Billie Blue & The Nowhere Men

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Billie Blue & The Nowhere Men is a folk-rock outfit comprised of 4 members, (Billie Blue Blackstone: Vocals, Soheil Sanjabi: Guitar & backing vocals, Icco: Bass, Reuben Devanesan: Drums, percussions & backing vocals) who met in the bustling city of Kuala Lumpur.

Being of American and Malaysian mix, Billie Blue Blackstone drew on her roots when she began performing with Soheil Sanjabi as a duo. Fueled by their mutual interests in early American folk music as well as psychedelic rock, they later teamed up with like-minded musicians, Icco Elnoel and Reuben Devanesan to further develop their sound.

Often described as raw and vintage, the band draws influence from groups of the late 60s and early 70s, while also experimenting with the various musical sensibilities that each member brings. Their sets consist of covers of their favorites as well as original music, and their solid delivery and eclectic vibes are reminiscent of classic bands such as Fleetwood Mac or Jefferson Airplane.

The band has performed at various venues around Kuala Lumpur, including several private and public functions. Most notably, the band performed at Penang’s long running “Indie Penang” Music Festival in mid 2016.

Performances:

Venues

  • No Black Tie

  • Suzie Wong

  • Ril’s Bar

  • Alexis Bistro

  • Le Noir KL

  • Calavera

  • Pisco Bar

  • Fresca Mexican Bar & Grill

  • Souled Out

  • Merdekarya

  • The Gaslight Café & Music

  • The Bee Publika

  • The Bee Jaya One

  • Live Fact

  • Atas by Bijan Fx

  • Kim Haus, Penang

 

Festivals & Events

  • Art for Grabs: Mic for Grabs by Urbanscapes 2017

  • Sunsuria Festival

  • Publika MAP FEST 2017

  • Keep It Local: FEMME for International
  • Women’s Day at Le Noir, Trec
  • Tadom Hills Resort Sol Sesh

  • PUAS: Food, Music & Arts Festival

  • Lindsay Marcus Guitars Showcase, Kim Haus Penang

  • Citrawarna Festival, Dataran Merdeka

  • Indie PG Music Festival 2016, Penang PAC

  • Female Benefit Concert for Women’s Aid Organization, The Gaslight Café & Music

  • “Minor Chords, Major Cause” Benefit
  • Concert, International University Malaya-Wales
  • Studio and Gallery Launch, KL Art Studio, Publika

  • “Loud Thoughts” Exhibition Opening,

  • Kitsch-n-Art Gallery, Publika

 

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