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Weekly Wrap - Commencing Thursday the 1st September 2016

The Shamrockers are a rocking quartet from various corners of the world, coming together in Phnom Penh this weekend for a blistering series of gigs. The fun starts at Farm to Table on Friday with an acoustic session, moving on to a full band setup at Oscar's on The Corner later that night. Andy (UK), Paul (Kuala Lumpur), Hung (Vietnam) and Danny (Philippines) will then play a Saturday show at The Exchange. The Shamrockers honed their repertoire of classic Irish rock and folk-rock (think Thin Lizzy, The Pogues, The Chieftains) with a weekly residency at Sheridan’s Irish Pub in Ho Chi Minh City. Sounds like fun and something different for the Phnom Penh scene!

Bob Passion & The Schkoots will be back in action at Oscar's on The Corner this Saturday night. The tightly-wound trio of Bob, Ben and Jan are a loud and refreshingly original package of French-language punk. Check out their recent album 'Straight To The Legend' on bandcamp and be sure to pick up your own copy at the gig on Saturday.

Riverhouse Asian Bistro are kicking off a brand-new weekly night this Monday. Your host is Clay 'Class Act' George and the musicians are a hand-picked bunch of top jazz players. This week, Seb Adnot (bass), Larry Martinez (keys), and Norman King (saxophone) will take to the stage – with a different configuration of musicians coming together each Monday. The repertoire will be a mixture of instrumental jazz and vocal pieces, with a strong possibility of some guest stars 'sitting in' for a few tunes!

Smooth George: Clay will be at Riverhouse each Monday night. pic: Jim Heston

If you somehow managed to miss the recent incendiary performances by Jahzad at Jazz Club Phnom Penh... Jan 'Professor Kinski' Mueller can help! The dub-addicted professor has recorded, mixed and released on Youtube several songs from last weekend's show. Videographer Nich SeVen also captured two of the songs on film. Those who were there for the gigs experienced seven of the best musicians in the country creating such cool and interesting music. The Jazz Club continues to produce first-class live shows on a regular basis, with Reinhardt-Grapelli enthusiasts Hot Club de Phnom Penh and cool jazzers Norman King Quartet appearing weekly. Jazz Club attendees may consider reserving a table ahead of time for a rare public appearance by the 'reclusive' Krom on Saturday the 10th of September. Band leader Chris Minko let Leng Pleng know that the show will be a 'one-off special gig for a listening audience'. More original Khmer sounds can be heard every Wednesday at the Jazz Club's Cambodian night – with an appearance by saxophonist Bunhong Cheak and Miss Sarawan scheduled for the 14th September.


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


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