February begins with a selection of what's going on with Live Music, arts, theatre, and 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.
Elephant Dreams Asia Tour with Dirgahayu at PJPAC
Nero Event Space: 5 February 2023. Elephant Dreams Asia Tour in Malaysia with Dirgahayu. Following the release of their latest album Dreams, Taiwan's Elephant Gym has announced that they will return to Malaysia for a one-night only concert with a math rock sensibility, now fused with elements from classical music and jazz for the new musical journey. For the upcoming Malaysia show, the band will bring along their latest collection of new music along with their previous fan favourites.
Also on the bill are local instrumental outfit Dirgahayu. Since its inception in 2013, Dirgahayu continues to craft its sound on the technical count, in-depth musical composition propelled by dense guitar riffs and extensive effects as their sonic signature.
Dirgahayu has gone through several line-up changes over the years, leaving only Afifi and Azry as the constant members. After a long spell of hiatus, the band emerged with a new single release ILHAK in July 2020 with darker and heavier soundscapes. With the addition of Tiong on drums, the band is looking to explore a more intense genre-bending progression under the new line-up.
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
Living Room Live with the John Thomas Trio featuring Ronnie Jupiter
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 4 February 2023 for an evening filled with live music that will surely tantalise all your senses along with the finest beverage offerings. They welcome back the John Thomas Trio to their centre stage this time featuring budding singer/songwriter Ronnie Jupiter.
John Ashley Thomas is a drummer with extraordinary skills who has played shows and festivals all over the world. Usually, with Daniel Foong on bass and Ee Jeng on piano/keys, you’re assured of a head-bopping good time.
Woobar, W Kuala Lumpur, Level 8, Woobar, 7PM-11PM. Reservations required. RSVP Here: https://wa.me/60123479088
W Kuala Lumpur, 121, Jalan Ampang, 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. On Saturday the Karen Nunis Duo are 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.
Introducing on Sundays – Crane KL Open Mic nights starting this Sunday 8pm onwards. Open to everyone who would like to showcase their hidden talents or even to perform in front of family and friends. You'll be given a slot of between 10 to 15 minutes to get up there and "do ya thang". This is open to soloist, duets and trios. All you have to do is contact them, give them your name, what instrument / instruments you play and your songlist for the night. Hosted by Eddy Zachariah - e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or WA your details to : +6014-639 2627.
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
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 Astra Malaysia Live. Thursday The Jason Raj Trio ft Timothy Achariam and Donnie Keys take to the stage. Friday features singer songwriter Brendan De Cruz. Saturday sees Streetcode the band 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
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 take the stage every Wednesday through Saturday. Sit back, relax and immerse yourself in the intimate space at 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: https://tinbox.my/
The grassroots live music bar continues with music and performances and highly original music from homegrown artistes.
Wednesday: Singer songwriter Eloise Lau. Acoustic open mics: Iris.
Thursday: Singer songwriter Razak A'ai.
Friday: Hey Palencia. Acoustic open mics: Yiny.
Saturday: Original pop rock with The Propositions. Open mic with Arq.
Tickets for this week: Wed/Thur: Free entry. Fri/Sat: RM20 online/RM30 door. Tips for musicians are expected. Check out their website at https://www.merdekarya.com for information, on 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
Pisco KL Latin Night
Pisco Latin Night this Thursday 2 February 2023 sees Asieconnexion featuring Miguel Morales for an evening of live Latin music. 8pm onwards. Check it out. It's definitely worth it.
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
TIGA SOUL gets ready to rock the BoboKL stage this 2-4 February 2023. 8pm onwards. Sachie Amira, Kelly Siew and Alesia Dhana bring their tight harmonies and girl power back to the BoboKL stage.
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.
Introducing WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE; with a mix of comedy and jazz courtesy of Rizal Van Geyzel 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
Established percussion and drums group FrhythmS Percussions will be presenting two performances of 兔击检查 / RARE-Beats, a percussion performance combining visual projections, dance and music this 3 and 4 February 2023. Featuring award-winning sound artist Kent Lee, Borneo Sape artist Evan Lee, visual artist Faris Nasir, and special guest choreographer Nitin, 兔击检查 / RARE-Beats promises to be an unforgettable experience.
Check the link in their bio for tix. Visit https://www.facebook.com/hellorexkl / https://www.instagram.com/hellorexkl/ for information.
REX KL, 80, Jalan Sultan, KL
Live at Jao Tim presents
Live at Jao Tim presents the Shereen Cheong Trio on 1 February 2023 for an evening of Jazz fusion and originals. With Shereen Cheong (piano), Cliff Wong (drums) and Tony M (bass).
Live at Jao Tim presents Angel Ang and friends this 3 and 4 February 2023 for a Shanghai Jazz Show. The singer will be joined by Zulhilmy Zulfikfli (bass), Han Yun (guitar), Sylvia Wong (piano), Abbas Munawar (drums) and Jonathan Khor (violin).
Table Lamp Concert presents Armand Ross on 5 February 2023 with KK (keys) and Desmond (guitar) performing Love Songs from Lany. 8.30pm.
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
BEE PUBLIKA KL
Malaysia's Longest Running Independent Music Venue has a great week ahead of live music.
Muzza and The Velvettones this 4 February 2023. 8pm. Watch Muzza and dad, Mr.Lolen with Chanelle, Wan Braka Metalasia & Lola XPDC perform live. RM45. Please WhatsApp +6010-251 2025 to get your tickets. https://fb.me/e/2xt2cVpWT
There's also their weekend jam at the Courtyard this Sunday from 8pm onwards. Go sing your heart out.
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
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
Filipino Canadian Ron Josol is an international comedian who has won the Craven A's Funniest Homegrown Competition and taped numerous stand up comedy specials for the Comedy network. He is coming to The Joke Factory with two shows on 3 and 4 February 2023. Get your tickets.
Also this week, The Joke Factory presents Sillunu Oru Comedy, an evening of Tamil comedy on the 2 February 2023 at 8:30pm starring Suresh Raaga, Saint T.F.C and Hindra Bose.
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 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