Kuala Lumpur Live Music & Comedy Guide 1 March 2018 //

Kuala Lumpur Live Music & Comedy Guide 1 March 2018

Live sounds around the Klang Valley for our entry into March. From live music of all kinds from jazz, classical, indie and rock to theatre and comedy, here’s a look at the week ahead in Kuala Lumpur.


MARCH 2/3:  David Helbock Trio at No Black Tie

Two rewards and the audience prize at the world biggest jazz-piano-solo competition of the Jazzfestival Montreux, a lot of enthusiastic/international reviews for his CDs and the most important prize in Austria 2011 – the “Outstanding Artist Award” – David Helbock, the piano player coming from a small little village in Austria called Koblach, has already had a great international musical career.

Helbock is not only a great pianist, he is also a very individual thinker, who is investing not only a lot of dexterity but also quite an amount of brain activity to his projects. 

David Helbock, born on the 28th January 1984, began playing the piano at the age of six. David Helbock played tours and made recordings with different projects in countries like the USA, Australia, Mexico, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Mongolia, Korea, Philippines, South Africa, Ethiopia, Kenia, Senegal, Morocco, Iran, Tunisia, Indonesia, Malaysia, India, Brazil, Argentina, Chile and all over Europe. Since the start of his musical career David Helbock is also very active as a composer. One of his works is among others a big  „One-Year compositional project“ where he wrote a new piece every day for a whole year. In April 2010 his “Personal Realbook” with over 600 pages of music was released.

MARCH 2/3:  David Helbock Trio at No Black Tie

NO BLACK TIE : 17, Jalan Mesui, off Jalan Nagasari, Kuala Lumpur : Admission fee RM64. Call 03-2142 3737 after 5pm or visit www.noblacktie.com.my for bookings.


MARCH 2:  A Very Indie Showcase at the Bee

It's the first instalment of A VERY INDIE SHOWCASE, and this to kick things off, they have troubadours, Gabriel Lynch and Fabian Mark Peter.

The two singer-songwriters have been around for quite some time now, and both have their own records out, with Fabian Mark Peter having released his debut EP, Rocking Chair, in 2016.

This time around, both will be performing with their respective bands for the night, displaying a series of their own music, as well as some pretty damn good covers. Here are links to their music available online:
 

THE BEE, PUBLIKA : 36, Block C, Level G2, Publika, Solaris Dutamas, Jalan Dutamas 1, KL. Call 03-7960 22160 or e-mail bees@thebee.com.my

Admission: RM20. 


MARCH 2/3: Bobo KL presents Kuah Jenhan

Funny boy Kuah Jenhan returns to Bobo to preview his comedy revue 'Electric Butterflies' on March 2nd and 3rd, before embarking on another tour Down Under.

BOBO KL: 65-1, Jalan Bangkung, Bangsar, KL

Show times at 9.30pm. Wine and dine with them before the show. Dinner prices RM50++ / RM35++ for Bobo Diners. For reservations call 03-2092 5002


MARCH 2/3: Crackhouse presents Mary Bourke (IRE) and Simon Clayton (UK)

The Crackhouse is bringing in another explosive 2-for-1 double weekend headliners. This time they have a couple of travelling married comedians – family entertainment at its worst in the best way possible. In sickness and in health, this husband and wife comedy duo will make you say, "I do." to wanting to go to a comedy show. You are in for a hilarious merry time.


Award winning Irish-blooded comic Mary Bourke was born in Dublin during a cross fire hurricane. She lives in leafy Buckinghamshire with her comedian husband and her large collection of Betty Page memorabilia. Before she became a comic she was a burlesque dancer and choreographer in San Francisco. She has published numerous romantic novels under the pseudonymn Tara Sundrive. She is a pop culture enthusiast as well as an avid hip hop fan. It's not what you might expect from a 45-year-old 'self-proclaimed housewife' wearing a flowery tea-dress, but that is exactly the point. Watch her break and shatter society's standard mould with jabs and gabs!



Mary describes her comedian husband Simon as "a coconut – he is half Jamaican, half English" – and lately he's discovered that brown is the new black – as he explores his mixed heritage in this funny and thought-provoking show. Simon has made many television appearances, including The Punt And Dennis Show, Jo Brand: Through The Cakehole, Harry Hill's Fruit Fancies, For Amusement Only and Is It Bill Bailey? Simon has been a stand up comic since the summer of 1995. He has performed nationwide as well as multiple cities across Europe and Asia. His tour around the country includes regularly appearing at The Comedy Store and as a guest improviser with top improvisation team The Comedy Store Players. He has also appeared in London as part of Eddie Izzard's improvisation team.

MARCH 2/3: Crackhouse presents Mary Bourke (IRE) and Simon Clayton (UK)

Crackhouse Comedy Club KL 1st Floor, 24A, Lorong Rahim Kajai 14 Taman Tun Dr Ismail, KL : Time : 9pm Showtime, Seating 8pm. Ticket : RM40 online / RM50 at the door.
https://crackhouseheadliners.peatix.com. Call +60172603654 or email laugh@crackhousecomedy.asia for more info.


MARCH 2 (until March 11): Men In Heels at KLPac

Peter, Ilya and Bryan are the best of friends. The three are working hard to make it big in the city of KL, chasing their dreams to perform on the big stage. They work hard, singing and dancing their way through each show. Throughout the journey, they have set backs but they do not give up. They cheer each other on and continue paving a way for a brighter future for themselves. Presented by The Actors Studio, written by Mark Beau De Silva. Directed by Joe Hasham. Featuring Zhafir Muzani, Ivan Chan and Mark Beau De Silva.

Pentas 2, KLPAC: Sentul Park, Jalan Strachan, KL

Tickets at RM55. Call 03-4047 9000 or visit www.ticketpro.com.my or www.klpac.org for full details of times and dates.


MARCH 2: Le Noir KL presents Ryot Jones

With the release of their long awaited debut single Dancing Shoes, the eight piece funk/soul band look to be generating even more rave reviews.  Ryot Jones classifies its sound as festival funk and aims to bring the most energetic stage performances to festivals, venues and events within Malaysia and South East Asia. With Clifford Tan (alto saxophone), Jazmi Jamaluddin (alto/tenor saxophone), Payung (trumpet), Kyren Thomas (vocals), Deo Karmawan (guitar), Joelle Benson (keyboards), Izzy Azhar (bass) and Aaron Gideon (drums).

MARCH 2: Le Noir KL presents Ryot Jones

LE NOIR KL : Unit H-G-07, The Hive, TREC, Lot 435, Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur

Roof terrace opens at 5pm. Cover charge may apply after 11pm. To reserve your spot: Book online: https://form.jotform.me/LeNoirKL/book-a-table
Email: HERE / Phone/WhatsApp: +60122245416 : Valet parking available.


MARCH 2:  Alexis Bistro presents Priscillia Xavier

See article: https://thecitylist.my/blog/priscillia-xavier-at-alexis-ampang-23-march-2018/

ALEXIS BISTRO AMPANG: Great Eastern Mall, 303, Jalan Ampang, KL

Dress code applies: No Shorts & Slippers. Showtime 10pm. Table bookings for diners only. For more information, please call 03 4260-2288 or log on to www.alexis.com.my


MARCH 2:  Boy Bravado Live at Ril’s

Boy Bravado is a one-man jukebox entertainer armed with a guitar in hand and a bagful of his ridiculous, life encounters. Come and revel in this soulful act of musical artistry infused with his innate ability to charm audiences with his voice.

MARCH 2:  Boy Bravado Live at Ril’s

RIL’S BANGSAR : 30, Jalan Telawi 5, Bangsar Baru, KL : Call 03-2201 3846 or e-mail reservations@rils.com.my


MARCH 2: Public Voice at Café Society KL

Public Voice was established in May 1994 by Reza Khalili who has education on lead guitar in private school in Iran. They started their work as serious in 1995. Public Voice found special status among its fans in the field of blues and rock.

Public voice band at The Cafe Society Trec Kuala Lumpur

This group also holds variety concerts, produced some albums and co-operate with other artists and singers in Iran. Since 2008, Public Voice has travelled (Turkey, Azerbaijan, Ukraine)to continue their music career and they play music in different and famous pubs since 2008.

Now the band line up is a three-piece blues & rock band living in Kuala Lumpur, still working on music and performing around the pubs and clubs. With Reza Khalili (guitar/vocals), Bahman Khalili (drums), Sasan Asgari (bass guitar).

THE CAFÉ SOCIETY KL : H-G-04, The Hive, TREC, 434, Jalan Tun Razak, KL : Call 013-330 7770


MARCH 3/4: Russian Bells and Eugene Onegin at the Dewan Filharmonik Petronas

Opera excerpts voice out as Russian conductor Stanislav Kochanovsky guest conducts the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra for performances of Tchaikovsky’s Scenes from the opera Eugene Onegin and Rachmaninoff’s The Bells. With guest soloists Tatiana Pavlovskaya (soprano), Irina Shishkova (contralto), Sergey Semishkur (tenor), Alexey Markov (baritone) accompanied by the Kuala Lumpur City Opera Chorus for the opera excerpts.

DEWAN FILHARMONIK PETRONAS: Level 2, Tower 2, PETRONAS Twin Towers, KLCC, KL

Tickets: RM200, RM160, RM130, RM100. Become a subscriber when you buy a minimum of any 5 concerts across all series to enjoy 20% off and other special privileges. To purchase tickets, visit our Box Office at Ground Floor, Tower 2, PETRONAS Twin Towers, KLCC or call 03-2331 7007, you may also purchase online. Visit the MPO website for more details - http://www.mpo.com.my/


MARCH 3: Goatlordth Congregation at The Bee

Goatlordth Records presents Goatlordth Black Congregation; a Black Mass Gathering featuring: Infernal Execrator, ARADIA, Blasphmachine, IV V I IV, Rituael, Lobotomy, Insutor, Hellexist, BLACK ABYSS, Iron Moth.

MARCH 3: Goatlordth Congregation at The Bee

THE BEE, PUBLIKA : 36, Block C, Level G2, Publika, Solaris Dutamas, Jalan Dutamas 1, KL. Call 03-7960 22160 or e-mail bees@thebee.com.my

Admission: RM50. 


MARCH 3: Le Noir KL presents Gregory Ramanado & friends 

Gregory Ramanado is a versatile Malaysian songster. Known for his charismatic and high energy persona on stage, engaging his audiences with his funky flavour of musicality.

MARCH 3: Le Noir KL presents Gregory Ramanado & friends 

LE NOIR KL : Unit H-G-07, The Hive, TREC, Lot 435, Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur

Roof terrace opens at 5pm. Cover charge may apply after 11pm. To reserve your spot: Book online: https://form.jotform.me/LeNoirKL/book-a-table
Email: HERE / Phone/WhatsApp: +60122245416 : Valet parking available.


MARCH 3: Dani Live at Shook KL

See article: https://thecitylist.my/blog/dani-at-shook-kl-3-march-2018

SHOOK KL : Feast Village, Starhill Gallery 181, Jalan Bukit Bintang, KL : Call 03-2782 3875


MARCH 3: Khairul S. Solo at Ril’s

Khairul S. is the entertainer that puts his passionate soul and music on stage. A kid that just wanted to enjoy his music to the fullest. Today, you can still see him with his down-to-earth personality hanging out in his favourite restaurant where most of his music life all started. 
He is also currently active with his band TEMJIN which has signed to NSR Records and also an Admission Officer in International College of Music(ICOM).

MARCH 3: Khairul S. Solo at Ril’s

RIL’S BANGSAR : 30, Jalan Telawi 5, Bangsar Baru, KL : Call 03-2201 3846 or e-mail reservations@rils.com.my


MARCH 4: Le Noir KL presents Acoustic Fourplay live on stage

A live Acoustic Band lined up of musicians who have been in the music industry for more than a decade. Ideally named, simply performing songs ranging from the late 60s up to the current Top 40s in an acoustic manner to soothe your every acoustic musical fantasy.

MARCH 4: Le Noir KL presents Acoustic Fourplay live on stage

LE NOIR KL : Unit H-G-07, The Hive, TREC, Lot 435, Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur

Roof terrace opens at 5pm. Cover charge may apply after 11pm. To reserve your spot: Book online: https://form.jotform.me/LeNoirKL/book-a-table
Email: HERE / Phone/WhatsApp: +60122245416 : Valet parking available.


MARCH 4: The Sunday Show

It's Sunday. They’re putting on a show just because. Because it's Sunday. Featuring Army Of Three, South and The Lowlands, RELENT, Trophy Knives, Tim Lim, ZERO, A.RON

MARCH 4: The Sunday Show at The Bee Publika

THE BEE, PUBLIKA : 36, Block C, Level G2, Publika, Solaris Dutamas, Jalan Dutamas 1, KL. 4pm onwards. Call 03-7960 22160 or e-mail bees@thebee.com.my


MARCH 5: Reza Salleh at No Black Tie

One of the top names in Malaysia’s acoustic scene, Reza Salleh is a central figure in Malaysia’s thriving singer-songwriter circuit. His music is “a little bit of everything”, drawing from pop, grunge, R&B, folk and a lot of other genres he grew up listening to.

Reza has played in Australia, Laos, Singapore, Thailand, Korea, Indonesia and Japan. He was the first Malaysian to be invited to play a major stage at Japan’s 19th Annual Sunset Live Festival in Fukuoka, Japan in 2011 and was invited to play the Asia Music Found showcase and the Nakasu Jazz Festival last year in the same city. In 2016 he played the Daegu Folk Festival in Daegu, Korea.

MARCH 5: Reza Salleh at No Black Tie

NO BLACK TIE : 17, Jalan Mesui, off Jalan Nagasari, Kuala Lumpur : Call 03-2142 3737 after 5pm or visit www.noblacktie.com.my for bookings.

Admission fee RM53. 


MARCH 6:  Vinicio Capossela Trio at No Black Tie

Vinicio Capossela (born 14 December 1965) is an Italian singer-songwriter.His style is strongly influenced by US singer and songwriter Tom Waits (Capossela repeatedly recorded his songs with the help of Waits’ guitarist, Marc Ribot), though it also draws from the traditions of Italian folk music (especially those of Irpinia, the part of Campania where his family moved from in the 1950s).

Capossela’s lyrics are highly original and are often inspired by literary sources such as John Fante, Geoffre Chaucer, Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Oscar Wilde, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and others. Capossela was born in Hanner, Germany from Italian parents, and moved very early to Emilia Romagna. He has been living in Milan since 1987.

NO BLACK TIE : 17, Jalan Mesui, off Jalan Nagasari, Kuala Lumpur : Call 03-2142 3737 after 5pm or visit www.noblacktie.com.my for bookings.

There will be two shows this evening: 7pm and 9.45pm Admission fee RM150 per show. 


MARCH 7: Soul Sessions at Jiro KL

A night of smooth R&B and soul favourites hosted by the talented Russell Curtis - Artiste and featuring some of his special friends. 

JIRO KL : 61-1, Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar Baru, KL : Cover info and RSVP call 017-663 3770.


MARCH 7:  Bobo KL presents Elvira Arul

Bobo KL Celebrates International Women’s Day with Elvira Arul. Bobo regular Elvira Arul makes her first appearance in 2018 for one night only this March, celebrating International Women’s Day on Wednesday March 7th. Always a crowd favourite, be sure to book early for an evening with Elvira. 

MARCH 7:  Bobo KL presents Elvira Arul

BOBO KL: 65-1, Jalan Bangkung, Bangsar, KL

Dine with them before the show. Admission RM60++/ RM45++ for Bobo diners. For reservations call 03-2092 5002.


MARCH 8: Yallah Comedy: An Arabic Open Mic night

Malaysia’s First Arab mixed English Comedy Open Mic Night every second Thursday of the month. The name says it all, catered to all speakers of the Arab Nations, a guaranteed night of HaHa-Lal. To perform please email laugh@crackhousecomedy.asia or private message crackhouse.

FEBRUARY 8 : Yallah Comedy! An Arabic Comedy Open Mic Night!

Crackhouse Comedy Club KL 1st Floor, 24A, Lorong Rahim Kajai 14 Taman Tun Dr Ismail, KL : Time : 9pm Showtime, Seating 8pm. Ticket : RM15 online / RM20 at the door.
https://crackhouseheadliners.peatix.com. Call +60172603654 or email laugh@crackhousecomedy.asia for more info.

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