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Saturday, November 16th, 2013

TAIWAN BLUES BASH

10TH BLUES BASH

Taipei Artists Village
Taipei TAI [map]

Details coming. This will be a blast in Taipei - will keep you posted. Thanks! Curtis

Some info on previous "Blues Bashes" http://www.bsot.org/


Monday, December 31st, 2012

INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL (Koh Samui, Thailand)

New Year's Eve Party

Details coming soon.


Saturday, November 3rd, 2012

PRIVATE PARTY - CORPORATE EVENT

Private Party - November 2 and 3 - 2012 - HCMC (Vietnam)

Details coming. Band members pls keep these dates reserved if possible. Thanks! Curtis


Sunday, October 21st, 2012

JAKARTA JAZZ FESTIVAL (TENTATIVE)

JakJazz 2012

OCTOBER 19, 20, 21. Details coming. 


Thursday, October 11th, 2012

Kunming, China

HENK AND XIAO YING WEDDING - Kunming (China)

Henk and Xiao Ying Wedding, Kunming China. (Details coming soon)


Sunday, October 7th, 2012

Crazy Elephant (Singapore)

Curtis King Returns to the Crazy Elephant

SEPTEMBER 28 TO OCTOBER 7

Home of Rock and Roll and Blues in Singapore!


Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

HARD ROCK CAFE SAIGON

Saigon Unplugged

Kumho Asiana Plaza
HCMC VN [map]

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Saturday, June 2nd, 2012

The ESCAPE BAR (Dalat, Vietnam)

GRAND OPENING - 7:30 til late

Price: Free to public

Grand Opening of "The Escape Bar" in DALAT will be on 2 June (Saturday), starting at 7:30pm. A cozy lounge/bar/live music venue located in the basement of the 4-star Blue Moon Hotel. Free flow margaritas, beer, fingerfoods 7:30pm-9pm. Live music with great musicians from all over Vietnam. (Curtis King, Swackhammer, Jake the Snake, Jesse Relogo, Reyman Robles, and many more.... ) If you haven't been to Dalat, this would be a great time to explore this highlands gem. We can help with hotel and transport arrangements. A real party in Dalat. If you like having fun, please come. Rock and roll!


Sunday, May 13th, 2012

SHARKY'S (Cambodia)

PENHSTOCK 3 AT SHARKY'S - MAY 11,12,13

#126 Street 130
[map]

Get ready to party at Sharky's in Phnom Penh, Cambodia! 8pm til late. 

 

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Saturday, April 28th, 2012

Sharky Bar (Phnom Penh, Cambodia)

WILDLIFE ALLIANCE FUNDRAISER - 27,28 APRIL

A weekend of fun with a good cause. 2 nights of music. Details coming.... 

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www.wildlifealliance.org


Saturday, April 14th, 2012

Live Music at V Cafe (Dalat, Vietnam)

LAUNCH OF "WHO IS CURTIS KING? WHO CARES?" CD

MUSIC WEEKEND IN DALAT - APRIL 13 and 14, 2012.

10 Years in the Works! Friends and family are welcome to join us for the official launch of our CD "Who is Curtis King? Who Cares?" on 14 April, at V Cafe (Dalat, Vietnam).

Come enjoy some great music with friends and original members of the Curtis King Band, Ross "The Pulseman" Polson (New Zealand), Erick Swackhammer, and many many others....


Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

MYANMAR TOUR

Show in Myanmar - to be announced

Will try to jam at "50th Street" tomorrow... Wednesday... 28 March...

50th Street

9/13 50th Street

Botahtaung Township

http://50thstreetyangon.com/


Saturday, March 24th, 2012

BROTZEIT - Ho Chi Minh City

Grand Opening - About 8pm til late

2nd Floor, KUMHO PLAZA
District 1, HCMC [map]
Price: Open to the public

Grand Opening... Band starts at about 9pm.


Friday, February 10th, 2012

The Elbow Room

Friday Night Jazz Jam at Elbow Room - 8pm til late

52 Pasteur, District 1, HCMC
[map]
Price: Free to Public - No Cover Charge

Rock ‘n’ roll, blues, jazz jam at The Elbow Room

8pm til late. Free - no cover charge.  (Near corner of Ham Nghi, next to Bar #5)

(Great place to have dinner too! Make a reservation, rather busy.)

52 Pasteur, District 1. Tel 08-38214327


Saturday, January 28th, 2012

Intercontinental Hotel Phnom Penh

International Business Chamber of Cambodia - Private Function

Surf and Rock n Roll Party!!!

Sound check at 1pm. Show at approx 7pm. 


Sunday, January 8th, 2012

CORPORATE EVENT - HCMC (VIETNAM)

CORPORATE EVENT - HCMC (VIETNAM)

Thao Dien Village, 195 Nguyen Van Huong, Dist 2, HCMC

Note to band: Sound check at 1PM. Performance begins at approx 5pm.

(Taxi leaving from Medal hotel at noon, if anybody wants a ride from Dist1)

(Best to bring clothing for set up and also for performance to avoid going back into District 1.)


Saturday, December 31st, 2011

NOVOTEL PHAN THIET

NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY

Open to the public. USD100/person.

NOVOTEL PHAN THIET
1 Ton Duc Thang Street
PHAN THIET
VIET NAM


Saturday, December 24th, 2011

THE VICTORIA HOTEL PHAN THIET

CHRISTMAS EVE PARTY

Open to the public. USD100/person. Reservations highly recommended. (Almost sold out)

"At one of Vietnam's most idyllic seaside resorts, 200 km (124 miles) north of Ho Chi Minh City, the four star Victoria Phan Thiet Beach Resort & Spa is located beside a vast, palm-fringed white sand beach on the South China Sea."

Victoria Phan Thiet Beach Resort & Spa

Km 9 Phu Hai Phan Thiet Town

Binh Thuan Province Vietnam

Tel: + 84 62 381 3000 Fax: + 84 62 381 3007


Sunday, November 27th, 2011

TERRY FOX RUN

TERRY FOX CHARITY RUN (HCMC, Vietnam) - Band starts at 8:40a.m. (That's MORNING people!!)

It's for a great cause - cancer research. All musicians welcome to join - pls contact me. 

Location: Crescent Area District 7 (Between Crescent Area and Unilever Building).

Vietnamese: "Nga tu Nguyen Van Linh va Nguyen Luong Bang, Q7"

Note to band: Band starts at 8:40AM. Please arrive at 8AM with all instruments etc ready.

Please wear red and black for the event. 

 


Thursday, November 17th, 2011

Nha Hang Yi (Phu Quoc, Vietnam)

Juram Gavero and Curtis King in Phu Quoc - 16 and 17 NOVEMBER

93 Tran Hung Dao, KP7
Duong Dong PHU QUOC VIE [map]

First time playing in Phu Quoc. Should be a blast. Details coming soon.


Saturday, November 5th, 2011

GRAPPA'S (HONG KONG)

Jamming with the Stray Katz - 8pm til late

Jardine House, Central
Hong Kong Tel: 25212322 [map]
Price: No Cover Charge


Friday, November 4th, 2011

Skylark Lounge

Blues Night at the Skylark - 9:30pm til late

1/F Parekh House, 63 Wyndham Street
Central HONG KONG [map]
Price: No Cover Charge


Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

Live Music at V Cafe (Dalat, Vietnam)

Live at the V Cafe (Dalat) - 7:30 til late

Price: No Cover Charge

PLAN AHEAD - Would be awesome to have friends from around Asia and the world join us for a big party - music, fun, reuniting with old friends. 

V Cafe is the home of the live music in the highlands of Vietnam!

1/1 Bui Thi Xuan, Dalat, Vietnam (Look for the big red V)

Tel: (84) (63) 352 0215

http://www.vcafedalatvietnam.com


Saturday, September 3rd, 2011

CAM RANH (Nhtrang, Vietnam)

Scott and Tho's Big Wedding

BIG JAM SESSION!! In Cam Ranh - call Scott, Tho, Curtis, or Swackhammer for details if you're coming.

Rockin fun!!

Get ready for Simon!!


Monday, August 22nd, 2011

Sax 'n' Art (HCMC, Vietnam)

Curtis King at Sax n Art (HCMC, Vietnam) - 9pm til midnight

*** AUGUST 20, 21, 22 ***

The home of jazz in Saigon!

Curtis King performs blues, jazz, and a taste of Asian music with the Sax 'n' Art band, featuring saxophonist extraordinaire Mr. Tran Manh Tuan.

Sax 'n' Art

28 Le Loi. District 1, HCMC Vietnam

www.saxnart.com Tel: (84.8) 3822 8472

 


Saturday, July 30th, 2011

Dragon Capital (Private Function, Quy Nhon, Vietnam)

Details coming soon. 

 

 


Sunday, July 3rd, 2011

American Chamber of Commerce (Hanoi)

American Independence Day Celebration

American Independence Day Celebration American Club. 19 Hai Ba Trung. Hanoi. 4pm til about 10pm. 

** Big update on Hanoi 3 July American Chamber of Commerce gig ** - We're back ON!!

The Curtis King Band performs with very special guest Riki Hendrix - carrying on the musical legacy of his cousin, the legendary Jimi Hendrix. Riki is a special talent and wonderful performer in his own right. If you're in Hanoi, this is a must see performance. 

Ticket and event info:

http://www.amchamhanoi.com/site/index.php?module=blog&action=detail&articleID=305&categoryID=10


Saturday, May 21st, 2011

Mui Ne - Coco Beach Resort

Girls Night - Rock and Roll Party!

Private party.


Thursday, April 21st, 2011

PRIVATE PARTY - HO CHI MINH CITY

Private Party - Jazz - Time to be announced.

Price: Invitation Only

Details coming. Band members pls keep these dates reserved if possible. Thanks! Curtis


Saturday, April 16th, 2011

Hyatt Hotel (Saigon)

Lee and Nha Wedding

Details coming soon.



Thursday, March 17th, 2011

O'Briens (HCMC, Vietnam)

Saint Patrick's Day at O'Briens Irish Factory - 8pm til late

Price: Open to the public - free

King and Hammer and Special Guests will rock out at O'Brien's Irish Factory!

Address: 74/A2 Hai Ba Trung, District 1. (Opposite Hyatt Hotel)

Tel: 083753410


Monday, January 31st, 2011

TAKING A BREAK - JANUARY 2011

1-31 JANUARY - TAKING A BREAK

Hi friends,

I will be on a much needed break in January.  

Back to parties and rock-n-roll during Tet - at V Cafe (Dalat, Vietnam)!

Have a great New Year!

Thanks for your support and friendship.

All of us in the band are hoping to take the party up a notch in the coming year!


Friday, December 31st, 2010

Club Militare, Macau

New Year's Eve

Party at the Club Militare, Macau. (Members only)


Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

Sheridan's Irish Bar (HCMC, Vietnam)

Curtis King and Leroy Jones Unplugged in Saigon

Curtis King and Le Roi Jones rock the house with special guests. 

(17 Le Thanh Ton, near corner Thai Van Lung, District 1, look for the green doors).

 


Saturday, December 11th, 2010

Se7en Inch, Singapore

"The Curtis King Band feat Leroy Jones" Rockin the Se7en Inch - Singapore

** 10 and 11 DECEMBER** 

DETAILS TO BE CONFIRMED. 


Saturday, December 4th, 2010

Private Birthday Party District 7, HCMC

Private Party

Details coming soon.


Saturday, December 4th, 2010

CRAZY ELEPHANT(Singapore)

17th BIRTHDAY PARTY!

SINGAPORE [map]

Celebrate with the Crazy Elephant - 17 years of butt-kicking music, lasting friendships, and great fun!


Saturday, November 27th, 2010

Snap Cafe

The Curtis King Band Live at Snap Cafe - 8pm til late

Price: Free to Public


Sunday, November 21st, 2010

Sonny Daze Pre-Wedding Party at V Cafe

V Cafe

EVERYONE WELCOME !

3 DAYS OF ROCK AND ROLL! FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY! WITH "JURAM", CURTIS KING, SCOTT D, AND SONNY "WEDDING BOY" DAZE!


Saturday, October 30th, 2010

The Boathouse

Jamming with the Ten Dollar Bill Band - 7-10pm.

Free to public.


Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Live Music at V Cafe (Dalat, Vietnam)

"Curtis King and Friends Play the Blues at V Cafe, Dalat" - 7:30 til late

Price: No Cover Charge

OCTOBER 18 AND 19TH IN DALAT!

Curtis King and Special Guests "Dr. D Rhythm" (USA, acoustic guitar/vox) and Fumi San (Japan, Harmonica) play the blues at V Cafe (Dalat, Vietnam).

(Musicians: Feel free to come and jam!)

V Cafe is the home of the blues in the highlands of Vietnam!

1/1 Bui Thi Xuan, Dalat, Vietnam (Look for the big red V)

Tel: (84) (63) 352 0215

http://www.vcafedalatvietnam.com

 


Saturday, October 16th, 2010

Muine Open Air Rock Show

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Friday, September 24th, 2010

BERNIE'S

Curtis King Birthday Show - 9pm til late

19 Thai Van Lung
Ho Chi Minh City VIE [map]
Price: Open to the public - free

Curtis King's Birthday Bash, jamming with JURAM and his band. FRIDAY 24 September, 9pm til late. Bernie's, 19 Thai Van Lung (District1). Musicians welcome to jam! Open to the public - come party! 


Friday, July 30th, 2010

The Elbow Room

ROCKIN AT THE ELBOW ROOM

Friends, please join us Tonight (Friday) for Live Music. Chill to the eclectic sound of "THE NITE TRAIN" from 7pm til 10:30pm in the ELBOW ROOM. Top floor. 52 Pasteur, District1. A cover charge of 100,00VND includes 1 drink.
Jazz, Blues, Funk, Soul with Mario Trane, Tom Koenig, Curtis King and friends.
Peace Out!


Saturday, July 24th, 2010

Cafe @ - 216 Tran Phu Street - Vinh City

Jean Marcelle's Birthday Party in Vinh


Sunday, July 4th, 2010

Alibi Club

Sunday Night Jam Session at Alibi - 10pm til late

11 Thai Van Lung
District 1, HCMC, Vietnam [map]
Price: Free

Come join us for a late night jam .... starts 10pm. 

Musicians - come jam!!


Saturday, July 3rd, 2010

Sharky's American Independence Day Party (Cambodia) - CANCELLED

CANCELLED - SORRY! (Rescheduling for later in the year... will keep you posted)

 


Saturday, June 26th, 2010

V CAFE 8th Anniversary Party!

 

V Cafe's 8th ANNIVERSARY PARTY!!! SATURDAY AFTERNOON / EVENING PARTY - 5-7 PM, FREE FLOW OF WINE, BEER AND MARGARITAS, WITH FREE FINGER FOODS. FRIENDS FANS AND FAMILY.

730PM TIL LATE... LIVE MUSIC, PRIZES, AND FUN. 

V Cafe is your home of the blues in the highlands of Vietnam!

1/1 Bui Thi Xuan, Dalat, Vietnam (Look for the big red V)

Da Lat, VIETNAM

Tel: (84) (63) 352 0215

http://www.vcafedalatvietnam.com

 


Saturday, June 12th, 2010

Hue Festival - Hue Vietnam

Hue Music Festival - June 11 and 12

Confirmed: The Curtis King Band will be playing 11 and 12 June.

Sound check:

June 10th at 23:00 at the central stage, An Dinh Palace

Performance:

June 11th at 22:00 at the central stage, An Dinh Palace

June 12th at 20:30 at the eastern stage, An Dinh Palace

 

Curtis King Band intro for Hue Festival : http://www.huefestival.com/index.php?cat_id=367&id=1948


Saturday, January 16th, 2010

Can Gio

Rock in the Mangrove 2010 (Vietnam)

To Be Confirmed
Can Gio VN [map]

(All details to be confirmed.)

 

 

 


Thursday, December 31st, 2009

NEW YEARS EVE SHOW - Pandanus Resort, Muine (Vietnam)

The Curtis King Band rocks the Pandanus resort!!

New Year's Eve - $50 for full buffet, champagne at midnight! (Other drinks extra). Non-hotel guests are encouraged to come - it will be the most happening party in Muine - guaranteed!

Music will include a 20 minute jam session after midnight - ALL musicians in Muine encouraged to attend and have a blast!!

Hotel booking info on hotel website.

 


Saturday, December 26th, 2009

Botanic Towers

Dr. Kris' Grand Wedding

HCMC VN [map]

Ice Blue in Botanic Tower

312 Nguyen Thuong Hien str

Ward 5, Phu Nhuan distr (not far from Columbia hospital)

(Note to Juram and Band... Set up and sound check at 4pm. Band begins playing at 7pm. I will be arriving from Dalat by air at about 7pm, so band will begin without me.)


Friday, December 25th, 2009

DALAT PALCE HOTEL, VIETNAM

Dec 23, 24, 25 at arguably Vietnam's best hotel - located in the mountain town of Dalat, one of Vietnam's 5 old French hill station towns. (Book rooms early at Palace or Novotel, gets filled quickly.)


Friday, December 18th, 2009

TALKING TO A STRANGER (Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA)

TALKING TO A STRANGER

Villa 21, Street 294
[map]

Get ready for a rocking, funky party in Phnom Penh!

 

(Note to band: Sound check and set up at 4pm.)


Saturday, December 5th, 2009

2009 JAKARTA JAZZ FESTIVAL, INDONESIA (December 4,5)

JAKJAZZ 2009 - CANCELLED!!!

CONFIRMED FOR 4 AND 5 DECEMBER. 

Jakarta - here we come!!

www.jakjazz.com

(Band will be staying at Hotel Sultan.)


Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

Jianghu Bar, Beijing

LIVE in Beijing with Red Zebra - 9:30pm til late

Jinhua hutong No 7,Jiaodaokou S. Avenue, Dong Cheng
Beijing Beijng 000000
CN [map]

 

Rockin in Beijing with Li Hong and the Red Zebra Band!
Jianghu Bar near the Jiaodaokou Subway station.  
The address is:
Jianghu Bar (No door ticket fee)
Jinhua hutong No 7
Jiaodaokou S. Avenue
Dongcheng District
Beijing 
http://www.douban.com/event/11132399/

 


Monday, October 19th, 2009

Patio Bar (Beijing)

Fun Jam with Eric and Peter and Old Beijing Friends - 6pm til late

Oakwood Executive Apartment Building (see below)
BEIJING CN [map]
Price: Free

When: Monday October 19th, 6pm

Where: Patio Bar (don't know the name)

Oakwood Executive Apartment Building

Ocean Express, 66 Xiaguang Li,

East Third Ring Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing

朝阳区, 东三环三元桥霞光里66号远洋新干线,

(behind Gateway Plaza & Silver Tower just SE of Sanyuanqiao)

Contact:         1369 146 5773  (Peter) if you're lost

 

 

 

 


Friday, October 16th, 2009

Makumba

Jam at the Makumba African Bar in Hong Kong - 9pm til late

48 Peel Street, Soho
Hong Kong HK [map]
Price: Free


Friday, September 4th, 2009

"All That Jazz @ Japanese Attitude" at the Cage (HCMC, Vietnam)

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Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

Sax n Art (HCMC, Vietnam)

Jamming at Sax n Art

28 Le Loi, District 1
HCMC VIETNAM [map]

The home of jazz and blues in Saigon! Curtis King performs with the Sax 'n' Art band, featuring Tran Manh Tuan. 28 Le Loi. District 1. www.saxnart.com Tel: (84.8) 8228472


Friday, August 21st, 2009

SIEMEN'S CORPORATE FUNCTION (Hanoi, Vietnam)

Details coming soon.

 


Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

Private Party - Destination Asia

Details to be announced.


Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

Jake the Snake and Mitzi''s Double Birthday Bash at Sax 'n' Art

COME CELEBRATE WITH JAKE THE SNAKE AND MITZI AT THE SAX N ART! 9PM TIL 12.  HOW OLD IS JAKE? HE WILL REVEAL HIS AGE AT THE SHOW! :-) MITZI WILL BE 30! :-)

Sax 'n' Art.... The home of jazz in Saigon!

Curtis King performs with the Sax 'n' Art band, featuring Mr. Tran Manh Tuan on the sax. 

Sax 'n' Art

28 Le Loi. District 1, HCMC Vietnam

www.saxnart.com Tel: (84.8) 3822 8472

 

 


Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

GAMUSO (TOKYO, JAPAN)


We'll be playing some music with friends at the "Gamuso" bar in Asagaya tonight.... Tokyo! Please come join us for a drink and some fun, 8pm til 11 or so... if you play an instrument, bring it along & all are welcome.... (They have amps and mics there.) Fun, informal. :-)

Check out www.gamuso.com for map.


Saturday, July 25th, 2009

JAPAN BLUES FESTIVAL!

CONFIRMED - JAPAN BLUES FESTIVAL

23 24, 25 JULY Aomori Japan (Northern Honshu island)

Japan Blues Festival 2009 Aomori

GIG TIMETABLE

Thur. July 23, 2009

Namioka Apple Hill (special stage)

14:00 - sound checks begin.

Magic Slim and the Teardrops, Curtis King, 7' C.G

17:15 – 17:55 7' C.G

18:00 – 18:40 Curtis King

19:00 – 21:00 Magic Slim and the Teardrops

Fri.  July 24, 2009

Aomori City “Aoi-umi” (Blue Sea) Park

14:00 – sound checks begin. Magic Slim and the Teardrops, Curtis King, and then BB Heads

17:30 – 18:00 BB Heads

18:00 – 18:40 Curtis King

18:50 –  Ceremony and Introduction

19:00 – 21:00 Magic Slim and the Teardrops

Sat.  July 25, 2009

Aomori City “Aoi-umi” (Blue Sea) Park

14:00 – 14:40 Baby King Blues Band

15:00 – sound checks if required.

(Evening show)

16:30 – 17:10 Wood Company

17:20 – 18:00 BB Heads

18:00 – 18:40 Curtis King

19:00 – 21:00 Magic Slim and the Teardrops (Maybe a jam toward the end)

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BEST WAY TO COMMUNICATE WHILE IN JAPAN:

email.... info@curtiskinglive.com

Vietnam Phone: +84 908339405

Singapore Phone: +65 96212800

SMS may or may NOT work. Email generally ok but no guarantee. Calling sometimes best if important.  

Note to band members: We will meet in Tokyo on 21 July. NEW Hotel meeting point. 

Nishitetsu Inn Shinjuku
7-23-2 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0023
phone: 03-3367-5454

WE WILL MEET 7PM on 21 JULY TUESDAY NIGHT - HOTEL LOBBY - TO CHECK OUT TOKYO! :-)

This hotel is located only in a few minutes from Hilton Shinjuku, where an airport bus stops.  Also, it's only a few minutes from a subway station, and the subway goes directly to the Tokyo Station.  So by either airport bus, or train via the Tokyo Station, this location is convenient. 

 

21 JULY (Tuesday), 9pm - The Ruby Room - Open Mic Night....

22 July (Wednesday) - we then take the bullet train to Aomori Aomori does have an airport. Depart Aomori on 26th via Tokyo or via Aomori airport.

 

Meeting Spot in the Tokyo Station on the 22nd of July 2009

Attention:  All the members of the Curtis King Band participating in the Japan Blues Festival:

Those of you who are not going directly to Aomori:

We will meet at the Yaesu Central Exit of the Tokyo Terminal Station (inside) at 12:00 noon on Wednesday July 22, 2009. Ideally, you should take any JR train to the Tokyo Station and walk all the way to the Yaesu Central Exit (opposite from the Marunouchi Exit), which is close to the entrance to the Tohoku Shinkansen platforms. 

On the day, if the weather is fine, you will be able to see the partial eclipse before noon.  So you can observe it somewhere and then take a train to the Tokyo Station to meet us at 12:00. 

We are taking the Tohoku Shinkansen Hayate No.21 train from Tokyo (to Hachinohe) at 13:56.  We have to buy tickets after we meet at 12:00.  If you don't have time to have lunch, just come to the meeting spot without eating.  You can buy food at the station after buying tickets or inside the train (food wagons come round frequently) and enjoy it on the train. 

The train schedule is as follows:

Leave Tokyo on Hayate No.21 at 13:56

Arrive at Hachinohe at 16:55, where we will transfer to a local JR Tohoku line train for Aomori.

Leave Hachinohe on Tohoku Line (named Shiratori?) at 17:11

(The transfer is very smooth.)

Arrive at the Aomori station at 18:44

(I have told the hotel that we would arrive around 19:00.)

The hotel (Ekimae Hotel Aomorikan) is right in front of the JR Aomori station.

After checking in, we can go out to dinner. 

On the 23rd, please come down to the lobby by 12:45.  We will go to Namioka to be in time for rehearsals starting at 14:00. Cars arranged by the organizer.

Hotel in Aomori.  

Ekimae Hotel Aomori-kan 

1-3-2 Shinmachi, Aomori-shi, Aomori 030-0801

phone: 017-722-2865  (9:00 - 24:00)

VISAS: Americans, Singaporeans, Canadians, UK, Oz -  no visa required

Concert info email: info@aomori-yeg.jp (Possibly limited English) 

Final line-up for the "Curtis King Band" for the 2009 Japan Blues Festival!!

(In alphabetical order)

Curtis King – harp/vox/guitar/trumpet/band organizer

Dave D’aranjo – American/Singaporean bassist, currently studying at Berklee School of Music

Glenn Patrik – Award-winning American blues guitarist/vocalist

Howard “Mister Fingers” Rosser – guitar

Jake “The Snake” – bamboo flute player/percussionist from Detroit, Michigan

LRD – Lance - Canadian guitar player based in Seoul, Korea

P Jae Stanley – African-American blues/gospel singer from Texas

Robert Morten – Australian flute/sax/keyboard player

Sean McGee – drums - long time member of the Curtis King Band, living and studying in Tokyo

Guest artists:

Kathryn Dwyer – Australian who will join us for a blues song in Japanese

Megan Kim – from Korea, who will join us for a cool blues tune

Japan In-Country Manager/Organizer/Harmonica Player

Ms. Chiharu

Possible last minute unlikely surprise appearances:

Dr. Uwe - keys

 

PRE-GIG SCHEDULE

 

On the 18th:

What the Dickens! (British pub in Ebisu, phone: 3780-2099)

http://www.whatthedickens.jp/home

 

One of the best live music venues.  English-speaking. Good bands on weekends.

Closed on Mondays.  The Conductors (funky music, with a horn section) on the 18th.

Take the JR Yamanote line to Ebisu and take the side street between KFC and Wendy's and walk for a few minutes. The venue is on the 4th floor of the corner building on the left. See the map below:

Map:  http://www.whatthedickens.jp/map?sid=n57gj2dh4qsglmot1q7p6kf740

 

 

On the 19th:

Checkerboard (blues bar in Asagaya, phone: 3312-7974)

http://www.chicagoplanning.com/checker.html

 

Take a JR Chuo line to Asagaya, take the south exti, take the narrow street right next to McDonald's all the way until you see the Checkerboard sign on the left-hand side of the street. Or ask the police box right outside the station for directions. 

NOTE:  Checkerboard is closed on the 20th and the 21st.

 

 

On the 20th:

Rooster Northside (blues bar in Ogikubo, phone: 5397-5007)

http://www.ogikubo-rooster.com/north/index.html

 

They have a blues jam on the 20th. Any one can sign up at the door and play.

Cover charge: 500 yen,  from 19:00 to 23:00.

Take the JR Chuo line to Ogikubo, take the north exit, turn left and walk on the main street (without crossing Oume Kaido, the big street) to the venue, which is on the left hand side.  See the map on the website.

 

OR

 

Blue Heat (blues bar in Shibuya, phone: 5489-0357)

http://blueheat.jp/ ,  map: http://blueheat.jp/map.html

 

On the 20th, 2 pretty good Japanese blues bands will play there.  The guitarist of the second band normally plays with Steve Gardner, an active Delta Blues singer/guitarist in Tokyo.  Cover charge: 1,000 yen. 

Take the JR Yamanote line to Shibuya and walk.

 

 

On the 21st:

The Ruby Room (music venue in Shibuya, phone: 3780-3022)

http://www.rubyroomtokyo.com/

Open mic night on the 21st from 19:00.  Rock, blues, etc.

Take the JR Yamanote line to Shibuya and walk toward the Dogenzaka area.

For more info, see:  http://www.rubyroomtokyo.com/ 

INFO ON AOMORI:

Weather: 18C up to 28C roughly during July

 


Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

Live Music at V Cafe (Dalat, Vietnam)

Curtis King and Erick "Hammer" Swackhammer play the blues at V Cafe (Dalat, Vietnam).

V Cafe is the home of the blues in the highlands of Vietnam!

8pm til 10:30pm... 1/1 Bui Thi Xuan, Dalat, Vietnam (Look for the big red V)

 

1/1 Bui Thi Xuan

Da Lat, VIETNAM

Tel: (84) (63) 352 0215

http://www.vcafedalatvietnam.com

 


Saturday, July 4th, 2009

Amcham HCMC (Vietnam)

Amcham parties in HCMC! 10:30am til about 4pm

(NOTE TO BAND MEMBERS: please arrive at Riverside Apartments, District 2, HCMC, at about 10a.m, yes MORNING! Yikes! Bring photocopy of ID to get in! These people are nuts. Some of them even voted for McCain/Palin (think about it). Setup at 10:30am. Band begins live at 11 a.m.)

ALSO NOTE TO BAND MEMBERS: REHEARSAL

12 NOON ** FRIDAY 3 JULY ** at Fred Burke's House. Location:  298/107/2 Dien Bien Phu Street, Binh Thanh Dist., Ward 17 City/Town: Saigon, Vietnam

(in alley behind "Phuong Nam 300" Restaurant)


Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

Cantina Central - "Curtis King Band UNPLUGGED" - Private B'day

A bit of Latin-flavored rock 'n' roll in Saigon's best Mexican restaurant. Special guests - Dr. Leroy Jones and P Jae Stanley.

Cantina Central: Corner Ton That Thiep and Pasteur, Q1

Private birthday party starts at 8pm.

(Note to band: Soundcheck 4pm)


Saturday, June 27th, 2009

BIRTHDAY PARTY - SIMON AND JURAM - at La Habana (HCMC, Vietnam)

9pm til late

Price: Free

La Habana

6 Cao Ba Quat (corner Thi Sach), Dist1, HCMC

 


Monday, June 8th, 2009

PRIVATE WEDDING - jimi sweat

Private Wedding Party Legend Hotel HCMC Vietnam Note to band: Sound check 4pm, show is 7:30pm til about 10pm.


Sunday, May 3rd, 2009

Jake and Hai's Delta Blues Wedding (2 and 3 May, Soc Trang, Viet


(Update 2)

Get ready to party with Jake the Snake and Ms. Hai (Mrs. Snake!) in Soc Trang. That's the Delta, baby!!

More details coming soon.

(CK will be going to Can Tho by boat on 30 June, then to Soc Trang on 2 May... others welcome to join.)

Recommended hotel:

Khanh Hung, Tran Huy Dao st., P2 , Soc Trang


Saturday, April 25th, 2009

Sonny Daze and Curtis King LIVE in Dalat

Fun Acoustic Rock, live in Dalat.

8:30pm til 11pm
Eros Cafe - Viet Huong
7 Nguyen Chi Thanh


Sunday, April 19th, 2009

AGENT ORANGE BENEFIT CONCERT - 2009 (HCMC, Vietnam)



Ben Thanh Theater
6 Mac Dinh Chi Street,
Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, HCMC

Starting time: 8:30pm.

Ticket price: USD20 or VND350,000

Tickets available at:
Ho Chi Minh City Chapter of Red Cross
201 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai
Tel: 08 38324992

Program details coming soon.



Saturday, April 11th, 2009

Sax n Art (HCMC, Vietnam)

The home of jazz and blues in Saigon! Curtis King performs with the Sax 'n' Art band, featuring Tran Manh Tuan.

28 Le Loi. District 1.
www.saxnart.com Tel: (84.8) 8228472




Friday, April 10th, 2009

Apocolypse Now (HCMC, Vietnam)

New 2nd Floor Bar!

Rock and roll party!

9:30 til late.

Jammers welcome!

Corner Thi Sach, Dong Du (District 1, HCMC)

(Note to musicians: 4pm soundcheck/setup)


Saturday, April 4th, 2009

BIG DAY OUT - Auscham Party

Curtis King will be jamming with Juram and company! Get ready for some electric harp!

Host:
AusCham
Type:
Other - Festival
Network:
Global
Date:
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Time:
2:00pm - 11:00pm
Location:
Van Thanh Park
Street:
48/10 Dien Bien Phu
City/Town:
Binh Thanh, Vietnam
Phone:
008439110272
Email:
events@auschamvn.org

A big fun family day out with lots of activities for everyone. Loads of food and drink throughout the whole event. Live music from 2pm-11pm and the headline act is Jimmy Barnes & band live from Australia!!

Ticket prices include everything, activities, music and all your food & drink.

Pre-bought ticket prices:
Family: 2,000,000 VND
Adult: 850,000 VND
Non-alcohol: 420,000 VND
Child/Nanny/Driver: 250,000 VND

On the day ticket prices:
Family: 2,300,000 VND
Adult: 940,000 VND
Non-alcohol: 500,000 VND
Child/Nanny/Driver: 340,000 VND

Family ticket includes 2 adults and 3 child/nanny/driver

Ticket Outlets:
ANZ; 11 Me Linh Square, District 1
Juice; 49 Mac Thi Buoi, District 1
Australian International School; 21 Pham Ngoc Thach, District 3
Australian International School; 1 Lotus Road, APSC Compund, An Phu, District 2
Airwaves; 23 thao Dien, An Phu, District 2
The Boathouse; 40 Lily Road, APSC Compund, An Phu, District 2
International School HCMC; 649A Vo Truong Toan, An Phu, District 2
RMIT; 702 Nguyen Van Linh, Tan Phong Ward, District 7


Sunday, March 29th, 2009

Jamming with "LRD" - Seoul, Korea

Jamming with the amazing "LRD" Band in Seoul, for their "Good Luck in Europe Farewell Concert"
Time: 7pm til late

Bungalow in Itaewon
Sunday March 29th 7pm.
The Bungalow - Itaewon

Location The Bungalow is located in Itaewon in the alley behind the Hamilton Hotel.
Subway Directions Take subway Line #6 to Itaewon Station and take Exit #2 and walk straight until the first light. Take a left and walk about 20 meters to the first alley. Go left and you will find Bungalow located on your right.



Friday, March 27th, 2009

Apocolypse Now (HCMC, Vietnam)

New 2nd Floor Bar!

Rock and roll party!

Note: WE'RE RECORDING the event for an upcoming CD, so bring your loud screams and hollars.

9:30 til late.
Jammers welcome!

Corner Thi Sach, Dong Du (District 1, HCMC)

(Note to musicians: 3pm soundcheck/setup - please attend, new band formats)


Saturday, March 21st, 2009

Curtis King and Sonny Daze LIVE in Dalat (Vietnam)

Blues, oldies and rock and roll.

Eros Cafe
(Old Name: Viet Hung Cafe)
7 Nguyen Chi Thanh
(Across from Why Not Cafe)

Open to the Public.
Jammers welcome!!



Saturday, March 14th, 2009

Curtis King and Thuy Wedding - PALACE HOTEL, DALAT, Vietnam

Update 5 Feb 2009.


A Royal Wedding: Curtis King and Ms. Thuy of Dalat will celebrate their wedding on 13 and 14 March in Dalat, Vietnam, at the legendary Palace Hotel.

13th Morning/Lunch Family-oriented small morning Vietnamese ceremony, followed by Lunch at Palace Hotel. (By invite only, generally only family. Dress: Smart casual.)
13th Evening - guests free to enjoy dinner on their own, either at Palace Hotel, Cafe De La Poste, Larry's, or out and about in Dalat. At about 7pm Curtis and Thuy will be at Larry’s Bar (dress: smart casual) at the Palace Hotel (great buffet dinner available there for guests and non-guests), enjoying a few informal drinks with incoming friends.
(Complimentary welcome drink at Larry's Bar for any Sofitel Palace or Novotel guests.)
14th –Wedding Concert with The Curtis King Band, Approx 8:30PM, with open bar, food, and generally a good rockin time with friends and family! (Dress code: smart casual. Children above 14 or so.)

IMPORTANT: People from most countries (except ASEAN passports) need a visa to get into Vietnam. Usually takes a week or so in your home country, through a travel agent.
Suggested accommodation in Dalat:


5 Star: Sofitel Palace - definitely one of the most beautiful, luxurious hotels in the world.
Group rates for “Curtis King Wedding”
Superior: USD185.00 net/ night
Luxury: USD 205.00 net/ night
Luxury Club: USD230.00 net/ night
Sofitel Suite:USD330.00 net/ night

The price is net and including breakfast at Rabelais restaurant.
Complimentary Airport Shuttle Service
Complimentary welcome drink at Larry's Bar
Tel +84 (0) 63 3825 444 Fax +84 (0) 63 3825 666
(Delete 0 if calling from outside Vietnam)
Email: sofitel.reservations@dalatresorts.com



4 Star: Novotel Dalat
Group rates for “Curtis King Wedding”
Standard: USD60.00 net/ night.
Free upgrade to Superior subject to room availability
Suite: USD84/night
The price is net and including breakfast at Café De la Poste restaurant
Complimentary Airport Shuttle Service
Complimentary welcome drink at Larry's Bar
(Note: Rooms in the back of the hotel are quieter)
Tel +84 (0) 63 3825 777 Fax +84 (0) 63 3825 888
(Delete 0 if calling from outside Vietnam)
Email: novotel.reservations@dalatresorts.com


And for the real budget traveler:

The $9 Hotel. Rates are like the name of the hotel. (Good location, clean, friendly management - Michael and Anne, across from V Café – good Western food.)
Email: brothermoon48@yahoo.com
Tel: +84 (0) 909999008

Suggested Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City: (both hotels about 30-45 minutes from airport, insist that driver use meter, about VND80-100,000, or about 5 or 6 USD). Many other hotels are listed in Lonely Planet.

Sofitel Plaza Saigon (Modern luxury)
+84 (0) 8 38291555
sofitelsgn@sofitelsaigon.com.vn

Medal Hotel (Budget)
8A Thai Van Lung, District1
+84 (0) 8 38238765
medal_hotel@hotmail.com

Suggested Hotels in Hanoi: ( Many other hotels are listed in Lonely Planet.)

Metropole Hanoi (old-style luxury)
+84 (0) 4 38266919
res@sofitelhanoi.vnn.vn

Sofitel Plaza (Modern luxury)
+84 (0) 4 38238888
resmgr@sofitelplazahn.com

Easiest access to Dalat is by air from either Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), or from Hanoi. Flights sometimes get full so book your air ticket in advance through your travel agent. IMPORTANT NOTE: IF THE FLIGHT IS FULL, GET ON THE WAITING LIST. If there are enough people on the waiting list, we may be able to arrange a charter flight from HCMC to Dalat.

Travel from Ho Chi Minh City to Dalat by taxi or bus is also fun, convenient, and beautiful. (About 7 hours, stunning scenery.)

Taxi: about USD100
Bus: about USD10 (The bus leaves almost every hour with Phuong Trang, address 274-276 De Tham, Pham Ngu Lao, Q. 1. (08) 38375570). They will also drop you off via van anywhere you want in Dalat City. There are also two other busses Mai Linh and Sinh Cafe)

WEDDING GIFTS: The traditional Vietnamese method of giving a "red envelope" (with cash inside) is wonderful. If you cannot make the wedding but would like to send a gift, that is also very much appreciated though not necessary. Gifts can be mailed to:
Curtis Kovach
P.O. Box 226
Saigon Central Post Office
HCMC, District 1
VIETNAM
(No cash, it will get lost. If a check, please make it out to "Curtis Lee Kovach")

INFORMATION FOR VISITORS COMING TO DALAT
(Recommended reading: Lonely Planet Vietnam - for full information on Ho Chi Minh City, Dalat and surrounding area)

Weather in Dalat during March… slightly chilly at night, bring a light jacket/sweater. Weather in Ho Chi Minh City hot. Weather in Hanoi: unpredictable. Some chance of rain in all 3 cities.

Restaurants in Dalat:
Le Rabelais
-12 Tran Phu
-5-star restaurant in the Sofitel Palace hotel

Le Café de la Poste
-12 Tran Phu
-western food and hot chocolate

Larry’s Bar
-12 Tran Phu
-good western food, pizza, Mexican
-cozy tv room, pool table, games

V Café
-1 Bui Thi Xuan
- great western and asian food

Long Hoa
–6 D 3 Thang 2
-great Vietnamese food

SIGHTSEEING & ACTIVITIES IN DALAT:

Dalat Palace Golf Club
-Phu Dong Thien Vuong
-nicest golf course in Vietnam
- golf packages available for guests, ask at Novotel or Palace

Phat Tire Ventures
-73 Truong Cong Dinh
-Email – www.phattireventures.com -quality adventure tours

www.easy-riders.net -tourguide who gives tours around
Vietnam and Dalat; good English
-ask to see Flower greenhouses, coffee plantation, silk worms and factory, mushroom farm, Elephant waterfall

Cable Car
-a cable car ride over the farming area to a
pagoda and gardens
-take a walk down over the hill to the
lake where there is shopping
-can also rent a boat to go to the
other side of lake where minorities live
-you can ride an elephant through the
woods, eat food, and see animals

Datanla Waterfall
-Deo Prenn
-waterfall with an alpine slide (a must)
-beautiful flowers and waterfall

Crazy House
-3 D Huynh Thuc Khang
-bizarre architecture; known to be haunted

Xuan Huong Lake
-city center
-tandem (2-seater) bicycles for rent
-paddleboat rentals and carriage rides

Dalat Train Station
- for train enthusiasts, a must see (ask Curtis for the whole story!)

MONEY AND CURRENCY: US Dollars are widely accepted. Current exchange rate is about 17,500 Vietnam Dong to 1 USD.

Saturday, March 7th, 2009

Saigon Cyclo Challenge 2009


Curtis King will be jamming with the "Ten Dollar Bill Band" for the children's charity concert.

(Band will be on for about 1 hour, approx 3pm)


Friday, March 6th, 2009

"Jamming with JURAM" at La Habana (HCMC, Vietnam)

Rockin' Acoustic Jam!

6 Cao Ba Quat (near corner with Thai Van Lung). Dist 1.
9:30 til late!


Friday, February 27th, 2009

Curtis King and Sonny Daze LIVE in Dalat (Vietnam)

Blues, oldies and rock and roll.

Eros Cafe
(Old Name: Viet Hung Cafe)
7 Nguyen Chi Thanh
(Across from Why Not Cafe)

Open to the Public.
Jammers welcome!!



Friday, February 20th, 2009

Sunset Boulevard Bar 1st Anniversary (Vungtau, Vietnam)

Open to the public.

6 C Quan Trung St (next to Pig and Whistle Bar)

8pm til late.



Saturday, February 14th, 2009

Private wedding party at the Deck

The Deck,
District 2
33 Nguyen U Di, An Phu
(Street before An Phu Market)

(NOTE TO BAND. Dress code: All blacks with a touch of red. Wedding starts at about 5 pm. Please be there at 3pm for sound check/set up. Band will play about 8-11pm, so there will be some down time.)



Saturday, February 7th, 2009

Private Birthday Party - Fred Burke (HCMC, Vietnam)

Host:
Fred & Loan
Type:
Party - Birthday Party
Network:
Vietnam
Time and Place
Date:
Saturday, February 7, 2009
Time:
3:00pm - 11:00pm
Location:
Home (in alley behind "Phuong Nam 300" Restaurant)
Street:
298/107/2 Dien Bien Phu Street, Binh Thanh Dist., Ward 17
City/Town:
Saigon, Vietnam

(Note to band: Please arrive by 5pm or so for set up, sound check)


Friday, January 9th, 2009

Song Huong Hotel (Vungtau)

Open to the Public. 8pm - 12 midnight.


Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

Vietnam Kite Surf Party - Vungtau

Vungtau Beach Club.

Details to be announced.


2009

Sax n Art (HCMC, Vietnam)

The home of jazz and blues in Saigon! Curtis King performs with the Sax 'n' Art band, featuring Tran Manh Tuan.

28 Le Loi. District 1.
www.saxnart.com Tel: (84.8) 8228472




Friday, December 12th, 2008

Private Party - Mark Fraser

28 Nguyen U Di, An Phu, Q2.
(Same Street as "The Deck", off Tran Ngoc Dien Street.)

(Note to band members: Taxi leaving King's hotel at 3pm for sound check. Please confirm if you'll be joining at 3pm. You may want to stay there for the day, bring a swim suit and your evening clothes.)


Saturday, December 6th, 2008

AmCham Governor's Ball

The Curtis King Band with special guests "Ms. PJae Stanley", Mr. Le Roi Jones, and many others.

Hyatt Hotel. For tickets, please contact Amcham HCMC.

amcham@hcm.vnn.vn


Friday, December 5th, 2008

"Jamming with JURAM" at La Habana (HCMC, Vietnam)

Rockin' Acoustic Jam!

6 Cao Ba Quat (near corner with Thai Van Lung). Dist 1.
9:30 til late!


Saturday, November 29th, 2008

Loreto Fest - HCMC, Vietnam

Tickets for Loretofest on Nov. 29 are now on sale at the outlets listed below.

Buy in advance and the price is VND420,000 for adults and VND200,000 for kids (aged between 7 and 17). At the door, the price goes up by about 30 percent. All proceeds go to charity.

TICKET OUTLETS
Juice, 49 Mac Thi Buoi, Q1
Vino, 74/17 Hai Ba Trung, Q1
Pacharan, 97 Hai Ba Trung, Q1
ANZ, 11 Me Linh Circle, Q1
RMIT, 702 Nguyen Van Linh, Q7
The Australian Consulate, The Landmark, 5B Ton Duc Thang, Q1
Acoustic Bar, 6E1 Ngo Thoi Nhiem, Q3

If you're looking for more information on the event then either check out our news section on The Word Facebook group or have a look at the present issue of the mag.

NOTE FOR BAND: 11:30am SOUND CHECK. IF NOT AT SOUND CHECK, GET MUSICIAN "PASSES" AT THE GATE WHERE TICKETS ARE COLLECTED.


Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

Jamming with Juram in Siem Reap (Cambodia)

Foreign Correspondents Club (Siem Reap)


Friday, November 21st, 2008

CKB Live at the CAGE! (HCMC, Vietnam)

Rock and Roll Birthday party for Dr. Landon! Open to the public, no cover charge.

3A Ton Duc Thang, Dist1. (100m down the Alley to the right of the Legend Hotel)

8pm til late (new time)


Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

Jamming at the Cotton Club (Shanghai, China)

Jamming with Greg Smith, Matthew "Cadillac" Cooper and the boys at the Cotton Club. Shanghai.


Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

Jamming at the Cotton Club (Shanghai, China)

Jamming with Greg Smith, Matthew "Cadillac" Cooper and the boys at the Cotton Club. Shanghai.



Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

AT THE VTV STUDIO - NEED A LIVE AUDIENCE!

3pm, Nov. 2nd.

Address: Studio S8 of VTV in HCMC, alley 232/14 Vo Thi Sau Street, District 1 (near Tran Quoc Thao street)

All fans friends and family are welcome to join... Please come at about 2:45 so we can get started at 3pm. Wear your "Who Is Curtis King? Who Cares?" T-shirt! :-)



Saturday, November 1st, 2008

VTV Filming Sax n Art (HCMC, Vietnam)

Come join us at Sax n Art. VTV will be there filming the band - approx 9pm to 10pm.


Friday, October 31st, 2008

"Jamming with JURAM" at La Habana (HCMC, Vietnam)

6 Cao Ba Quat...

ROCK N ROLL HALLOWEEN PARTY!!!



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