Following the GUINNESS® Amplify Live Tour media launch last month (which you can read here – https://timchew.net/2014/08/31/guinness-amplify-press-conference-at-laundry-bar-the-curve-260814/) was the first venue for the tour which was The Bee in Publika, Kuala Lumpur on Saturday 6th September. This first show featured US singer-songwriter Howie Day, known for his smash-hit singles ‘Collide’ and ‘She Says’, along with local bands Kyoto Protocol and Paperplane Pursuit.
The GUINNESS® Amplify Live Tour is in celebration of Music Made of More, and give fans the opportunity to enjoy a night of good music from the talented, dedicated, and passionate artists. The campaign features 14 Malaysian acts who will be joined by international guest stars in a series of six (6) free-admission gigs in outlets around Klang Valley, Penang, and Johor, and the grand finale show in Kuala Lumpur.
Local boys Paperplane Pursuit who have hits playing on Hitz.fm and local stations, kicked off the night with their upbeat, high-energy set playing a selection of their well-known hits and even their unique take on Outkast’s ‘Hey Ya!’.
Local rockers Kyoto Protocol were next, playing a rare acoustic set featuring ‘Give Me Nothing’, their new single ‘Dispensable’, and their rendition of the Pearl Jam classic ‘Jeremy’, showing just how versatile they are.
Both acts warmed up the crowd nicely and by the time special guest star Howie Day, the singer-songwriter from Maine in the USA made his appearance and sang his first song, the crowd was crowd eating out of the eating out of the palm of his hand. He also drove the crowd wild when he sang his smash-hit songs ‘Collide’ and ‘She Says’, along with a mix of his classics and some more recent numbers in a passionate, emotional, and powerful set.
Some lucky GUINNESS® fans earned themselves exclusive, money-can’t-buy passes to the Grand Finale at KL Live, while all the guests enjoyed special promos on GUINNESS® Draught and GUINNESS® Foreign Extra Stout.
To find out more details on the GUINNESS® Amplify Live Tour, and see how you can get some exclusive tickets to the grand finale show, head over to www.amplify.com.my
Photo credits: Guinness Anchor Berhad
Official Launch of SWAG Bar & Grill
The industrial-themed SWAG Bar & Grill (SWAG) recently celebrated the official opening on 17 September 2014 after running operations for almost five (5) months. SWAG Bar & Grill is located in the PJ Palms Sports Centre, and its interior features bare dark grey walls, a black tiled bar counter top complete with Edison bulbs hovering over draught beer taps, and light coloured wood furniture all handmade and imported from the Philippines.
The outlet is divided into two sections, the first floor houses the bar and a private room as well as an outdoor section overlooking the swimming pool. The ground floor features a dining area where patrons can enjoy a fusion of western and eastern cuisine of juicy burgers, grilled meats and curried dishes.
Music wise, SWAG features spinning music genres of non-commercial house, electro swing, nu-disco and retro. The owner Sudip aspires to grow SWAG into a full-fledged restaurant with top-notch fusion cuisine, incorporating some of his many family owned recipes.
SWAG Bar & Grill is located at
PJ Palms Sports Centre
1, Lorong Sultan,
46200 Petaling Jaya,
Tuesday – Thursday: 4.00pm – 1.00am
Friday – Saturday: 4.00pm – 2.00pm
Sunday: 4.00pm – 1.00am
Tel: 03-7932 2307
For more information, head over to http://www.myswagbar.com