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Kuala Lumpur Live Music & Comedy Guide 16 August 2018

Kuala Lumpur Live Music & Comedy Guide 16 August 2018

Discover the hottest Live Music & Comedy nightlife events in KL for the third week of August with The City Lists weekly guide. With music from jazz, classical, indie and rock to theatre and comedy, here’s a look at the week ahead.

Check out any of the events mentioned by also visiting: https://thecitylist.my/whats-on


AUGUST 17: Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Gala Opening 20th Anniversary Concert (Public)

See https://thecitylist.my/blog/malaysian-philharmonic-orchestra-gala-20th-anniversary-season-concert-17-august-2018

DEWAN FILHARMONIK PETRONAS: KLCC, KL


AUGUST 17: Brendan de Cruz – III Album Launch

See https://thecitylist.my/blog/brendan-de-cruz-iii-album-launch-at-the-bee-publika-17-august-2018

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


AUGUST 17: Adam Sang & friends featuring special guest Dennis Lau at NBT

Dennis Lau is a UCSI Bachelors of Music graduate under the Newcastle Australian Music Degree Program. He began his musical journey with the piano at the tender age of 3 and became one of the youngest in Malaysia to reach Grade 8 by the age of 11. He then went on to obtain several diplomas in classical piano including the ATCL, A.M.U.S.A, Dip ABRSM and LGSM (hons).

 

 

Dennis’ violin training on the other hand, started at the age of 7, under the tutelage of world-class violin instructors Nora Kim and the late Andrew Chye — which led to his attainment of the ATCL Diploma at the age of 15. The musical prodigy was also awarded for his outstanding performance by the Trinity College of London for both his LTCL and FTCL examinations.

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.


AUGUST 17/18: Crackhouse presents Girl Power

Often forgotten and overlooked, there's a 50% chance that you know at least one woman. This show is all about them, featuring some of Malaysia's most renown female comedians - come join this two-night only special.

Chrisy Wu: Starting comedy a day before her birthday in 2015, Chrisy Wu has been featured on Astro's Komediri as well as BFM's That Time of Night. Blending feminist humour with her Asian mom's nagging - Chrisy is also the showrunner for Siu Ha La, Kuala Lumpur's first Cantonese comedy open-mic.

 

 

Arlene: Most commonly known as the lady-behind-the-bar at the Crackhouse Comedy Club, Arlene has been a pillar of the comedy scene - performing with the likes of Rizal van Geyzel, Ollie Horn, and Ahmed Ahmed.

Nuha: Overstaying her visa so she can do comedy, Nuha comes all the way from the sinking island nation that is the Maldives. Fairly new to the comedy scene, Nuha has been ripping up audiences – most notably opening for Harith Iskander at the launch of the Joke Factory.

Shaq: Shaq is probably the most 'aunty' of the active comedians in Malaysia - but since winning 2018's Comedy Star programme, Shaq is heading to the prestigious Hong Kong International Comedy Festival!

Filza: Runner up for Astro's Skool of Lawak, Filza is a strong presence in the Bahasa comedy scene, most recently featuring in Astro's Sedapnya Mulut.

Shamaine Othman: A veteran of the Malaysian comedy scene, Shamaine has been featured in countless TV shows - both in front of the camer and behind the scenes.

A child actor in Malaysian classics such as Pi Mai Pi Mai Tang Tu, Shamaine's foray into stand-up comedy began in 2011, and she has since opened for Gina Yashere and Ronny Chieng.

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.


AUGUST 17/18: Bobo KL presents Izen Kong with Dennis Law on the Bobo Grand

Izen Kong 龚杰尉 made his Dewan Filharmonik debut last year with The Best of Rodgers & Hammerstein with The Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, delighting audiences with his assured take on songs from such a well-loved repertoire.

 

 

He has also recently enjoyed expanding his audience with television appearances on The Voice Singapore/Malaysia and Come Sing with Me – the popular Chinese television variety show for Hunan Television.  Soaring vocals on ballads, pop favourites, covers (Calum Scott, Bruno Mars, Sam Smith, Tori Kelly, for starters)  ...  and more.

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.


AUGUST 17: Chris Palmer & Hydra at Le Noir KL

Brisbane singer-songwriter Chris Palmer starts the evening off at 8pm with Hydra taking over at 11pm. Hydra Malaysia, the quintet that's taken Malaysia by storm the past couple of decades with superb covers of classic rock ballads across the ages now takes an original twist.

 

 

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.


AUGUST 18: Michael Veerapen & friends at NBT

Michael Veerapen is well-known in the Malaysian Jazz scene – having established his name as a jazz pianist, producer, record studio head, and mentor over the past 30 years and more. Joining him in this performance is Tasneem Bolhassan (Bass), Kae Vin (Drums), and Rizal Tony (Guitar).

 

 

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.


AUGUST 18: Suzanne Duo at Ril’s

Suzanne is a multi-talented and versatile singer, songwriter and performer. Sharing the stage with some of Malaysia's high profile acts like Aubrey Suwito, Jaclyn Victor, Dayang Nurfaizah to name a few, this bright young star is definitely someone to look out for. Catch her duo set live at Ril's this Saturday!

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


AUGUST 18: Chris Palmer & Greg Ramanado / Irma Seleman at Le Noir KL

Brisbane singer-songwriter Chris Palmer starts the evening off at 8pm with Greg Ramanado and Irma taking over at 11pm. A funky songbird from the East, Irma puts together grooves and melodies and harmonies that reflects her experiences in life, love and music.

 

 

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


AUGUST 18-19: Yayasan Sime Darby Arts Festival 2018

See: https://thecitylist.my/blog/yayasan-sime-darby-festival-kl-pac-18-19-august-2018

KLPAC: Sentul Park, Jalan Strachan, KL. Call 03-4047 9000 or visit www.klpac.org


AUGUST 20: Donna Burke Ganime Jazz

Donna Burke’s hit’s including Glassy Sky, Heaven’s Divide and God and Man receive fresh new arrangements with vocal, wood bass, piano, electric guitar and drums. Creating a fun, fresh and exciting live show that delights fans of game and anime music as well as jazz lovers.

Australian singer Donna Burke has millions of fans worldwide for her 2015 hits “Glassy Sky” and “Sins of the Father” as well as her 2010 hit “When Heaven’s Divide”.

In 2015 in order to mark the MGS franchise’s 30-year anniversary, Donna was asked by famous video game creator Hideo Kojima from Kojima Productions/Konami to record covers for a Metal Gear Solid Vocal Album, including the acid jazz inspired Snake Eater and Can’t say Goodbye to Yesterday.

 

 

Now, with the Tokyo based, Japanese Ganime Jazz musicians, all of her classic game and anime theme songs receive fresh new arrangements.

The Ganime Jazz Quintet regularly performs in Tokyo attracting young anime/gamers from around the world as well as jazz fans and fans of Donna’s voice acting for anime and the Shinkanesen bullet train.

This unique pairing of Australian and Japanese musicians results in a powerful show with comic relief provided by Donna between each song enjoyed by a diverse audience.
Discover a whole genre of compelling contemporary music through this unique Jazz quartet.

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.


AUGUST 19: 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. 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.


AUGUST 21-23: Music of the Night at NBT

Evelyn Toh and the WVC Trio and guest singers. Evelyn has had a flair for music especially singing from a very tender age. By the age of 17, she had released 2 albums. At 18, she won a scholarship at Malaysia Institute of Arts to pursue a diploma in vocal training. Evelyn has  travelled all over Malaysia holding concerts and solo recitals. She has performed in the opera “Marriage of Figaro” , “Tunku The Musical”, “The Perfect Circle” in Singapore, “Glitz & Glamour the Musical”, “The Moon Speaks for my Heart concert”, “Siddhartha The Musical”, “Above Full Moon The Musical”, “Naimisayana the Musical” and “Princess Wen Cheng The Musical”.

 

 

Guest singers: Zyan Tan on 21 August, Stefano Chen on 22 August and Seow Chee Chuan on 23 August.

NO BLACK TIE: 17, Jalan Mesui, off Jalan Nagasari, KL . Admission: RM60. Concert menu available. Call 03-2142 3737 after 5pm or visit www.noblacktie.com.my for bookings.


AUGUST 21: Digital Love ft. Love X Stereo (KOR)

Love X Stereo from Korea. They hosted local band An Honest Mistake 2 years ago during Zandari Festa in Seoul so this time, a favour is being returned. Supporting are R&B songstress Nadhira, kings of disco DANGERDISKO, and indie rock band Youth Portal.

 

 

THE BEE @ PUBLIKA: 36B, Block C, Level G2, Publika, Solaris Dutamas, Jalan Dutamas 1, KL. Admission (with one drink): RM25. Call 03-6201 8577 or e-mail bees@thebee.com.my


AUGUST 21: Latin Night at Pisco Bar KL

They like to party the Latin way so drop by Pisco Bar this 21st for another fun fiesta – this time around their Latin Night which will kick off with performances by the Havana Band, and throughout the evening they’ll be dishing out binge-worthy cocktails and  tapas.

Table reservations via : http://letsumai.com/widget/pisco-bar

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


AUGUST 22: Bobo KL presents Aalex Termizi

Wednesday with Artist-in-Residence for August, Aalex Termizi. Inspired by Norah Jones, Zee Avi and Lianne La Havas, Aalex Termizi stole the show at the inaugural BoboNose in May.  Blending jazz into a more consumable package Aalex connects the niche genre with the easygoing nature of indie. 

 

 

Her precociousness stems from past battles with Hodgkin's Lymphoma, but it's also what carved the tangerine, somewhat muffled vocals that complements her quirky personality and music.

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.


AUGUST 22: 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


AUGUST 23: 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.


AUGUST 23: The Ramanados vs Kaya the Band at Pisco Bar

Pisco Bar presents a one night only exclusive music show for all the peaceful lovers in Kuala Lumpur. This special features an epic duel between the bad boys from Kaya (the band) together with the Ramanado brothers.  Come with your cool vibes, get ready to feel good and dance to the riddims. Expect some reggae too.

 

 

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

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