Jasmine Low, co-organiser of Valhalla open mic nights (2003-2004), has teamed up with Troubadours’ organisers Azmyl Yunor, Tan Sei Hon and Jerome Kugan to hold two different fortnightly Sunday performance nights at the upstairs room of La Bodega’s KL outlet on Tengkat Tong Shin in Bukit Bintang.
While Troubadours will continue to focus on singer songwriters performing mostly instrospective original material, the new night Doppelganger will act as a showcase for a more eclectic range of performers, including cabaret acts, poets, dancers, performance artists and other uncategorisable emerging talents looking for an outlet.
To celebrate this new partnership, a special kick-off Doppelganger/Troubadours event will be held on June 5, 7pm onwards. Confirmed to appear at this event are talented singer songwriters Leow Mei Chern and Reza Salehudin, SaerZe and Prozac Nation.
Following that, Doppelganger and Troubadours will be held on the 1st and 3rd Sundays.
DOPPELGANGER open mic & TROUBADOURS singer songwriters
Featuring singer-songwriters and open mic talents: Reza, Mei Chern, SaerZe & Prozac Nation.
When: Sunday, 5 Jan 2005
Where: La Bodega KL
Cost: Free entrance
Venue: La Bodega KL 31, Tengkat Tong Shin, 50200 Kuala Lumpur. Reservations: (03) 2142 6368
** TROUBADOURS (singer songwriters): Contact Jerome 016 802 7347
** DOPPELGANGER (open mic): Contact Jaz 016 657 2357 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
SaerZeis a female singer/songwriter who began exploring with the performing arts at a tender age of 10. In 2002, SaerZe kicked off her solo debut and has released a demo (My Make-Believe, 2003). Later, she was featured together with Malaysia's Reggae Ambassador, Sasi the Don in a cheeky collaboration track titled "Smooching on the Dancefloor". Having recently returned from a study stint (audio engineering) in Byron Bay, Australia, SaerZe's first single "Too Sexy" is out! Look out for her upcoming debut album.
Prozac Nation is Sam on acoustic rhythm and acoustic lead guitar, and Mils on vocals, and acoustic rhythm guitar. This new band's repertoire includes acoustic versions of songs made popular by Placebo and Coldplay.