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UNLEASHING YOUR GENIUS (Music + Arts)

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-RM 18 (rm8 goes towards your drink!)

-Seats (30) • Floor Seats (15) • Standing Room (30)



UNLEASHING YOUR GENIUS (MUSIC & ARTS) - Tues, Sept 19 at 8:30pm, with 3 Featured Acts:
Ray Cheong (singer-songwriter), Johnny Slattery (singer-songwriter), Surya (spoken word)


Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.’ ~Albert Einstein. We all have genius within us. Yet knowing you have a genius within doesn't make picking up a guitar or mic any easier. On the contrary, if we believe that "art" is for "artists" only, we live only as an observer and dreamer.


On Weds, Aug 30th evening, you'll hear how these artists found their way to let art into their lives. Unique stories of self-expression, we promise you’ll leave inspired to unleash your own genius! The evening will include an hour of open mic, 3 featured acts (bios below), followed by a lil time for impromptu performances, freestyle, and collaborations.


OPEN MIC - is closed, below is our lineup - including our first ever stand up comedy performance!


Join us for a shot of creative inspiration, for soulful conversations with old and new friends over coffee/drinks, and for a night that’ll inspire you to unleash your own genius. Come alone, or bring friends. Either way, you’ll meet a new crowd to mingle with! And as always, feel free to join the artists afterwards to freestyle and create fun music on the fly!


Featured Acts:


  1. Ray Cheong - Voice/Guitar


Ray Cheong is Malaysia’s Jazz, Folk, Blues, Rock and Soul Singer-Songwriter/Guitarist; performed over hundreds of venues all over the states in Malaysia and continents of South-East Asia, United Kingdom and Europe;


Ray was the Winner of DiGi Celebriteen 2006, one of the CLEO Bachelor 2009, and also the top 100 finalist of Malaysian Idol back in 2004 and 2005.


His musical journey became more prominent since he started writing and perform his own tunes in 2008, hence the released of two albums, Ray Cheong - Live in London (2011) and Ray Cheong Trio - Live at No Black Tie [promo CD] (2009). Ray is also part of Earth Hour 2013 compilation album with his song “Dark Skies”.


As an accomplish guitarist, he has accompanied and opened for notable artistes in concerts such as:

Yannick Bovy (EUROPE) (2013)

Pixie Lott (UK) (2012)

Tommy Emmanuel (AUS/US) (2012)

Adam Rafferty (US) (2012)

Farid Ali(MY), Az Samad(MY), Nadhira(MY), Salam Musik(MY), Azmyl Yunor(MY), Narmi(MY), Sean Lee-World Top 5 Beatboxer(MY) and many other musicians, local and international in different genres.


Influenced mainly by guitar heroes, singers and bands such as ; Jimi Hendrix, SRV, Joe Pass,John Mayer, John Butler Trio, Incubus, Matchbox 20, Jamie Cullum, George Benson, Jamiroquai, Al

Green, Justin King, Don Ross, The Beatles, Tom Jones and Bee Gees just to name a few!


Learn more and follow him at: https://www.facebook.com/raycheongmusic/


(2) Johnny Slattery - Voice/Guitar


Formerly from the band “The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly” back in his Singapore days, and before that, “The Good Brothers” with his brother Paul, here’s more on Johnny from him!


"learned to play guitar over a Lin stint in hospital in my early 20s and literally played 10 hours a day for a year. It has been a passion ever since, I love trying to communicate the emotion my favorite songs hold in them.


I love all genres of music once the songs written have feeling and authenticity, though not a huge fan of modern radio hip hop. My favorite band of all time .. Steely Dan 👍🏼"



(3) Surya - Spoken Word


A constant work-in-progress, Surya spends more time writing ads than she does her own life. To compensate, she makes up for it with a frying pan instead, in hopes that one day she can try cooking up some poetry to fill up her soul and her stomach.


“Truthfully though, I kinda write to get a feeling across haha. I've always told myself that if I could achieve at least one thing before I die, it'd be to touch or make a difference in at least one person's life. And I'm kinda hoping I'd be able to do that through words.”


You can follow her for more on Instagram: @workforwords



Hope to see you for this special night!


Tue Sep 19, 2017
8:30 PM - 11:30 PM MYT
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