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Az Samad - Songwriters Playground
Fri. 18th & Sat. 19th December 2015

What is Songwriters Playground?
A show where songwriters not only play their best tried and tested material but they also have the opportunity to perform new songs they’re working on – a sneak preview of things to come! As the best music is created not just at home but also on stage, this setting curated by Az Samad allows songwriters to share their work on stage with their creative peers.

Join Az Samad and his special guests in a songwriter’s round style performance. Each performer will take turns sharing their songs and expect fun banter in between. This is acoustic music at its best, intimate and delivered straight to your heart. Guitarist-Composer-Educator Az Samad has performed in the United States, Europe and Asia. A versatile musician who has appeared on seventeen CDs (eight of which are his solo releases), Az has worked with Grammy winners Flaco Jiménez and Max Baca, drummer Bernie Dresel (Brian Setzer Orchestra), singer-songwriters Tara Linda and Reza Salleh, guitarists Mike Dawes, John Stowell, Adam Rafferty, Stuart Ryan, and Teja Gerken; world music ensemble Bogofusion; electronic jazz-funk group Planet Loop; Cumbia-Dub band Candelaria; and string jazz ensemble JazzMine. Az has been invited to perform as the opening act for concerts by Tommy Emmanuel and Martin Taylor. Az was also selected as one of the presenters for TEDxKL 2013 which was the largest TEDx in South East Asia to date.

Amrita Soon
Amrita Soon started creating music as a way to drift out from the chaos of life and has since garnered a small following online and also through her live performances.  She has performed on local radio and TV stations and raised her own funds to travel to Nashville, where she was a featured performer at various songwriters’ nights and performed alongside the likes of Ella Mae Bowen and Lance Carpenter.  Amrita released her first EP ‘Clues’ in December 2014 and her song ‘Goodbye’ has been included in the compilation album ‘Rock for Ronan’ which aimed to raise funds in support of research on childhood cancers.

Idzwan Johar
Idzwan is a singer-songwriter who claims to be musically schizophrenic.  His passion for music has led him to be the featured act at various venues including The Bee, Laundry Bar, Doppel Café and Readings@Seksan.  He had a taste of film scoring when he co-composed a final scene soundtrack for a Malaysian indie movie entitled “The Joshua Tapes”.  He’s currently writing more songs and shares them (almost) monthly on his Tumblr page (

Free Admission
Dress code applies: No Shorts & Slippers.
Showtime 10pm. Table bookings for diners only.

Minimum age 10 & above

For more information, please call 03 4260-2288
or email

Alexis Bistro Ampang
Great Eastern Mall
303 Jalan Ampang
Kuala Lumpur