The party begins at 9pm, with soloist Sherman Tan raising the curtain, followed by the evening’s main act, the Sharin Band featuring keyboardist Richard Gomes.
The JAMFest is named after the late Jairus Anthony who died from the effects of pancreatic cancer four years ago.
Jairus was a pub performer who strove to put as many newcomers as he could on stage whenever he performed.
This year, the event organised by publican Jerry Chong and his music director Edmund Anthony spreads over five Wednesdays, starting today.
“Like Jairus, we try to promote as many new bands and music as possible,” said Chong. “We have a mix of old and new acts and the new ones are especially excited at showcasing their brand of music.”
The Backyard Pub, located in Taman Sri Hartamas, is well-known for staging live music seven nights a week. It also has a very active website which has attracted quite a bunch of both local and foreign acts over the years.
The rest of the musicians slotted to perform at the Backyard JAMFest 2007 are Superbar, Sunburst Blues Power, Small Stones with Jeff Nathan (Oct 31), Shoelace Untied and Blister (Nov 7), Azmyl Yunor and Fasylive (Nov 14) and Mark Renesh, Albert, VJ, Bada and Muriz (Nov 21).
The new acts to watch out for include Superbar, Sunburst Blues Power, Shoelace Untied and Blister.
Fasylive features Maldivian lead guitarist Fasy who was recently named “best unsigned guitarist in the United Kingdom”.
The Backyard JAMFest 2007 begins at 9pm. There is no cover charge. The pub is located at Jln Sri Hartamas 8, Taman Sri Hartamas, KL.
For more information, call 03-6201-0318, 012-201-6333 or 017-368-0644. You can also visit www.backyardpub.com.