Every Thursday night is the time for the Pawnshop Bosses Band – a name that represents the living legends of Bangkok’s live music scene – Frank and Elle. They are simply a must-see act, as their music career spans from the time of the Vietnam war when Frank had played for GI’s at the infamous Patpong, through the 80s when they tied the knot and began performing together, then spent six years in India, before they came back to Bkk where they have performed in over 60 venues so far. Their repertoire will take through various eras, as they flip through several thick handwritten songbooks (such a rare sight nowadays) while chatting with the audience in between the songs. They will grant you any request if they can perform it, but you will also learn a lot about music trivia and history in general. Get ready to laugh and cry, and even take the stage if you can sing your favorite tune!
Whim Wisatuporn Jingjit’s acoustic session starts our weekly music schedule every Wednesday. Originally from the coastal town of Trang, Whim learned to play the guitar from his father, who was a teacher and a musician. His first band from high school was influenced by hard rock, grunge, and ’90s Indie music. Once he’d moved to Bangkok he started hanging out at AdHere 13th Blues Bar, where he learned to play blues from Pi Pong, the legendary bar’s owner and one of Thailand’s best guitar players. He formed a blues band called The Vintagers, which has been present on the Bkk’s live music scene for over a decade. Whim has a wide repertoire and can take you through various musical genres with his smooth voice and versatile guitar skill. Very often he’s joined by fellow musicians, therefore we’ve learned to always expect the unexpected on his nights. Joins us on Wednesday nights and let’s see what happens!
Every Saturday, Lips Manly present their unique Neo Vintage Swing Eclectic Pop style. All the covers and originals have been heavily “lipsified” by the frontman Will Christopher Corbin, a man from Florida with the ukulele and a mic with special powers! Powered by the French drummer Ludovic and Thai guitarist Pong, Will will (pun intended) deliver the most incredible renditions of Depeche Mode, Police, David Bowie, Talking Heads, Dead or Alive, Bruce Springsteen, Blondie and even throw in some rap and sing in Thai, and soooo much more! If you’re familiar with these names, we guarantee you will jump up to the ceiling, and if not, well then even more reason to educate yourself by coming to the gig! Just beware of irreversible addiction symptoms after a quick exposure! We’ve already got them all!
Dear BM friends, so many things have happened last weekend, we still haven’t had time to process it. Although we were not fully ready to open this month, we’d seen Bangkok Design Week as the perfect opportunity to have a trial run and present our “baby” to the world.
The task was overwhelming at times, but the reactions and the vibe created in those two days have by far exceeded all our expectations! People used words like – homey, lovely, good energy, relaxing, great sound – to describe their first impressions, and we are over the moon for it as that was exactly the vibe we wanted to create.
Our walls are still bare and our menu is very limited for now, but we’ve got the two most important ingredients for our bar to get it’s “mojo working” – great music and fabulous crowd! There are so many people to thank for helping us in making this happen, before all Charoen43 for giving us this opportunity, all the musicians that came to fill out place with sweet sounds of music, and last but certainly not the least all our friends that came to support us and new friends that hopefully will become a part of our community!
Please keep checking our website and social media for announcements on our next soft opening activities.