Kuala Lumpur Live Music & Comedy Guide 15 March 2018 //

Kuala Lumpur Live Music & Comedy Guide 15 March 2018

Live sounds around Kuala Lumpur continuing into the 3rd week of March. Music of all kinds from jazz, classical, indie and rock to theatre and comedy, here’s a look at the week ahead.


MARCH 16: Evelyn Feroza at No Black Tie

Although very much into current favourites like Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Pink and even the late Amy Winehouse, this soulful young lady refers to herself as an old soul, for she finds her greatest inspiration from old greats including Ray Charles, Etta James, Ella Fitzgerald and Shirley Bassey.

 

Just like her idols, Evelyn Feroza does not believe that any song should be sung in vain. Which is one of the possible reasons why she has been making waves around local entertainment scene, mesmerizing listeners with her sensational vocal capability. She’s known to either touch you deeply or bring the house down with her renditions of songs.

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.


MARCH 16/17: Crackhouse presents Kyle Grooms (US)

With a long list of notable accomplishments as an actor, writer and comic, Kyle’s proven to be one of the industry’s must-see comics on the scene. He has a uniqueness all of his own. Grooms delivers an honest and intelligent view of the world while giving an intimate look into his life experiences growing up in the American melting pot.

The following videos contain strong language

 

Throughout his career, he has appeared in his own hysterical half-hour stand-up special on Comedy Central, while also making multiple appearances on VH1, NBC’s ͞ “Last Comic Standing”. Among his many accomplishments, his first comedy CD, ͞The Legend of the Jersey Devil,͟ was named one of iTunes’Top 100 Comedy CDs of 2009.

 

A regular on the New York comedy scene, Grooms has performed at several top clubs, including Caroline’s, Comic Strip, Comedy Cellar and Gotham. He has been featured on several television, radio and internet broadcasts, such as P-Diddy’s ͞Bad Boys of Comedy,͟ Jamie Foxx’s ͞Laffapalooza,͟͞Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn,͟͞The Byron Allen Show,͟͞BET Comic View,͟ and ͞Red Carpet Fashion.͟ Having even brought his act overseas, he performed at the ͞ Grande Journal͟ in France and has made several appearances in national TV ad campaigns for companies including T-Mobile, Sears, Career Builders and Holiday Inn Express. Grooms continues to grow as a stand-up comedian, writer and actor, and can currently be seen performing worldwide.
 

Crackhouse Comedy Club KL1st 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 16/17: Bobo KL presents the Greg Lyons Trio

BOBO KL: 65-1, Jalan Bangkung, Bangsar, KL. Wine and dine with them before the show. Dinner prices RM60++ / RM45++ for Bobo Diners. For reservations call 03-2092 5002


MARCH 16: Le Noir KL presents Gregory Ramanado & Syima 

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. With Syima featuring tonight as well.

 

LE NOIR KLUnit 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 16:  Alexis Bistro presents Jumero

Jumero is a local indie band formed back in 2012, but the trio has been performing, jamming and creating music together for much longer than that.

 

Apart from their passion for writing and releasing original music, the trio also enjoys covering current and older classics by adding their own personal touch to it.

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 16:  Kaya The Band live at Ril's Bar

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

 

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


MARCH 16/17: From Spain with Love at the Dewan Filharmonik Petronas

Guest conductor David Giménez leads the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra in performances of music of Spanish influences from Spanish, French and Russian composers such as Manuel de Falla, Joaquin Rodrigo, Enrique Granados, Georges Bizet and Nikolai Rimsky Korsakov. Flamenco legend Juan Manuel Cañizares guests.

 

DEWAN FILHARMONIK PETRONAS: Level 2, Tower 2, PETRONAS Twin Towers, KLCC, KL . Tickets: RM150, RM120, RM90 and 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 03-2331 7007, you may also purchase online. Visit the MPO website for more details - http://www.mpo.com.my/


MARCH 17: Gamarjobat Asia Tour 2018 - KL

The explosive duo Ketch! and HIRO-PON all the way from Japan are set to blow audiences away with their furious motions of vaudevillian silent comedy.

 

Dressed to impress in sharp suits, sunglasses and sporting outrageous brightly coloured mohawks these 'masters of mime' build perfect illusions, and then shatter them just as suddenly. Mischievous robots, invisible stairs, energetic games of hide and seek crowd the stage. They take universally understood mime tropes and bend them to their will; redefining them and giving the genre new life and energy.

 

Gamarjobat's brand of fun is so infectious it should come with a health warning. Their highly-acclaimed performances transcend all language, cultural barriers and age limits. They will have audiences fascinated with thoroughly-plotted acts and explosive energy without saying a word.

WOW KL: 139, Jalan Ampang, KL. 3pm and 8pm shows. Tickets from www.ticketpro.com.my


MARCH 17: Rotten Sound – Malaysia Exclusive Show

Finland’s Rotten Sound are coming to Kuala Lumpur and angrier than ever. Grindcore is not for the faint of heart and these Finns do not subscribe to the idea of compromise. 

 

‘Abuse to Suffer’ remains true to the band’s resilient roots, while not falling into the traps of chewing endlessly on an old formula gone stale or not daring to add an element of surprise when fitting the style. What sets ROTTEN SOUND apart from other protagonists in the field is an obvious intelligence that shows in their to-the-point songwriting, arrangements, and subtle inclusion of choice death metal elements in their massive sound.

 

Rotten Sound was conceived in the city of Vaasa, Finland by guitarist Mika Aalto in 1993, who was soon joined by vocalist Keijo Niinimaa. This duo remains in place as the only original members – yet drummer Sami Latva and Kristian Toivainen on bass have meanwhile been steady members for many years as well. The Finns can proudly look back at an impressive catalogue of six highly acclaimed studio albums, seven EPs, three split singles, a single and a live DVD. Furthermore, Rotten Sound hit the stages of major metal and hardcore-oriented festivals and toured in regular intervals alongside such renowned acts as NASUM, Phobia, Disfear, Carcass, Municipal Waste, Exhumed, Napalm Death, and Pig Destroyer among many others.

With ‘Abuse to Suffer’, Rotten Sound are hammering out an album that equally acknowledges the band’s celebrated past as well as breaking into some new harsh ground that keeps the fire burning.
Supporting Bands: Code Error (SG), Sarjan Hassan, Rotgut, Esrarr, Blood Region

RUMAH API, KL: No.1804, Level 18, Menara A, Persiaran MPAJ, Jalan Pandan Utama, Ampang, KL: 5pm onwards. Admission: RM90. Entrance limited to 180 people only.


MARCH 17: Le Noir KL presents Q Sound

With a new single out in collaboration with Dangerdisko called “Free”, Q Sound is a versatile and dynamic trombonist, bandleader, singer-songwriter and composer who performs and explores a wide array of musical genres.

 

Q Sound was born in Wichita Falls, TX 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. 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. Q Sound is a member of the Alternative R&B band called Bassment Syndicate.

LE NOIR KLUnit 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 17: Cats In Love at Saturday Night Vibes

Cats In Love is a rock band of classic persuasion, its music transcending time and generations. The band’s original songs and expandable repertoire of covers tips its hat to the sights and sounds of the 60s and 70s.The band throws in smatterings of classic rock, so there’ll be bits of rock, blues, progressive, funk and pop. 

 

The band has performed at various shows and festivals such as the Penang Jazz Festival 2017, IndiePG 2015, KL International Jazz Festival 2013, World Youth Jazz Festival 2012 and Urbanscapes 2011. Cats In Love is made up of Lohan (guitars and vocals), Wong (keys and vocals), Zedes (bass) and Ash (drums and vocals).

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


MARCH 17: Warehouse Sessions #4

The Warehouse Sessions is back but this time as a 4 indie feature night happening once (or twice) a month during the weekend! #openmicmy

Ariff Akhir is a singer, musician, songwriter, music producer and sound engineer. As a solo act and also frontman for his band, The Sofa Sessions, Ariff has been performing live for almost 20 years. Behind the scenes, Ariff has composed, arranged, recorded, engineered and produced audio and music for local artists, advertisements, film, television, theatre and live shows.

 

 


Nervous Electroids is a Malaysian alternative rock act from Shah Alam formed in 2014. The outfit consists of Jiher (vocals & guitar) and Azim (guitar), who are both heavily influenced by Deftones, Foo Fighters, Alice in Chains, Grace Potter and Led Zeppelin. The band originally started off as a 4 piece band and released their debut album "Tripolar" in the year 2015. 
 



An avid listener of folk music of old and new, Sounds of Kites took birth from Subang Jaya’s own, Wan Umar Shahid and his ideas of showcasing music through his untrained yet untamed guitar playing, coupled together with his deep yelpy vocals. Often on stage with more than one guitar as his weapon of choice, the songs he plays paint the audience pictures ranging from the galloping sounds of taking a ride on a steam-engined locomotive, to the soundscape that is justifiable only by drifting in a vast black sea. With his long-awaited debut album, ‘Remember Sycamore’ to take birth mid 2018, Sounds of Kites will take you on a musical journey that would make fishermen hungry for more water, and children run on fields with feet on forgotten shoes.

 


Eloise Lau is a folk-pop singer-songwriter who has written songs in the full range of the emotional spectrum, from not wanting to get our of bed to wanting to watch a person burn and fall. An experienced performer, she has graced the stages at both local and international venues - as the only Malaysian representative at the 2013 ChildAid Asia concert in Tokyo and most recently at Urbanscapes2017's #rediscoverKL. In 2016, she embarked on an ambitious song-writing project as a part of her thesis in her final year of university, which gained recognition from local press. She was also nominated as one of the best College/Uni acts at the 2016 VIMA awards and was interviewed as a featured guest Astro VBuzz which was aired exclusively on local TV. Expect to see more of Eloise Lau in 2018!

 

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


MARCH 18: 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 18: Le Noir KL presents Acoustic Fourplay live on stage

LE NOIR KLUnit 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 20: Le Noir KL presents Clinton Jerome

Clinton Jerome - CJ is an aspiring enthusiast of music and performing, now living in the big city of Kuala Lumpur.

 

LE NOIR KLUnit 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 20: 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. Special night in conjunction with International Day of Happiness.

 

JIRO KL: 61-1, Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar Baru, Kuala Lumpur : Cover information and RSVP call 011-3916 9629.


MARCH 21-25: Cabaret Series: Yesterday Once More at KLPac

They turn the clock back in time to bring you timeless classics by Nat King Cole, The Platters, Doris Day, The Drifters, Cliff Richard, The Beatles, Frank Sinatra, The Hollies and many more. Pentas 2 will be transformed into a lounge. Relax and unwind to the tunes of Fly Me to the Moon, Only You, Stupid Cupid, Oh Carol, Yesterday Once More and Hey Jude sung by a whole host of singers backed by a 4-piece band and string trio. By The Actors Studio Seni Teater Rakyat. Music director Ian Chow, featuring Ian Chow, Omar Ali, Phraveen Arikiah, Rachel Liu, Serene Chng & Suk Yin with Endee Ahmad, Loh Ui Li, Lee Kok Leong, Soo Choy Wah, Vivian Cheng, Ian Francis.


DATE 21 – 24 MAR @ 8.30pm, 25 MAR @ 3pm(23 March 2018: Private hosting night)

Pentas 2, KLPAC: Sentul Park, Jalan Strachan, KL. Tickets: RM40 preview night (21 Marc) / RM50 (inc 1 drink) / RM280 (inc 1 bottle wine (table of 4) Call 03-4047 9000 or visit www.ticketpro.com.my or www.klpac.org for full details of times and dates.


MARCH 21: Ruth Sahanaya “Live” at the Dewan Filharmonik Petronas

Multi award-winning singer Ruth Sahanaya has been carving out a well-deserved place in the Indonesian and Asian music scene. Now celebrating 30 years of her music career, she continues to charm audiences as one of the foremost pop and R&B divas. The concert will feature an eclectic mix of her evergreen and latest hits, and also a tribute to her favourite artists.

 

DEWAN FILHARMONIK PETRONAS: Level 2, Tower 2, PETRONAS Twin Towers, KLCC, KL. Tickets at RM380, RM270, RM210, RM150. 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 http://mpo.com.my/47-guitar-recital-canizares/. Visit the MPO website for more details - http://www.mpo.com.my/


MARCH 21: Dani Live at No Black Tie

Dani is an aspiring Jazz/blues singer. With her unique voice, she makes covers sound vintage, and has most recently been writing and performing her own originals.

 

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.


MARCH 21: 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 KL1st 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.


MARCH 22: Michael Veerapen at No Black Tie

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

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.


MARCH 22: 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.


MARCH 22: Cass3y Live at Pisco

Cass3y is a soulful singer who has been performing since she was 5 years old at various venues and events. Her different ranges with amazing vocal dynamics allow her to carry songs from artists who inspire her like Mariah Carey, Beyonce, Lauren Hill and Jojo.

 

Her performance highlights include performing for the Miss Universe Malaysia Preliminary Bikini round and Finals in 2015 with her sister Kirstie Maximus and is a regular performer at venues around Klang Valley. 

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

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