Gig #111: KL Journal Open Mic

Wow, it’s been a while since I wrote one of these. Tomorrow I’ll be playing my first show of 2018, also my first gig since playing with The Propositions in Penang last November. Should be fun! Drop by if you guys wanna listen to cool tunes while drinking chill beer. Brendan de Cruz is headlining, that dude’s voice is smooth as silk.

Event Page [Facebook]
Date: 18 January 2018
Time: 8-11pm
Venue: KL Journal Hotel [Google Maps]

The KL Journal Open Mic is our brand spankin’ new open mic night right in the heart of Kuala Lumpur that happens every Thursday! #openmicmy

***FEATURED ACT***

BRENDAN DE CRUZ

Passion, and persistence without exception are the two key things that would best describe Brendan de Cruz as a person, and most of all, as a musician.

His strong vocals make up for his seemingly reserved personality, but stay a little longer and you’ll learn that this talented musician is so much more than meets the eye.

With a heart made for music & a voice that leaves quite an impression, Brendan James best defines who he is & what he does when he says,

“As long as I’m making music, I’m happy.”

Follow him: https://www.facebook.com/brendandecruz/

***YOUR HOST***

SHANEIL DEVASER OF THE ENDLEAVES

Shaneil Devaser has been around the block! From fronting Crossing Boundaries back in his college days, to backing Mystery Tapes on bass and vocals. He has gigged all over Malaysia and beyond, including stints in Singapore, Australia, USA, Japan and Hong Kong, and has even pocketed a couple of VIMA awards! With 2 albums and a few EPs from various projects under his belt, he now tours with his rock band The Endleaves to promote their releases nationwide and across the great divide! Join the revolution!

Follow him: https://www.instagram.com/shaneildevaser/
…and his band: https://www.instagram.com/the_endleaves/

***OPEN MIC***

#1 Jenssen Kuek
#2 Dowandofla
#3 Yasher Shafiai
#4 Yo-Gi
#5 2storeyheart

Sign up by emailing us@openmicmalaysia.org 😀 #kljournal

JOM!

#jointherevolution

For more info on our other events, visit: http://openmicmalaysia.org/

Gig #110: Karnival Open Mic Malaysia

Played two sets earlier this week that I didn’t have time to share about on my blog – PLOY’s Monday open mic night and KL Journal Open Mic last week, which makes my next scheduled appearance number 110.

Karnival Open Mic Malaysia | Event Page
Venue: La Frontera @ Jaya One
Date: 28/10/17-29/10/17

It’s going to be a two day long event with 42 acts – sign ups are still open if anybody is interested, just get in touch with them if you’re interested in playing.

I’ll be playing on the first day (28th October) some time in between 1-4pm. Drop by for some music and beer <3

Gig #107

Whoa, I just realized it’s been over three months since I played my last show. Anyway, gonna dust off my guitar for tonight at I Don’t Know bar’s open mic. It’ll be my first time playing at the venue and one of the few times I’m performing in Bangsar. Brand new crowd, should be fun! Come drop by if you’ve got nothing planned.

IDK Bar Open Mic #2 | Event Page
Venue: I Don’t Know Bar KL | Location
4, Jalan Kemuja, Bangsar, 59000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Time: 8-11 pm

The IDK Bar Open Mic happens every 2nd & 4th Friday! #openmicmy

#1 Shaneil Devaser
#2 Ian Tai?
#3 Jenssen Kuek
#4 George Wong
#5
#6
#7
#8

Sign up by emailing us@openmicmalaysia.org 😀 #idontknowkl

JOM!

#jointherevolution

For more info on our other events, visit: http://openmicmalaysia.org/

See you guys tonight!

Day Tres in Strawberry Land

Sitting here alone in this dimly kitchen, I wonder to myself, was this really necessary? Did I really need to get away from the city. What was the point of the trip? Do people really ‘find themselves’? Why do they need to travel so far? Does the distance help? Or is it just the act of going away that’s enough. Is it symbolic? Would things have been any different if I stayed in KL and just locked myself in my room? Maybe.

Maybe not. Being completely by myself for the past 3 days has made me realize I can live alone. I don’t really need to talk to anybody – it’s okay being by myself. I mean, sure, I respond to texts and Instagram comments, but that’s about the limit of my social interaction. I haven’t felt the need to talk to another human being in person. In fact, it feels good not having to deal with anybody right now. However, this doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy the company of other people. It’s just nice to do things all by yourself every now and then.

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Gig #106

Back from the US and UK, with no new songs – why do I even bother?
I’ll be playing some tunes tonight at La Frontera, drop by if you’re free!

Event Page
8-11pm
La Frontera
Jaya One, PJ

Open Mic de la Frontera is our weekly Tuesday open mic night that we run at our favourtie ‘lil Mexican joint Frontera Sol of Mexico in Jaya One PJ 😀

Sign up by emailing us@openmicmalaysia.org or dropping us a message!

#1 Sharlene Darshini https://youtu.be/BS_QlE62Mhc
#2 Sia Nicholas https://youtu.be/mxsfBhyjLLM
#3 Bob Brian https://goo.gl/b8iZom
#4 Ian Tai https://youtu.be/LvwBvf07Qow
#5 Andre D. D’Cruz https://youtu.be/URTxhsyAEIU
#6 Faith Ling https://youtu.be/87h41_SSCUI
#7 Qhotakmusica https://youtu.be/hWZV0Ah-1bw
#8 2storeyheart https://youtu.be/hFFZ3Y8-3KU

Oh and tacos go for RM6+ and tequila shots for RM9+ all night long yo!

JOM MAKAN DAN MABUKS!!!

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#OpenMicMalaysia

http://openmicmalaysia.org/

Gig #104

Nothing much to say except that I’ll be performing tomorrow night for the first time at Ril’s Bangsar. Should be fun! Drop by for some good music and drinks.

Ril’s Warehouse Sessions | Event Page

Thursday, April 13th
8:30 PM – 11:30 PM
Ril’s Bar
30 Jalan Telawi 5, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

THIS JUST IN! We are running a pilot open mic night 8.30pm onwards at Ril’s Bar, Bangsar on Thursday, April 13th! 😀

#1 Kahlilfornia https://youtu.be/z7CKYJ2lRkw
#2 Jess A Craig https://youtu.be/OOtChwFLR6M
#3 Arisha Akhir https://youtu.be/669-klj4qBc
#4 Sarah Daniella https://fb.com/sarahdaniellamusic
#5 Sia Nicholas https://youtu.be/mxsfBhyjLLM
#6 Darryl Thomas https://youtu.be/b_TKjP9ddwU
#7 Maha Jeffery https://youtu.be/vTp_Xzn6icE
#8 2storeyheart https://youtu.be/hFFZ3Y8-3KU

Sign up by emailing us@openmicmalaysia.org 😀 slots are limited so get in touch ASAP! It’s gonna be a mad one! 😉

P.S. Shaneil Devaser of The Endleaves will be kicking off the night, Ian Tai of The Propositions will be in the middle, and Boy Bravado will be closing!

We’ll also have a lot of drink promotions, so don’t miss out this Thursday night!

Completed: Renewal of blorgy.net for 1 years/Gig #103

Is it so hard to remove the s at the end of years if the preceding number is 1? Why not just make it year(s), that way you don’t even have to change anything?

Man, this blog is almost 10 years old now. I’ve spent a third of my life writing on it. 10 more years to go before I die a triumphant death. Can’t wait. I wonder if anybody will bother to help me keep it running. I guess I could pay my hosting fees for a hundred more years before I die. Maybe blogs won’t even exist in the future anymore. Everything would be VR and shit. This site would be a relic of the past.

Like paper. Not really. People still read physical books. And magazines. And newspapers. Maybe only hipsters will read my blog next time.

Anyway, it’s that time of the job again – where I get super busy right before a sale. This time even more so because Jakarta 2017 is gonna be bigger than before. I’ve cut down my dota time to once a week. I haven’t even been able to keep up with all the DAC matches. But OG has been kicking ass, so I’m rooting for them to win the whole thing.

Tomorrow I may be playing my 103rd gig. Not confirmed because I don’t know what time I’ll get off work – but if I am able to make it on time, you’ll be able to catch me at:

Open Mic de la Frontera #29 | Event Page

April 4 2017
8 PM – 11 PM
Frontera Sol Of Mexico, Jaya One

Lineup:

Open Mic de la Frontera happens every Tuesday night! #OpenMicMY

#1 Sarah Daniella
#2 Ian Tai
#3 Arisha Akhir
#4 Jojoe
#5 Shavkat
#6 Darryl Thomas
#7 Cikicikiboomboom a.k.a Harissa Halim
#8 2storeyheart (maybe, maybe not, but definitely maybe)

See you if I see you!

Gig #102

Coffee + Chords & Comedy! : Vol. 12

Today at 2:30 PM – 8 PM

Grind 22 [No. 22, Lorong Maarof, 59000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia]

The first instalment of Coffee + Chords at Grind 22 for 2017 adds on an extra kick from some fine indie comedians. (We’re just adding the “indie” label because it legitimises everything.)

On the dais for the day is:

• 3:00PM Sia Nicholas
• 3:30PM Tan Soon Tiong Music
• 4:00PM Shaneil Devaser of The Endleaves
• 4:30PM: Qhotakmusica
• 5:00PM: Michelle Augustin Barbour, Riezman Radzlan, Harresh A.u, Abdul Raqib Karim, Aiman Azri, Nat Kang
• 6:00PM: DANI
• 6:30PM: The Propositions
• 7:00PM: Priscillia Xavier
• 7:30PM: 2storeyheart

I can’t remember the last time I performed alongside stand up comedians, this should be a fun one! Drop by if you’ve got nothing to do this afternoon/evening!

Also, my first show of 2017!

Gig #101

Nothing big to announce – just that I’ll be performing again tomorrow at the Barlai open mic. Just a short set as usual, come chill at one of the coolest bars in town.

B.I.G – Shaneil Devaser | Event Page
Thursday
9:30 PM – 11 PM
Barlai (The BIG Group)
3, Jalan Sin Chew Kee, Bukit Bintang, 50150 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

***SHANEIL DEVASER***

Shaneil Devaser, born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on April 20th, 1988, raised in Edinburgh, Scotland, and Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, plays his guitar and sings tunes that come from the heart of a madman, lover and best-friend. Notorious for his slightly-odd behavior, autistic-like attitudes, half-construed sentences and ever-misguided truths, he often dives into a foray of lateral-thoughts and misguided-chords with an SM58 microphone and his Epiphone AJ-100CE fitted with an L.R. Baggs M1A pickup.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/shaneildevaser
Instagram: http://instagram.com/shaneildevaser
YouTube: https://youtu.be/KPb4fGS2mxY
*Twitter: http://twitter.com/shaneildevaser

***OPEN MIC MY***

#1 2storeyheart
#2 Qhotakmusica
#3 The Propositions