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Kuala Lumpur Live Music & Comedy Guide 11 Jan 2018

Kuala Lumpur Live Music & Comedy Guide 11 Jan 2018

Live sounds around the Klang Valley over the weekend. From live music to comedy, from jazz to classical, from indie pop to hard rock.

Nightlife


JANUARY 12 : Bobo KL presents Ushera and Ganesh

Partners in crime Ushera & Ganesh present an intimate vocal and piano performance. Being musical partners for close to six years, and having released an album together called "Semalam Di Malaya", the duo will showcase a night of smooth ballads and soul favourites

JANUARY 12 : Bobo KL presents Ushera and Ganesh

including hits such as Roberta Flack's "Feel Like Making Love", "Everybody's Talking", "But Beautiful", and Randy Crawford's "One Day I'll Fly Away". Ganesh's craft and artistry on the piano, blending perfectly with Ushera's soulful vocals makes for a silky, sultry night of soul.

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


JANUARY 12/13 : Miles D Meets J Dilla at No Black Tie

What do jazz legend Miles David and hip hop producer and rapper J Dilla have in common? The Juny Brothers, with help from Stalk and Vulzor will shed light on this with their jams. 

JANUARY 12/13 : Miles D Meets J Dilla at No Black Tie

The Juny Brothers Consist of two incredibly talented musicians currently making moves throughout Asia. Jupiter 7 and Fatboy Tony both hail from the United States, and together they continue to bring great music to different venues all around the world.

NO BLACK TIE : 17, Jalan Mesui, off Jalan Nagasari, Kuala Lumpur

Admission fee RM53. Call 03-2142 3737 after 5pm or visit www.noblacktie.com.my for bookings.


JANUARY 12 : Double Bill at the Bee featuring Claudia Tan & Ashley Chan

JANUARY 12 : Double Bill at the Bee featuring Claudia Tan & Ashley Chan

What better way to kick off your weekend than with two incredibly talented ladies. Step up to The Bee, Publika and be entranced by a Double Bill featuring vocal powerhouse Ashley Chan and singer-songwriter Claudia Tan Ann Zhi.

JANUARY 12 : Double Bill at the Bee featuring Claudia Tan & Ashley Chan

THE BEE, PUBLIKA : 36, Block C, Level G2, Publika, Solaris Dutamas, Jalan Dutamas 1, KL

Free entry at 9.30pm. Call 03-7960 22160 or e-mail bees@thebee.com.my


JANUARY 12 : Le Noir KL presents Q Sound live on stage.

Q-Sound is a versatile and dynamic trombonist, bandleader,singer-songwriter and composer who performs and explores a wide array of musical genres. Born in Wichita Falls, TX, he grew up in Fort Smith, AR. He moved to New York City to study music in 2003. Since moving to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 2009, he has profoundly contributed to the development of the growing jazz/art music culture in SE Asia.

JANUARY 12 : Le Noir KL presents Q Sound live on stage.

Through his band, Q Sound has led numerous performances at jazz venues throughout the region, including sold-out performances at the Dewan Filharmonik Petronas as part of DFP’s Happy Hour Series.

LE NOIR KL

Unit H-G-07, The Hive, TREC, Lot 435, Jalan Tun Razak, KL

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: reservations@lenoir.com.my / Phone/WhatsApp: +60122245416
Valet parking available.


JANUARY 12  : Ee Jeng Trio featuring Annabel at Alexis Bistro

Based in Kuala Lumpur, keyboardist/pianist Ee Jeng graduated with a degree in Music Arranging from International College of Music (ICOM) under University Westminster. He has performed with many Malaysian music legends such as Michael Veerapen, Jose Thomas, Lewis Pragasam and many others.

For this weekend, the Ee Jeng Trio will be featured with Annabel Eliza.  Annabel first made her debut as a vocalist in the 2009 Kota Kinabalu Jazz Festival and has since then proven herself to be a versatile singer. Being able to sing genres from jazz to R&B to evergreen to pop to alternative, and still open to experimenting new boundaries with her voice, which was described as soothingly powerful.

JANUARY 12  : Ee Jeng Trio featuring Annabel at Alexis Bistro

Annabel has recently sung in Bobo KL and No Black Tie for the International Jazz Day with her excellent band 'Kangkung Belacan'.  She is currently part of the KL Grooveworks Workshop conducted by Greg Lyons, as a vocalist. She has sung three times for the Kota Kinabalu Jazz Festival and this year will be her 4th time gracing the stage. Besides that, she has sung for the Tip of Borneo Music Festival with renowned fingerstyle guitarist Roger Wang, as well as at the Penang Jazz Fest Fringe events.

Annabel currently sings freelance for functions and events and has released her first single 'Catchin Up', which is now available on iTunes and Spotify.

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

Dress code applies: No Shorts & Slippers. Showtime 10pm. Table bookings for diners only.

Minimum age 10 & above. Music charge: RM10++/pax. For more information, please call 03 4260-2288 or log on to www.alexis.com.my


JANUARY 12 : Urban Lights by Gig Fairy

Featured bands performing urban classics every Thursday. As a place to unwind, the kaleidoscopic Ren shifts into a lounge experience on Thursdays with a jazzy performance from New Village Music Lab.

JANUARY 12 : Urban Lights by Gig Fairy at Kyo KL

Kick back at Urban Lights by Gig Fairy with the indulgence of complimentary entry and a happy hour that lasts until midnight!

KYO KL : (Ren Room) Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur, off Jalan Pinang, KLCC, Kuala Lumpur

Table reservations please contact reservations@clubkyokl.com or 012-921 1730.


JANUARY 12 : Kaya The Band live at Ril’s

Kaya is no stranger to the scene. Bravely independent and having grown on strength, have now evolved into a funky blues powerhouse.

JANUARY 12 : Kaya The Band live at Ril’s

Definitely a force to reckon and an act to watch out for. Logan's on stage dynamite persona, is coupled with his flair on a regular Strat strung upside down. He prefers it like Hendrix.

RIL’S BANGSAR : 30, Jalan Telawi 5, Bangsar Baru, KL

Call 03-2201 3846 or e-mail reservations@rils.com.my


JANUARY 12 : Crackhouse Presents: Rizal Van Geyzel (MY) featuring Nicholas Lim

RVG is a strong presence in Malaysia's stand-up comedy scene and is well known as the co-founder of Crackhouse Comedy Club and One Mic Stand. He has performed internationally in over eight countries and regularly performs in intimate club gigs as well as concert venues in front of thousands of people.

JANUARY 12 : Crackhouse Presents: Rizal Van Geyzel (MY) featuring Nicholas Lim

If you want his bio, google him. If you've seen him host a show, then you know he needs no sugar coating, Rizal van Geyzel is one seriously funny Malaysian dude and brings all styles to play on stage- be it anacdotes, true stories, impersonations, observations, and more!

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.


JANUARY 12 : Public Voice at Café Society KL

Public Voice was established on 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 between 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 have 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


JANUARY 13/14 : Bernstein At 100 by the MPO

The Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra’s centenary tribute to the legendary American composer Leonard Bernstein continues with a performance of his Symphony No. 2 ‘The Age of Anxiety’ titled after Auden’s poem of the same name at the Dewan Filharmonik Petronas. American pianist Conrad Tao plays its virtuosic piano part in his return visit to Kuala Lumpur after his debut two years ago.

JANUARY 13/14 : Bernstein At 100 by the MPO

We will also hear other Bernstein works like the Divertimento for Orchestra and the three Dance Episodes from his musical On the Town. To close, conductor Eiji Oue charms us with the Symphonic Dances from Bernstein’s most popular musical, West Side Story.
Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra with guest conductor Eiji Oue and Conrad Tao on piano

DEWAN FILHARMONIK PETRONAS : Petronas Twin Towers, KLCC

FRI 12 JAN 2018 8:30PM / SAT 13 JAN 2018 8:30PM
Tickets: RM150 RM120 RM90 RM60. 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 603 2331 7007, you may also purchase online. isit the MPO website for more details - http://www.mpo.com.my/


JANUARY 13 : Le Noir KL presents Gregory Ramanado and Syima live on stage.

JANUARY 13 : Le Noir KL presents Gregory Ramanado and Syima live on stage.

 

LE NOIR KL

Unit H-G-07, The Hive, TREC, Lot 435, Jalan Tun Razak, KL

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: reservations@lenoir.com.my / Phone/WhatsApp: +60122245416
Valet parking available.


JANUARY 13 : Zalila Lee at Shook! Saturday Night Vibes

Singer-songwriter Zalila Lee has been gigging in and about Kuala Lumpur for the past decade or so. Armed with gritty vocals and an acoustic guitar; she often sings about thoughts and circumstances through a crossbreed of plucking, strumming, and palm-thumping –as evidenced in the rhythmic ride of her album “Shadows”, that was released in 2014. 

JANUARY 13 : Zalila Lee at Shook! Saturday Night Vibes

Expect a mix of grooves from blues and indie rock, with a steady staple of alternative folk. She is joined on stage by Mariamlisa Zainal Abidin on cello, Savy Ho and Cheah Wei Li on the violin.

SHOOK KL : Feast Village, Starhill Gallery 181, Jalan Bukit Bintang, KL

Call 03-2782 3875


JANUARY 13 : MACBETH PRESENTS : Scarlet Heroes; Somewhere Under The Atmosphere Album Launch Party
Scarlet Heroes is a Kuala Lumpur based heavy pop punk band, with members Daryl (vocals), Jah (guitars), PJay (bass) and Bizee (drums). The band recently concluded their South East Asian tour leading up to the release of their debut album ‘Somewhere Under The Atmosphere’.

This January 13th, the band will be holding an album launch party where they will perform songs from the album for the very first time.  The party also includes performances by:Iman’s League (Singapore), Chugs On Deck (Sabah), Secret Signal (Brunei) , I Lost The Plot, Spooky Wet Dreams, Night Skies & Visions.

THE BEE, PUBLIKA : 36, Block C, Level G2, Publika, Solaris Dutamas, Jalan Dutamas 1, KL

Door tickets: RM25 each. (Entry + a copy of ‘Somewhere Under The Atmosphere’ album).
Merchandise will be available from Macbeth, Scarlet Heroes and Desdemona. Call 03-7960 22160 or e-mail bees@thebee.com.my


JANUARY 13 : Amrita Soon & friends live at Ril’s

Amrita Soon started creating music as a way to drift out from the chaos of life and has since garnered a small following online and also through her live performances. 

She has performed on local radio and TV stations and raised her own funds to travel to Nashville, where she was a featured performer at various songwriters’ nights and performed alongside the likes of Ella Mae Bowen and Lance Carpenter. 

Amrita released her first EP ‘Clues’ in December 2014 and her song ‘Goodbye’ has been included in the compilation album ‘Rock for Ronan’ which aimed to raise funds in support of research on childhood cancers. Don't miss out this Saturday at Ril's!

RIL’S BANGSAR : 30, Jalan Telawi 5, Bangsar Baru, KL

Call 03-2201 3846 or e-mail reservations@rils.com.my


JANUARY 14 : Alex Martin Band at the Bee

With a lineup that includes some of the luminaries of the Spanish music scene, this is one show you won’t want to miss. The Alex Martin Band comprises four very skilled musicians who have made their mark performing at music festivals and for major artists like Grammy-winning singer Alejandro Sanz, among others.

JANUARY 14 : Alex Martin Band at the Bee

He will be joined onstage by guitarist Marcos Collado, one of the best jazz guitarists in Spain, and David Ruiz, winner of the Young Artist Spain talent contest. Rounding off the band is drummer Papa Dave, who has over 20 years experience in the music scene.

THE BEE, PUBLIKA : 36, Block C, Level G2, Publika, Solaris Dutamas, Jalan Dutamas 1, KL

Cover charge: RM50. Call 03-7960 22160 or e-mail bees@thebee.com.my


JANUARY 14 : NBT Jam Session

It’s their monthly jam session, with the John Thomas Trio holding down the fort.

JANUARY 14 : NBT Jam Session at No black Tie

NO BLACK TIE : 17, Jalan Mesui, off Jalan Nagasari, Kuala Lumpur

Admission free with a minimum of two drinks purchase. Call 03-2142 3737 after 5pm or visit www.noblacktie.com.my for bookings.


JANUARY 16 : John Thomas Quartet at No Black Tie

John Ashley Thomas started playing drums since he was 3 years old. With credits that include working with Grammy award-winning flautist, Nestor Torres, touring the Blue Note circuit in Japan with Motown legends, The Three Degrees, and playing at numerous jazz festivals including Arts Alive Jazz Fest in South Africa and Jarasum International Jazz in South Korea.

JANUARY 16 : John Thomas Quartet at No Black Tie

Last year John Thomas Trio completed a five city tour in China and two jazz festivals: Beishan International Jazz Festival & Hong Kong International Jazz Festival, where they had the honor of sharing a double billing with piano great Joey Calderazzo and his trio.

NO BLACK TIE : 17, Jalan Mesui, off Jalan Nagasari, Kuala Lumpur

Admission fee RM42. Call 03-2142 3737 after 5pm or visit www.noblacktie.com.my for bookings.


JANUARY 16 : Upfront Arena present Fleet Foxes Live in Malaysia

Fleet Foxes' highly anticipated third album, “Crack-Up”, released on June 16 2017, comes six years after the 2011 release of “Helplessness Blues” and nearly a decade since the band’s 2008 self-titled debut. All eleven of the songs on Crack-Up were written by Robin Pecknold.

The album was co-produced by Pecknold and Skyler Skjelset, his longtime bandmate, collaborator, and childhood friend. Fleet Foxes is Robin Pecknold (vocals, multi-instrumentalist), Skyler Skjelset (multi-instrumentalist, vocals), Casey Wescott (multi-instrumentalist, vocals), Christian Wargo (multi-instrumentalist, vocals), and Morgan Henderson (multi-instrumentalist). 

Kl LIVE

20, Jalan Sultan Ismail, KL

Tickets still available at RM230 (Presale) / RM250 (Regular) from www.ticketpro.com.my


JANUARY 17 : Billie Blue and the Nowhere Men at No Black Tie

Billie Blue & The Nowhere Men is a folk-rock outfit comprised of 4 members, with American-Malaysian Billie Blue Blackstone on vocals. Often described as raw and vintage,

the band draws their influences from groups of the late 60s and early 70s, while also experimenting with the various musical sensibilities that each member brings.

NO BLACK TIE : 17, Jalan Mesui, off Jalan Nagasari, Kuala Lumpur

Admission fee RM42. Call 03-2142 3737 after 5pm or visit www.noblacktie.com.my for bookings.


JANUARY 17 : Open Crack at Crackhouse

Get over that mid-week slump with a dose of comedy as it’s supposed to be – uncensored and honest. Raw, fast paced and edgy, Open Crack! Witness the grassroots comedy scene with newbies, regulars and if you’re lucky a surprise guest comic.

Open Crack at Crack House Comedy KL

The best 3 minute set of the night will cash RM100 AND an opportunity to perform on the weekend shows.

To perform, just turn up at 8.00pm on the night itself to sign up. List closes at 8.45pm. Prepare 3 minutes of material. 

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://crackhouseopencrack.peatix.com. Call +60172603654 or email laugh@crackhousecomedy.asia for more info


JANUARY 18 : Latin Night at Pisco Bar

Pisco Bar is about to turn up the heat on a Thursday like KL has never felt before with another LATIN NIGHT. The party will start with a live band featuring none other than Malaysian heart-throb Greg Ramanado himself.

JANUARY 13 : Le Noir KL presents Gregory Ramanado and Syima live on stage.

Throughout the night we'll be serving yummy, thirst-quenching cocktails, delicious tapas, excellent music, a great atmosphere, AND you don't need to be a salsa dancer to get up there and shake that thang.

PISCO BAR

29, Jalan Mesui, off Jalan Nagasari, KL

Call 03-2142 2900 or email info@piscobarkl.com


JANUARY 18 : Michael Veerapen Quartet featuring Patrick Terbrack

Michael Veerapen is well-known in the Malaysian Jazz scene – having established his name as a Jazz pianist, producer, record studio head and mentor.

An equally gifted saxophonist and composer Patrick is the recipient of numerous awards. In 2009 he was voted Outstanding Musician of the Elmhurst jazz Festival and his original composition 6 Here 12 There won the 2008 Signature Songwriters Competition. He has performed with seasoned veterans and jazz legends Willie Pickens, Rodney Whitaker, Benny Golson, and Jimmy Heath. 

NO BLACK TIE : 17, Jalan Mesui, off Jalan Nagasari, Kuala Lumpur

Admission fee RM42. Call 03-2142 3737 after 5pm or visit www.noblacktie.com.my for bookings.

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