Amnesty's island of music
IT'S all happening at Island School tomorrow night with Amnesty International's fund-raising concert featuring great food and raffles plus a fabulous line-up of live bands.
Presented by radio personalities Matt Hackett and Andy Curtis, the evening's programme will include performances from The Shadowboxers, Skinstrung, Stand Mute, Pete and Iris Benzie, Middle Eastern dancer Ghazal Landmann, comedy from John Moorhead, the Amnesty All-stars including The Bhundu Boys direct from Zimbabwe.
Tickets are $100 and are available from Amnesty offices and members or by calling 982-0460 or 300-1250. Show time is 8pm.
Tonight: You still have time to grab the last plane to Hanoi for this weekend's Concert On China Beach, with hot Hong Kong acts Mind Your Head and Andy ''AngorWat'' Ingkavet.
Back on local turf, you can catch the king of cover bands Hooray Howard and his pals The Henries in The Wanch, from 10pm; Latin percussion ensemble Skinstrung are at the Jazz Club from about 9.30pm; Wayman Chapman is performing unplugged music at L.A. Cafe from 9.30pm; Just Say More are playing at IT from 10.30pm; The Allen Youngblood Ensemble are at the Fringe Club from 9pm while the Soul Liberation can be heard at Hot Shot from 9.30pm. Davie Colquhoun will be in Mad Dogs Kowloon during happy hour at 6pmbefore crossing over to Mad Dogs Central at 10pm.
Tomorrow: Double bill at The Wanch with Bambi at 7pm to be followed by classic rockers AWOL with birthday-boy-bassist Graham Harris, from 10pm; Afro-reggae with Nogabe will be at the Jazz Club before DJ Mickey Smith's Rebirth Of Cool featuring his partner-in-funk DJ Simon The Tipster take over at 1pm. Happy hour drinks all night; The Rock Gang will be at Amoeba from 10pm while guitar whiz Eugene Pao and his band can be found at Hot Shot from around 9.30pm.
Sunday: The Jog For The Earth fund-raiser in Victoria Park will feature some great live music highlighted by the Sisters of Sharon at around 5pm; The Ric Halstead Group at the Jazz Club; Dave Colquhoun at Mad Dogs Kowloon during happy hour at 6pm.
Monday: The Musical Mystery Tour at the Jazz Club from 9pm; Hamburg Jazz Union at The Godown from 9pm.
Tuesday: Dave Colquhoun at Mad Dogs Kowloon at 9pm.
Wednesday: Catch Claire Martin, one of the hottest young jazz vocalists in the UK at the moment, at the Jazz Club; Dave Colquhoun at Mad Dogs Central at 9pm; Music Of This Century featuring a piano solo by Hannah Loach will be at the Fringe Club from 6.30pm; For some classic pop and rock join Bambi and The Bambinos at The Wanch, from 9pm; Jazz trio, Han Shan, at Amoeba.
Thursday: It's Another Musical Affair with Teresa Norton in the Grand Hyatt's Champagne Bar from 10pm; Radio Free Hong Kong are at DDII, featuring Steam, Black and Blue, Andy Ingkavet and Hot Sauce plus a few special guests, from around 10pm; Available Space at Joe Bananas from 9pm; Claire Martin at the Jazz Club.
Plus: The Wanch's resident guitar man, Sammy, takes to the stage on Sunday through Wednesday from 9pm with his mix of rock, folk and country.
Playing rhythm and blues is Music Lights at the Cyrano bar, Island Shangri-La, from 9pm. Playing barfly favourites is Benjamin Jacinto at the Island Shangri-La Lobby Lounge from 7pm from Monday to Saturday. Edwin Gutierrez keeps the stool warm on Sunday.Helping diners digestion will be singer Remedios and Samson on keyboard, performing popular tunes at the Island Shangri-La Lobster Bar from 7pm.
Organising a show? Please send information to Live Music, Features Desk, PO Box 47, or fax 8111048.