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Saturday Night Vibes

Shook! Kuala Lumpur presents a unique sensory experience on Saturday nights. Featuring a brand new dining concept and live entertainment in a stylish space, let your senses feast on the eclectic Cirque du Culinaire of exquisite Asian and European cuisines and groove to original music performed by some of the country’s finest musical talents.

Cirque du Culinaire Dinner : 6.00pm to 10.00pm at MYR 168 per person
Live Performance & Happy Hour : 9.00pm to 11.00pm (1-For-1)

Week 1-Opening Night

FAZZ

Theatrical, flamboyant, humorous, and passionate musical entertainers inspired by Broadway, FAZZ brings forth a good blend of theatrical comedy, vaudeville, cabaret, rock and roll, and even jazz, with a unique persona on stage. Bagging tour experiences in regions of Japan, South Korea, and Singapore with lively exchange of music and Malaysian culture in festivals and live houses. FAZZ delivers entertainment through storytelling, fusing theatrical stagecraft with modern-day poetry.

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August 12, 2017

CRINKLE CUT

Crinkle Cut is a staple of the city’s independent music scene, winning crowds with their rich, layered harmonies and authentic vibe. This soulful female quartet boasts evocative original creations that straddle the genres comfortably, from foot-tapping tunes and mellow melodies to lively funk.

Singing their way across Kuala Lumpur since 2011, Crinkle Cut are vocalists Frances and Melissa, who also holds fort on the guitar, while Grace helms the keys with Ashley anchoring the beat on the cajon and percussion.

Crinkle Cut has made appearances at events by Time Out Kuala Lumpur, Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia, and also urban radio station BFM 89.9. Their lovely voices have also been featured on O Little Town of Bethlehem from award-winning producer Aubrey Suwito’s 2014 Christmas album, alongside industry stalwarts Juwita Suwito, Jaclyn Victor and Vince Chong.

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August 19, 2017

Q SOUND

Q Sound is truly one of the world's most dynamic and versatile trombonists. As an accomplished graduate from
The Juilliard School in New York and vastly experienced orchestral musician, he is now embarking on the journey of a true artiste with the release of his original compositions. His debut EP, Duel Citizenship showcases his talents as a vocalist, bandleader, and composer who performs and explores jazz music alongside a wide array of musical genres. Q has performed with local greats such as Sheila Majid, Joe Flizzow, Atilia, Zainal Abidin, just to name a few and on to opening for international acts BabyFace, Jose James, Hiatus Kayote and even performing for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

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August 26, 2017

EVELYN FEROZA

Born with a natural gift of song, Evelyn Feroza is no stranger to an audience. What started from a young age in school, Evelyn performs today with shows that continue to wow audiences with her inimitable style, warmly alluring vocals and stage presence. Her wide repertoire ranging from jazz standards to pop promises something for everyone's musical palate.

She’s performed all over the world, from the 2015 IOC Session in Kuala Lumpur, the Muay Thai Gala in Bangkok, Thailand, to the 2016 SportAccord Convention in Lausanne, Switzerland.

This August, together with an esteemed line-up of musicians, she takes the stage and debuts her original songs. Come enjoy a performance that is specially curated to touch hearts with the purpose to inspire.

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September 2, 2017

BRENDAN DE CRUZ + BATTLE BLOOM

BRENDAN DE CRUZ

Passion, and persistence without exception are the two key things that would best describe Brendan James 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. After releasing his debut EP, Even So, in September 2016, the man behind the guitar has been right out there hitting the independent music scene with gusto, and just released his second EP, Black, in August 2017.

With a heart made for music and a voice that leaves quite an impression, Brendan James best defines who he is and what he does when he says, “As long as I’m making music, I’m happy.”.

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BATTLE BLOOM

Battle Bloom is an acoustic/electric band hailing from Malaysia. The members are Fariz Salleh, Melissa Toh, Dianne Lim and Ryan Lee Bhaskaran. Their mellow music is best recognised by its fresh summery vocals accompanied by unique metal-inspired riffs which poetically texture their song arrangements.

Since their inception, Battle Bloom has played at various shows around Melbourne, Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Johor Bahru such as Penang Island Jazz Festival, Guinness Amplify, and Moonshine. The band was also honoured at being the opening act for Norwegian musician Erlend Øye & The Rainbows as they stopped in Malaysia for their Asia Tour in 2015. The band recently launched their debut album Maps and Diagrams on April 12 at Playspace LIVE.

September 9, 2017

NADIR

Nadir was born from one sentence: A cultural melting pot without boundaries. And thus began the journey of crafting and bringing to life this vision. Like its Malay translation (rare) the band strives to make music that is rare and unique, combining different life experiences and emotions together with explosive and crowd-chanting energy on stage, manifested in the colourful plethora of sounds and languages from various cultures in Malaysia and around the world.

Bringing you some world flavour with their rock, jazz, alternative soup, this trilingual band have a brand spanking new 16-track album titled Synesthesia that's about to hit the stores and are ready to send some great music through to the pathways of your musical soul and mesmerise you.

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September 16, 2017

REZA SALLEH

One of the top names in Malaysia’s acoustic scene, Reza Salleh has been called the quintessential singer-songwriter by his audience and peers alike, a title he lives up to with his personal brand of alternative acoustic folk rock.

An Anugerah Industri Musik winner (AIM 2012 - 1 win and 4 nominations), he is a central figure in Malaysia's thriving singer-songwriter circuit and is often seen in an intimate, solo acoustic format or backed by a tight, dynamic full band.

His music, despite early influences by the Seattle grunge scene and the vocal stylings of African-American artistes, is a diverse mix and is rarely limited by genre or tone.

Highlights of his musical career include a sold-out, standing ovation showcase at the PETRONAS Philharmonic Hall in June 2011 and various shows and tours in countries such as Australia (Melbourne, Sydney, Tasmania), Thailand (Chiang Mai), Singapore, South Korea (Seoul), Japan (Fukuoka, Oita, Nagasaki, Kokura), and Indonesia (Bandung).

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September 23, 2017

JUMERO

Jumero, consisting of three members, was officially formed in September 2012 when they had their debut performance at Urbanscapes after winning the Star R.age competition.

Since then, they have played at multiple venues, events, and numerous music festivals such as the World Music Festival and Jarasum Festival (Seoul, South Korea) 2016, Guinness Amplify 2014, Urbanscapes 2014, My Music Festival 2015, TEDxYouth@SKIS 2015, Goodvibes Music Festival 2016 and many more.

Their members consist of lead vocalist and guitarist Jared Lim, bassist and back-up vocalist Michael Lim, and their drummer/percussionist and back-up vocalist Ryan Gomes.

The trio harmonise their way through their original songs and arrangement of covers. Apart from their passion for writing and releasing original music, the trio also enjoy covering older classic tunes with their own spin. On August 21, 2015 Jumero released their debut album Stepping Stones.

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September 30, 2017

DANI

DANI is an aspiring jazz/blues singer. She started out in the mid of 2015 at a local open mic event and has since been pursuing music.

With her unique voice, she makes covers sound vintage, and has most recently been writing and performing her own originals. She has performed at a number of well established places and was also given the opportunity to perform with local jazz legend, Michael Veerapan.

When DANI isn’t performing solo, she has a group of talented musicians who sessions for her as a band. The band includes Jerry Lim (drummer), Kim Lim (guitarist), Cheryl Lee Yesudas (bassist), Shawn Chan (keyboardist) and a brass section that includes Apit, Faris, and Pako. DANI is influenced by the likes of Nina Simone, Amy Winehouse, Brittany Howard, Etta James and Nia Palm just to name a few.

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October 7, 2017

WVC

The WVC Malaysian Jazz Ensemble was formed in 2006, and has toured extensively in Asia, including its home, Malaysia.

WVC has had a prolific recording career, with five instrumental albums of original tunes under their belt – the latest being Do Not Go Gently (2016). They explore different musical genres, while maintaining the spirit of jazz as its core. WVC also enjoys transforming unlikely pop tunes, Chinese classics, and mainstream music into new jazz re-arrangements, in the spirit of the great jazz musicians of old. 

WVC has received 10 nominations at the prestigious Boh Cameronian Arts Awards, with three wins in 2016.

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October 14, 2017

BIHZHU

2013 Voice Independent Music Awards Song of the Year winner and Vox-Pop Winner in the Cabaret Song category for the USA-based 12th Independent Music Awards, the Penang-born songstress BIHZHU is blessed with a rich, soulful voice and a whole lot of heart. Her rapturous performances have enchanted audiences, from intimate acoustic concerts to music festivals in Malaysia, Indonesia, South Korea, China, and Australia.

Combining elements of jazz, soul, reggae, and pop with her debut album Nightingale Tales, her genuine songcraft celebrates love, beauty, and life’s most treasured moments.

She contributed lyrics to We Will Believe Again, the second theme song of one of Malaysia’s top-grossing movies Ola Bola. Bihzhu also made a cameo appearance as herself performing her single The Heart Way in the 2017 Penang Hokkien movie directed by Saw Teong Hin, You Mean The World To Me.

No more Malaysia’s best-kept secret, Bihzhu is ready to take flight. And she wants to take you on for the ride.

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October 21, 2017

RYOT JONES

RYOT JONES is an eight-piece band which resides in Kuala Lumpur. The band consists of Deo Karmawan (guitar), Izzy Azhar (bass), Aaron Gideon (drums), Eddie Askari (keys), Clifford Tan (saxophone), Jazmi Jamaluddin (saxophone), Payung (trumpet) and Kyren Thomas (lead vocals).

The band is working on reaching wider audiences on the global stage with their debut album and the production of their single Dancing Shoes.

The band which was formed in early 2016 has garnered rave reviews from gig and performance establishments all around Kuala Lumpur for their high octane and energetic performances, winning Livehouse’s Battle of the Bands competition and most recently opening for soul sensation Joss Stone during her Kuala Lumpur concert.

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October 28, 2017

FOUR LEAF CLOVER

Four Leaf Clover is an indie Celtic folk-inspired instrumental band formed in 2015, comprising of tin whistler/vocalist Simmy, violinist Jonathan Khor, acoustic guitarist Jonathan Wong, bassist Ian Linga and percussionist Ashley Choong.

The band bonded over common interests such as video games and movie soundtracks, folk music, and world music. Besides original music, the band also performs covers of various artistes - some popular Irish folk singers (singing Gaelic songs) and some pop and rock icons like Led Zeppelin and The Beatles. The band aspires to introduce and spread the beauty of Celtic music, combining it with local Asian cultures.

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