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Rock on the Gulf – Pattaya Music Festival 2015

Friday, 20 March 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 12 By TAT
The Pattaya Music Festival 2015 takes place along the city’s Beach Road this weekend from 20 to 22 March. Now in its 14th year, and with a justified claim to…

Pattaya Music Festival this weekend

Friday, 20 March 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 12 By Staff reporters
Expect heavy traffic At least 35 Thai bands and musical artists will take to two beachside stages as the Pattaya Music Festival returns for the 14th time March 20-22. Expect…

Life at 33 1/3: Close to perfection

Friday, 13 March 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 11 By Carl Meyer
Steely Dan, Gaucho (MCA) From the vaults of Carl Meyer, an original album review written in December 1980. “If this music is what the Sex Pistols tried to kill, I’m…

Classical Connections: An under-rated master

Friday, 13 March 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 11 By Colin Kaye
Think of three baroque composers and you’ll probably come up with Bach, Handel and Vivaldi.  There were hundreds of others of course, most of which have fallen into oblivion and…

Thai talent showcased at Ben’s

Friday, 13 March 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 11 By Colin Kaye
It was a packed house at the final concert of the season at Ben’s in Jomtien on Saturday, Feb. 28.  Billed as “a vocal bombardment,” the programme featured three talented…

Life at 33 1/3: Rough and punky

Friday, 06 March 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 10 By Carl Meyer
The Specials: The Specials (2 Tone) From the vaults of Carl Meyer, an original album review written in December 1979. Very hip in England at the moment, the ska revival:…

Classical Connections: A class apart

Friday, 06 March 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 10 By Colin Kaye
Browsing through some music videos the other day, I came across a performance by a violinist of about six years old who was described as a “child prodigy”.  He was…

Sparse crowds attend Future of Sound concert

Friday, 06 March 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 10 By Urasin Khantaraphan
It may have been the “Future of Sound,” but few heard it as the Tourism Authority of Thailand-organized deejay concert, scheduled against other Valentine’s Day activities, drew relatively few music…

Casa Pascal at the concert

Friday, 06 March 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 10
Casa Pascal is extremely proud to have been chosen as the caterer for the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra’s debut performance in Pattaya. This is an unprecedented opportunity to enjoy classical music…
Regents International School Pattaya is thrilled to announce that a group of the finest young musicians and singers from the school will be performing in Nord Anglia Education’s first ever…

The Thriller in Manila

Friday, 27 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 9 By Gaz Booth
Early February is always a very special time for students at St Andrews because that’s when they go to the annual Drama Fobisia Festival and immerse themselves in all things…

Spectacular free orchestral concert for all the family

Friday, 27 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 9 By Colin Kaye
Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra in Pattaya It’s going to be a great evening out for all the family on Sunday 8th March - a free open-air concert of light classics and…

An international flavour at Ben’s

Friday, 27 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 9 By Colin Kaye
A Czech guitarist, a Russian soprano, a Dutch pianist and music from many countries recently delighted a full-house at Ben’s in Jomtien.  The first half of the concert featured the…

Classical Connections: The Outer Limits

Friday, 27 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 9 By Colin Kaye
“There is nothing wrong with your television set.  Do not attempt to adjust the picture…We will control the horizontal.  We will control the vertical…” If you are over A Certain…

Classical Connections: Morning, Noon and Night

Friday, 20 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 8 By Colin Kaye
One of the old Bugs Bunny cartoons shows the illustrious rabbit attempting to conduct an orchestra, but thwarted in his attempt largely by a bothersome fly.  The music was the…

Life at 33 1/3: Dismantling himself

Friday, 20 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 8 By Carl Meyer
Neil Young: Time Fades Away (Reprise) Boy, do we need a legendary live album that is so hated by its main performer that he pretends it doesn’t exist.  The “Time…

Life at 33 1/3: Fireworks of steel

Friday, 13 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 7 By Carl Meyer
Warren Zevon: “Stand In The Fire” (Asylum) *From the vaults of Carl Meyer, a record review written in February 1981.* The traditional California-rock (Eagles, Linda Ronstadt, etc.) is a sinking…

Classical Connections: Poles apart

Friday, 13 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 7 By Colin Kaye
I suppose when most people think of Polish classical music, they think of Chopin or polonaises.  The polonaise of course is a dance – one of the country’s five national…

Magic moments

Friday, 13 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 7 By Colin Kaye
It’s rare to sense an audience so enraptured by a musical performance but that seemed to be the case at the recent piano recital at Siam Bayshore Hotel.  The concert…

Life at 33 1/3: Like a herd of Harleys

Friday, 06 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 6 By Carl Meyer
Meat Loaf: Bat Out Of Hell (Epic) *From the vaults of Carl Meyer, a record review written in August 1978.* (Why so late? Well, “Bat Out Of Hell” was a…
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