Every week we’ll be bringing you the best of the Malaysian music scene. Keep your finger on the pulse with this rundown of three live acts performing in Klang Valley in the next few days.
1. Melissa Indot
No Black Tie, 17, Jalan Nagasari & Jalan Mesui, Bukit Bintang
19th & 20th February 2016, 10pm
At an early age of 16, Melissa Indot surprised everybody when she enthralled the audience at the Royal Albert Hall in London, as she performed as part of an elite octet, The Queenswood Singers of the Queenswood School Senior Choir.
After finishing school, she broke into the music scene in the UK, as part of a duo act “Confucius Says”, and went on to debut their first single Not in Blue in early 1997.
Returning home to Malaysia in 2005, she performed at various events and started to spin as a DJ, adding the live performance element to her DJ sets by singing too. She has done openings for international heavyweights like Natalie Cole, Sean Kingston and Flo Rida during their concerts in KL.
RM60 admission. For more information, please visit the event’s Facebook page.
2. Talitha Tan
The Bee, 36B, Level G2, Publika, Solaris Dutamas
20th February 2016, 9.30pm
Talitha Tan started by posting videos of her singing on YouTube 5 years ago. Slowly making her way up to the top over the years, she has now over 2,000 subscribers on YouTube and over 3,000 likes on Facebook. She has performed with several famous acts such as Narmi, Elizabeth Tan, Rozz, and Darren Ashley.
She regularly performs around KL, sharing her love for indie, jazz R&B, and pop music with the audience.
Free admission. For more information, please visit thebee.com.my.
3. Mystery Tapes
Gaslight Cafe & Music, Unti 15-2, Jalan Medan Setia 1, Plaza Damansara
18th February 2016, 9pm
Mystery Tapes is the recording and stage name adopted by singer-songwriter and radio deejay Zack Yusof as a modular outlet for his growing collection of songs. Consisting of members Zack (guitar), Shaneil (bass), and Harvey (drums), Mystery Tapes is a band described as ‘folk pop blues with a post punk mindset’.
Musical touchstones for this project include the intimate four-track recordings of the lo-fi independent set of the early nineties; selected English folk from the sixties; Wrecking Crew; David Bowie; Neil Young; Gruff Rhys and the field recordings of Alan Lomax among others.
Free admission. For more information, please visit the event’s Facebook page.
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