John Bear

Meet John Bear, the “Penglipur Lara”. John is the vocalist, lyricist and founding member of the Reggae x Ska x Nusantara Band, ‘Budak Nakal Hujung Simpang’. John Bear shares his stories that speak about culture, oneness and society as a whole through his music.

Storytelling flows through his veins – John Bear strives to continue the tradition of writing in ‘Bahasa Melayu Lama’ and aspires to be the ‘Empu Kata’ of the 21st century.

John Bear has built an impressive reputation as a sought-after songwriter with his works featured in Final Bintang RTM, writing jingles for corporate brands and furnishing songs for mainstream artistes.