Soaking up the party atmosphere

The party began long before Lin Wen-tang was crowned the winner. In the UBS Village there were lashings of food, face painting and a simulator, as well as stalls from Ecco, Heineken, Hugo Boss, Samsung, PCCW, Emirates and the Marriott hotel catering service.

Monday, 24 November, 2008, 12:00am

Ned Kelly's 35-year stand

Tomorrow marks a significant anniversary for jazz in Hong Kong: Ned Kelly's Last Stand in Ashley Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, turns 35.

16 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Coming to blows

From Buddy Bolden to Louis Armstrong, they live on in the music.' So jazz and blues great Dr John said in gravelly tones on a recording from the 1970s. And at Ned Kelly's Last Stand in Tsim Sha Tsui, that legacy has continued for the past 35 years, with jazz played every night since June 1972 - well, apart from Christmas Day, when Ned's is selfishly shut for a staff party.

14 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Top brass

Five-year-old Harry Shum Ka-wai struggles to sound the right note on an instrument bigger than himself.

The youngster, who is pictured doing his best to get in tune with a tuba, was among a group of youngsters entertained by 16 musicians from the US Seventh Fleet Band, who performed at Yew Chung International School.

10 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Ned Kelly still standing

I write concerning the article by Neil Western entitled 'All what jazz?' (South China Morning Post, February 22). I have to agree that the jazz scene has been in decline for many years.

26 Feb 2002 - 12:00am


VETERAN Aussie folk-rock band Weddings, Parties, Anything have been scooped up by Cafe Deco for a one-off show on Thursday (10.30pm).

The Weds are one of the best-value live acts from Oz with more than a decade of touring the world's pubs and clubs, combining influences from the Pogues to the Rolling Stones.

1 Mar 1996 - 12:00am


AS 1997 draws nearer, the 'Band Drain' is starting to kick into Hong Kong's live music scene.

Flash Harry will be splitting up and departing for their homelands. Guitarist 'Smokin' ' Steve Laue and vocalist Ian Geekie et al will be holding their last blues-rock gig in the Wanch tomorrow night.

18 Aug 1995 - 12:00am

Motown blues

THE motown magic of Soul Commotion make a welcome return to the new Mad Dogs Central in D'Aguilar Street tomorrow night.

The guys play soul classics and blues and will undoubtedly be in a jamming mood so make sure you're there from 9.30pm.

Tonight: The zany guys from Splash It About are back at The Wanch from 10pm.

24 Jun 1994 - 12:00am

A touch of madness from PNS

THE PNS have been labelled everything from talentless, egotistical weirdos to comic geniuses, and there's something about this combination that has regular followers streaming to their gigs in ever-increasing numbers.

20 Aug 1993 - 12:00am