January continues with a selection of what's going on with Live Music, arts, theatre, comedy across the Klang Valley this week ahead. And we have some really good activity going on this week and weekend ahead. Be Supportive. Be careful. Be Alert, Be Kind. Stay Safe and Enjoy.
Crane KL Live
Live music at Crane KL to accompany your eats and drinks and cocktails in the heart of Chinatown KL. Located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, Crane KL welcomes everyone to their scenic restaurant and Upstairs bar where you can expect excellent service, tasty food, fine wine, draught beers and deliciously interesting craft cocktails in warm and comfortable surroundings.
On the Live front this week, Crane KL restaurant downstairs brings you some of our hometown greats in our live and jazz music scene from 8pm onwards. The inimitable Russell Curtis performs on Friday. On Saturday, there's the Albert Sirimal duo set to perform. To end the week, there's Sunday Chill and Jive from Sunday noon with Mary Jackson and Eddy Zachariah on vocals and piano.
All-day dining begins at noon (Sunday 10am) and closes at midnight with the last order at 11.30pm. A breakfast menu will be offered on Sundays. Upstairs cocktail bar opens Tues-Sunday from 4pm with 1+1 on Cocktails from 4pm to 9pm Wed & Thur. Bookings available +6012-209 7057 / +6013-218 5712. Visit http://cranekl.com/ / https://www.facebook.com/CraneKL / https://www.instagram.com/thecrane_kl/
Crane KL, 78, Jalan Sultan, KL
Living Room Live with Gregory Ramanado
Living Room Live returns to Woobar, W Kuala Lumpur this 14 January 2023 with an intimate evening that promises to tantalise all your senses. For this edition, Gregory Ramanado returns to the centre stage of their Living Room. The versatile Malaysian songster is known for his charismatic and high energy persona on stage, engaging his audiences with his funky flavour of musicality. Come escape the Jungle City and experience live music at our Living Room, along with the finest beverage offerings by Johnnie Walker. 9Pm. RSVP Required *Minimum spend entry applies. For RSVP call +60-12-347 9088 W: https://bit.ly/WKLWOOBARRSVP
Woobar, 8th Flr, W Kuala Lumpur, 121, Jalan Ampang, KL
REXKL Presents: The Back Ground Sessions this 12 January 2023. Live music at The Back Ground is back and better than ever, with a brand new look and feel. Head over tomorrow (Thursday) to check David Soh, Nabil Nazmi and MvvnJus who’ll be entertaining all night long. 8pm – 11pm. Free admission. Free admission. Visit https://www.facebook.com/hellorexkl / https://www.instagram.com/hellorexkl/ for information.
REX KL, 80, Jalan Sultan, KL
Live at Pisco KL
Pisco KL presents Latin Night on 12 January 2023 8pm downstairs. Music by Asia Connexxion featuring Miguel Morales. Free entry. Call +603-2142 2900 for bookings and information. Visit Pisco KL on their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/piscokl for more information and dates and more booking details.
Pisco KL, 29, Jalan Mesui, off Jalan Nagasari, KL
The Iron Fairies KL Live
There's live music at The Iron Fairies KL from Wednesdays to Saturdays from the Fairy Dust Factory Stage from 8pm. This week: Wednesday with Love Bullet. Thursday The Jason Raj Trio ft Timothy Achariam and Donnie Keys take to the stage. Friday features singer-songwriter Brendan De Cruz. Saturday sees Lakshmi and Yew Han with Elate (band). Call +6016-221 3612 or visit https://www.facebook.com/theironfairieskl for more information and reservations.
The Iron Fairies KL, H-G-06, HIVES, TREC, 438, Jalan Tun Razak, KL
Simply Live & Simply Jazz by Tin Box
Want to relax and forget the chaos of city life? The doors at Simply Live by Tin Box are wide open and they are ready to have you over. Come on down to unwind and get your fill of live music, delicious food and even better company. They have their very own Resident Band ready to put on a memorable stage show every Wednesday to Saturday. Stars of Simply Live include singers June Wong, Hoyee Chan, Xing Mars, Karmun Ooi, Scott Jerome, and musicians David Nooi, Lee Peng, Chit Wei, JC Lew, CJ.
In the mood for some jazz tunes? There's also their newly opened Simply Jazz by Tin Box.Expect great classics such as Charlie Parker's Summertime, Crystal Silence by Chick Corea and so much more, as their musicians takes the stage every Wednesday through Saturday. Sit back, relax and immerse yourself in the intimate space at Reserve your table today.
Wednesday: Michael Veerapen (piano), Tasneem (bass), Cliff Wong (drums) with Joshua Gui, Callista Lim, Jessica Yeh (vocals).
Thursday: David Gomes (piano), Che Wan (bass), Cliff Wong (drums).
Friday/Saturday: Michael Veerapen, Junji Delfino (vocals), Cliff Wong (drums), AJ (bass), Che Wan (bass).
Opening times: Tues - Thurs: 6:30pm – 12am / Fri & Sat: 6:30pm – 1am /Sun & Mon: Closed . Make your reservations: https://tinbox.my/.
The grassroots live music bar continues with music and performances and highly original music from homegrown artistes. For this month of this New Year they are celebrating 10 years of grassroots music.
Wednesday: Operatic folk rock with Hameer Zawawi and singer-songwriter Eloise Lau.
Thursday: Blues rock with Shalini and singer-songwriter Jes Ibrahim.
Friday: 60s vibe with Momin and the Deen's List, pop rock with The Propositions! And queercore with Shh...diam!.
Saturday: Genrefluid with The Panda Head Curry?, and rock with Arq. Acoustic open mics with Aus et al, Hesh and Jay Ridzwan.
Tickets for this week: Free entry Tips for musicians expected. Check out their website at https://www.merdekarya.com for information, ticketing/entry/reservation. Member reservations: +6018-661 4553.
More information https://www.facebook.com/Merdekarya-379447802136079. Opening times: Live Bar 8pm, Bar B and The Balcony Bar 7pm.
Merdekarya, 352 1st Flr, Jalan 5/57, Petaling Garden, PJ
Live at Jao Tim presents
Table Lamp Concert on 11 January 2023 features Jo (vocals) and Sylvia (keys) for an evening of R&B, soul and hip hop with songs of Erykah Badu.
Table Lamp Concert on 12 January 2023 features Channelle Guerzo (keys and vocals), Halida Ramlee (vocals) and Mark Valerio (vocals and cajon) for an evening of R&B, soul and pop with Songs of Alicia Keys.
The John Thomas Trio on 13 January 2023. Featuring John Thomas on drums, Sylvia Wong on keys and synths and Gideon Yogan on bass and vocals.
Visit Jao Tim, purchase tickets and for more information on performances, their regular jam sessions and dinner at https://www.jaotim.com.
Jao Tim, 61 (First Flr), Jalan Sultan, KL
Kinda Blue Jazz Club & Restaurant
The KL Jazz Club promotes monthly Jazz, Blues, Funk, R&B, Classic Rock and Creative Music shows by both international and local artists. There's usually live music on Saturday nights with Rodin JS Kumar on Bass, Jordan Rivers guitar/vocals, VJ Thison on drums and D. Jumawan on Keys/Piano. For reservations and booking Whatsapp +6012-571 7759 or book via www.cloudjoi.com/org/kindablue. Visit www.klinternationaljazz.com for more information.
Kinda Blue Jazz Club & Restaurant, Basement, KL Jazz & Arts Centre, 1 Lorong Kapar, off Jalan Syed Putra, KL
BEE PUBLIKA KL
Malaysia's Longest Running Independent Music Venue.
2023 is here and their first Live Space Jam of the year will be a rocking one this Sunday 15 January 2023 from 8pm onwards. With feature performances from Patriots and The Mash. Also performing are Amir Alif and Momin Deen, plus open mic sessions.
Visit https://www.thebee.com.my or https://www.facebook.com/thebeemy or https://www.instagram.com/thebeemy/ for information. Purchase tickets here wa.me/60175654233 (The Bee). For group or table rsvp: Whatsapp +6017-565 4233.
The Bee, Publika, Solaris Dutamas, Jalan Dutamas 1, KL
JAMA Live Nights
Haven’t had the chance to experience Jama Live nights yet? They have bands every week for you to come down and have a jamm(a)in’ time. Check out www.jama.my / https://www.facebook.com/jama.kitchenkl or their instagram page for information and reservations.
JAMA KL, JG03, Jalan Solaris, Mont Kiara, KL
Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra
This Saturday 14 January 2023, celebrate the New Year with glitz and glamour as the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra ushers in a joyful and optimistic 2023. From vibrant overtures by Shostakovich, Strauss and Dvořák to lilting waltzes by Joe Hisaishi and Richard Rodgers, this collection of timeless symphonic hits will sweep you off your feet! Featuring MPO Concertmaster Peter Daniš performing Massenet’s Thais Meditation and Monti Csárdás. Gerard Salonga conducts. 8pm. Purchase tickets online: https://www.mpo.com.my/season2023/new-year's-concert
Dewan Filharmonik Petronas, PETRONAS Twin Towers, Level 2, Tower 2, KLCC, KL
It's a January of Jokes with a Total Comedy Take-Over at BoboKL for the entire month; it’s The January Joke Fest. Next up Rizal Van Geyzel takes to the stage 12-14 January 2022 with support from Dr Jason Leong. 8pm.
BoboKL still has music All Week Long. Go with friends for casual fun and good music. Tuesdays and Wednesdays are Bobo LightNights. Tuesdays showcase Guitar n' Jiwa with various guests. And there's Wednesday Jazz Christmas with David Gomez. WhatsApp +6012-263 8603 for reservations or just head up.
Tickets required. WhatsApp +6012-263 8603 for reservations. Visit https://www.cloudjoi.com for tickets to shows available and https://www.facebook.com/BoboKualaLumpur for details and SOPs.
Bobo, 65-2, Jalan Bangkung, KL
The Joke Factory
One Two GO! Are you all set for another wave of laughter? Come to The Joke Factory on 13 and 14 January 2023 for a spectacular evening, where three amazing comedians are ready to entertain you. Featuring Brian Tan and Harresh A.U and hosted by Asyraf.
On 11 January 2023 (tonight), don’t miss out on Making S#it Up, hosted by the one and only Harith Iskander in the best improvised comedy show in town, along with Farid Azmeir, Henry Choo and Izzaldin. It’s an audience favorite as it’s Unplanned! Unscripted! And most importantly all topics are suggested by the live audience! The bottom line is that what you say, they deliver.
On Tuesdays 8.15pm, head over to TJF for Open Mic. If you’ve ever wanted to try stand-up comedy, this is the platform for you. Come and watch first-timers, regular open micers and established comedians try out their newest stuff all for your enjoyment. Every famous and hilarious comedian you have ever watched started out the same way, so witness the birth of great bits and even greater performers.
Visit https://www.facebook.com/thejokefactory.com.my for information about the Publika based comedy house. Whatsapp Link for tickets: https://wa.link/d1lu8x. Seats are limited due to SOP.
The Joke Factory, Publika, Solaris Dutamas, Jalan Dutamas 1, KL
Visit KLPac's Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/theklpac and https://www.klpac.org for information about KLPac and for more information on what's coming up. Buy Tickets. Online Purchase @ CloudTheatre: https://www.cloudjoi.co No phone sales and over the counter sales. E-tickets only.
KLPAC, Sentul Park, Jalan Strachan, KL
Visit PJPac at https://pjpac.com.my / https://www.facebook.com/pjpac to find out more about what's coming up. Get your tickets at http://onetix.com.my
PJPAC, S611, Second Floor, 1 Utama E, 1 Utama Shopping Centre,1, Lebuh Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama, PJ
Visit DPAC at https://www.dpac.com.my / https://www.facebook.com/damansaraDPAC to find out more on what's coming up and for ticketing information. Or call the box office at +603-4065 0001.
H-01, DPAC, Empire Damansara, Jalan PJU 8/8, Damansara Perdana, PJ