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Weekly Wrap - Commencing Thursday the 22nd September 2016

Ted, Timothy, myself and all the gang at Leng Pleng Towers would like to give a shout out to photographer extraordinaire Steve Porte. Steve is a tireless supporter of the Phnom Penh live music scene, seemingly out at all gigs at all hours in all weather. Steve has kindly made his striking and beautiful monochrome shots available for us to post here on Leng Pleng. If you've ever glanced at the weekly wrap before, or ever followed a Phnom Penh band on Facebook, you will have admired his work. When Steve is not able to be present at a gig, it feels like it didn't happen! Check out some of Steve's images below, and be sure to hit up his website. Thanks Mr Porte!

Simoun are a post-rock 'shoegazer' band formed recently in Phnom Penh. The music is heavy on effects and atmospherics. With bandmates Gem Habito and Genesis' attention focussed on the floor, Steve Porte dropped his flash on the stage and caught this shot – at Oscar's On The Corner. Simoun will be playing at Cloud this Friday night.

Krom received international media attention from as far away as the U.S., U.K. and Spain for their recent performance at Phnom Penh Jazz Club. With Seb Adnot's double bass in the background, alto saxophonist Jimmy Baeck blows a solo while singer Sophea Chamroeun contemplates her next line.

Bassist Ned Kelly offers a smile during a recent Sangvar Day performance at the FCC. The French-Italian-American rockers perform spiky, original, heavy-riff based music with lyrics inspired by the Cambodian experience. Catch them this Friday at Oscar's On The Corner.

Into the music: Ukulele James will be on song this Saturday (pic: supplied)

James 'Ukes of Hazard' Speck will be regaling a daytime crowd at Farm to Table with some groovy jazz-blues this Saturday. Following on from the success of their weekly Acoustic Fridays, the venue is doubling down with an extra live music session for the monthly Farmer's Market. Speck's entertaining on-stage persona is always fun and zany – mixing the smooth sounds of the ukulele with bizarre synthesiser lines. Fruity!

Sebastien Adnot and his talented group of musicians continue to produce excellent music on a nightly basis at Jazz Club Phnom Penh. Videographer NiCh-Se7en caught this spirited version of jazz standard 'All of Me' at a recent gig:

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


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