Satriyo Yudi Wahono, well-known as Piyu, while discussing with Vice Rector 1 UNAIR Prof. Djoko Santoso, dr., Sp.PD., K-GH., Ph.D. (Photo by: Helmy Rafsanjani)
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UNAIR NEWS – Satriyo Yudi Wahono, well-known as Piyu, began his career in 1997 and until now still working on his music passion. A man who well-known as founder group band called “Padi”, keep committing himself to produce the music for music lovers.

In the beginning of 1997 along with  band member “Padi” succeed to make the heart melt and eargasm of music enthusiast by releasing an album “Lain Dunia”. In the album consisted of songs such as “Mahadewi” and “Begitu Indah”. Those such as timeless songs.

Four years later, in 2001, they released the second album “Sesuatu yang Indah”. Piyu, the writer of the most songs, always success in making heart melted for music enthusiast through songs such as Kasih Tak sampai and Semua tak sama.

The following three albums, Save my Soul (2003), Padi (2005) and Tak Hanya Diam (2007) also achieved national fame in music industry. In 2011, the song compilation album was the last album of their journey.

The ending of the band did not mean as the piyu’s music career also stopped. After Padi disbanded, he could prove that music is his life.

“For me, playing music is a tool or bridge to live my life. Why I chose music? I have no idea. I just wanted to try. I had to keep trying whether I would be success of even failed,” said the 44-year-old musician.

Piyu who was the management student, Faculty of Economics and Business Universitas Airlangga in 1990, prove himself that he could live the life. His principle is to keep working for music.

“So, I have to be consistent. At least, I should produce my work every year, book or movie,” Said the author of biography “Life, Passion, Dreams and his legacy”.

In 2014, Piyu responsible as music arranger in a movie “Aku Cinta Kamu,”. In 2016, he launched his own album called Best Cuts of Piyu.

In his latest work, Piyu recycle his own song to be sung by new-raising singers. In October 2016, Piyu achieved Triple Platinum Reward after the album Best Cuts of Piyu sold over 150.000 record copies.

“In this 2017, I have plan. In the last 1st august, I released song with Alex X-Factor. Next month, I have movie project in SCTV. Insha allah , I will produce movie called Sesuatu yang Indah. That’s my work process,” Piyu said

Music is my Savior

He realized that music was his passion since he was in elementary school. He and his friend played music and sing along together. When he was in junior high school, Piyu attempted playing guitar and formed a band.

Since he was able to play music, he tried to write songs. He wrote the poetic lyrics and composed with right note. His personal experience and imagination was the hos power in writing song which still being loved.

Payu went to Universitas Airlangga in 1990, and graduated in 1996. But, before he graduated, he had ever stayed in Jakarta and worked as technician in machine shop.

“But, I’ve got nothing. So, I went back and finished my study. I finished my essay and graduate,” He stated

During his college, He joined as committee in music event. In his leisure time, he spent time with his friends.

He had ever “out” from his path of music, he returned to pursue his hobby. He formed a band called “Padi” and created his best masterpiece. Consistent in work and work with passion is his main key. He always thinks about how to make unforgettable songs.

“I am really serious in music because it’s my passion. And it works. It could fix my life. I don’t want to make song only to be popular,” Piyu said

From music, he could form a band, then as producer of new-raising singer in music industry, as a solo singer, and make the background music and even write book. Those are All about music.

He has been through the ups and downs, but music saved his life.

“Music gives me a living, music gives me fortune. When I tried to leave it, universe seemed to refuse. Lot of failures. At the same time, music saved me. I rose and reborn,” Said the author of Sesuatu yang indah.

Though music gives him good and bad in his life, he still wants to keep working with it. The father of three has plan to build a music museum where showed his career journey. Not only that, the Surabaya-born guitarist would like to facilitate those who have passion in music.

To the raising generation especially UNAIR student, Piyu advised them to have big dreams. To make it true, they needed to make short-term targets.

“Actually, we don’t know our future will be, but we have lines to determine our future. So, if we are here now, so we know where we are in the future. The point is, We should know what we will be five years later,” Piyu said

Author : Defrina Sukma S

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