Kuala Lumpur Live Music & Comedy Guide 12 July 2018

Kuala Lumpur Live Music & Comedy Guide 12 July 2018

Take a look at the week ahead in Kuala Lumpur's nightlife scene with The City List for Live sounds, events and comedy. Music from jazz, classical, indie and rock to the theatre!

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JULY 13: Daughtry Live In KL

See https://thecitylist.my/blog/daughtry-live-in-kl-13-july-2018 

 

 

KL Live at Life Centre: Life Centre: 20, Jalan Sultan Ismail, KL


JULY 13/14: Q Sound featuring Eliza Thomas at NBT

Since moving to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 2009 from New York, Q Sound or better known as Marques Young has made profound contributions to the development of the growing jazz culture in Southeast Asia. Through his bands ‘Q Sound Band’ and the ‘Bassment Syndicate‘, he 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. He’s also initiated several educational projects where he has had the opportunity to mentor outstanding young jazz musicians. Among these projects, the Jazz Camp at DFP, mentored by Marques and a number of young jazz stars from New York City, resulted in his appointment as artistic director of the Encounter Jazz Program.

 

 

Marques began his musical studies at age twelve with the euphonium under the direction of Gordon Manley. At sixteen, he was also playing trombone, and in 2001 was accepted into Arkansas Tech University School of Music, studying under Dr. Will Kimball. During his undergraduate studies, he received numerous awards and honors, including an invitation to the Leonard Falcone International Euphonium Solo Competition, where he was awarded first runner-up.

 

 

Eliza Thomas has been singing for as long as she’s been able to speak and is now working towards being the artist she was always meant to be. Having established her potent template of sultry soul and ravening R&B, she draws inspiration from artists ranging from Etta James to Etta Bond. Along with her single, “Second Nature”, released back in 2011, Thomas has performed at Sunburst 2008 and various other music festivals in KL before taking a hiatus. Back now, and better than ever, she is ready to get back in the groove.

NO BLACK TIE: 17, Jalan Mesui, off Jalan Nagasari, KL . Admission: RM50. Dinner menu available. Call 03-2142 3737 after 5pm or visit www.noblacktie.com.my for bookings.


JULY 13/14: Crackhouse presents Jinx Yeo & Sam Yarborough (SG vs US)

A double trouble show featuring two world class comics for your weekend entertainment.

 


Jinx Yeo: Having sold-out in over 16 countries over 3 continents, Jinx's observational comedy relates not just to Asians, but to audiences of other backgrounds as well. An award-winning comedian from Singapore, Jinx has appeared on Comedy Central Asia, Channel 5, as well asABCTV's Comedy Up Late. Armed with hard-hitting punchlines, effortless delivery, and clever material Jinx was the 1st Runner-Up at the 2011 Hong Kong International Comedy Festival, as well as a finalist at the America Meet World Global Comedy Competition (2014). Armed with a diverse arsenal of hilarious and original material, his side-splitting stories, sharp observations, and bewildering imagination is bound to leave the audience in stitches.

 

 

Sam Yarborough: A stand-up comedian from the US living in Taipei, Taiwan. Sam has won numerous accolades including a second runner-up spot in the 2017 Bangkok Hilarious Stand-Up Festival, a finalist in the 2017 Shanghai International Comedy Festival, and a two time finalist in the Hong Kong International Comedy Festival. He is also the co-founder and manager of Two Three Comedy in Taipei, Taiwan. 

Crackhouse Comedy Club KL: 24A (1st Floor) Lorong Rahim Kajai 14, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, KL . Tickets online RM40 / Door RM50. www.peatix.com Call +6017-260 3654 or email laugh@crackhousecomedy.asia for more info.


JULY 13: The music of Utada Hikaru at The Bee

After an 8 year hiatus, Utada Hikaru, the queen of Japanese pop is back with a new album, "Hatsukoi" (which means 'First Love'). 10 musicians are gathered together to celebrate this momentous occasion - performing 16 songs arranged for a string quartet, 3 vocalists, a keyboardist and a drummer, ranging from her debut days of "First Love" and her new songs from her latest album, "Fantome" released last year.

 

 

With Beverly Matujal (vocals), Gan HW (vocals), DSCH Quartet (string quartet), Icco Elnoel (bass), Jonathan Wong Ketshin (featured guitarist) and more.

THE BEE @ PUBLIKA: 36B, Block C, Level G2, Publika, Solaris Dutamas, Jalan Dutamas 1, KL. Tickets: RM40 /RM50 (with one drink). Call 03-6201 8577 or e-mail bees@thebee.com.my


JULY 13/14: Bobo KL presents Kangkung Belacan

Kangkung Belacan is a Sabahan jazz ensemble performing a quirky repertoire ranging from standards to swing band, contemporary pop hits as well as originals and vintage faves all given a dash of, well, “belacan lah” After making their debut at the 4th Malaysian Jazz Piano Festival at KLPAC last year, appearing at the KK Jazz Festival and a teaser turn on the Bobo stage for International Jazz Day, we welcome Kangkung Belacan to add more spice to our lives this July. Alton Wong on the piano, Daniel Foong on bass, Adriel Wong on drums, Eddy Lim on saxophone and Beza on vocals.

 

 

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.


JULY 13: A night with Ross Farren and Grace Brumley

Grace Brumley (vocals), Eddie Asakri (keys) and Ross Farren (guitar/vocals) are a group of music students living the slow life in the back alleys of Kuala Lumpur. They have a performed across the city at venues such as Alexis, No Black Tie, Drift Bar and Dining, The Bee and Piscos to name a few. They will be performing a mix of pop, blues and jazz at Ril's this Friday night.

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


JULY 13: Chris Palmer & Evelyn Feroza at Le Noir KL

Brisbane singer-songwriter Chris Palmer starts the evening off at 8pm with Evelyn Feroza taking over at 11pm.

 

 

LE NOIR KL: Unit H-G-07, The Hive, TREC, Lot 435, Jalan Tun Razak, KL . Bar and Roof terrace opens at 5pm. To reserve your spot: Book online: https://form.jotform.me/LeNoirKL/book-a-table. Email: reservations@lenoir.com.my / Phone/WhatsApp: 012-224 5416. Valet parking available.


JULY 14: Saturday Night Live with Eddy Fleitas del Sol

Saturday Night Live hosts singer and composer Eddy Fleitas del Sol. Famed for his solo performances on the guitar and loop station, catch him this Saturday with a guest percussionist playing latin, pop, rock, blues and R&B from 10pm till the late night sessions. 

 

 

LA BODEGA TAPAS Y VINOS: 16-2, Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar Baru, KL


JULY 14: Chris Palmer & Syima & Fidi at Le Noir KL

Brisbane singer-songwriter Chris Palmer starts the evening off at 8pm with Syima & Fidi taking over at 11pm.

 

 

LE NOIR KL: Unit H-G-07, The Hive, TREC, Lot 435, Jalan Tun Razak, KL . Bar and Roof terrace opens at 5pm. To reserve your spot: Book online: https://form.jotform.me/LeNoirKL/book-a-table. Email: reservations@lenoir.com.my / Phone/WhatsApp: 012-224 5416. Valet parking available.


JULY 14: Warehouse Sessions 7

Warehouse Sessions is back this time as a curated evening of independent wholesome indie goodness happening once a month on a Saturday. With Oyent, Darien Foo, Lyanne Low, Kirsten Long

Oyent has been smashing the local pub scene with his live-wire energy, strong stage presence and exceptional fluency with Spanish hits, which won the hearts of many. He has had extremely successful years in music in the local night-life and pub scene with his cover bands "Acoustica" and ‘Magnifico’. A graduate from the National Arts Academy (ASWARA), his strong voice enables him to sing a variety of tunes while playing the percussions. In 2014, Oyent was selected to perform live for musical maestro AR Rahman at the press conference of his Infinite Love concert here in KL.

His repertoire consist of English, Malay, Spanish, Latin, Chinese and Tagalog cover songs by Zainal Abidin, Man Bai, The Gypsy Kings, U2, The Beatles, Ed Sheeren, etc. Oyent brings along with him his superb showmanship, spontaneous antics and naturally pleasant personality.

Follow himhttps://www.instagram.com/oyent.official/

Known for his
soul-foo vocals and big personality, Darien never fails to entertain with his contagious smile and ever-engaging stage presence. Armed with his six strings and his voice, he has improved musically by leaps and bounds since starting out just over two years ago. Darien is currently in pursuit of his first single and debut album.

Follow himhttps://www.instagram.com/darienfoo/

Lyanne Low is a singer-songwriter and pianist from Subang Jaya. She is a Foundation in Music graduate from the International College of Music, Kuala Lumpur, and is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Music, majoring in Songwriting and minoring in Stage Management, at the Berklee College of Music and the Boston Conservatory at Berklee, Boston, US. Lyanne's songwriting styles include R&B, Rock and Rap, as well as Musical Theater, but she enjoys singing and experimenting with Jazz Standards too. She places
strong emphasis on her lyricism, and loves to interweave messages that she feels strongly about into rhyme and rhythm.

Follow herhttps://www.instagram.com/lyanneeelow/

Kirsten Long is a classical pianist and jazz vocalist who loves folk and rock. Classically trained on the piano since the age of five, Kirsten Long graduated with First Class Honours from University of Malaya with a Bachelor’s Degree in Performing Arts (Music), majoring in Jazz Piano. Over the years, Kirsten has performed at multiple venues and events such as the Butterworth Fringe Festival, No Black Tie, Medini Live, MPO Unplugged and the Taipa Houses-Museum in Macau, sharing the stage with musicians, namely Az Samad, Kevin Theseira, Joe Pruessner, Julian Chan and Zalila Lee. Currently, she teaches classical and contemporary (jazz and pop) piano as well as vocals (jazz,
broadway, pop). 

Follow herhttps://www.instagram.com/kirstenl8/

Open Mic Malaysia is the brainchild of Shaneil Devaser, frontman of The Endleaves. Established in 2012 and currently operating in Sabah, the Klang Valley and Penang, Open Mic Malaysia
aims to create sustainable avenues for bedroom musicians, singer-songwriters and professional musicians to share their music and experiences with each other and the public, over evenings of wholesome indie goodness.

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


JULY 15: Lazy Sunday World Cup Final Special

It's been an amazing Football World Cup and to celebrate it we are organising one of our special Lazy Sundays. Chill with us, make new friends and cure that Saturday night hangover before watching the final. Sit back with a drink in hand and enjoy the Sunday evening accompanied with some good music by Kaya (the band) and some guest Djs.

 

 

PISCO BAR: 29, Jalan Mesui, off Jalan Nagasari, KL: Call 03-2142 2900 or e-mail info@piscobarkl.com


JULY 15: Marco Vezzoso Live Project

At the age of ten, Marco Vezzoso began studying trumpet at the Alba Music Institute with Marco Bellone and he took his high school diploma in July 2001, at the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory of Turin. He attended master classes and seminars held by teachers such as: Pierre Dutot, Alain Loustallot, Enric Aubier, Tuvron Guy, David Guerrier and jazz trumpet workshops with Alberto Mandarin, Paolo Fresu, Enrico Rava, Dave Douglas, Thierry and François Amiot Chassagnite.

 

 

He played in several big bands such as Hasta Jazz Orchestra, Mellowtone Torino Jazz Orchestra and GP orchestra and he took part in four European tours with Long Valley Blues Band and toured with blues singers as Larry Ray and Dilu Miller.

He has performed alongside musicians such as Flavio Boltro, Fabrizio Bosso, Paolo Fresu, Alberto Mandarins, Riccardo Zegna, Luca Begonia, Gabriele Mirabassi, Gianmaria Testa Battista Lena, Luciano Biondini, Bobby Johnson, Ginger Drew, Sherrita Duram, Kay Foster Jackson, Matthew Brancaleoni, Arthur Miles, Paul Jeffrey, Peter Tonolo, Gerardo Balestrieri, Gianpaolo Casati, Enzo Zirilli, Rudy Migliardi, Giorgio Gazzani, Gianpiero Lobello, Gianpaolo Petrini.

He will be joined by Alessandro Collina (piano), John Thomas (drums) and Fly (bass).

NO BLACK TIE: 17, Jalan Mesui, off Jalan Nagasari, KL. Admission: Free. Two shows: 6pm / 8.30pm. Concert menu available. Call 03-2142 3737 after 5pm or visit www.noblacktie.com.my for bookings.


JULY 15: 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 sooth your every acoustic musical fantasy. With Hanz in the mix. Chris Palmer plays early at 8pm.

 

 

LE NOIR KL: Unit H-G-07, The Hive, TREC, Lot 435, Jalan Tun Razak, KL . Bar and Roof terrace opens at 5pm. To reserve your spot: Book online: https://form.jotform.me/LeNoirKL/book-a-table. Email: reservations@lenoir.com.my / Phone/WhatsApp: 012-224 5416. Valet parking available.


JULY 17: NewSound at NBT

Established in late 2015, NewSound is a modern jazz ensemble based in Malaysia that is taking the local music scene by storm. The band name says it all, as their mission is to push the boundaries and limitations of jazz composition by constantly releasing and performing new and original material. Their sound is greatly influenced by modern jazz music with a touch of fusion, Latin and not forgetting the good ol’ roots of straight ahead swing.

 

NO BLACK TIE: 17, Jalan Mesui, off Jalan Nagasari, KL . Admission: RM40. Concert menu available. Call 03-2142 3737 after 5pm or visit www.noblacktie.com.my for bookings.


JULY 13: Feedback Open Mic featuring Faith Ling & Beverley Matujal

Featured acts for this show include Faith Ling and Beverly Matujal. For open mic, sign up are at 7pm and are first come first serve. Show starts at 8pm, it’s a 2-song slot and bring your own cables.


 

 

THE BEE @ PUBLIKA: 36B, Block C, Level G2, Publika, Solaris Dutamas, Jalan Dutamas 1, KL . Call 03-6201 8577 or e-mail bees@thebee.com.my


JULY 18: Open Crack

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. 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: 24A (1st Floor) 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


JULY 18: Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald at NBT

With Gabrielle Stravelli (vocals), Pat O’Leary (bass), Michael Veerapen (piano) and Cliff Wong (drums). Award-winning vocalist and songwriter Gabrielle Stravelli has garnered critical acclaim and a loyal following through her rich sound, original compositions and her unique take on material from the Great American Songbook as well as by contemporary artists as varied as Willie Nelson, Joni Mitchell, Stevie Wonder and John Fogerty. A trained actor, Gabrielle has a soulful sensitivity for the story in the lyric and was called “a powerhouse of individual expression” by David Finkle of The Village Voice.

 

 

NO BLACK TIE: 17, Jalan Mesui, off Jalan Nagasari, KL. Admission: RM50. Concert menu available. Call 03-2142 3737 after 5pm or visit www.noblacktie.com.my for bookings.


JULY 18: Bobo KL presents Brendan de Cruz

Folk-pop singer-songwriter, Brendan de Cruz with two self-produced albums to his name (‘Even So’ and ‘Black’) takes residence on all Wednesdays this month with his soulful voice and searingly emo originals.

 

 

BOBO KL: 65-1, Jalan Bangkung, Bangsar, KL . Dine with them before the show. Admission: RM25++/ Free for Bobo diners. For reservations call 03-2092 5002.


JULY 19: Bobo KL presents David Gomes

Thursdays with resident pianist and singer, the renowned performer, composer, arranger and producer David Gomes.

 

 

BOBO KL: 65-1, Jalan Bangkung, Bangsar, KL . Dine with them before the show. Admission: RM25++/ Free for Bobo diners. For reservations call 03-2092 5002.


JULY 19: American Songbook at NBT

With Gabrielle Stravelli (vocals), Pat O’Leary (bass), Michael Veerapen (piano) and Cliff Wong (drums).

 

 

NO BLACK TIE: 17, Jalan Mesui, off Jalan Nagasari, KL. Admission: RM45. Concert menu available. Call 03-2142 3737 after 5pm or visit www.noblacktie.com.my for bookings.

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