Kuala Lumpur Live Music & Comedy Guide 22 March 2018 //

Kuala Lumpur Live Music & Comedy Guide 22 March 2018

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


MARCH 23: Nadir featuring Bizhu Live at No Black Tie

Nadir was born from one sentence; A cultural melting pot without boundaries. And thus began the journey of crafting and bringing to life this vision. Like its Malay translation (rare) the band strives to make music that is rare and unique, combining different life experiences and emotions together with explosive and crowd-chanting energy on stage, manifested in the colourful plethora of sounds and languages from various cultures in Malaysia and around the world. Having performed at multiple musical venues and festivals, the band has just released its brand new album ‘Synesthesia’ which will be on sale on the night. Join us as we celebrate unity and the various colours of Malaysia and 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.


MARCH 23: KL’s First Hip Hop Big Band Show: Q Sound & the 2nd Line

Q Sound is throwing KL's first hip-hop big band show, accompanied by The 2nd Line; a 15-piece brass band. Joining him on stage will be special guests: Joe Flizzow, MAS1A, KING LHOTA, Juny Brothers and Janine Annice with a DJ set from HOAX VISION's Naufal.

THE BEE, PUBLIKA : 36, Block C, Level G2, Publika, Solaris Dutamas, Jalan Dutamas 1, KL. Limited early bird tickets are on sale now. http://t2u.asia/e/10640.Call 03-7960 22160 or e-mail bees@thebee.com.my


MARCH 23/24: Crackhouse presents Rory Lowe (AUS)

Rory Lowe. This UK born, Australia raised storyteller hit the comedy scene early 2012 and by 2014 had debuted his first solo show at Perth Fringe World, selling out the season. Whilst simultaneously performing at Big Day Out Festival, MCing for Grammy nominated physc-rockers. Also recently in 2018 at the prestigious Perth Fringe World Festival, he's been selling out his new one-hour show, 'Get Rich or High Tryin' to critically acclaimed reviews from critics and audiences alike. He’s hung out with Snoop Dogg, gone viral with 3 million views on UniLad, been caught up in a bomb scare, even toured internationally through Asia and Australia. His tales of desire, destruction and debauchery are legendary. If that still isn't enough to convince you Rory has also performed with mega stars, Tame Impala, who describe him as "even funnier than he is crazy!"

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 23/24: Bobo KL presents Tea for Two with Janet Lee and Tay Cher Siang

Longtime collaborators Janet Lee and Tay Cher Siang return to the Bobo stage after Janet’s Bobo debut with My Shanghai Valentine, just last month. From Edith Piaf to Yao Li, Broadway and jazz, Janet and Cher Siang promise you a memorable evening of songs across multiple genres and languages.

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 23: Le Noir KL presents Gregory Ramanado & Irma Seleman

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 Irma Seleman, a funky song bird who puts together grooves and melodies that reflects her experiences in life, love and music.

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 23: A Night with Ross Farren & Grace Brumley (trio)

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 Bistro, No Black Tie, Drift Bar and Dining, The Bee and Pisco Bar KL to name a few. They will be performing a mix of pop, blues and jazz at Ril's this Friday night.

MARCH 23: A Night with Ross Farren & Grace Brumley (trio)

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


MARCH 23:  Alexis Bistro presents Izen Kong

Love Songs, From a Man. After many well-responded shows in 2017, Izen looks to bring you two nights of heart warming renditions of your favourite love songs performed by male artists.

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 24: The French Quarter at Pisco Bar

The French Quarter (Ex Black Frogs) have now added a new member to their group and are ready to rock Pisco Bar as they have done in the past. Come early this coming Saturday, have some tapas and enjoy the sounds of this new set up led by Anthony Musto on the guitar, Coraline Lippens Desmarest on the vocals as they perform their rendition of some rock classics.

MARCH 23: The French Quarter at Pisco Bar

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


MARCH 24: Le Noir KL presents Melissa Indot

Melissa Indot marches to her own beat when it comes to her artistry. Her signature sound incorporates electro pop and retro sounds, which translate into a multi-faceted contemporary tune, characterized by profound and meaningful lyrics. Complex, unconventional and fearless, Melissa is at her best when she performs live, immersing her audience on a musical journey.

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 24: Ryöt Jones at Saturday Night Vibes

RYÖT JONES  is an 8 piece funk/soul band that resides in Kuala Lumpur. The band has just released their debut single “Dancing Shoes”, which is gaining rave reviews from establishments. The band 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.

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


MARCH 24: Beverley Matujal Solo at Ril’s

A Sabahan with a long-standing love affair with songwriting and music. Plays the keys, guitar and the kazoo (well, not really, but she wishes).

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


MARCH 24: Lindy Hop Live ft The Ee Jeng Trio

Welcome to their second Lindy Hop Live gig of the year with the theme Blue Skies. Lindy Hop Live is a series of shows focusing on 2 things: dancing and swing jazz. The dancing bit will be facilitated by LindyKL who will be holding a Lindy taster class for absolute beginners. Lindy Hop is a dance popular during the Swing era of the late 1930s and early 1940s. A revival in the 80s has led to it being danced all over the world, you can find it in almost every major city on the globe. This is what it looks like:



The swing jazz bit will be facilitated by The Ee Jeng Trio, a mainstay in the local jazz scene and one of the few that actually have a repertoire of jazz originals. They'll be doing a strictly swing jazz set this time around though, led by the talented Ee Jeng Hin. The trio will also feature guest vocalist Reza Salleh from The Frankie Sixes.

Here's Ee Jeng on keys another local swing jazz act, the SuduGarp Trio. 



Here's Reza with The Frankie Sixes



THE BEE, PUBLIKA : 36, Block C, Level G2, Publika, Solaris Dutamas, Jalan Dutamas 1, KL. Tickets are priced at: Pre-sale / RM45 / Door / RM55. To pre-buy tickets go to the link below: https://moonshinekl.wufoo.com/forms/z1z03f0m1enedjn/ .Call 03-7960 22160 or e-mail bees@thebee.com.my


MARCH 24/25: 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 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.


Pentas 2, KLPAC: Sentul Park, Jalan Strachan, KL . Tickets: 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. 24 MAR @ 8.30pm, 25 MAR @ 3pm


MARCH 25: James Blunt Live in KL

DEWAN WAWASAN, MENARA PGRM: 8, Jalan Pudu Hulu, Taman Pertama, 5, KL. Time: 8pm. Tickets are priced from RM122 (including RM4 handling fees) and available online from http://www.BuyTickets.com.my/ or call +603-2280 0363 for phone booking. Visit their Official Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/JamesBluntMalaysiaTour for more exciting activities.


MARCH 25: 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.

 

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 26: Brass & Ivory with Mei Lin Hii (piano) and Marques Young (trombone) at No Black Tie

Classical pianist Mei Lin Hii holds a Master of Music Degree and Professional Studies Diploma from the Manhattan School of Music in New York. There she studied with renowned teacher Zenon Fishbein. Prior to that, she was a student of Michael Ruiz at the American Conservatory of Music , Chicago. Mei Lin has performed in piano masterclass with world-renowned pianist-teachers such as Leon Fleisher, Byron Janis, Nina Svetlanova and the late Shura Cherkassky. As the winner of the 1995 Artists International Competition in New York, Mei Lin made her New York debut recital at Weill Hall in Carnegie Hall to a dazzled audience. With Marques Young on trombone.

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 26: Le Noir KL presents Allan G Live

Allan G: A true and intimate performer who sings from the heart and plays from the soul.

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 27: The Wanderess World Tour: Sevdaliza Live in KL

SEVDALIZA is the alias of Sevda Alizadeh, a singer and songwriter who makes artful left-field pop that seems to draw from Portishead, Björk, and Velvet Rope-era Janet Jackson while remaining as contemporary as FKA twigs and the downcast aspects of Little Dragon.  Born in Tehran and raised in Rotterdam, Alizadeh played basketball for the Dutch national youth team and earned a master's degree in communication before she opted to explore her artistic impulses. She debuted in 2014 with "Backseat Love," a single that anchored The Suspended Kid, the first of two four-track EPs released in 2015. A handful of tracks scattered across 2016 and early 2017 led to the album Ison. Like the EPs that preceded it, the full-length was issued through Alizadeh's Twisted Elegance label.

Opening acts: alextbhVIKTORIA.

THE BEE, PUBLIKA : 36, Block C, Level G2, Publika, Solaris Dutamas, Jalan Dutamas 1, KL. 8pm. Limited pre-sale tickets and group bundles available now at www.rtb.my .Call 03-7960 22160 or e-mail bees@thebee.com.my


MARCH 27: 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, Kuala Lumpur : Cover information and RSVP call 011-3916 9629.


MARCH 27: NewSound at No Black Tie

Established in 2016, 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. A SingJazz Roadshow presented in collaboration with No Black Tie and The Singapore International Jazz Festival.

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 28: 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 / RM50 at the door.
https://crackhouseheadliners.peatix.com. Call +60172603654 or email laugh@crackhousecomedy.asia for more info.


MARCH 28: Cats In Love at No Black Tie

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 29: 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. Wine and dine with them before the show. Dinner prices RM25++ / Free for Bobo Diners. For reservations call 03-2092 5002


MARCH 29: 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.

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 29: Priscillia Xavier at Pisco

After years of being in the indie music scene and experimenting with genres, Priscilla Xavier is now focused on folk pop. Expect a night of mash-ups and covers by the singer.

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


MARCH 29: Comedy Rojak

Rojak Comedy. Crackhouse’s mixed-lingo open mic show for English / BM audiences only. It’s a mash-up of Malaysian humour delivered in our mother tongue of Bahasa and the tongue of our colonial invaders. Rojak Comedy menampilkan persembahan komedi "Stendap" di dalam Bahasa Melayu dan Bahasa Inggeris! 

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.

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