistic pride. On 20 June 2009, One Buck Short became the first Malaysian band to successfully produce Malaysia’s largest rock festival, Rockaway 2009 ( Rockaway is a celebration of some of the biggest local and regional rock acts and was entirely put together by the band. With over 12,0


Where's ze' Mouse - EP (2003)
Halal & Loving It - LP (2008)
Wait For It (Revolution) - Single (2009)
One Malaysia - Single (2009)

Set List

Fast Times
Explicit Crimes
Wait For It (Revolution)
That Day
Take-offs & Landings