Kuala Lumpur Live Music & Comedy Guide 25 Jan 2018

Kuala Lumpur Live Music & Comedy Guide 25 Jan 2018

Live sounds around Kuala Lumpur over the weekend. Including No Black Tie, Bobo KL and The Bee Publika with live music to comedy, from jazz to classical, from indie pop to hard rock, here’s an extensive look at the week ahead.


JANUARY 26/27 : Decoy – Stalk, Vulzo, Lewis Pragasam and John Dip Silas at No Black Tie

John Dip Silas at No Black Tie Kuala Lumpur

This show will focus on the music of Miles in a free form funk collaboration between French jazz artist, STALK, Malaysian drum maestro, Lewis Pragasan and one of KL’s brightest jazz pianist, John Dip Silas. Also in the mix is Swiss producer & bassist, VULZOR.

NO BLACK TIE : 17, Jalan Mesui, off Jalan Nagasari, Kuala Lumpur : Admission fee RM64. Call 03-2142 3737 after 5pm or visit www.noblacktie.com.my for bookings.


JANUARY 26 : Bobo KL presents Melissa Indot

JANUARY 26 : Bobo KL presents Melissa Indot

Love Is The Only Energy. Melissa Indot returns bright and early this year with her signature sass, silvery voice and unique interpretations of pop rock favourites. Having published a book on poetry in 2017, she may well wax lyrical and surprise us by dropping some lines from her poetic works right here on the Bobo stage. Make it a night of romance with wining and dining. 

BOBO KL : 65-1, Jalan Bangkung, Bangsar, KL : Show times at 9.30pm. Wine and dine with them before the show. Dinner prices RM60++ / RM40++ for Bobo Diners. For reservations call 03-2092 5002


JANUARY 26 : A Tribute to The Cranberries

JANUARY 26 : A Tribute to The Cranberries at The Bee Publika

In memory of the late Dolores O'Riordan, who fronted Irish rock outfit, The Cranberries. Here are some of Kuala Lumpur's finest local acts, paying tribute to the late Irish songstress, to the music of The Cranberries. Psytrus, Gabriel Lynch, Bil Musa, Zalila Lee, Ashley Chan, Grace Brumley and Skies Are Red.

THE BEE, PUBLIKA : 36, Block C, Level G2, Publika, Solaris Dutamas, Jalan Dutamas 1, KL : Entrance RM20. 8pm. Call 03-7960 22160 or e-mail bees@thebee.com.my


JANUARY 26 : Le Noir KL presents Q Sound live on stage

JANUARY 26 : 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. 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 South East 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 KL : Unit 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.


JANUARY 26 : Urban Lights by Gig Fairy

JANUARY 12 : Urban Lights by Gig Fairy at Kyo KL

Featured bands performing urban classics every Friday. As a place to unwind, the kaleidoscopic Ren shifts into a lounge experience on Fridays with a jazzy performance from New Village Music Lab. 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 26 : Boy Bravado ft Giatamuta Giatà live at Ril's

Boy Bravado, is a one man jukebox entertainer armed with a guitar in hand and a bagful of his ridiculous, life encounters. Come and revel in this soulful act of musical artistry infused with his innate ability to charm audiences with his voice. Catch him performing live alongside wizard percussionist Giatamuta Giatà at Ril's this Friday.

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


JANUARY 26/27 : Crackhouse Presents: Sudarsan Ramamurthy (IND)

JANUARY 26/27 : Crackhouse Presents: Sudarsan Ramamurthy (IND)

Chennai's Sudarsan Ramamurthy (also known as Soda), Comedian Soda, is a storyteller, author, stand-up comedian and overall good human being- a modern day renaissance man!

He loves puns and witty word play, Sudarsan is a wordsmith at heart. He has been active in the South Indian comedy circuit over the last three years and has performed in a multitude of venues across the country.

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 26/27 : Joanne Kam: La La Lian

JANUARY 26/27 : Joanne Kam: La La Lian

Comedian Joanne Kam reveals her life’s journey, from a shy girl growing up in Penang, Ipoh and Johor Bahru to her induction into the world of entertainment. She will be sharing her no-holds-barred truths from the Boom Boom Room Days to her unexpected motherhood. This one-woman comedy special reveals how Joanne became one of Malaysia’s icons of comedy amidst trials and tribulations, juggling laughter between heartaches, headaches and fluctuating body weight!

PJ Live Arts : 2A-3, Block K, Jaya One, Section 13, No 72A, Jalan Universiti, PJ

Admission (exc 6% GST): RM54 / RM48. Tickets available from www.tix.my


JANUARY 26 : 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 26/27 : Organ sounds with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra

JANUARY 26/27 : Organ sounds with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra

The Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra welcomes guest conductor Adrian Leaper from UK and organist Joseph Nolan this weekend for performances of music by Maurice Ravel, Francis Poulenc and Bela Bartok. Nolan will perform Poulenc’s Organ concerto.

DEWAN FILHARMONIK PETRONAS : Level 2, Tower 2, Petronas Twin Towers, KLCC

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. Visit the MPO website for more details - http://www.mpo.com.my/


JANUARY 27 – FEBRUARY 4 : Mak Yong Titis Sakti at KLPac

JANUARY 27 – FEBRUARY 4 : Mak Yong Titis Sakti at KLPac

What happens when you take a classic written by one of the greatest English playwrights ever and re-tell it through one of the oldest traditional art forms from Malaysia?

After eight long years, The Actors Studio Seni Teater Rakyat will be bringing back the magical Mak Yong Titis Sakti, a Mak Yong performance based on the story of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream under the direction of visionary director Norzizi Zulkifli.

With its mystical setting in an enchanted forest, Mak Yong Titis Sakti’s story on the three types of love – the perfect love, the forbidden love and the unrequited love – is an appealing one. Add to singing, dancing and an element of comedy, it is an entertaining watch even for those who are not familiar with Mak Yong.

Presented by: The Actors Studio Seni Teater Rakyat

Date & Time:  27 Jan, 1 – 3 Feb 2018 @ 8.30pm / 28 Jan, 4 Feb @ 3pm

KLPAC : (Pentas 1) Sentul Park, Jalan Strachan, KL : Tickets from www.ticketpro.com..my / +603-7880 7999. Or call 03-4047 9000 or visit www.klpac.org.


JANUARY 27 : Le Noir KL presents Russell Curtis live on stage

JANUARY 27 : Le Noir KL presents Russell Curtis live on stage

Russell Curtis is a highly entertaining recording artist who has played for tens of thousands at music festivals, album tours and private events all over the world 

LE NOIR KL : Unit 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.


JANUARY 27 : Brendan de Cruz at Shook! Saturday Night Vibes

JANUARY 27 : Brendan de Cruz at Shook! Saturday Night Vibes

Passion, and persistence without exception are the two key things that would best describe Brendan de Cruz as a person, and most of all, as a musician. After the success of his debut EP, “Even So”, in September 2016, de Cruz barely took a moment's breath before hitting the independent scene with his second record in August 2017, “Black”, which was mastered by internationally renowned mastering engineer, Pete Maher.

Pete has worked with names such as Damien Rice, The Rolling Stones, U2, and The Killers. Having shared the stage with local acts such as Gabriel Lynch, Bihzhu, Bil Musa and Talitha Tan, Brendan de Cruz best defines who he is and what he does when he says, “As long as I’m making music, I’m happy.”

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


JANUARY 27 : Crinkle Cut “b_tt_rsw__t” Album Launch at The Bee

JANUARY 27 : Crinkle Cut “b_tt_rsw__t” Album Launch at The Bee

Crinkle Cut is an acoustic-soul band based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and a staple of the city's independent music scene. The members are vocalist Frances Thomas Tsen, guitarist Melissa Sasa, keyboardist Grace Foo and percussionist Ashley Choong. 

This January 27th, the band will be holding a showcase of their debut album, “b_tt_rsw__t”, performing songs from the album with a full band line up for the first time. The evening will also feature up and coming electronic producer KHYMN. It will be a sweet blend of the mild and wild.

Show starts at 9pm; doors open 8.30. All are welcome and entry is free of charge. “b_tt_rsw__t” the album will be available for sale at the event. 

THE BEE, PUBLIKA : 36, Block C, Level G2, Publika, Solaris Dutamas, Jalan Dutamas 1, KL : Call 03-7960 22160 or e-mail bees@thebee.com.my


JANUARY 27 : Suzanne live at Ril's

JANUARY 27 : Suzanne live 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 set live at Ril's this Saturday.

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


JANUARY 28 : Le Noir KL presents Acoustic Fourplay live on stage

JANUARY 28 : 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 KL : Unit 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.


JANUARY 29 : Dani live at No Black Tie

JANUARY 29 : 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.


JANUARY 30 : Ushera & Ganesh live at No Black Tie

JANUARY 30 : Ushera & Ganesh live at No Black Tie

Ushera and Ganesh are back again. Together they will present to you an intimate vocal and piano duo performance. Enjoy an evening of smooth ballads as their energies transcend to give a soulful connection, an element beyond mere synchronization and coordination.

http://ushera-music.com

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 30 : Feedback Open Mic ft Sherine & Michael & Battle Bloom

JANUARY 30 : Feedback Open Mic ft Sherine & Michael & Battle Bloom

Get out of your comfort zone and step up to the stage at Feedback Open Mic. Featured performers are dynamic duo Sherine & Michael and indie quartet Battle Bloom. Come and participate, or sit back and enjoy the music. As usual, sign-ups start at 7pm, while performances start at 8pm. Free entry. Hope to hear you there!

THE BEE, PUBLIKA : 36, Block C, Level G2, Publika, Solaris Dutamas, Jalan Dutamas 1, KL : Call 03-7960 22160 or e-mail bees@thebee.com.my


JANUARY 31 : Reza Salleh live at No Black Tie

JANUARY 31 : Reza Salleh live 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 RM53. Call 03-2142 3737 after 5pm or visit www.noblacktie.com.my for bookings.


JANUARY 31 : Open Crack at Crackhouse

Open Crack at Crack House Comedy KL

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


FEBRUARY 1 – 10 : As You Like It (KL)

FEBRUARY 1 – 10 : As You Like It (KL)

Rosalind, the daughter of a banished duke, falls in love with Orlando at a wrestling match. Her usurping uncle, jealous of her popularity banishes her from court. Disguised as a boy, she leaves with her cousin Celia and the jester Touchstone, to seek out her father in the Forest of Arden. Here she meets Orlando again and, under the guise of a young man, Ganymede, counsels him in the art of love and wooing.

The Handlebards, the world’s first cycling theatre company, return to Asia with their brilliantly absurd all-female version of Shakespeare’s most comical romance. These beautifully British and brazenly bonkers actresses will perform their side-splitting production of the Bard’s hilarious tale of two lovers becoming entangled in a beguiling game of love, lust and mistaken identity.
PJ Live Arts : 2A-3, Block K, Jaya One, Section 13, No 72A, Jalan Universiti, PJ

Admission: Economy RM60, Premium RM75 with family packages and concessions available. All tickets exclude 6% GST. Tickets available from www.tix.my

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