DoPPel Kafe, Mezzanine Floor, Central Market Annexe, Jalan Hang Kasturi, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 
NU YEAR'S EVE 31.12.11
Markiza & Peter Hassan (9.00 pm) and Daymien Nathan, Phlox, Fazz  and other acts + OPEN MIC!.  Bring your voice and instrument and sign up for 2 songs!  From 6.00 pm to 1.00 am (early birds can come early ie 3.00 pm).
Rm40nett includes delicious home-cooked buffet meal, 2 drinks (soft drinks or beer) & party pack! Happy hour until 8pm. So come on down to the's from the organisers...
NU YEAR'S EVE 31.12.11
Join us for a NU year's eve celebration by the riverside with local singer songwriters. A truly Malaysian party at the outdoor deck with fireworks from Dataran Merdeka :)
Where? DoPPel Kafe, Mezzanine Floor, Central Market Annexe, Jalan Hang Kasturi, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Time: 3pm onwards
Cost: Free entry for friends of Doppelganger / RM40nett includes buffet meal, 2 drinks & party pack (limited so please RSVP to make your reservations)
Doors open at 3pm for you eager beavers- We'll have hoola hoops and other things to keep you entertained.
Then join in the fun from 6pm at the latest arts & music venue in town - DoPPel Kafe to countdown to 2012! Bring your guitars, djembes, keyboards, let's jam!
Featuring Markiza & Peter Hassan Brown (9.00pm), Daymien Nathan (7.00pm) and more acts all night. There's an open mic from 6pm onwards! So if you're keen to perform 2 songs, just drop Jaz an SMS 017 623 0288 or email us. We'll cross over to the new year with a different NU beat!! Fireworks compliments from the folks at Dataran Merdeka - view it from our private mezzanine deck in a comfortable environment.
Rm40nett includes delicious home-cooked buffet meal, 2 drinks (soft drinks or beer) & party pack! Happy hour until 8pm. So come on down to the riverside...
Nearest lrt: pasar seni / masjid jamek
Parking tips: Dayabumi, Central Market, Behind SAS building beside river
Facebook event page_


December 3rd Saturday

see THIS EVENT on facebook: BLOC 520
December 3rd Saturday, BEE Restaurant, Jaya One, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Please come and support this music and poetry event organised by Green Grenades
We (Markiza & Peter Brown) shall be singing our program of Green Songs
Also Impatient Sisters, An Honest Mistake and other acts
7 pm until 10 pm
Come early and eat the tasty food at Bee Restaurant
Organizer : Green Grenades.
Supported by : The Lincoln Corner, US Embassy, Malaysia

TRIVIA: Why 520?
520nm is the wavelength of green light
While most scientists are churning datas and facts to prove that global warming is an urgent problem,  Bloc 520 is here to help you relate to M...other Nature.

It is an event where blocs of people come to speak up for Mother Nature and share their thoughts and view via music and poetry. Some may come to just have fun and some may tackle global warming in a serious manner but this is essentially an event to celebrate the art of nature & the nature of art.
You can check out our performers here :

It was a difficult gig at first as Mar's bass (keyboard D5) didn't work, although it had worked fine at the sound check earlier.  Something to do with aweak PA system and the sound having been turned up much louder to cope with the noise level - as The Bee was very crowded.  An Honest Mistake had played a good acoustic but rocking set.  But our set gained momentum and I managed to overcome the drawbacks and distractions of the non-functioning keyboard.  We were allowed to play for 45 minutes as one band had dropped out, which really made up for everything, since I always seem to get better as the set goes on, more confident and with greater concentration, so I don't miss words , chords etc.  Some people described our set as "awesome" which is very nice to hear.  Mar banged the bass out on the piano as best she could, she was her usual skillful and verbally fluent self, in between songs, singing and playing well.  Then after us came The Impatient Sisters and they were truly awesome with a borrowed handsome cello player, and they had pretty good sound.  Lovely songs, beautiful three part harmony vocals and glockenspeil and kazoo to add a new dimension to acoustic music in Malaysia.


26th November Saturday afternoon.

Many bands (including OAG, the Impatient Sisters, Cats in Love and of course US).  Good sound system but NOT on stage.  I couldn't hear my guitar at all and thought we did terribly.  But when I heard the sound on the video it wasn't too bad.  In fact the students who did the sound need to be congratulated as they opened their ears and used them as a guide, something most supposedly professional sound engineers seem incapable of doing.  As does Zul, the bassist in Cats who organised the whole show and the nice caterers who made dielicious food some of which we took home with us


28-30 October 2011
Dataran Tunku Canselor, University of Malaya,
Petaling Jaya, Selangor
or e-mail to:

X-Plugged 29th October afternoon
The Rocket Show 30th October afternoon

We (Markiza, Peter Hassan & Wong) shall be performing Saturday 29th October 3 pm in the afternoon.  More info to come.  Important films on environment, stalls offering green products, arts & crafts
well, we performed but I went and forgot my words in the new song APOCALYPSE so we had to stop until I gopt the opening line of the second verse.  Apart from that the sound was good and the many other acts on Saturday and Sunday were enjoyable.  Couple performed right at the end of the afternoon on sunday and after a few of their songs the rain suddenly descended in buckets so everyone got up on the stage while the band played Rock n Roll, one of their most popular numbers


Time to Get Interactive
FA brings you our Filemorgasmic 5th Anniversary Bash!
Come Friday 29th July 2011, FA will be turning a good, rollicking ol' 5 years of age and we would love for you to be part of this special event!

Just for you, we will be running an art smorgasbord that you can really sink your teeth into.
It starts off with a fresh batch of brilliant and non-curated work from our filmmakers at Annexe Central Market on Friday (29th July 2011) and because a one-night party cannot contain the awesomeness that you people have been to us, we rock on to Saturday 30th July at Mapkl!
Your Anniversary experience continues not only with a filmmaking workshop by award winning indie filmmakers and an interactive arts bazaar, we are also bringing you amazing live performances by local (and not-so-local) musicians. Heck, we are even throwing a session of Poetry Slam because you lot have been slammin'! Geddit? Slamming, slammin'?
So before we further embarrass ourselves with incredibly cheesy puns,
Have a look here to check out our filmmaking workshop. Sometimes awesomeness comes at the cost of space so please remember to sign up if you want to guarantee yourself a spot!
Come check out our arts bazaar where you can play giant board games, shop Pasar BazaaA and take part in a (really) free market.
Keep yourself free for performances by Azmyl Yunor, Carburetor Dung, Couple, Ciplak, Markiza, Peter Hassan & Wong, Mr Sterile Assembly (NZ), Nao, Self-Conscious Acronym(ed) Man, Reza Salleh and maybe Pete Teo!

Not to mention catching July's Poetry Slam featuring reigning champion Jamal Raslan and guest poet Randall Stephens! Oh and if you're interested to Slam... then you need to be looking at this!
We would LOVE to see you there so please bring your friends, your adik, your abang, your makcik, your pakcik, your parents, your distant cousin from Rembau, your favourite (not so favourite also can) jiran and tuition teacher, etc ... FA 15 is safe for mass consumption ;)
See your awesome self there!
Us at FA
P/S Contact us if you have further questions.
Filmmakers Anonymous 15 Screening
Date: Friday 29th July 2011 at 8.30pm
Venue: The Annexe, 1st & 2nd Floor, Central Market Annexe, Jalan Hang Kasturi, 50470 Kuala Lumpur
Entrance: Free but we welcome donations! (Films are subtitled in English)
Runtime: 65 mins (followed by discussion with Filmmakers and then an after party)
True to form, we present you with yet another intriguing array of films. We’ve got animation, romance, comedy, drama. A smorgasbord of visual fascination.
Have a look see right here to see what our filmmakers have been cooking:
http://filmmakersanonymous​ /2011/07/film​makers-anonymous-15-screen​ing-for.html
Filmmakers Anonymous Anniversary Music Schedule Saturday 30th July MAPKL:
Acoustic Show & Open Mic:
3:30pm    Self-Conscious Acronym(ed) Man
4:10pm    Markiza & Peter Hassan Brown
4:50pm    Reza Salleh
5:30pm    Azmyl Yunor
6:00pm    Open mic
Electric Show:
8:00pm       Ciplak
8:45pm       Nao
9:30pm       Carburetor Dung
10:15pm     Couple
11:00pm     Mr. Sterile Assembly (NZ)

Some videos of this show

Like a Polar Bear
Losing Nature & Apocalypse

8th JB Arts Festival. 10th July Sunday 5-7 pm.  Singer-Songwriter afternoon
Markiza, Peter Hassan & Wong  

(and many other acoustic artists and singer-songwriters: 5-6 pm Chekdet, Justin Wong, Jack Dzull, Fadzly Razman, 6-7 pm AmAli, Daymian Nathan, Azmyl Yunor, Markiza, Peter & Wong).  If you are in JB or Singapore this is your chance to see/hear us.  We hardly ever venture out of the Klang Valley to do public performance.

June Events

<>Green Heroes Unite 2011. 1-12 June 2011Welcome to the Green Heroes Unite campaign 2011.  The campaign/event  is held in conjunction with the World Environment Day celebrations at Tropicana City Mall, main concourse area.  This event is also in partnership with Warner Brothers, in association with the release and premier of Green Lantern the movie.
There will be a bazaar-like concept, furnished with exciting and planned activities on and off stage.
Markiza, Peter Hassan & Wong will be playing at 7 pm in Artista Restaurant, ground floor on Saturday 11th June along with Eco Drum Circle.  For details about about how to win invitations to the Green Lantern Corps Party, log on to or or or call 03-77100101.

UNHCR World Refugee Day 2011
World refugee Day is coming up again, and we will be commemorating it on 18 and 19 June 2011 (2 pm both days) at the Kl Sentral, in a public event similar to the one we held last year
which will feature stalls selling handicraft products, food, traditional and cultural shows by refugee groups, performing artists and lots of fun!

READINGS from READINGS from READINGS introduced by Sharon Bakar
Friday, June 17 · 7:30pm - 10:30pm featuring Saraswati Manickam Kam Raslan Brian Gomez Karl Hutchison Uthaya Sankar SB kG Krishnan Sharon Bakar @ Kinokuniya Bookshop, Level 4, Suria KLCC, Central Kuala Lumpur.
Sunday June 19 3:00 pm featuring Dipika Mukherjee  Uthaya Sankar SB  Alina Rastam  Clarissa Tan  Nora Adam  Brian Gomez  kG Krishnan  @ Times Pavilion Shopping Centre, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur
Saturday June 25 3:00 pm featuring Reza Rosli  Dipika Mukherjee  Brian Gomez  Uthaya Sankar SB  Sharon Bakar  Peter G Brown @ Borders Bookshop, The Curve Shopping Centre, Mutiara Damansara, Petaling Jaya, Selangor


MoonshineA homemade music show.  Laundry Bar, Curve Shopping Mall (opposite cineplex), Mutiara Damansara, Pesiaran Surian, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. Thursday May 26.  9.00 pm.  Free admission. Artists:  Hannah Howes, Awi Raphael, Furniture, Markiza, Peter Hassan & Wong
OUR NEW GREEN SONG "APOCALYPSE" recorded at Laundry Bar at this gig
Apocalypse @ laundry Bar 26.5.11

Live @ The Actors Studio
.  KLPAC Pentas Dua, KL Performing Arts Centre, Jalan Strachan, off Jln. Ipoh in Sentul Park, KL. Thursday, Friday & Saturday 26-28 May. 8.30 pm.  Free admission.  Live Video Recording featuring: Thurs: Azmyl Yunor, Minz, Wong Siew Jye, Izuan Shah, Jasemaine Gan, S.C.A.M.; Frid: Ida Lisa, Nightlights, Rashdan Harith, Priscilla Xavier, Joshua Foong, Ariff Akhir; Sat: Tony Leo, Wani Ardy, Ian ChowMarkiza & Peter Hassan, Khai, Devon
We need lots of people to turn up for this and be a live TV audience, so please make a date to support all these acoustic musicians who will be performing "Songwriters Round" style in groups of 3.  Don't fail to turn up for a brilliant 3 nights in a row, and please support The Actors Studio.  Thank you.


Sunday Matinee Artista Restaurant and Bar Lot G-13,Tropicana City Mall Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, 47400 Selangor, Malaysia.  Sunday May 8 at 9:00pm.   8th May:  Freeloaders Inc  Angelym
Heart A-tack  Markiza, Peter Hassan & Wong
some good bands, acoustic style, hardly an audience tho at this time of day.  We played a good set with wong on pure acoustic this time
May Poetry Slam - Bee Aggressive.  Saturday, May 7 at 9:00pm - May 8 at 12:00am.  Jamal Raslan, Abby Latif, Redza Minhat, Najma Pirani, Thato (Poet's Passport), ANYONE ELSE??!
Plus Special Guest Starz Projek Disko Baldi, Azren Azimuddin and Peter Hassan Brown! +
Time to get aggressive poets! The May Poetry Slam is next Saturday. Lighting fast two rounded slam to get your heart racing. Register now if you wanna compete. Last month Sheena took the RM100 first prize but unfortunately is not around for the slam so is unable to feature. She will, however be replaced by someone just as fantastico! Spread the word my good people!   It's gonna be bloody amazing so get your asses down to The Bee!
A good one, brilliantly organised by Elaine Foster while Kamariah did the calculations.  I sang a song (predictably Crazy Heart) although I'd rehearsed loads of songs I have never sung, or hardly ever in pubic before (it's like going pubic, you feel as exposed as if your pubics were exposed (which is much worse in M'sia than it would be in Europe - nudity is almost de rigeur at the Edinburgh Fest for instance).  Anyway this has nothing to do with the slam which was won deservedly by Jamal.  I even read three "poems" (an insult to the form) cos E wanted me to do that.  It was very crowded at The Bee with an appreciative audience, not forgetting Elaine's excellent top speed poems (it's the rap style these days)


April 2011 gigs
Monday 25 April   No Black Tie 17, Jalan Mesui off Jln. Nagasari behind Istana Hotel off  Jalan ...  Zalila Lee and Markiza performing from 9.00 pm.  Markiza will be performing Joni Mitchell songs at the grand
Saturday 23 April  Just Life, Giza Mall (along from The Curve, Bentley's, Tesco's - Mutiara Damansara.  Past Ikea on the right).   EARTH DAY FESTIVAL.  Markiza & Hassan Peter & Wong will perform Green songs starting 8.00 pm (see below for more details)

us playing at the Giza Mall
Earth Day Schedule

Earth Day schedule 20-24 April @ Giza Mall, Mutiara Damansara
20 April 2011 (Wednesday)
Kids Tour: 9am—11am
Kids Tour: 1.30pm—3.30pm
Cooking Demo: Chef Ana: 6.00pm—6.45pm
Cooking Demo: Chef Jimmy: 6.45pm—7.30pm
Organic Dinner with Rickman & Xiao Yu: 8pm—9pm
Music & Performance: 8pm—9pm
21 April 2011 (Thursday)
Kids Tour: 9am—11am
Kids Tour: 1.30pm—3.30pm
988: 7.00pm—7.30pm
Music Performance: 8pm—9pm
22 April 2011 (Friday)
Farmer Market: 9am—12pm
Kids Tour: 9am—11am
Cooking Demo: Chef Ridz: 5.30pm—6.15pm (pending). Chef Ridz is the son of Chef Wan.
Cooking Demo: Chef Sameer Gupta: 6.15pm—7pm (pending). Chef from India
Suria Wheel (Suria FM): 7pm—7.30pm
Launching & Performance: 7.30pm—9.30pm
23 April 2011 (Saturday)
Farmer Market: 9am—12pm
Red Rider (Red FM): 1pm—1.30pm
Cooking Demo: Chef from O Cafe: 12.45pm—1.30pm
Cooking Demo: Chef Ken: 1.30pm—2.45pm
Cooking Demo: Chef from GK farm: 2.45pm—3pm
Cooking Competition (Semi Final): 4pm—5.30pm
Suria Wheel (Suria FM): 7pm—7.30pm
Music & Performance: 8pm—9pm
24 April 2011 (Sunday)
Farmer Market: 9am—12pm
Cooking Demo: Chef Janet: 1.30pm—2.45pm
Cooking Demo: Chef Jimmy: 2.45pm—3pm
Cooking Competition (Final): 3.30pm—5.00pm
Music & Performancee: 8pm—9pm
Lucky Draw: 9pm—9.30pm



The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac) presents  

ARTS for ALL ! 

It's a great start for the year.

Coming soon, the day draws near,

Only 11 more days,

on a cool happy Sunday. 

Put the age aside,

Set the mind & body in tune,

FREE Theatre, Workshops, Dance & Games

A time to commune, 

So join the arts,

Be prepared to ' Play ' at our

klpac Open Day,

on the
23rd January 20 eleven,

from 10am to 5pm.
"It's gonna be Heaven"

The Happy Happenings! [Part 2]

AkashA / Ariff Akhir / Ariz / Auburn / Caipifruta / Dewangga Sakti / Fall On One / Fynn Jamal / Goh Lee Kwang / Ian Chow / IskanTheGreat / klpac Orchestra / klpac Symphonic Band (ensemble) / Liyana Fizi / Markiza & Peter Hassan & Wong (performing at 2 pm)/ Michael Chen / Min’z / Poet Stories / Rashdan Harith / Rendra Zawawi /

RevuForte / Rosevelt / S.C.A.M. / Silent Scenery / Sofa Session / stringthesizers /

Tashya Ink’s / The Kuala Lumpur Children’s Choir / Tony Leo / Wong Siew Jye /

Yeah we did it in spite of lots of sound problems, due to our plug board three pin plug having a loose wire but the kind engineers fixed it and miraculopusly everything worked.  It was hot on the lawn stage, but no rain at that point (although there was some drizzle for later acts - many fine acoustic outfits played very well including Tasha's Ink, Min'z and Rendra's group with fine girl singer) Three songs with Wong Lip Kee playing some delicious licks on a beatiful amp kindly leant by Rama Lohan - thanks Wong and Lohan - it's good to have real friends.  Played Like a Polar Bear, Losing nature and Refugee.  The audience very cool, were enjoying it.  Thanks to those on the mailing list who turned up sometimes with their families and young children.  It was a great day, and thanks to KLPAC and Ian and Rosheen for hosting this fabulous event