Moving along in July with a selection of what's going on with Live Music, Arts, Stage, Comedy across the Klang Valley this week ahead. Be Supportive. Be careful. Be Alert, Be Kind. Stay Safe and Enjoy.
Faouzia Live in KL 13 July 2023
See Singer songwriter Faouzia announces debut Kuala Lumpur concert in July
CHELSIA NG gets ready for a laid back weekend at BoboKL accompanied by her ukulele, UI LI on keys, WAFI on bass, and IRENA on guitar with songs for YOU AND I. This 13 – 15 July 2023.
BoboKL also 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.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE; with a mix of comedy and jazz courtesy of Rizal Van Geyzel with BoboKL’s resident pianist and singer David Gomes. Reservations are to be WhatsApped to 012-263 8603. The entrance fee is a minimum spend of RM50 on drinks.
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
Live at Jao Tim
Table Lamp Concert this Wednesday 12 July 2023 features David Soh (guitar/vocals), Ross Faren (guitar), Soloman David (drums) with songs of John Mayer.
Table Lamp Concert this Thursday 13 July 2023 features Rozz (vocals) and Dennis Law (piano) with Soings of the Soul.
You can visit Jao Tim, purchase tickets, and for more information on more performances all across the week, their regular jam sessions, table lamp concerts, and dinner at https://www.jaotim.com or https://www.facebook.com/JaoTimKL
Jao Tim, 61 (First Flr), Jalan Sultan, KL
Simply Jazz by Tin Box
Kuala Lumpur-based trumpeter Isaac Marvin is coming to Simply Jazz by Tin Box this Wednesday 12 July 2023. An ASWARA graduate who is currently pursuing jazz theory under Michael Veerapen, Isaac's deep passion for jazz music is influenced by trumpeters such as Benny Benack III, Tom Harrell, and Roy Hargrove. The gifted trumpeter has performed at numerous events internationally in cities such as Bangkok and Taipei, sharing the stage with some of the country's finest musicians, including Sheila Majid, Aisha Retno, and Reza Salleh. Isaac's talent isn't limited to playing the trumpet, he is also a proven capable finger-style guitarist.
Craving a chill night? Next up is special guest singer Izen Kong this 14 – 15 July 2023. A familiar face in reality tv singing competitions within the region, Izen Kong is known for his bilingualism and humour in discussions of jazz techniques. The versatile vocalist has appeared on television programs such as ‘The Voice’ for Singapore/Malaysia, and ‘Come Sing with Me’ for China in 2021, and performed alongside renowned artistes such as Ida Mariana, Rashid Salleh, and Gerard Selonga. Some of his notable appearances include the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, MPO Goes Broadway, R&H and Opera In The Park by Singapore Lyric Opera.
In the mood for some jazz tunes? There's Simply Jazz by Tin Box, now relocated to Publika. Expect great classics such as Charlie Parker's Summertime, Crystal Silence by Chick Corea and so much more, as their musicians take the stage every Wednesday through Saturday. Sit back, relax, and immerse yourself in the intimate space and reserve your table today.
Opening times: Tues - Thurs: 6:30pm – 12am / Fri & Sat: 6:30pm – 1am /Sun & Mon: Closed. Make your reservations: https://tinbox.my/. More info: www.simplyjazz.tinbox.my
Simply Jazz, 28 & 29, Block C5, Level G3 Publika Shopping Center, No 1, Jln Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, KL
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, Crane KL restaurant downstairs brings you some of our hometown greats in our live and jazz music scene from 8pm onwards Fridays and Saturdays live from 8pm onwards.
Friday with Channelle Guerzo on a solo appearance and Saturday with Jason Raj live.
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 are 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
Thursday Night Live this 13 July 2023 with music by Soul Cat from 8pm onwards. Visit Pisco KL on their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/piscokl or https://www.instagram.com/pisco_kl/ for more information and dates and 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 five nights a week Wednesday to Sunday on the Fairy Dust Factory Stage from 8pm.
Wednesday & Friday: Astra Malaysia Live
Thursday: Frenz Live
Saturday: Keisha & The Metaverse Players
Sunday: Nu Noiz
The Iron Fairies KL opens daily 5pm onwards. 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
The grassroots live music bar is back to four nights a week providing you music and performances and highly original music from homegrown artistes.
Wednesday: Folk rock with Brian Gomez. Acoustic open mic: Kat.
Thursday: Folk rock with Brian Gomez. Acoustic open mic: Duncan Ng.
Friday: Rock with Keith Kamalaraj and The Casualties. Full band open mic: Momin & the Deen's List.
Saturday: Indie folk full band with Amritsa Soon. Full band open mic: Sindrom Anak Kedua.
Tickets for this week: Free entry.Tips for musicians are 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
Simply Live 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.
Opening times: Tues - Thurs: 6:30pm – 12am / Fri & Sat: 6:30pm – 1am /Sun & Mon: Closed. Make your reservations and for more info: https://tinbox.my/
Simply Live, HIVE, TREC 438, Jalan Tun Razak, KL
Simply Comedy by Tin Box Group & Harith Iskandar
This 14 to 15 July 2023, they have not one but THREE amazing comedians ready to entertain you all night. Be captivated by Asyraf, Mikhail and Muzakir as they bring you three nights of side-splitting humour and witty punchlines.
Gather your troops, secure your seats and get ready to laugh your heart out. Not to mention, admission is FREE! As usual, doors open at 7pm, so pop by early for some food and drinks before the performance kicks off at 8pm and 930pm.
In collaboration with Tin Box Group Malaysia, The Joke Factory has been rebranded to Simply Comedy by Tin Box & Harith Iskander. Worrying about losing your favourite comedy shows? Fret not! Your favourite comedians are here to stay. You can expect an elevated level of comedy shows and wicked humour, and if you're a seasoned or emerging comedian looking for a space to share your jokes. They will be hosting open mic sessions on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Reservations: https://tinbox.my/ More info: https://simplycomedy.tinbox.my/
Simply Comedy by Tin Box & Harith Iskander, No 27, Block C5, Level G3 Publika Shopping Center, No 1, Jln Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, KL
Pentas 1: Luna 路呐 (SEA Premiere) 14-16 July 2023. Embark on a journey of self-discovery through nature, traditions and dance with Bulareyaung Dance Company’s award-winning performance Luna. Catch their SEA premiere right here in Malaysia at klpac. Luna was originally commissioned by the National Taichung Theater and choreographed by Bulareyaung Pagarlava (Ten Outstanding Young Persons of Taiwan in 2012 & National Award of Arts 2022). The Malaysian premiere will be presented by the Taipei Economic & Cultural Office in Malaysia and klpac with the support of the Ministry of Culture (Taiwan), Damansara Performing Arts Centre and Pixel World.
Pentas 2: Roads Await 向前有路 15-16 July 2023. ‘Roads Await’ is a 75-minute dance production premiering in conjunction with Dua Space Dance Theatre’s 25 anniversary this year. The company’s founders, Anthony Meh and Aman Yap released this latest creation to share their sentiments about withstanding the surge of the pandemic and how the company continues creating possibilities on the road of dreams.
Anthony & Aman created ‘Roads Await’ that tells the story of the company members, yet reflects the circumstances, inner emotions, and troubled minds of every soul that have gone through the 3-year turbulence, hoping to encourage everyone who is recovering from and still pursuing their dreams at the current post-pandemic time.
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 @ Cloudjoi: https://www.cloudjoi.co No phone sales and over the counter sales. E-tickets only.
KLPAC, Sentul Park, Jalan Strachan, KL
Stage 1 Theatre: 14-16 July 2023. Sakti – Malay folk tales, aerial artistry, drumming theatre. 'Ulek Mayang' (one of the oldest art forms in Malaysia) is a traditional Malay folk dance/tale, treasured by Malaysians. Synergizing the artistry of air artists VIVA Circus and musicians HANDS Percussion in narrating excerpts of this story not only promises a very interesting collaboration but will present visuals that audiences will find captivating. SAKTI is their first full collaboration where they sought to merge art forms to create a unique interpretation of this captivating folktale. It will be performed across the stage through aerial acrobatics and accompanied by contemporary music with drums, percussion, gamelan, and other musical instruments. Look forward to their drummers in a new challenge to express their artistry through expertly choreographed aerial acrobatics (using specialist fabrics) accompanied by new and rearranged Malay song compositions.
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 about 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
Rockafellers Kitchen + Bar, Bukit Damansara
The Gastro-Sports Bar and Restaurant gives you more than the British and Irish dining cuisine and sports viewing it has become renowned for with a host of acoustic two piece live music sessions over the week playing you lounge, acoustic and radio hits.
Information and reservations: +6017-761 4088 / email: email@example.com
Rockafellers Kitchen + Bar, Bukit Damansara, Block 15-G/17-G/19-G, Jalan Medan Setia 1, Bukit Damansara, KL
Live at Ronnie Q Mondays
Whether you're seeking a lively sports-watching experience, a delicious pork sausage brunch, or a relaxed evening with drinks and live music, it looks like Ronnie Q remains a standout in the ever-evolving atmosphere of Bangsar. There are music offerings when live music comes into the picture with an ad hoc live music Monday from The Sidewalks led by Prasad on guitar/vocals, Wui Lin on vocals, and Suresh on rhythms. 8pm onwards.
Opening hours: 4pm onwards (Mondays to Fridays) / 10.30am onwards (Saturday/Sunday). Call +603-2282 0722.
Ronnie Q Pub & Restaurant, 32, Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar, KL
Music curation and DIY multipurpose space. Only open during events, please refer to their monthly flyer or “upcoming” highlights at https://www.facebook.com/fono.kl and their Instagram page https://www.instagram.com/fono.kl/.
Opening hours 9PM to 1AM. Cover charges apply. They recommend you make a reservation via Instagram DM to secure your spot for the night.
Fono KL, Zhong Shan, Jalan Kampung Attap, KL
BEE PUBLIKA KL
Malaysia's Longest Running Independent Music Venue has a great week ahead of live music.
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
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 artistes. There's usually live music on Saturday nights with Rodin JS Kumar on Bass, Jordan Rivers on 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
TiTi Jazz & Music
Follow TiTi Jazz & Music at https://www.facebook.com/titijazzandmusic
TiTi Jazz & Music, 19, Jalan Radin Bagus, Sri Petaling, KL
Call them at +6012-591 9923 or Facebook message them to make a reservation at https://www.facebook.com/JazzUp9.lounge
JAZZ UP9, No 2A, 1st Floor, Jalan 51/225A, Section 51A , PJ
Once an iconic cinema in downtown KL, now rejuvenated into a creative community hub.
Visit https://www.facebook.com/hellorexkl / https://www.instagram.com/hellorexkl/ for information on events, happenings, bookings, tickets.
REX KL, 80, Jalan Sultan, KL