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Kuala Lumpur Live Music & Comedy Guide 6 September 2018

Kuala Lumpur Live Music & Comedy Guide 6 September 2018

Live sounds around the Klang Valley during the second weekend of September with music of all kinds from jazz, classical, indie and rock to theatre and comedy. Discover the hottest events in Kuala Lumpur.

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


SEPTEMBER 7/8: Crackhouse presents Aidan Killian (IR)

He is one of Ireland’s most traveled comedians having sold out rooms in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Byron Bay, Sydney, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, Malaysia, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Netherlands, USA and now he is proud to be returning to Edinburgh as part of ‘Heroes of the Fringe’ for his fifth solo show, The Money Shot. Aidan is a passionate, political comedian, bold enough to tackle subjects that others do not dare to mention but with enough charm and humour to get away with it.

 

 

Not only has he performed shows all over the world, he has also performed at peace festivals in the Middle East and Northern Ireland, he performed as a ‘highlight’ at Glastonbury Festival 2016 and now he resumes his world tour in South East Asia. Aidan Killian has made appearances on BBC, Russia Today, RTE, Channel 4, 98fm, 4fm, Spin fm, Bali Spirit Festival, Vodafone Comedy Festival. A grass-roots comedian and people-lover, he is Ireland’s only comedian to have done a sitting-room tour of Ireland or to leave the stage at Electric Picnic, Ireland's largest festival, to initiate a giant group hug.

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


SEPTEMBER 7: Chris Palmer & Greg Ramanado & Syima at Le Noir KL

Brisbane singer-songwriter Chris Palmer starts the evening off at 8pm with Gregory Ramanado and Syima live on stage at 11pm.

 

 

LE NOIR KLUnit 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.


SEPTEMBER 7: A Very Indie Showcase at The Bee

AJQ, Crinkle Cut, Azmyl Yunor and Orkes Padu. A Very Indie Showcase is back for it's 6th instalment. This time around they will be featuring AJQ, Azmyl Yunor & Orkes Padu and Crinkle Cut!

 

 

THE BEE @ PUBLIKA: 36B, Block C, Level G2, Publika, Solaris Dutamas, Jalan Dutamas 1, KL. Admission: RM20. Call 03-6201 8577 or e-mail bees@thebee.com.my


SEPTEMBER 7: Karen Nunis sings blues, soul and jazz

Karen Nunis Blackstone is a soulful blues/jazz singer as well as songwriter and fine artist, now back in Malaysia after many years in Japan, Singapore and the US, where she sang in various collaborative efforts and exhibited her artworks. The music she writes and sings fuses the idioms of blues and jazz, blending soulful world music overtones.

 

 

Apart from performing in Malaysia, she has also played music in Japan, the US and Singapore where she has formed her own bands – The Cadillacs, Black and Blue, The Blackstone Blues Band, Karen Nunis and The Space Cadets. She has also collaborated with many talented musicians for live performances and recordings including poet Keith Tuma (US); singer-songwriter Jesse Phillip (US); John Schwab of McGuffey Lane (US); Small Town Stars (Japan); Lewis Pragasam and Asia Beat (KL) Julian Mokhtar and Dos Flers (KL) as well as Fasy and Reboot (KL).

With Jordan Rivers (guitar), Norman Rahman (bass), Ganesh Bala (piano), Tom Anuar (drums) for the night.

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.


SEPTEMBER 8: Warehouse Session 10 at Ril’s

Warehouse Sessions is a curated evening of independent wholesome indie goodness happening twice a month on Saturdays. Featured this time are:

 

 

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Yasher Shafee, a singer-songwriter who has been singing since he was very young and is heavily influenced by R&B and Jazz. He began by uploading his music, both covers and originals, on social media platforms to gain exposure and hone his craft.
 

Having been around for the better part of the past decade, performing with various acts, organising gigs, recording and producing indie acts, Psytrus is no stranger to the Malaysian indie music scene. Founder of Malaysian independent record label Pulse Soundworks, producer, recording and mixing engineer and singer/songwriters, is among the many hats worn by Psytrus. After leaving his day job in 2008, music has become his sole focus, be it production or performance.  Psytrus, the solo performer, is the story of a man on a musical journey of self-discovery. Never being the one afraid to experiment, expect to hear sounds influenced by the alternative 90s, the psychedelic 60s and the kitchen sink. It all boils down to the story of a man and his guitar, with lyrics from the heart and music from the soul. Apart from other collaborative efforts over the years, Psytrus has released the now crowd favourite sing along, "KL City Lights" in 2012 and most recently, the long awaited full length album, "T Shirt Kinda Guy" in June 2017.
 

 

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Armed with just a guitar and her soothing voice, and her eclectic blend of soul, R&B and bossa nova, Ash is a KL-based singer-songwriter who has just begun her journey into the performing arts. Often spotted at indie haunts such as The Bee, The KL Journal, Merdekarya and PLOY, she uses the stage to sing stories of her personal experiences with a subtle mix of melancholy and sensuality complimented with her delicate guitar playing style. With a decent repertoire of originals and covers under her belt so far, expect to see more of her in the near future as her journey has just begun. 
 

 

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Aimee Choon is a folk cover singer from Penang. She has played in locations all around her home state, as well as at The Bee for events such as Soundstruck and Feedback. With a repertoire that includes the likes of Jason Mraz, Fleet Foxes, and Of Monsters and Men, Aimee’s performances usually consist of quirky, feel-good tunes. Accompanying her on the guitar is Mahesh Dass. While you would usually be more likely to find Mahesh rocking out on an 8-string guitar with his metal band, ArC, Mahesh also knows his way around an acoustic guitar, citing influences such as John Mayer, Jason Mraz, The Dear Hunter and Andy Mckee.

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


SEPTEMBER 8: Billie Blue & The Nowhere Men “Find Gold” Album Launch

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


SEPTEMBER 8: Bobo KL presents Crinkle Cut

A staple of the KL independent music scene, winning crowds with their rich layered harmonies and authentic vibe, this soulful all female quartet writes and covers songs, comfortably straddling genres across the board.

 

 

After stealing the show at last May’s BoboNose Rainbow weekend, we couldn’t wait to have them back again for their own slot on the Bobo stage. Vocalists are Frances and Melissa who is also on guitar, with Grace on the keys and Ashley on percussion.

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.


SEPTEMBER 8: Chris Palmer & Nutserlar Lim at Le Noir KL

Brisbane singer-songwriter Chris Palmer starts the evening off at 8pm with Nutserlar Lim 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.


SEPTEMBER 8: Tasha Aleia Live at NBT

Tasha Aleia is a young and fresh new talent who brings her own style of pop, soul, RnB and a hint of funk with bags of energy to the stage. The upcoming artist has a unique and eccentric style along with her soothing and sultry vocals.

 

 

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Known for her energetic live shows, Tasha Aleia now performs with a collaboration of 4 young dynamic individuals backing her up on the keyboard, guitar, bass and drums. Her sound references a swath of influences – from Tori Kelly, Joss Stone, Bluey Robinson to of course, the top influencer Queen Beyonce herself.

NO BLACK TIE: 17, Jalan Mesui, off Jalan Nagasari, KL. Admission: RM55. Dinner menu available. Call 03-2142 3737 after 5pm or visit www.noblacktie.com.my for bookings.


SEPTEMBER 9: Le Noir KL presents Acoustic Fourplay

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.


SEPTEMBER 9: Robin Bannerjee & friends ft Dani

Robin Banerjee has been playing guitar for 30 years touring and recording with artists and bands including Amy Winehouse, Jazz Jamaica, Hugh Masekela, Roy Hargrove, and Malaysians Dasha Logan and Danisa Komari. This will be his fourth visit to Malaysia, this time performing at the Iskandar Puteri jazz festival in Johor followed by an exciting show at No Black Tie, Kuala Lumpur’s premier jazz club with a jazz band as well as special guest vocalist Dani.

 

 

The show will be a jazz concert with jazz standards and a selection of Amy Winehouse songs done in a jazz style. 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, KL. Admission: RM50. Concert menu available. Call 03-2142 3737 after 5pm or visit www.noblacktie.com.my for bookings.


SEPTEMBER 10:  No Black Tie Ivory Series presents Jardins Sous La Pluie

Jardins sous la pluie is an inspiration from Debussy ‘Estampes’. The musical program is drawn by the vivid description of nature and all its other elements. Performers:

Mei Lin Hii (pianist), Anne Dé (paper artist), Eddie Chew (pianist), Chris Bauer (singer)

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.

 

 

Anne Dé is a self-taught French artist.  For more than ten years she has been a paper artist, doing her own hand-made paper with various fibres, working the transparency and texture of the paper for lighting, installations, interior and theater design. Since the beginning of 2014, she is also focusing on other media.

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.


SEPTEMBER 11: Feedback Open Mic ft Natasha Azlan & Yasher Shafee

Featured acts for this show include Natasha Azlan and Yasher Shafee.

 

 

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


SEPTEMBER 11: Joe Balanjiu Jr. – Tribute To The Legendary Men

From Joe’s performance, a story unfolds from emotional tones to soulful wispy colours with vocals ranging from a booming baritone to an earthy powerful high register. He will be celebrating the great musicality artistry of the legendary men who have gone but left their mark in the music industry in the likes of Frank Sinatra’s Monalisa, The Lady is a Tramp, Ray Charles’ soulful Georgia on my Mind, Al Jarreau’s Mornin’ , the soulful I Feel Good by James Brown to the 90’s great such as the late Prince’s Purple Rain & George Michael’s unforgettable Careless Whisper, to name few.

 

 

Joe Balanjiu Jr. is a Sabahan singer, songwriter whose main repertoire is soul, jazz, blues & funk. Born of a sino-kadazan father and a Filipino-Spanish mom, he resides in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah with regular performances in both corporate & government events as well as music festivals. Won two singing competitions the Toyota Idol & Suara Mas Corporate Malaysia/Singapore. His international music endeavours took him to Manila, Philippines, Paris, France, the UK and recently a jazz standard showcase in Bangkok Thailand. He has 3 singles released, Mi Amour, Au Zou Kaanu Momohiu Diau (Kadazan) and the latest, Summer Girl which was released in April 2018. He is in the midst of completing his debut English album comprises of a fresh mix of pop jazz, funk, soul and retro funk. He is will also be releasing his first Christmas Album entitled ‘My Kind Of Christmas’ Unplugged Live later in Nov 2018.

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.


SEPTEMBER 12: 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


SEPTEMBER 12: Amy Yeoh feat. Steve Thompson & Samuel Wakeford

Featuring Steve Thompson and Samuel Wakeford with Marcus Leong, Melvin Goh and Arthur Kam.

 

Amy Yeoh is a highly sought-after singer and vocal coach from Malaysia, currently residing in London, UK. Upon graduating from Monash University, Australia with a Business degree in 2005, Amy furthered her studies at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, USA. Since returning, Amy has worked with some of the country’s most prolific artistes, producers and musicians including Malaysian Idol Jaclyn Victor and with some of Malaysia’s top producers which include Aubrey Suwito and Daniel Veerapen.

 

Steve Thompson has been involved in the music industry for over three decades, being a multi-instrumentalist, record-producer, music composer and arranger. He has worked as a Musical Director for many other artists around the globe. He worked in the context
of music productions, song writing, The artist list spans from Michael Bolton, Gloria Gaynor, the late Roy Castle, Sir Cliff Richards, Alexandra Burke, Revelation Avenue and many others. Steve’s International musicianship has taken him to over 110
countries.

Samuel Wakeford is a multi-talented emerging vocalist in North West London. Originally from the south coast of England, he gained a strong vocal foundation and background singing lead in contemporary jazz contexts for the WSCCY Big Band and choral settings at Chichester Festival Theatre, a flagship regional theatre with a growing international reputation and status. Since then, Sam has developed a broadened passion and ability in the classical, gospel, soul, and jazz-fusion genres.

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.


SEPTEMBER 13: 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.

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