my performance activities this week

Monday 8: open mic at our new Monday venue, The Box Office (St 244), 7.30 pm
Wednesday 10: solo at the new Good Times Bar, 9.30 pm
Thursday 11: with The Extraordinary Chambers at Oscar’s on the Corner, 10 pm
Friday 12: Mainstreet at Botanico, 7 pm
Saturday 13: John Lennon Tribute at LF Social Club, I’ll be joining with Joe Wrigley, James Speck, Greg Beshers, Marianna Hensley, Ariane Parkes, Chuck Villar and possibly some others to celebrate John’s 78th birthday.
Sunday 14: the Sunday Sundowner Sessions at Tacos Kokopelli, 5 – 8 pm

Coming up:

A quiet period. And then a busy one.

  • The Sock Essentials and Mainstreet at Duplex, October 27
  • Scoddy Acoustic Trio at FCC, November 2
  • Hills&Bells at the Early Years Behind Bars fundraiser at Chinese House, November 3

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my performance activities this week

Monday 1: open mic at our new Monday venue, The Box Office (St 244), 7.30 pm.
Tuesday 2: the Phnom Penh Ukulele Circle, upstairs at Masamune, Bassac Lane, 7.30 pm
Wednesday 3: solo at the new Good Times Bar, 9.30 pm
Thursday 4: with The Extraordinary Chambers at Oscar’s on the Corner, 10 pm
Friday 5: Scoddy Acoustic Trio at FCC rooftop, 8.30 pm
Sunday 7: the Sunday Sundowner Sessions at Tacos Kokopelli, 5 – 8 pm

Coming up:
Monday 8 & Tuesday 9 jams at Oscar’s on the Corner for Pchum Ben holidays
Mainstreet at Botanico

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my performance activities this week

Monday 24: open mic at our new Monday venue, The Box Office (St 244), 7.30 pm.
Tuesday 25: the Phnom Penh Ukulele Circle, upstairs at Masamune, Bassac Lane, 7.30 pm
Wednesday 26: solo at the new Good Times Bar, 9.30 pm
Thursday 27: with The Extraordinary Chambers at Oscar’s on the Corner, 10 pm
Friday 28: Moi Tiet at Oscar’s on the Corner
Sunday 30: the Sunday Sundowner Sessions at Tacos Kokopelli, 5 – 8 pm

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my performance activities this week

Monday 17: open mic at our new Monday venue, The Box Office (St 244), 7.30 pm.
Tuesday 18: the Phnom Penh Ukulele Circle, upstairs at Masamune, Bassac Lane, 7.30 pm
Wednesday 19: solo at the new Good Times Bar, 9.30 pm
Thursday 20: with The Extraordinary Chambers at Oscar’s on the Corner, 10 pm
Friday 21: Scoddy’s Trio of Duos at Farm to Table: The Sock Essentials, Mainstreet and Hills&Bells, 6.30 pm
Sunday 23: the Sunday Sundowner Sessions at Tacos Kokopelli, 5 – 8 pm then Mainstreet is on the bill with The Uncomfortably White Brothers and comedian Sam Thomas at a special night at Garage Bar from 8.30 pm

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my performance activities this week

Monday 10: open mic at our new Monday venue, The Box Office (St 244), 7.30 pm.
Tuesday 11: the Phnom Penh Ukulele Circle, upstairs at Masamune, Bassac Lane, 7.30 pm
Wednesday 12: solo at the new Good Times Bar, 9.30 pm
Thursday 13: with The Extraordinary Chambers at Oscar’s on the Corner, 10 pm
Friday 14: Hills&Bells at Botanico, 7 pm
Saturday 15: The Sock Essentials at Cloud, 8.30 pm
Sunday 16: the Sunday Sundowner Sessions at Tacos Kokopelli, 5 pm

Coming soon:

Scoddy’s Trio of Duos at Farm to Table, 21 September
Mainstreet at Garage, 23 September

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a closer look at my week: Mondays

Monday 3: open mic, The Box Office (St 244), 7.30 pm.

[My weekly performance schedule goes out with very little detail – this week I am filling in some of the gaps]

This open mic used to be held at Good Times Bar, and now continues at The Box Office. A smaller room, and a more intimate performance space. Once in a while we do a themed night where we limit ourselves to songs we can justify within a particular topic – for instance, Midnight Train to Georgia was performed for Transport, Time, What State Are You In, and What’s Her Name – also Occupations and Fruit for Gladys Knight and the Pips. Then we all head to Oscar’s to see the Cambodia Country Band.

the box office open mic poster

 

a closer look at my week: Sunday

Sunday 9: the Sunday Sundowner Sessions at Tacos Kokopelli, 5 pm

[My weekly performance schedule goes out with very little detail – this week I am filling in some of the gaps]

The longest running open mic in Phnom Penh started up at the now long-gone Rubies and moved to what was then the Alley Cat (now Tacos Kokopelli) around five years ago. There have been some lean times, but this event continues to be a high point of my week. I started it up because this is what I wanted to do on a late Sunday afternoon – play music with people who love to play music. My focus in open mics is to reduce the MAWGG factor (middle aged white guys playing guitar) by encouraging as many as possible to take part – fostering a wider community of performers and making the experience more enjoyable for the audience. Bands form, try themselves out, and come back to practice.  People get behind the microphone for the first time.  Folk sing along.  It’s a blast.

new sundowner happy