Monthly Archives: July 2015

The Barlai Open Mic #5 : SayangKinabalu #1

9th July 2015: The Barlai Open Mic #5 : SayangKinabalu #1 at Barlai, Jalan Sin Chew Kee. Here’s Endee Ahmad! Rocking voice.

Ian Steven Ong.

The crowd.

Mikhail Iskandar Hanafi.

Winnie Chua.

Ian Tai. I missed Ruben Kelvin who performed after him.

Bobby Tan.

Saturday Afternoon. Fariz started first, with Melissa joining on stage…

…then Melissa did her stuff solo.

Rozella, who was helping to collect donations for the Mount Kinabalu guides affected by the recent earthquake.

Shaneil Devaser, emcee and organizer.

Jo & Jermaine, Across The Road

3rd July 2015: Jo & Jermaine play live! at Across The Road, Jalan Bangsar Utama 1, behind the Bangsar LRT station. I decided it would be leg day and hoofed it for half an hour down a sloping road!

This is Jo.

This is Jermaine. They are sisters!

Jo, I’d seen in various band/format incarnations, as pop-jazz, R&B and rock and roll (complete with pleather pants). This was the pop cover side.

The Barlai Open Mic #4

9th July 2015: The Barlai Open Mic #4, at Barlai, Jalan Sin Chew Kee.

Here’s Joanne Lim with emcee and host Shaneil playing guitar.

A quiet, quaint little bar this was, by The BIG Group.

Winnie Chua.

She was rocking the warrior stance!

I brought my Sony Alpha 7S and Mitakon/ZhongYi Speedmaster 50mm F0.95 Dark Knight Pro Edition for low-light situations like these.

The amazing, soulful Kafayat Quadri.

Ian Tai has some interesting singalongs.

Ruben Kelvin does a mean impression of Johnny Cash.

Shaneil Devaser ends the night.

Melissa didn’t perform, but she was amazed by her Sony Alpha 7 Mark II and the Sony FE 55mm F1.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar T*.