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Laura Mam & Her All-Female Band, “The Like Me’s”

By: Yenly Posted: February-18-2011 in

Similar to Sex and the City, the Like Me’s consists of four females, half of which are Cambodian and the other half Filipina. With different talents and varied ages, they complement one another to form a unique sound. The R&B/Alternative/& Pop Southeast Asian American band is much like the Cambodian Alliance for the Arts since they target both a global and domestic audience to accomplish their mission; to empower and to heal. Just like any crew or organization, the band was established through common experiences and interests.

The Like Me's

By: FCC Posted: January-28-2011 in

The Like Me's, the world's only all-Cambodian girl band, is gearing up for its debut tour of the Kingdom.

The Like Me's are on a mission.

Since 2009, the California-based quartet has been promoting the sounds of Cambodia's oft forgotten 1960s-era music scene in an attempt to rekindle the Kingdom's "Golden Era" of music.

And while it's foreign audiences who are usually most mesmerized, the music, says the band, is aimed squarely at homeland hearts and minds.

Supabad rocking the town

By: Anthony Galloway Posted: November-13-2010 in
Anthony Galloway

The live music scene in Phnom Penh, just keeps getting better and better. If last nights show by Supabad is any indication of what we can expect in the venues around town soon then a big thanks to the venues bringing in live acts.

Sundown Sessions: DJs Marco and lllest present "7-Eleven," an early-hours "before" party on the fifth-floor sundeck of The Quay Hotel.

By: FCC Cambodia Posted: September-06-2010 in
FCC Cambodia

On the fifth-story sundeck of The Quay Hotel, canopy-covered Moroccan lounge beds peer across the Tonle Sap River and to The Mekong River beyond. A cool breeze blows in from the water and washes over the bubbling black-stone hot tub.

When Phnom Penh's DJ Marco first saw the place six months ago, he knew he had found the venue for a perfect sunset affair. So along with his cousin, another local spinster who goes by the name DJ Illest, the two approached Benjamin Le Grand, a manager at the hotel, and gave him the pitch.

Travelin' Band

By: FCC Cambodia Posted: September-06-2010 in
FCC Cambodia

I was just a lad, nearly twenty-two
Neither good nor bad, just a kid like you
And now I'm lost, too late to pray
Lord, I've paid the cost on the Lost Highway

So goes the song "Lost Highway," made popular by the late country-and-western star Hank Williams. The name seems fitting for a classic rock band based in Sihanoukville, the beach-town escape at the end of Highway 4.

A very brief Q&A with Cambodia's no 1 songstress, Meas Soksophea

By: Andy Brouwer Posted: August-23-2010 in
Andy Brouwer

Meas Soksophea has been my favourite female Khmer singer for a while now, in fact since I heard her rendition of the love song What You Don't Know, which you can hear and see for yourself in the video. She also sang the theme song from the film The Red Sense, which is a beautiful song. Recently married, therefore disappointing all of her male fans in Cambodia, Sophea has been increasing her online presence in the past few months, embracing facebook and twitter with regular updates via the latter.

pre party vibes and on...

By: Wesley Taller Posted: March-10-2010 in
Wesley Taller

Are you in for some PRE PARTY VIBES?
The best place to get your early saturday night started is @ the Chinese House, along Sisowath quay.
DJ WEZ will throw in some old school deep down beats while you are zipping on some magnificent cocktails.
Paul and his team's mission is to get people into the groove before the late night tunes settle in over the mighty Penh.
So if you are in for some ear candies go down to the Chinese House and get that bootie movin.

A Truckful of Soul

By: FCC Cambodia Posted: February-02-2010 in
FCC Cambodia

Australian bluesrock veteran Paul Janovskis -- known for soulful lyrics and stripped-down guitar licks -- plays Phnom Penh in February.

As a 12-year-old boy growing up in Melbourne, Paul Janovskis wanted not only to be a musician, he wanted to be a rebel in the greatest traditions of rock 'n' roll.

It was at that unruly age that Janovskis, who performs at the FCC on Feb. 19-20, picked up one of his dad's guitars and started playing regularly. At the same time, he hooked up with some musically inclined neighbors -- including Nick Seymour from Crowded House -- and began playing in "party bands".

A quiet weekend for once: 21 - 22 January

By: Phnom Penh Gigs Posted: January-26-2010 in
Phnom Penh Gigs

The Hellhounds were glad to welcome the Swedish Ambassador back on bass playing & hat wearing duties on Thursday night at Sharky's. It was great to have my rhythm section buddy back filling in the holes that I leave behind in the grooves occasionally. We slipped into the old patterns as easily as we downed the bacon and blue cheese burgers beforehand. Now, if we can only get a couple more channels in the mixer, the vocals can gather together as well ... expect some new songs when you drop in this Thursday.

Destination Phnom Penh for the Stanton Warriors

By: Ritchie Munro Posted: December-12-2009 in
Ritchie Munro

Tonight Platinum Club Cambodia welcomes yet another star from the international music circuit. In the last year we have witnessed an eclectic collection of D.J's, Bands and performers, but surely none are as big as this. Dominic B of the Stanton Warriors has stopped by in the middle of his Asian tour to celebrate his birthday in Phnom Penh.


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