March continues with a selection of what's going on with Live Music, arts, theatre, comedy across the Klang Valley this week ahead. Be Supportive. Be careful. Be Alert, Be Kind. Stay Safe and Enjoy. Be mindful of all SOPs in place.
BEE PUBLIKA KL
Malaysia's Longest Running Independent Music Venue has a great week ahead of live music.
Erino Yumiki and Nadir Special Concert (2 Days Concert) this 10 and 11 March 2023. 8pm onwards.
The Japan Foundation, Kuala Lumpur presents this special collaborative effort where they invite Japanese guitarist/singer/songwriter Erino Yumiki to Malaysia to perform a live concert in collaboration with Nadir, a Malaysian band composed of musicians from diverse backgrounds and ethnicities.
Better known to support with her guitar too many known artists in Japan such as KIRINJI, Motohiro Hata, Asako Toki and Kou Shibasaki, YUMIKI’s funky groove and guitar technique won the hearts of these artists and upcoming ones she is collaborating with. Seeing her having fun on stage will also captivate you to do the same. Now continuing to establish her sense of style and identity, this talented singer-songwriter, eventually found herself in Malaysia to pursue her music education and taking a break from her career.
Complementing her fun and bright style, Nadir, a progressive-ethno-fusion band that tastefully blends sounds that represent their different worldly experiences, culture, and the spirit of collaboration into what is uniquely Malaysian music with limitless sonic and cultural boundaries. With Carnatic vocals duel with rock riffs, sitar melodies permeate through explosive percussion and table cadences, and tin whistles sing with saxophone melodies, the outcome is not what you would expect.
General Admission: RM40 / Concession: RM20 (for JFKL Members, Students, Seniors above 60 & Disabled).
This Sunday, 0108 Hits The Bee. '0108 Hits The Bee' is Slatan's third show since their epic and sold out show at BYSYNCLIVE, KL in 2022. Get ready for an electrifying night of music as seven of Malaysia's talented acts take the stage for fans of R&B and hip-hop, smooth rhymes, soulful beats and upbeat bangers from the DJ. 8Pm. Tickets available from https://www.dataran.online/
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
Ning Baizura celebrates her thirtieth year in showbiz this weekend at BoboKL with her shows Queen of The Night. Tickets are sold out! But, BoboKL still has music All Week Long. Go with friends for casual fun and good music. Tuesdays and Wednesdays are Bobo LightNights. Tuesdays showcases Guitar n' Jiwa with various guests.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE; with a mix of comedy and jazz courtesy of Rizal Van Geyzel, joined tonight by Papi Zakl, and BoboKL’s resident pianist and singer David Gomes. Reservations are to be WhatsApped to 012-263-8603 . Entrance fee is a minimum spend of RM50 on drinks.
And there's Wednesday Jazz 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
Simply Live & Simply Jazz by Tin Box
Want to relax and forget the chaos of the 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. This week, there's Michael Veerapen (piano), Julian Chan (saxophone), YHFoo (bass) and Cliff Wong (drums) on Wednesday. Thursday with David Gomes (piano), with Che Wan (bass) and Cliff Wong (drums). On Friday and Saurday, YHFoo and Cliff Wong, and singers Lyn ( will join Michael Veerapen (piano)Friday) and Jo Wong (Saturday).
Opening times: Tues - Thurs: 6:30pm – 12am / Fri & Sat: 6:30pm – 1am /Sun & Mon: Closed . Make your reservations: https://tinbox.my/. More info: https://tinbox.my/
Simply Live/Jazz, HIVE, TREC 438, Jalan Tun Razak, 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 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. Saturday will see Gerard Singh and Colin Jensen perform.
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
Live at Jao Tim presents
Table Lamp Concert this 12 March 2023 features Dasha Logan with Ivories and Strings).
Live at Jao Tim presents Pesta Ronggeng 2 with Aruel and the Fasuela featuring a special appearance by Mazlina A. Manan this 10 March 2023.
Table Lamp Concert this 9 March 2023 features Cher Siang (keys) and Xiong (guitar and vocals) with songs from New Wave Bossa Nova.
Table Lamp Concert this 8 March 2023 features Clinton Jerome Chua (vocals) and Melvin Goh (keys) with songs by Celine Dion.
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
Living Room Live featuring the Russell Curtis Project at Woobar, W Kuala Lumpur
Living Room is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, join them at Woobar, W Kuala Lumpur for their Living Room Live this Saturday 11 March 2023 for an evening filled with live music that will surely tantalise all your senses along with the finest beverage offerings. They welcome for this edition, it's the Russell Curtis Project heading up the centre stage at Woobar, W Kuala Lumpur, Level 8, Woobar, 7PM-11PM. Reservations required. RSVP Here: https://wa.me/60123479088
W Kuala Lumpur, 121, Jalan Ampang, 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 and Saturday feature Love Bullet live on stage. Thursday The Jason Raj Trio ft Timothy Achariam and Donnie Keys take to the stage. Friday sees Streetcode perform. The Iron Fairies KL opens 5pm onwards Tuesdays to Sundays. 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 continues with music and performances and highly original music from homegrown artistes.
Wednesday: Singer-songwriter Ian Tai. Acoustic open mic: Nero.
Thursday: Singer-songwriter Sharazade.
Friday: Original art rock with The Bungalow Had Eyes. Full band open mics: Lost Ginger.
Saturday: Meh Sini Eidis Ketiga with Riangnara, Ameer Fahim and Sia Nicholas. Also with Honeybadgers, Jay Ivanez, Umar Akmal and Shas.
Tickets for this week: Wed/Thur: Free entry. Fri/Sat: RM20 online/RM30 door. 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
This 10 March 2023, The Back Ground Sessions return with a groovy lineup of R&B. Featuring Leon Sapphire with Danson and Zoal. Come through to keep your feet warm with rhythm and your heart filled with blues. Free entry. 8Pm onwards.
Visit https://www.facebook.com/hellorexkl / https://www.instagram.com/hellorexkl/ for information, bookings, tickets.
REX KL, 80, Jalan Sultan, 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
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 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
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
The Joke Factory
Avengers, assemble! The Joke Factory has gathered some of Kuala Lumpur's brightest comedians for your entertainment on 10 and 11 March 2023. Led by Tuck and Mikhail, fresh from their debut solo shows in 2022 and supported by a diverse lineup of up and coming local talent with Michelle, Sundeep, Shamirul and Fattah. It's set to be a weekend of laughs at The Joke Factory.
International Women's Day is here. And our lovely ladies are coming to The Joke Factory to perform their funniest bits. Featuring Juliana, Shaq, Marissa and Rina today 8 March 2023, Wednesday.
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
Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra
Malaysia’s R&B darling Dayang Nurfaizah delights audiences with her powerful vocals and soulful style. Don’t miss this long-awaited, extraordinary one-night show this 11 March 2023 at the Dewan Filharmonik Petronas showcasing unique renditions of Malay Classic hits from her award-winning album Belagu and soon-to-be-released Belagu II album, meaning “to sing” in the Sarawak Malay dialect. Immerse yourself in an amazing array of songs including Tudung Periuk, Tak Seindah Wajah, Gurindam Jiwa, Malam Ku Bermimpi and more… all against the sumptuous orchestral tapestry of the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestar. Conducted by Ahmad Muriz Che Rose. Music arranged by Aubrey Suwito.
Tickets available via https://www.mpo.com.my/season2023/dayang-nurfaizah-%26-mpo%3A-belagu
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 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 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