Daikanyama @ Changkat Bukit Bintang – RAW: The Acoustic Sing-Along Series No.1
A couple of days ago, we were invited by our good friend Barri, to RAW – The Acoustic Sing-Along Series No.1, at Daikanyama, Changkat Bukit Bintang. Most of you who know, or have been to Daikanyama are probably wondering, where on earth, this rather cozy restaurant, could possibly have space to hold parties etc.Well, the answer is that the upstairs of Daikanyama has been fully renovated and now functions as a really rather laid-back funky chill out area ideal for nights like RAW. Lounge chairs, a bar area, an out-door balcony area and DJ turntables complete the upper deck party area. Also, Flattops helped enhance the acoustics of the room.
As the young musicians took to the stage, they really wow-ed the crowd with their tight guitar sound and good vocals to boot. Towards the end of the night, there were a few impromptu guest appearances and some open-mike jamming. Even Barri did a rocking, solo performance on the guitar which really thrilled his guests – click on my u-tube link to hear just how good he was! (Photo a bit dark, sorry, because musicians love being shrouded in mystery). Gawd.. I had no idea he was so talented! Barri feels that this is how music-connecting-souls should be. Enough of the hum and drum of normal..! Of course c&c also love the gorgeous, extensive yet affordable selection of sake served at Daikanyama.. and the food… the oh, so tasty finger food.. Anyways, say no more.. we are looking forward to next week’s series 2 .. for sure!
PHOTOS and VIDEO enclosed!
People chilling and waiting for the performance to start..
Some excellent acoustic guitar skills were showcased, followed by more open-mike jamming. The place is packed to the rafters. Paranoid Android who practically lives next to Daikanyama swings by for a quick shot of sake.. “But PA, we have a whole bottle! You were supposed to help us finish it.. not run home and work! Chis!”
Three shot glasses.. and then there were two.. boo-hoo
. This shot turned out so cool! Barri looks like my favourite character from the arcade game, Mortal Kombat, Raiden.. the god of thunder. Sans white outfit and white hat, he still looks like he’s about to unleash a bolt of lightning on his victims!
C&C getting pissed on sake.. ahem!
My favourite jerky snack at Daikanyama.. fish jerky dipped in mayo!
Barri on the right… looking shy because he got such an ovation after his song!Anyway, I figured I’d show you his face first before I played you the video because he is enveloped in darkness and you will never see his face on the video. Have no fear, its his voice and guitar playing that is the Phwar! factor:P
Cumi.. at the turn-tables.. don’t ask me how he spins.. the answer is the opposite of “like a pro”.
Music makes the world go round..
This Friday the 30th October 2009… is Harajuku Harroween Night at Daikanyama! (yes, it really is a typo – Halloween? geddit?)Girls, come dressed as the manic, colorful, punk Harajuku Girls and get two cocktails free! Just incase you do not know what a Harajuku girl looks like.. erm, looks like me 😛 (Kidding!) To give you a feel for it, kindly refer to the collage below…so get creative!