Saturday, November 28, 2009

Next stop - Penang Islang Jazz Festival

Hi, folks, we're all geared up to take the fringe stages of the Penang Island Jazz Festival on Dec 5-6. The times are ...

Dec 5, Saturday - 3.45pm-4.15pm, G Stage at G Hotel lobby
Dec 6, Sunday - 4.30pm-5pm, Bayview Corner at Bayview Hotel lobby (Batu Ferringi)

Our full CD is still in progess, so we can't release it as planned for the festival. However, we will be giving away 50 CDs containing our first single, New Dance, and a few demo jams.

Here's the link for other performances:

Penang Island Jazz Festival

See you there.

Friday, November 20, 2009

SquareCircles' warm-up gig before Penang

We'll be performing at Cloth & Clef on Nov 26, all details in the poster, ahead of our gigs on the fringe stages of The Penang Island Jazz Festival (Dec 5/6).

Thursday, October 8, 2009

SquareCircles at JAMFest 209

SquareCircles will do a 30-min set at Backyard Pub's JAMFest 2009, which runs every Wed in October and November.

We're on Oct 14, Wednesday, 2009, 9.30pm
Venue: BAckyard Pub, Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

No Black Tie

We had a rocking time at No Black Tie last night, thanks to those who turned up, you gave us the vibe! .... video clips to follow in a few days ...

Monday, September 14, 2009

SquareCircles on MySpace ...

Here's the link ... we're building it bit by bit ...

Saturday, August 15, 2009

SquareCircles at No Black Tie, Sept 16

Event: Time Out: On The up
Date: Sept 16
Time: 9pm
Venue: No Black Tie (03-2142 3737), 17 Jalan Mesui, Off Jalan Nagasari, Off Jalan Raja Chulan, Kuala Lumpur
Price: RM20. (RM10 with printout voucher from

- Singer songwriter NightlightSK with his comedic lyrics.

- Two-piece act Dizzy & The, made up of one poet and a classically trained pianist.

- Electro rock/pop band Tenderfist.

- SquareCircles.

Some updates on SquareCircles
- We have a couple of new songs, and after this gig, the band plans to lay down tracks for a possible EP or whole album.

- SquareCircles will also be performing at the fringe stages, for the Penang Island Jazz Festival in December.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Next gig

SquareCircles' next gig is set for mid-September, at a popular venue in Kuala Lumpur. Stayed tuned for details soon.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Touchwood - 2

Alright, that's another one over and done with, we had fun and did the other bands. Thanks to the Norton 500, SquareCircles, Mili'z and Otam for making it happen, and being so generous. Also thanks to Cloth & Clef and Ethaya, Ann Marie and all who turned up.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Touchwood - 2 ...

"Touchwood" - 2 ... tonight!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

"TOUCHWOOD" ... the 2nd one ...


... Where the music isn't too loud. Acoustic and semi-acoustic artistes with attitude.

Venue: Cloth & Clef, 30 Jln Changkat Bukit Bintang, KL
Showtime: 8.30pm, March 8 (Sun), 2009
Entrance: RM10
Contact: 03-21433034 / 012-3045235 /



Formed in 2006, Mili'z is the brainchild of two ambitious songwriters- Michelle and Ling. With a wide collection of sounds, the band also consists of lead guitarist Adil, violinist and cellist, Rohnie, bassist Timothy, and Stephanie on the drums. Playing their own repertoire that revolves around the genre of alternative, pop, rock and acoustic music, Mili'z is set to satisfy the appetite of audiences who appreciate originality and enjoy tuning into sounds that will enchant the mind as well as provoke the soul.

Ahmad Rostam Bin Abdul Rashid, 28, known as Otam, honed his singing, songwriting and guitar-playing craft when he was studying in Canada. He lived there for six years before returning to Malaysia to be part of the local music scene. His day job is in the hotel industry, and he loves to jam at other times.

Chris Felix, Domarcas Meta and Edward Gomez of Norton 500 endeavor to provide anyone who cares to listen with musical snippets of life in motion, love and death (resurrection is, as yet, not on offer). They are currently in the midst of recording their debut release, the tentatively titled the Parallel Lines EP, which they hope will do even better, commercially and critically, than Blondie's similarly-titled third album. The world waits with bated breath.

SquareCircles, formed in late 2008, is a geometrically-challenged, semi-acoustic band from the Klang Valley. They play mostly original material, and some covers, in whatever style they feel like playing, serving up the blues, folks, surf, funk, roots and country. They'll take any gig that'll take them. So far, no known photograph of the band exists.

Monday, February 16, 2009

"Touchwood" (2)

We're on to the second edition of Touchwood.

Date: Sunday, March 8, 2009
Venue: Cloth & Clef, 30, Jalan Changkat Bukit Bintang,
Kuala Lumpur.
Entry: RM10


Sunday, January 25, 2009

The gig

It all went down pretty well; despite the CNY holidays ahead, we had a reasonable crowd ... Zubira warmed them up, Norton 500 kept the spirits flowing, SquareCircles did their unpredictable stuff, the acoustic Soft Touch wowed them and Julian Mokktar blew 'em away with his sheer artistry. Thanks to all that came and others who helped out.

We like to thank these excellent people for making "Touchwood" happen and seeing it through:

All the bands
The management of VR1 (for letting us use of the place)
Ann Marie (for the organisation and ticketing)
John (for the flyer art)
Lohan (for keeping it flying high)
Lemang Music (for having Hassan Peter Brown)
Geraldine Loh of Rock Unite Inc & Julian (we owe you both)
Wong Lip Kee (for being the impromptu soundman)

Another edition coming up ...

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

"TOUCHWOOD" updates

Guess what, JULIAN MOKHTAR, Malaysia's legendary bluesman, has agreed to play at short notice ... gracias, Jules.

Sam Ponnudorai had to pull out, reluctantly, for personal reasons.

Monday, January 12, 2009

"Touchwood" 2009 - the first one ...

... Where the music isn't too loud. Mostly acoustic, from veteran and new talents. To make you listen.

Venue: VR1 Cafe, Block A, Damansara Intan, Petaling Jaya
Showtime: 9pm, Jan 24 (Sat), 2009
Entrance: RM15 only
Contact: 03-7729 4255
Featuring the legendary SAM PONNUDORAI, MARKIZA & PETER BROWN, NORTON 500, ZUBIRA & special guests SQUARECIRCLES

They say all he needs to entertain are a nylon-string acoustic guitar and a microphone. He's the one and only recipient of the 1990 MUM Best Musician’s Award. He's performed regularly in various pubs and hotels in the Klang Valley, Kuantan and Penang - you can catch him at the Little Penang Sunday Market once a month these days.
Sam plays mostly the blues and a little other stuff. The likes of Ray Charles, Jose Feliciano, BB King, James Taylor, etc, etc, are all up his alley, and then, there are his own songs.
Sam performs mostly with just his guitar, a nylon-stringed thin body acoustic electric which has seen better days, and his custom made Gibson Les Paul Jr.

Peter Brown aka Hassan and Markiza are the husband-and-wife team that have been writing music together and performing for over two decades. Hassan has released a number of solo works, gong back to the 1970s, while the duo have also recorded under the guise of Passion (two albums) in the 1990s, and more recently, Soft Touch (one album). They have an independent label, Lemang Music.
Currently, Hassan is putting songs together for another solo album, and he and Markiza have been writing and performing new songs about the environment, refugees and the threat to the planet.

Zubira is a singer/songwriter/guitarist whose music is a fusion of old school and modern rock, blues, alternative and pop. His debut album, Like Never Before, was released under his own indie label, Zeztone Productions.
He has worked with indie film producer/director Linus Chung in a local Chinese movie, A Note of Love, for which he wrote two new songs. His single, Never Mine, from the debut album, was also featured in the movie.

Planes, trains and automobiles get you where you want to go; but really, only a motorcycle can offer one mobility as well as romance and yes, death on two wheels... Oh wait! This is supposed to be an introduction to Norton 500, the acoustic side project of The Dolphin Conspiracy's Edward Gomez and Chris Felix, NOT the motorcycle!
Edward and Chris endeavor to provide anyone who cares to listen with musical snippets of life, romance and death. True, you don't get the wind in your hair, dust in your eyes, soot on your new white shirt and flies in your face; but perhaps, that's just as well.
Norton 500 are currently in the midst of recoding their debut release, tentatively titled the Parallel Lines EP, which they hope will do even better, commercially and critically, than Blondie's similarly named third album.

SquareCircles, a relatively new, geometrically-challenged, semi-acoustic band from the Klang Valley formed in October, 2008. They play mostly original material ... in whatever style they feel like playing, with elements of the blues, folks, surf and country. They will play for money, or hope to, some day. Until then, they'll take any gig that'll take them. Their songs are about songs about songs about ... oh, just come and listen!

Monday, January 5, 2009


And SquareCircles is barging in for 30 minutes ...

Sunday, January 4, 2009


Our first gig for the new year will be opening for the series For The Rawk Dawgs, now in its sixth edition.

Starring retro rockers Cats In Love, folk rockers Soft Touch and alternative rockers Stonebay
Featuring guest artiste SquareCircles

Date: 10/1/09
Showtime: 8.30pm
Place to be: VR1 Cafe, Block A, Damansara Intan, PJ
Admittance: RM15 only
Tel: 03-7729 4255

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy 2009!

Best wishes for the New Year ... more music, more gigs, more fun, we hope, to banish all our troubles ...

Mostly, best wishes for good health and a peace of mind.