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    decent English contemporary live band

    i enjoy listening to live bands, those that are able to belt out English contemporary songs, from 80s to current ones.

    most of the 5 star hotels' bands are just so-so. some are quite disappointing.

    anyone has a good place to recommend? preferably non smokey?

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    Aiyah.............. must have current hits ah?
    If you are partial to slightly older songs, then you might give Ol' Skool along Jalan Gasing a try on Thursday nights.......... bit smoky though........ and the place is a bit old school....... ie. dark and dingy......... but good atmosphere.
    Country Barn in USJ 11 on Tuesday nights is pretty good with Sherman Tan and his buddies playing......... not so smoky

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    There's a gang of ex-Strollers performing at a joint in USJ 1. I think some of you may know about it. The Strollers were a local group, cut an album or two in the 70's.

    LA VENUE CAFE
    42, Jalan USJ 1/1C, SUBANG JAYA
    (After Giant/Mydin, go straight about
    500 Meters -Shop Lots on your left)

    more here:
    http://thestrollers2.blogspot.com/

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    Yes, they are pretty good live. Didn't know they played at La Venue though. Only knew about the Ol' Skool and Hard Rock gigs. If you like live music, I would highly recommend giving them a listen.........

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    thanks...still hoping for info on venue for bands playing lastest hits...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tbearer
    i enjoy listening to live bands, those that are able to belt out English contemporary songs, from 80s to current ones.

    most of the 5 star hotels' bands are just so-so. some are quite disappointing.

    anyone has a good place to recommend? preferably non smokey?
    The Lone Pine, next to Golden Sands Resort, has a live band - not only the songs are oldies but the band members are too.

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    Just curious . Is there any such place where they have strict no smoking rules .?

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    I enjoy live band music too but the cigarette smoke really put me and my wife off. Ya, would be interesting to know if there are really such places where smoking is banned. Yes, I remember the Strollers when I was young. Didn't realise they are still singing !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mayang
    I enjoy live band music too but the cigarette smoke really put me and my wife off. Ya, would be interesting to know if there are really such places where smoking is banned. Yes, I remember the Strollers when I was young. Didn't realise they are still singing !
    I know one of them personally. You can find him at 2nd floor Amcorp Mall on Sundays selling vinyl LP's. I reckon they sing not just for the money. So it may be worth your while?..for local entertainment. Live entertainment is just so different from listening to one's hifi or some emulated channel.

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    hope that someone will set up a joint where it is smoke free. i wonder why entertainment must always go hand in hand with cigarettes...

    i very much enjoy live bands, but the smoke really put me off.

    at one time, hard rock cafe, had excellent band. but the smoke there was so unbearable, had to leave after 45 minutes.

    this is where singapore is good. most places are smoke free...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tbearer
    this is where singapore is good. most places are smoke free...
    Sorry man, you're giving folks here a hard time to suggest something precisely to your liking. You know this land lah.. got but may be little hard to find. We all exist here with degrees of compromise and tolerance.
    Hmmmm.. perhaps for the right price, they'd surely play for you one night at your home?. For the price, nothing's really impossible. I'm sure they'd oblige.

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    I think Sunway Resort Hotel and Subang Sheraton lobby are smoke free but I am not sure about the quanlity of the live bands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lly
    I think Sunway Resort Hotel and Subang Sheraton lobby are smoke free but I am not sure about the quanlity of the live bands.
    Not true, Subang Sheraton got smoking corners and the smoke definitely floats across the lounge. Anyway, not good place for family hang-out coz many scantily clad China dolls sipping their cocktails in the lounge.

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    SS3 ..behind Esso station... or Ol'Skol at Jalan Gasing.. everyday different band and different theme...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bslee
    There's a gang of ex-Strollers performing at a joint in USJ 1. I think some of you may know about it. The Strollers were a local group, cut an album or two in the 70's.

    LA VENUE CAFE
    42, Jalan USJ 1/1C, SUBANG JAYA
    (After Giant/Mydin, go straight about
    500 Meters -Shop Lots on your left)

    more here:
    http://thestrollers2.blogspot.com/
    Yeah...these guys are good and they do play a wide range of hits, even recent ones. Have been following their gigs for a while now. As mentioned in a comment earlier which I agree with....I think they play for the love of music more than for the money. You can tell from they way they seem so involved in what they do. On top of that...most of them are in their 50's and real cool chaps.

    Besides the Blog....they have a website too.

    http://thestrollers2.com

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