Bembol Rockers to play at Asia Music Festival Sarawak

Bembol Rockers

Bembol Rockers to play at Asia Music Festival Sarawak

If you were a huge fan of Elvis, the Rat Pack, Louis Armstrong, Thelonious Monk and Plas Johnson or if you want to try something new, then check out the Bembol Rockers at Asia Music Festival (AMF) held at 4th and 5th October at Miri, Sarawak. This band from Philippines formed since the Summer of 2006 consisting of Marc Liwanag on guitar and vocals, Lakshmi Kirtan das Ramirez on upright bass and vocals, Archimedes Archie Lacorte on tenor and alto sax, and Steven Hamilton Vasquez Mora on drum.

The music that they create, that is what making them so special. A lot of other bands tried to do jazz or rockabilly, but no one tried to combine these two types of music and that is exactly what Bambol Rockers do. A lot of music that they are playing are originals. They use the superiority of sound of their kundiman-rockabilly mish-mash and adds a element of Filipino pride.

But their main goal is to go back to the classics they all love and recover a new appreciation for it in light of today’s world. Their intention is to influence the younger generation to take a look at the past and see where their music comes from, to create a renewed interest in the Golden Fifties. Not just for the music, but the lifestyle, the dancing and the vintage attire, as well. They also want to make their mark on the Original Pilipino Music scene and help raise its level of artistry. They want to be remembered for music that is positive and fun.

Other bands that have been confirmed for this first year event are VSTAR featuring Kamal Musallam (Korea), Anthony Dassan Yen Party Band (South India), Orkes Soesah Tideor (Indonesia), Foxy Girls (Indonesia), Boy Thai Band (Thailand), Tritha (North India) and Fakhrul Razi (Brunei).

There will also be bands and singers from Malaysia and among them are Melissa Francis, Starlet Band, The Mountain Wind Band, Hevance Band and Sarawak very own Bob from the famous Malaysian TV program, Akademi Fantasia.

Entry tickets are priced at RM30 for adults and RM15 for children/students aged 3-18 (ID required during entry). Tickets available from all STB’s office and Visitors Information Centre located at Old Court House, Kuching (+6 082-423600), Jalan Melayu, Miri (+6 085-434180) and Jalan Tukang Besi, Sibu (+6 084-340980). For enquiries, contact Sarawak Tourism Board at leisure@sarawaktourism.com or +6 082-239171 or log on to http://www.asiamusicfestival.net and http://www.facebook.com/SarawakTravel for more updates.

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Hard Rock Cafe in Melaka

Hard Rock Cafe in Melaka

Hard Rock Cafe in Melaka is located at the entrance of Jonker Walk within the Unesco World Heritage site. This is also the third Hard Rock Cafe in Malaysia, joining the popular locations in Kuala Lumpur, Penang and soon Hard Rock Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. A shock to many people on why they choose Melaka, it has brought new life to the once quiet Jonker Street here. HRC Melaka is also cleverly located just by the Melaka River and next to the bridge that leads to the famous Red Square and Christ Church in Melaka.

Hard Rock is also the first high-end restaurant to embrace the charm of the city. Featuring diverse dining, nightlife and cultural offerings, the 9,000-square-foot iconic restaurant is poised to become the city’s newest landmark destination. The cafe includes seating for 200 people, an upscale vibrant bar, a spacious outdoor dining area, a live entertainment space that will feature Malacca’s unique local music scene, and a Rock Shop. Select, hand-picked pieces of memorabilia from Hard Rock’s iconic collection adorn the walls of Hard Rock Cafe Melaka.

HRC Melaka

Hard Rock Cafe by the Melaka River at Jonker Street

Interior of Hard Rock Cafe Melaka

Inside the Hard Rock Cafe, Melaka

Hard Rock Melaka Address:
No.28 Lorong Hang Jebat,
75200, Melaka, Malaysia

Restaurant Opening Hours: 

  • Sunday-Thursday
  • 11:30AM – 1:00 AM
  • Fri, Sat & Eve of Public Holiday
  • 11:30 AM – 2:00 AM (Kitchen Closes at 10:30 PM)

ROCK SHOP Melaka

  • Sunday-Thursday
  • 9:00 AM – 1:00 AM
  • Fri, Sat & Eve of Public Holiday
  • 9:00 AM – 2:00 AM
  • Hard Rock Cafe Melaka Telephone: 606-292 5188
  • Hard Rock Melaka official website.

For those heading to Melaka and spending the night there, you now have and additional option for dining, drinking or just hanging out at one of the new entertainment places in Melaka. Strategically located at world-famous Jonker Street, it is hard to miss when you are going here. Another iconic place near by is the famous Melaka Chicken Rice Ball Restaurant called Chung Wah Restaurant where is just next to the Hard Rock Cafe in Melaka.