Monday, August 28, 2006

This week at Backyard Pub & Grill

Live Music
6 days a week Live Music performances only at Backyard! An impressive line-up of artistes is set to entertain you this week as Backyard announces its 6 days-a-week Live Music starting from August 28th. Raymond Chia opens Mondays slot while Madison Flynt from Denmark guest stars on Tuesday, 29th August. Don't miss out the special performance by the Danish band.

Good news to all on Merdeka Eve, August 30th, as there will be Happy Hours "All Night Long". To the ladies, enjoy Vodka, Rum & Gin Free Flow from 5pm to 930pm! Celebrate this event at Backyard with Vincent (Lionel Richie of M'sia) Faye & Marcus. There will also be festivities as we celebrate Malaysia's 49th National Day.

Also, check out the latest video of Big Game who consists of Gerard Singh, Sherman Tan & Raymond Chia at

The line-up for this week:
Mon, Aug 28: Raymond Chia
Tue, Aug 29: Madison Flynt
Wed, Aug 30: Vincent & Faye
Thu, Aug 31: Two Hats
Fri, Sept 01: Stairways
Sat, Sept 02: PHD
Sun, Sept 03: --

Backyard Pool League
As for the Backyard Pool League 2006, the Finals will be held on Monday, August 28th.
View the list of the 6 finalists here:

Food promotions
Friday Specials (available every Friday):

A) Seafood Spaghetti Marinara (featured in Her World, June issue), with choice of cream, tomato or garlic sauce. - RM 14.50 +
B) BBQ Chicken + Salad + Roast Potato - RM16.50 +
C) Sweet N Sour Fish + Rice - RM10.50 +
*Get any of the above promotional dishes and pay only RM5.90+ for a glass of house wine (one glass per order). Promotion runs till end of September.

Saturday Specials
Backyard BBQ Pit opens for business

Friday, August 25, 2006

Blast Off! Is Back

Blast Off! The band & vocal group talent search initiated by the Astro channel is back! is heading to Sarawak on 9 & 10 September 2006, Kuala Lumpur on 15, 16 & 17 September 2006 and Sabah 16 & 17 September 2006, on the look out for talented unsigned musicians for Blast Off 3!

Blast Off! is an initiative of channel to unearth exciting, talented unsigned Malaysian performing bands/groups with the aim to develop them in realizing their full potential in regional and international music arena. This competition is open to all genres & English only, band or vocal groups with minimum 3 members to maximum 6 members in between the age of 18 - 30 years old Malaysian. Participants must be an unsigned band or group, free from any recording contract from any labels & free from any sponsor or endorsement contract.

Don't miss out on the chance to be the next Blast Off Star, so make sure you register now! Wanna be the next star of Blast Off!? Log on to and click on or Astro Life to register now. The online registration will close on the 1st September 2006.

Be sure not to miss the audition. For more information, email us at blastoff at or contact us 603 9543 9312. Stay tuned to, The Music You Choose!

Blast Off is supported by as the official radio station, Malay Mail & Kosmo as the official Newspaper, Galaxie Magazine as the official magazine and Zerohour as the official wardrobe

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Sharizan Borhan’s “Timeless” Tour Rolls Into September

New Gigs Added At Souled Out And Top Room As Jazz Circuit Tour Enters Third Month

Sharizan Borhan has added three more dates to the jazz circuit tour in support of his new live album recording “Timeless”. He will be performing at:
Souled Out Café on Saturday September 9
20 Jalan 30/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur P: 03-2300-1955

The Top Room on Friday September 22 and Saturday September 23
Top Hat Restaurant, 7 Jalan Kia Peng, Kuala Lumpur P: 03-2142-8611
E: for reservations

Standard cover charges apply for each bar and performances are subject to change, so please call ahead to check.

Sharizan has been extremely busy in the last three months since the release of his comeback album. He’s performed to packed houses at Alexis Bistro Ampang and The Top Room, appeared on The Breakfast Show for NTV7 and Malaysia Hari Ini for TV3, as well as getting lots of encouraging interviews and positive reviews in the press.

His first single “Fly Me To The Moon” was a huge hit on Light & Easy, staying on heavy rotation for seven weeks! Following that, his second single “It Had To Be You” was championed by Traxx FM and has been on the jazz A-list for over a month. His third single “For Once In My Life” is due to be picked up by another radio station at the end of September.

Saturday, August 19, 2006

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Pete Teo's new album "Television"

Pete’s first single “Tom”, a tribute to the late Jairus Anthony, has been nominated for best song on Hitz Fm Annual Awards. Please vote for it by sms-ing VOTE POP 1 to 32111. Support local talent – do it now.

Pete Teo is Malaysia’s finest gift to the music world in the genre of alt pop. The man is a natural, a consummate poet, constantly developing his craft as a true artiste.

In Television, Teo provides his trademark mix for a solid album: - sweet melody, delicate singing, imaginative song structure, and ever evocative lyrics. However, it is a significant departure from his debut ‘Rustic Living for Urbanites’. The solo soul-searching introspection is gone, replaced by a bigger, fuller band sound.

‘Carnival Hall’, an ironic and timely parody of our current media obsessed world, is driven by a bass line that infectiously dances in your head and yet is technically impressive

Pete is brilliant and his 2nd album is punctuated by many moments of his sheer musical mastery. making it a truly enjoyable listening experience.

Pete Teo started writing music professionally in 1985 while still in his late teens, for English TV soundtracks to begin with, then for a fusion band "Sibert" in which he also performed as the guitarist, then on to a unit called "Mid Century" which won a recording deal with BMG Hong Kong and became a successful cult act. Bet you didn’t know he taught philosophy in a school while writing music for Channel 4 in London..

After a hiatus during the latter half of the 90's he returned to the music scene in 2000 as a solo performer, in the current style, and recorded his first solo album "Rustic Living for Urbanites" which was released in June 2003. This album was produced by Ronan Chris Murphy, a producer/mastering engineer who has worked with rock pioneers such as King Crimson, Steve Morse (ex. Dixie Dreggs, Deep Purple) and California Guitar Trio, among many others.

For the recording of that album, Teo was joined by Malaysia's foremost musicians Lewis Pragasam, whose drumming prowess has made him the most wanted drummer in the south-east Asian music scene, as well as Takeharu Hayakawa, the bassist of Bondage Fruit offspring Coil fame.

Pete Teo mentions as his favorite musicians Leonard Cohen, Van Morrison, Nick Drake, and he is an avid fan of experimental jazz and rock.

Teo’s 2nd album “Television” features top musicians from all over Asia and includes ‘Who For You?’, the title song to hit movie 'Gubra', as well as singles 'Carnival Hall' and 'Lost In America'. The album is out in stores now and without giving anything away all I can say is it's bloody good, so go buy it now.

For more info and a sneak preview of the brand new album, click on the link

Digi and Starbucks Music Series

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Francissca Peters at Cotton Club

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