Open Mic @ The Venue, Pavilion KL #1

September 3rd, 2012: Open Mic @ The Venue, Pavilion KL #1. This was the very first, hosted by Az Samad himself! Here he is with a ukulele.

Ariff also on ukulele.

Alloy is a beatboxer.

He then collaborates with Tasha, to form Alloy & Tasha. Alloy with an alloy!

Tharish and her striking white guitar.

Irena Taib of The Impatient Sisters, the first featured act.

Three sisters.

The odd one out, a violinist.

Jared Lim Trio/Jumero. This is Jared, and they play more classic rock/funk/disco stuff, really well!

Alloy & Keana.

The amazing Shaneil Devaser. His DIY CD is well-produced!

Jia Ming does some fingerstyle.

Paolo Delfino, second featured act, has an older sound this time, after not seeing him around for some time. Also, that is one heck of a shiny Floyd Rose floating bridge!


Faan, with legit Malay folk music. Solid stuff.

Markiza & Peter Hassan Brown are veterans – here’s Peter.

Master of the harp.

Markiza usually plays on her organ but is dwarfed here.

Sulyn Ooi then gets on the keys.

Her band.

Azfar Allias.

Joe Loy. Here you can get an idea of what the stage looks like.

A very smiley Melissa. (Who I’d later discover to be part of the awesome girl band Crinkle Cut.)

The melancholic Hameer Zawawi.

Pictures mostly by the Sony Alpha SLT-A77V and Sony Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 135mm F1.8 ZA, with some shots from the Sony Alpha 900 and Sony Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 24mm F2.0 ZA SSM, and the Opteka 85mm F1.4 (judging on perspective – since its DIY chip fell out, perspective is the only way I can differentiate between that and my Samyang 35mm F1.4, as the EXIF data reports a focal length of 0mm.)

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