Our biggest Live event guide yet for the Kuala Lumpur nightlife scene! From jazz to classical, live music to comedy and indie to intetnational stars, it’s a busy busy week ahead here in Kuala Lumpur. Here are just some highlights of what’s on offer in and around the Klang Valley.
After 5 sell-out shows across 2016/2017, The UNC Team makes its long awaited return! This time at the wonderful cabaret room Upstage @ Rendez-Vous, with a show which once again celebrates the rich diversity of comics in Malaysia. Featuring the best expat-comedians in Kuala Lumpur, as well as locals Luwita and Shaz, United Nations of Comedy promises to unite Kuala Lumpur through laughter.
(Host). Sam See is part of the region's new wave of stand-up comedians, with the wit, skill, and liver capacity to entertain audiences of all kinds. Based in Singapore, he has opened for comedians like Harith Iskander, Bert Kreischer, Gina Yashere, Kevin Bridges, Dara Ó Briain & Ed Byrne. He has also performed in numerous comedy festivals in Asia, including the Singapore Comedy Fringe Festival, Manila Improv Festival and the Kuala Lumpur International Comedy Festival.
Sam has also been working with Comedy Central Asia since its inception for both live and televised performances, earning him a spot as one of their featured comedians online and on screen. His comedy chops in both stand-up and improv have also led him to numerous overseas performances, entertaining audiences in Melbourne, Taiwan, Malaysia, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Macau, Myanmar and the Philippines.
. Justin Heyes is arguably one of the UK’s most lovable comedy exports. A storyteller at heart, his honest reflections of his own experiences never fail to entertain a diverse array of audiences. A crowd favourite, Justin has headlined numerous shows across Kuala Lumpur, been a part of the ‘LOLFest’, ‘Crackhouse Carnival’, and ‘Singapore Fringe Festival’, all while branching out to entertain audiences in Penang, Johor Bahru, Singapore, Cambodia, the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Australia and the UK.
He has appeared on Malaysian television in the film ‘Cinta Di Gerai’, and sitcom ‘Cakap Melayulah’, and was the first English comic to perform stand up in Bahasa Melayu on Malaysian television when he appeared twice on ‘Komediri’. He has subsequently appeared on Malaysian television on ‘Komediri 2’, ‘Komediri English’, and ‘Sembang Teh Tarik’, as well as Malaysia’s first online stand up comedy series, as one of the faces of the iFlix original ‘Oi! Jaga Mulut’.In his time on stage, Justin has opened for international stars such as Marcel Lucont, Butch Bradley, Dana Alexander, Brendon Burns, Paul Ogata, Glenn Wool, Imran Yusuf, John Robertson, Tom Rhodes, Ed Byrne, Dara O Briain and Gina Yashere.
. Ever since bagging the Best Female Youth Newcomer Award at the 2012 Short+Sweet Malaysia Stand Up Comedy Festival, Luwita Hana Randhawa has made a name for herself in the local comedy scene for her acerbic and understated wit. She is a regular performer at comedy shows throughout KL. She has also performed at shows in Singapore, Cambodia, Hong Kong, London and New York and performed her first solo show, Nothing to be Done, at the 2014 New Zealand Fringe Festival. Luwita was included in the CLEO HotShots 2016 list, a sign of more things to come for this up and coming comic.
Dan Tackage – Australia. Dan Tackage has performed in Singapore, Japan, the Philippines, Thailand, Thailand, Vietnam and Australia. He has also performed at the Crackhouse Comedy Festival and LOLFest in Malaysia. Despite having a fear of flying, only being able to speak English (barely) and being incredibly introverted, Dan's work forces him to mingle with all kinds of people from South East Asia, even those annoying expats. This frequent travel leads to a steady number of misadventures which Dan shares with his audiences, although he sees it more as therapy. So come along and laugh at the misfortunate adventures of Dan Tackage.
Yuichiro Kinjo – Japan. Kinjo is a comedy giant in his own right. Since starting his comedy career in Japan in 2010, he has shot to fame making appearances on both television and radio, while touring the country. In 2011, Kinjo won a Japanese comedy award and in 2015 his company (the largest comedy and entertainment agency in Japan) began to expand sending its biggest stars around the world, flying Kinjo out to Malaysia to perform here. A true performer Kinjo has entertained audiences in KL performing in English and Malay, and has demonstrated his musical and magical talents as well. Kinjo loves Malaysia.
Shahrizan Ferouz – Malaysia (Sabah). Shaz has travelled all the way from the far off land of KK Sabah. Since arriving in KL in 2003 he has been involved in TV and radio and has been doing stand up for 7 years, In 2016 he appeared on 'Komediri' and 'Sembang Teh Tarik'. During his set he will educate you on the basics of Malaysian geography. Lesson 1: Sabah is part of Malaysia. For 'Lesson 2' come and watch him perform.
Zainal Bostaman – Brunei. Since first taking to the stage in Singapore 4 years ago, Zainal has performed in Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, United States (LA and NY) and UK (London). He now runs the BruHaHa Comedy Club in Brunei where he is ranked as one of the best comics in the country! Well at least top 3! There's only 3 comics, total...in Brunei.
Aaron Barber – USA. Aaron fled America to Malaysia as a refugee following Trumps election victory. He figured the two countries’ flags are almost identical so it seemed like the logical destination for a new home. The big Texan will be making his debut for United Nations of comedy. He is a regular performer on the open mic comedy circuit in Kuala Lumpur.
When : 17 & 18 November (9.00pm) (Diners advised to arrive by 7pm)
UPSTAGE LOUNGE @ RENDEZ-VOUS : 100, Lorong Maarof, Bangsar, KL
Price : RM35 (Online/Booking) / RM40 (At The Door)
How: Visit http://uncmy.peatix.com/
*Pick the day that you would like to catch the United Nations of Comedy Team by selecting the date shown on Peatix.
KL based improv troupe will be celebrating their 10th Anniversary with a special headliner weekend show at the Crackhouse Comedy Club KL tonight and tomorrow. Like the popular TV show “Whose Line Is It Anyway”, AIIA Improv will have you at the edge of your seat as they battle it out on stage. You’ll find yourself in stitches from the comedic antics of these young madcap performers. Completely unscripted, dangerous and heartfelt, anything and everything can happen.
AIIA Improv consists of 6 members; Iedil Putra, Shamaine Othman, Ashraf Modee Zain, Farah Rani, Amelia Chen and Jit Yang. To celebrate the 10th anniversary, the troupe will be joined by celebrity guests such as Phoon Chi Ho, Kavin Jay, Rizal Van Geyzel, Sharifah Amani, Sherry Al-Hadad and many, many more. If you haven’t caught the crazy antics of AIIA Improv, this is the time to check them out. Doors and bar opens at 8pm.
: 1st Floor, 24A, Lorong Rahim Kajai 14 Taman Tun Dr Ismail, KL
Time : 9pm Showtime, Seating 8pm
Ticket : RM40 online / RM50 at the door
Call +60172603654 or email for more info
The Malaysian Philharmonic Youth Orchestra meets the Orkestra Tradisional Malaysia where a blend of Malaysian traditional instruments and their Western classical counterparts create two delightful genres. The concert begins with a modern and contemporary twist, before harkening back to the age old classics of traditional Malaysian and folk music, joined by top local vocalists.
FRI 17 NOV 2017 8:30PM / SAT 18 NOV 2017 8:30PM
Malaysian Philharmonic Youth Orchestra
Orkestra Tradisional Malaysia
Ahmad Muriz Che Rose, conductor
Mohd Yazid Zakaria, conductor
Ramli Sarip, vocals
Norihan Saif, vocals
: Petronas Twin Towers, KLCC
Tickets: RM100 RM60. Become a subscriber when you buy a minimum of any 5 concerts across all series to enjoy 20% off and other special privileges. To purchase tickets, visit our Box Office at Ground Floor, Tower 2, PETRONAS Twin Towers, KLCC or call 603 2331 7007, you may also purchase online at http://mpo.com.my/17-fateful-fourth/ . Visit the MPO website for more details - http://www.mpo.com.my/
Scott Murphy on saxophone and the will take on the music of - one of just 5 jazz musicians to have been featured on the cover of Time magazine, and the second most-recorded jazz composer after Duke Ellington.
He had a unique improvisational style and made numerous contributions to the standard jazz repertoire, including "'Round Midnight," "Blue Monk," "Straight, No Chaser," "Ruby, My Dear," "In Walked Bud," and "Well, You Needn't."
: 17, Jalan Mesui, off Jalan Nagasari, Kuala Lumpur
Admission: RM53. Call 03-2142 3737 after 5pm or visit www.noblacktie.com.my for bookings.
. is the entertainer who puts his passionate soul and music on stage. The jamming-er of #feeltupenting. A kid that just wanted to enjoy his music to the fullest. Today, you can still see him with his down-to-earth personality hanging out in his favourite restaurant where most of his music life all started. He is also currently active with his band which has signed to NSR Records and also an Admission Officer in International College of Music (ICOM). Catch his solo performance at Ril's Bangsar tonigh.
: 30, Jalan Telawi 5, Bangsar Baru, KL
Call 03-2201 3846 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Bolton LIVE in KL
Subaru Asia is proud to present – THE ASIAN DREAM TOUR 2017. The tour is a follow up from the original TV series, BOLT OF TALENT where Michael searches for his next protégé in Asia. Michael Bolton in the Asian Dream Tour is a series of five exclusive concerts taking place across the region celebrating the musical legacy of the pop culture icon.
Michael Bolton is a multiple Grammy Award-winning Singer and Songwriter, who has sold more than 65 million albums and singles worldwide. In recognition of his artistic achievements, Michael won 2 Grammys for Best Pop Male Vocal Performance (nominated four times), 6 American Music Awards, and a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. As a songwriter, he has earned over 24 BMI & ASCAP Awards, including Songwriter of the Year, 9 Million-Air awards, and the Hitmakers Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
PLENARY HALL, KLCC CONVENTION CENTRE : 21, Jalan Pinang, KL
Tickets from RM180 to RM980 are available from
Three years ago, Londoners bounced onto the scene from out of nowhere, putting out an instantly addictive danceable album of white soul that refused to be pigeonholed.
Raised on a diet of dance and inspired by their French predecessors Daft Punk, these Brit boys create a synergy of pop with a dash of funk-inspired groove. On stage, they push all the right buttons: expect an atmosphere dripping with heady beats and a non-stop mix of sexy and infectious sounds this coming 18th of November 2017 at KL Live.
KL LIVE : Life Centre, 20 Jalan Sultan Ismail, KL
Tickets available: RM150 (Early Bird) / RM180 (Pre-sale) /RM210 (Regular) from www.ticketpro.com.my.
*This is a free-standing show for ages 18 and above only. Please bring your ID as there will be ID checks at entry. Entry will be denied if you fail to present a valid ID. All sales are final, no refunds allowed.
They are Malaysian legends of the Asian ska movement. Come and enjoy a skankin' good time with them where they will play a 90-minute set, supported by great friends and bands.
A Kuala Lumpur based Ska, Rocksteady, Reggae & Dub band, (GSC/Gerhana) emerged from the ska revival scene of Malaysia in the late 1990s. While third-wave ska bred new faces and new categories; ska-punk, ska-pop, ska-core, Gerhana Skacinta stayed the traditional path, remaining faithful to a kind of rootsy purity based on a determination that some music is timeless.
After a few changes in line up over the past 20 years, releasing quite a few original albums, still led by founding member Edy, they remain the living legends of that ska revival, and now joined in the scene by many new outfits.
Skudap Skudip, JBoss Reggae, The Riddim Bois and Budak Nakal Hujung join them this gig from 5pm to 10pm. Doors open at 4.30pm.
Tickets are now available at RM50. Get yours now before it’s too late!
THE BEE, PUBLIKA : Solaris Dutamas, Jalan Dutamas 1, KL
Call 03-6201 8577 or e-mail email@example.com
is a series of label showcase by Kuala Lumpur-based indie music label mü-nest, whose ever-expanding roster of talented artists includes Flica (MY), Okamotonoriaki (JP), Marihiko Hara & Polar M (JP), me:mo (CN), [Post-foetus] (US), Hior Chronik (GR), and more.
After the success of the label showcase in Kyoto, Tokyo, Beijing and Prague, this year the series is returning to KL for the 3rd time. This round, the label will be showcasing to our local audience 3 affiliates of mü-nest label, namely Euseng Seto, Dae Kim (w/ Stemilyn), and Shuzhen. In addition, our very own DJ Oddjob will be spinning some chilled-vibes tunes in the show.
Euseng Seto, as flica, began in 2007. In his embryonic form, flica dabbled in a mishmash of the acoustic and the electronic, composing easy listening melody tunes for debut album Windwane & Window (mu-nest label). The release received an overwhelming response from Japan, which resulted in flica’s sophomore, Nocturnal, being released under Tokyo-based indie label Schole. It was during the transitionary period between his sophomore and third album that flica started delving into a darker and emotional ambient sound.
The resulting release, Telepathy Dreams (self-release), was a decidedly different approach to music making than the previous album. More focused on sound design-based compositions, the album was the maturity point of flica. This was also when he met and collaborated with visual artist Fairuz Sulaiman. flica, being a designer by trade, an audiovisual person himself, was inspired to incorporate more visual elements to his live set – creating a sensory synchronisation in sound and sight.
In his current incarnation, flica is a combination of ambient electronica by way of oriental mood, or as he put it himself; “an Asian sound with experimental element.”
Dae Kim: In a subjective world of music, what makes an individual musician outstanding is their ability to influence others emotionally. Dae Kim has a distinct sound. Half the time it’s hip hop, and when not, it’s fuzzy, lush electronics, communicating love and longing. With his witty commentaries during his live shows, He can be a fun dude as well but he is quite susceptible to sappy tendencies as well, just take his debut EP, ‘
Shuzhen: Shuzhen hails from Johor Bahru, Malaysia. She started composing music since 2009, collaborated with various artists for albums, films, animations, and dance performances. Her debut solo live show was in the recent JB Arts Festival, 2016.
Being a classical trained pianist, her works mainly focus on piano sounds, but has since evolved into experimental/electronic vibes. The melodies of her music are simple but yet delicate. Most of her works are inspired from her emotions from within, which are rare to be revealed.
LIVE FACT : 33-2, Plaza Danau 2, Jalan 3/109f, Taman Danau Desa, KL
Entrance: RM25 (FREE random CD from mü-nest). *To prebook, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
are a Seoul-based trio consisting of bassist/lead vocalist Yoonhae, guitarist/vocalist Naeun and drummer Wonjin. The band formed in 2013 through their mutual love of 60s-70s rock as well as Korean psychedelic masters such as Shin Joong Hyun and Sanullim, while each member had already been involved with various bands and projects by then, with a broad musical spectrum which ranges from rock and folk to soul, funk and even disco. Parasol released their self-titled debut EP in July 2014, followed by the 1st full-length album “Someday” exactly one year later.
Over the course of their rather short career as a band, Parasol quickly developed a unique musical style of their own, drawing not only on their similarities, but also on differences and diversity. Parasol’s songs are at once simple and complex, sparse and dense, unfolding its understated beauty and deft pop sensibilities with each listen. Their live performances show how skillful yet intuitive players they are, leading to their strong reputation as a live band. Parasol released their 2nd full-length album "A Nothing" on July 8th and they played their first shows abroad in Tokyo in August, which will be followed by an extensive Asia tour (Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia) from September through November.
Local support for the night comes from:
Budak Nakal Hujung Simpang:
LIVE FACT : 33-2, Plaza Danau 2, Jalan 3/109f, Taman Danau Desa, KL
Tickets: RM25 presale / RM35 at the door. *To prebook, please email: email@example.com
and Ganesh are back again in No Black. Together they will present to you an intimate vocal and piano duo performance. Enjoy an evening of smooth ballads as their energies transcend to give a soulful connection, an element beyond mere synchronization and coordination.
: 17, Jalan Mesui, off Jalan Nagasari, Kuala Lumpur
Admission: RM42. Call 03-2142 3737 after 5pm or visit www.noblacktie.com.my for bookings.
LOL Events brings you India's No 1 stand up comedian, . Vir was last in Malaysia in the Kings & Queen of Comedy Asia in 2011. Now he's a huge global star making his return to Kuala Lumpur with his "Boarding Das" World Tour. Vir Das has embarked on a global stand-up tour performing on six continents and in 20 countries - Canada, Australia, Switzerland, UK, Norway, Denmark, South Africa, Singapore, Thailand, India, Sri Lanka, Belgium, Nigeria and France among others.
Das' performance is a marriage between theatre and comedy, captivating audiences with his fast-paced high-energy delivery and clever wit. He transforms the western image of the typical Kwik-E- Mart humor into a show that is raw, edgy, intelligent and relevant. His comedy perspective is accessible and relatable to a mainstream audience and he is poised to take on the world with his unique point-of- view.
GALAXY HALL, HGH CONVENTION CENTRE : Lot 475, Jalan Sentul, KL
Time: 8.30 pm
Price: VIP RM250 | Platinum RM200 | Gold RM150 | Silver RM120 | Bronze RM80 -
(Enrich Members are entitled to 15% off- Limited seats)
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