Kuala Lumpur Weekly Live Events Guide : 26/10/17 : The City List
It’s a busy week ahead here in the Kuala Lumpur nightlife live scene. From jazz to classical, live music to comedy and indie pop to hard rock. Here are just some highlights of what’s on offer in and around the Klang Valley.
After a sold out concert of One Thousand Million Smiles in 2016, The Actors Studio Seni Teater Rakyat will be bringing back the musical tribute for a limited run from October 27-28 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of legendary Malaysian singer Sudirman’s passing.
The success of last year’s tribute show is a testament of Sudirman’s talent and his endearing legacy. It was a great reminder why he is fondly referred to as the People’s Singer as fans from all over the country flocked to KLPAC, many of whom have faithfully followed his career and attended his concerts including his winning performance at the Asian Music Awards in London which cemented his place as Asia’s No. 1 Performer as well as the infamous Chow Kit road concert which brought KL to a standstill with its 100,000-strong crowd.
Like before, the tribute will feature singers from all walks of life including Malaysian Idol finalist and winner of ntv7’s Audition reality TV show, . Other singers include, Amir Hazril Harith, Ian Chow, Ryonn Leong and Joel Wong.
Reminiscent of the extravagant musical shows in the 80’s, the singers will be backed by a full orchestra under the baton of Lee Kok Leong as well as a five-piece band led by Loh Ui Li as they perform Sudirman’s greatest hits such as Balik Kampung, Salam Terakhir, Hujan, Chow Kit Road and, of course, One Thousand Million Smiles.
Presented by: The Actors Studio Seni Teater Rakyat in collaboration with The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre
Director & Executive Producer: Dato’ Faridah Merican
Artistic Director: Joe Hasham OAM
Co-Music Director & Score Arranger: Loh Ui Li
Co-Music Director & Conductor: Lee Kok Leong
Choreographer: Melody Tee
Date & Time: 27th – 28th Oct 2017 (Fri-Sat) @ 8.30pm
Venue: Pentas 1, klpac
KLPAC : Sentul Park, Jalan Strachan, KL
Tickets: Category 1: RM80 (Centre Seat) / Category 2: RM60 (Side Seat) / Concession: RM40 (TAS Card Member / Senior Citizen / Disabled / Student)
Celebrating their 15th year in 2017. is a class act in the vibrant Singapore music scene – The Pinholes is known for their dynamic renditions of classic Rock ‘n’ Roll, Funk, Soul and Pop. Coupled with their quirky eyewear and oufits, this quartet writes songs with catchy 60s melodies that capture the homegrown soul like Straydogs, the dynamism of Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones and the harmonic pitching of Beach Boys. The Pinholes constantly seek to bring back good vibes by reliving the memories of a Golden era in the people, lifestyle, culture and even the fashion statement through their music and performances.
are • Azham Ahmad @ Ambobzeela (drummer), PutuCeri (bass/bv), Mawi (guitar), AliSariah (vocals/guitar).
Formed in 2015, they were previously known as The Lipstik but after a lineup change, lead man AliSariah changed their name to Masdo. Generally playing 60s influenced music with modern sensibilities, Masdo are influenced by the likes of The Last Shadow Puppets, Arctic Monkeys, The Changcuters, The Wonders and more.
is the nom de musique of one Fikri Fadzil. He admits that his persona is nationalistic to some extent, but Fadzil tries to write songs of universal themes such as finding oneself, addiction, in the context of living in KL, or simply, Malaysia.
LIVE FACT : 33-2, Plaza Danau 2, Jalan 3/109f, Taman Danau Desa, KL
Admission: RM30. E-mail email@example.com to pre-book
No Black Tie celebrate their 19th anniversary with a special Jazz & Wine showcase. Start your evening at 8PM with their selection of white and red wines, paired with their Chef's menu, followed by a performance by the Wei Xiang Trio, featuring . A welcome champagne will be served.
: 17, Jalan Mesui, off Jalan Nagasari, Kuala Lumpur
Call 03 2142 3737 (after 5PM) or email firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations.
A stand-up comic for more than 10 years, has performed all over the world. As well as a regular on the UK comedy circuit and performing in many European countries such as France, Germany, Spain, Austria, Denmark and Hungary, he has also performed many solo shows at The Edinburgh and Adelaide Fringe Festivals, New Zealand and Melbourne International Comedy Festivals, all over Australia and The inaugural Hollywood Fringe Festival in Los Angeles.
His confident, affable and energetic style of comedy is quick to build audience rapport, as he talks about subjects as wide-ranging as observations on human nature, his experiences in The Antipodes, Europe and Asia, his extensive knowledge of wildlife, current affairs and his mixed race up bringing in London. His mother is English and his father is from Barbados.
As well as becoming one of the most professional acts on the comedy circuit, his versatility has also made him a much sought after compere. He has the ability to adapt to a multitude of audiences and is skilful, observant and affable enough put them immediately at ease.
: 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 email@example.com for more info
“ is a real force in music; dynamic and intuitive and never flashy. Usually referred to as one of Malaysia's great drummers, Thomas is simply a great drummer period”
-Ian Patterson (All about Jazz). At age 32, he has already cemented his place as one of the top drummers in the Asian region and the first call drummer in the scene over a wide variety of genres.
John's travels has taken him all over the world and has seen him perform at venues such as The Royal Albert Hall, Wembley Arena, David Geffen hall @ Lincoln Center, and the Blue notes at Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka just to name a few.
He'll be performing alongside Dasha Logan who has been performing professionally since the age of 17. A household name in Malaysia and also abroad, Dasha is no stranger to the music scene.
: 30, Jalan Telawi 5, Bangsar Baru, KL
Call 03-2201 3846 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The most popular live music series in the Klang Valley is back for a third year running. Free up your calendars every last Friday of each month to enjoy a night great music and good fun. The local music scene is bursting with talent and this platform will continue to serve as a catalyst for many young acts to kick start their journeys.
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This month Halloween hits their doorsteps. In conjunction with the occasion, is graciously stepping in to sponsor the grand prize of a full one song acoustic production session for an exclusive performers' Best Dressed Contest! Come and catch these guys in action in their best Halloween outfits: , , aka zQames, , , ... and of course, Wanted Symphony!
THE BEE, JAYA ONE : F-85.G.1, Palm Square, Jaya One, 72A, Jalan Universiti, Seksyen 13, Petaling Jaya
Guest conductor takes the baton for this weekend’s Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra offerings at the Dewan Filharmonik Petronas with performances of famed works by composers Camille Saint-Saëns, Edvard Grieg and Dmitri Shostakovitch.
Special guest soloist, top French pianist makes another return to the orchestral hall to perform Saint-Saëns’ Piano Concerto No. 5 (Egyptian) with the orchestra. The orchestra will also perform Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 and Shotakovitch’s Symphony No. 6.
SAT 28 OCT 2017 8:30PM / SUN 29 OCT 2017 3:00PM
Tickets: RM200 RM160 RM130 RM100
: Petronas Twin Towers, KLCC
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/
Pisco Bar brought the Dia de los Muertos celebration back in 2013 when we first started.
We couldn't miss the chance to organise a truly Latin Party in honour of the dead. Their Dia de los Muertos—the Day of the Dead—will be celebrated on November 1, as it has to be.
Although marked throughout Latin America, Dia de los Muertos is most strongly associated with Mexico, where the tradition originated.
So expect a crazy night, full of Tequila Shots, Margaritas, and a Latin band to spice the night!
: 29, Jalan Mesui, off Jalan Nagasari, KL
Call 03-2142 2900 / e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
returns to the Malaysian stage as playwright-director after an absence of more than two decades. He now brings for the first time to Malaysia his play 'Swordfish + Concubine' in its original English version, realising a dream he has harboured since long before the play was judged one of the Top 5 in the International Playwriting Festival 2006 organised in the United Kingdom.
To be staged at KLPac's Pentas 1 from November 2 to 5, the production aims to help raise funds for the family of Ooi Eow Jin, the former RTM Orchestra conductor, who is 78 and suffering from Alzheimer's and whose son recently underwent surgery to remove a brain tumour.
'Swordfish + Concubine' is an epic production based on the classic 'Sejarah Melayu'. Thuan Chye digs into the past to create a story about the present.
The story of ancient Singapura attacked by swordfish until it is saved by a boy, and of a young, smart and spirited concubine sentenced to death by impalement – this is made relevant to Malaysia today. Kee turns it into a lavish and fun-filled piece of theatre. The play is packed with drama, humour, music, movement, silat and, as they used to say in the old Hollywood heydays, “a cast of thousands”! Hahaha!
It incorporates gamelan music performed by the magnificent Rhythm in Bronze – and rap. Yes, rap! Hahaha!
Its dream cast comprises Malaysia’s best actors – Na’a Murad, Sandra Sodhy, Qahar Aqilah, Alfred Loh, Hana Nadira, Arief Hamizan, Amanda Ang, Bella Rahim, Gregory Sze, Iefiz Alaudin, Lam Ghooi Ket and 12-year-old Joel Timothy Low. In the play, they act, sing, dance and fight. Yes, fight!
KLPAC : Sentul Park, Jalan Strachan, KL
Tickets are on sale now. Some of its proceeds will be in aid of charity, for the family of Ooi Eow Jin, who is an Alzheimer's patient.
Showtimes: Nov 2/3 at 8.30pm / Nov 4/5 at 3pm and 8.30pm
Ticket prices are RM95, RM75 and RM45 (for students and disabled). Call the box office: 03-40479000 / / For group bookings of 10 tickets or more, contact Cathy Chin at 011-26262744. For enquiries, please e-mail email@example.com