Drakkar '74 Album Auction

  • To make a bid for a exclusive, signed 12" vinyl of the Drakkar '74 album CLICK HERE
  • See the rules for bidding HERE
  • The bidding will end at 5:30PM (Phnom Penh) on Thursday the 26th of March, 2015
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Weekly Wrap - Commencing Thursday the 26th March 2015


The members of Drakkar Band are living legends – survivors of the 'Golden Era' of Cambodian pop music. Their original album of psychedelic rock'n'roll was recorded in Cambodia in the early-to-mid seventies and released on cassette tape in 1974. In 1975, the self-marketed, self-distributed masterpiece became the biggest-selling album in Cambodian history when more than 40,000 cassette copies were sold. Before the band could order another production run of 'Drakkar 74', the general situation in Cambodia took a sudden and drastic turn for the worse. The vast majority of Cambodian musicians and artists were destroyed by the Khmer Rouge over the next few years, along with the work they had produced.

Mr. Touch Tana (lead vocals/guitar), Mr. Ouk Sam Ath (drums) and Mr. Touch Chhatha (guitar) are still very much alive and kicking (and rocking). An arc of rock'n'roll history will reach its long-awaited conclusion next month when Drakkar Band travel to the U.S.A. to take part in a series of live concerts. The tour, featuring many legends of Cambodian music, will take place in conjunction with public screeenings of John Pirozzi's celebrated 'Golden Era' music documentary Don't Think I've Forgotten. In the meantime, Phnom Penh gig-goers have an opportunity to see Drakkar Band performing their only pre-US Tour show at Sharky Bar this Friday.

Leng Pleng readers viewing this before 5.30pm (Cambodian time) on Thursday afternoon (26th March 2015) still have time to compete in an auction to win a very special Drakkar Band prize. The highest bidder will win a signed copy of the extremely-limited 12-inch vinyl edition of Drakkar 74. This iconic and celebrated album of Cambodian psychedelic rock has been re-released this month by Metal Postcard records, making the recording generally available again for the first time in 40 years. The album cover will be signed in person by the three surviving members of the original band at Sharky Bar on Friday night. Check out the video below to see the band in action at Sharky's during last year's Penhstock festival.


The winner of the auction must be present (or have a representative present) at the Drakkar Band gig on Friday. To compete in the auction, click here to place a bid via the Leng Pleng Facebook page. Click here to see the full rules for bidding.

Kheltica sometimes visit Kampot in order to find a venue large enough to accommodate them
Kheltica will attempt to squeeze most of their members on to the Slur Bar stage on Saturday. The lively, rabble-rousing outfit rarely like to perform with less than eight or so players, ensuring a wall-of-Celtic-sound produced by flutes, violins, piano, guitars and whatever else they can get their hands on. The man at the forefront of all of this is the fervently Scottish Chris Bradbury, who spurs Kheltica on with energetic, Shane MacGowan-esque vocal performances. Chris plans to head back to Scotland soon – Saturday's gig at Slur might be his last ever with the band.

Lewis Pragasam continues his weekly Drum Jam on Sunday afternoon at the newly-established Starworks music academy, located at the LYLA Center. Check out the video below – looks like a lot of fun!
A classy evening of jazz can be enjoyed on Wednesday night at Doors Phnom Penh. The Kae Lhassan Quartet comprises of the fabulous Kae on vocals, together with Toma Willen (drums), Seb Adnot (guitar) and Nono (violin). Expect jazz-manouche-flavoured renderings of classic songs, and a very high level of musicianship. Check out the 'hidden gem' of a video below from a few years back: Kae's rendition of 'My Favourite Things'.


Whatever you're up to over the next few days, be safe out there and... see you around the traps!

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JOE WRIGLEY

Weekly Gig Guide - Commencing Thursday the 26th March 2015


Latest Gigs

Thursday  26-Mar-2015
  • 6:30 PM ~ OPERA for CHARITY at The CJCC
  • 8:00 PM ~ Ritchy at The Cabaret Restaurant
  • 8:30 PM ~ Phil Javelle and Joe Wrigley at Mao's
  • 9:00 PM ~ Cookies N Creme at Sharky Bar
  • 9:00 PM ~ James Speck , Tim King and DJ Nicomatic at Meta House
  • 9:00 PM ~ Rhythm'n'Soul at The Riverhouse Asian Bistro
Friday  27-Mar-2015
  • 7:00 PM ~ Derry Pigweed at The Alley Cat Cafe
  • 9:00 PM ~ Bacano at Equinox
  • 9:00 PM ~ Sonny Inbaraj Krishnan , Joshua Chiang and Pervez Smart at Paddy Rice
  • 9:00 PM ~ DJ Nicomatic and DJ Wah-Wah at Meta House
  • 9:00 PM ~ Drakkar Band at Sharky Bar
  • 9:00 PM ~ Divergent Band at The Riverhouse Asian Bistro
  • 9:00 PM ~ Phil Javelle and Lisa Concepcion at The Alley Bar
  • 9:30 PM ~ Joe Wrigley & The Jumping Jacks at The Slur Bar
  • 11:00 PM ~ DJ Tech 12 and MC Hydro Phonics at Pontoon
Saturday  28-Mar-2015
  • 8:30 PM ~ Sonic Detergent at FCC - The Mansion
  • 9:00 PM ~ The Frogs at Equinox
  • 9:00 PM ~ DJane Sao Sopheak at Meta House
  • 9:00 PM ~ 9999 Arts Group at Sharky Bar
  • 9:00 PM ~ Lewis Pragasam and Phil Javelle at The Riverhouse Asian Bistro
  • 9:30 PM ~ Kheltica at The Slur Bar
  • 10:00 PM ~ Phnom Penh Underground at D-Club
  • 11:00 PM ~ DJ Illest at Pontoon
Sunday  29-Mar-2015
  • 9:00 PM ~ Rhythm'n'Soul at The Riverhouse Asian Bistro
Monday  30-Mar-2015
  • 9:00 PM ~ Divergent Band at The Riverhouse Asian Bistro
Tuesday  31-Mar-2015
  • 7:30 PM ~ DJ Alan Ritchie at The Cabaret Restaurant
  • 9:00 PM ~ Ace Trio and KC G. at The Riverhouse Asian Bistro
Wednesday  1-Apr-2015
  • 8:30 PM ~ Toma Willen , Kae "Sylvie" Lhassan , Seb Adnot and Nono at The Doors
  • 9:00 PM ~ Tres Camotes Band at The Riverhouse Asian Bistro
Coming Up
  • Music A la Carte at K-West, K-West
  • The Potato Stars, Delta Kong, & timeofhex at Equinox
  • Man with no Name at Equinox
  • The Kampot Playboys at Equinox
  • Tamaraka Trio at The Cabaret Restaurant
  • Unity Band at The Cabaret Restaurant
  • Live Music at Cabaret Restaurant
  • Bona Thiem and Sheila at The Cabaret Restaurant
  • Dion - Jazz & Blues Trio at Cabaret Restaurant
  • Ritchy at The Cabaret Restaurant
  • Pavel - Latino Evening Trio at Cabaret Restaurant
  • DJ Blue and DJ Gang at Pontoon
  • DJ Illest at Pontoon
  • DJ Illest and DJ Blue at Pontoon
  • DJ Gang, DJ Tech 12 and MC Hydro Phonics at Pontoon
  • DJ Illest and DJ Angelo at Pontoon
  • DJ Jack Malipan, DJ Shaman and Dj Aaron Ross at The Pontoon Pulse
  • DJ Flo at The Pontoon Pulse
  • DJ Wes-T, DJ Alan Ritchie and DJ Bart Ricardo at The Pontoon Pulse
  • DJ Shaman and DJ Alan Ritchie at The Pontoon Pulse
  • DJ Angelo, DJ Shaman and DJ Alan Ritchie at The Pontoon Pulse
  • DJ Alan Ritchie at The Cabaret Restaurant

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