Can you believe we’re already more than halfway through 2019? How time flies. Luckily there are plenty more great things to come this year… starting with these unmissable live music highlights in August.
Kenjah David Duo: L’aventurier
The talented multi-instrumentalist Kenjah teams up with percussionist Gunter Hofmans to take us on a World-music adventure through Rock, Reggae, Latin and beyond.
Friday 2nd August, 6.30pm – 9.30pm, Farm to Table, Street 360, BKK1
Marie Tach and Sera Daro
Combining Khmer and English musical hits, guitarist Sera Daro (100 Riel Studio) and rising star Marie Tach compliment each other with fresh, modern pop sounds.
Saturday 3rd August, 6pm – 9pm, Java Creative Café, Street 337, Toul Kork
Every Wednesday evening, LF Social Club hosts a jam session with the talents of some familiar faces. Damani, Arone, Jesse and Big Jim will soothe and delight your earbuds (oh you teases!) and all equipment is available for open-mic styled usage.
As previously highlighted in our feature: Missing Showbox? LF Hosts a New Wednesday Night Jam Session
Wednesday 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th August, 9pm – 11pm, LF Social Club, Street 308, Tonle Bassac
This is the only listing mentioned that has an entry fee, at the reasonable price of $10.
Marina Moth visits Cambodia for her first time, as her Khmer parents left for France before she was born. Embarking on a journey to discover her roots, Marina embraces her musical passion to guide her way. The first half of her concert will be a classical music duo featuring the works of Mozart, Rossini and various jazz/world music performed alongside her husband Florent Charpentier. The second half of the concert includes Chloe Chaumeron as they perform Bach and Bartok among other traditional songs.
Thursday 8th August, 6pm – 9pm, $10 entry, Chinese House, Sisowath Quay, corner of Street 84
Hot Club de Phnom Penh
Violins and guitars entwine in a Gypsy Jazz phenomenon plowing through a catalogue of music made popular by Django Reinhardt and Stepahne Grappelli. Sébastien Adnot, Noel MacKay and Intan Adriana showcase their latest installment of their Jazz-Manouche project.
Saturday 10th August, 8.30pm – 11pm, Cloud, Street 9
Miss Sarawan Acoustic Duo
Joined by guitarist (and husband) Joe Wrigley, Miss Sarawan performs an acoustic set capturing the ‘Golden Era’ style of Ros Sereysothea and Pan Ron. Having recently recorded her debut album named ‘Sabay Jong Jam’, this gig will be excellent showcase of her retro Khmer musical style.
Saturday 10th August, 6pm – 9pm, Java Creative Café, Street 337, Toul Kork
Austin Rizer & Marie Tach
Whilst Austin features in the loud and lively Khmer Rock band ‘Rizer’, this acoustic show is set to unveil his more sensitive side. Combining with Marie Tach, the duo mix Khmer and English pop for an intimate musical session.
Saturday 17th August, 6pm – 9pm, Java Creative Café, Street 337, Toul Kork
A debut in Phnom Penh for the psychedelic blues rockers, playing a mix of funk and reggae. Filmed and recorded live by special guest ‘Green Means Go’.
Saturday 31st August, 9pm – 12am, Duplex Belgian Taverne, Street 278, BKK1