Hisham Mahdin or more popularly known as Sam Triggy, is a guitarist with a twist from Johor, Malaysia. Among his accolades include acing the solo category in the ‘Champions of Pepsi – Young Discovery’ in 1997, the Malaysia Electric Guitar Competition (Yamaha Combo Mix, Harian Metro) in 2000 and the Yamaha Malaysia Guitar Festival (Yamaha Music) in 2002. Back then, he invented his own technique of guitar playing called tap picking. With a combination of 2 guitars playing simultaneously, his tap picking techniques gives a new breath of musical exuberance.
Sam Triggy recently designed two musical instruments – one is a string instrument called ‘Vesitra’ and the other, a wind-blowing instrument called the ‘Humbuse’. Both unique instruments present new sounds to his music, which has been incorporated into an album to be released soon.