Wrap & Latest Gigs

Weekly Wrap - Commencing Thursday The 20th April 2017

Back from the Khmer New Year holiday and struggling to re-discover your get-up-and-go ? Feeling sluggish and unproductive? There is only one solution! Hail a tuk-tuk and check out some fantastic live gigs in Cambodia this weekend!

Back in the groove: Kristen and Pavel – pic: Steve Porte

It’s been a while since we got to enjoy the singular voice of Kristen Rasmussen – a U.S.-born singer who grew up in Asia – classically trained but steeped in Americana. Kristen will be at Farm to Table this Friday for a session of Rockabilly, Country, Blues and Soul. Backed up by the fluid guitar accompaniment of Pavel Ramirez, Kristen’s voice really soars when taking on the big songs of artists like Linda Ronstadt or Etta James.

Beer will be spilt: Phnom Skor in action this weekend – pic: Steve Porte

Americana acolyte RJ Marshall is back in town this weekend, visiting from Kampot for gigs with Phnom Skor at Oscar’s on Friday and FCC – The Mansion on Saturday. Phnom Skor is a unique band presenting a mix of older folk-blues standards, swampy psychedelic 60’s grooves and original, mixed-language songs. Frontman Vanntin ‘Tin’ Hoeurn is as unpredictable and inspiring to watch in this band as he is in death metallers Sliten6ix. You really don’t know what is going to happen next (but it is likely to involve great music, dynamic stage antics and random objects being hurled around the room). Phnom Skor singer/guitarist RJ Marshall will end the weekend in a more sedate fashion with a Sunday night solo acoustic session at Zeppelin Cafe.

Read the Leng Pleng interview with RJ Marshall here.

He wasn’t English, but he did slay a dragon – the enigmatic St George: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/0/when-is-st-georges-day-and-what-do-we-know-about-englands-patron/

St George’s Day – the national day of England – is not the most fervently celebrated feast day on the calendar. Not even designated as an official public holiday back in the U.K., April 23rd has little chance of equivalency with St Patrick’s Day (Ireland) or Independence Day (U.S.A.) as an unofficial, but widely celebrated international holiday. Even in the Kingdom of  Cambodia, the world-leader in both unofficial and official holidays, you would be hard-pushed to find the Cross of St George The Dragon Slayer hanging from the eaves of a single house. Enter the St George’s Trio, who have convened a specially English-themed evening of music, scheduled to take place at Alchemy in Phnom Penh this Saturday night. We are talking Beatles, Kinks, Elvis Costello, Oasis, Radiohead and Ed Sheeran. Sounds like a good excuse to celebrate England’s finest.

Nikki Joss vid

English songstress Joss Stone is still making her way around the globe on an unprecedented 204-country world tour. During February last, she took in Siem Reap, Cambodia – headlining the Chub Met Music and Art Festival. The above video documents the wonderful collaboration between soul superstar Joss and Cambodian pop star Nikki Nikki, Phnom Penh-based Australian musician Euan Gray and a traditional Khmer music group.

Whatever you’re up to over the next few days, stay safe out there and… see you around the traps!



Weekly Gig Guide - Commencing Thursday The 20th April 2017

Latest Gigs


Thursday  20-Apr-2017
Friday  21-Apr-2017
Saturday  22-Apr-2017
Monday  24-Apr-2017
Tuesday  25-Apr-2017
Wednesday  26-Apr-2017
Coming Up
  • Road to Mandalay at Bassac Lane
  • Pavel Ramirez and Colin at Jazz Club Phnom Penh
  • Complicated Business at TUSK Guest House and Bar, The Eighty8 and The Eighty8
  • Carlos Latino at FCC – The Mansion
  • The Fumes at Botanico Wine & Beer Garden
  • Joe Wrigley and Clay George at Farm to Table
  • Joe & The Jumping Jacks at Oscar’s On The Corner
  • Lisa Concepcion and Remi at Valentino’s Garden Terrace Bistro
  • Sophoen, Lou and JinHoon at The Java Cafe & Gallery
  • Kheltica at Jazz Club Phnom Penh
  • Aram Khmer at Valentino’s Garden Terrace Bistro
  • Mary and Takeshi at Farm to Table
  • Duha Jazztet at Alchemy
  • Pro.Jam at The The Irish Place Cambodia
  • Scott Bywater and Joe Wrigley at Farm to Table
  • PlanB at Sharky Bar
  • Sliten6ix, Nightmare A.D. and LOLOTICA at Oscar’s On The Corner
  • The Hensley Trio at Shanghai Bar, Alchemy, Bouchon Wine bar and Botanico Wine & Beer Garden
  • Channthy Cha Cha at The Institut Francais du Cambodge, Tacos Kokopelli
  • Scott Bywater and Chuck at Botanico Wine & Beer Garden
  • Scott Bywater at Tacos Kokopelli, Good Times Bar
  • RJ Marshall at Zeppelin Cafe
  • Sangvar Day at Oscar’s On The Corner
  • Marina Xavier and Carlos at Duplex Taverne Belge
  • Phnom Skor at Jazz Club Phnom Penh
  • Amy Powell at TUSK Guest House and Bar
  • Kyle Orten at Duplex Taverne Belge
  • Aok Sokunkanha at Koh Pich
  • Dj Malo and DJ Sushi Firas at Meta House
  • DJane Sao Sopheak at Meta House
  • MC Kaztet Dee, Wat A Gwaan and Dj Kaztet Dee at The Naga House in Kampot
  • DJ Woody at The Pontoon Pulse
  • DJ Maily, Dj Rakky-z and DJ Nova at The Riverhouse Lounge
  • DJ Star, DJ Rose, Dj Rakky-z and DJ Nova at The Riverhouse Lounge
  • DJ Menoa at The Naga House in Kampot
  • DJ Watt’s Up and Justchill at Déva-Lounge.Bar.Restaurant
  • Dj Niko Yu at Pontoon, Love Club
  • DJ Gang and Dj FunkII Pro at Pontoon
  • Dj Dilee D at Pontoon
  • DJ Blazian at Love Club
  • DJ Watt’s Up at The Institut Francais du Cambodge
  • DJ Cari at K-Race
  • Road to Mandalay, Marina Xavier, Amy Powell, Josh, Pervez, El Moreno, The Hensley Trio, C.I.A. and Kim Bugo at Duplex Taverne Belge
  • DJ Gang, Sopheak Chomroeun, Dj Vini, Dj Rockit, PREMA and Phealey at Epic Club