A singer-songwriter in the vain of The Smiths, REM and Radiohead, London-born musician Billy Page has been collecting experiences on the overland Asian trail for the better part of a decade. He's played China, Japan, Malaysia, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. "I love Cambodia — I keep coming back. The people here are warm-hearted and friendly and I've had great gigs here." Page first played Cambodia in 2011, when he played half a dozen or so shows in Phnom Penh. He had so much fun he couldn't help but return. Doors at 8:30pm. No Cover. Read More.
In seven seasons at the Monte Carlo Sporting Club, saxophonist Steve Cadd shared the stage with first-class musical luminaries such as Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr. For The FCC show, he joins DJ Sakura Boom for a night of sax-driven electronic jazz fusion. "It's more personal with a DJ," Steve says, "because I usually walk around the room and dance with people while I'm playing. I've made so many great friends doing that. ... At the FCC, I'll be playing gentle background music to begin with and then I'll be working with a DJ and we'll play some electronic dance music." Doors at 8:30 p.m. No cover.
Since 2010, Luna Negra have been resident at the Saigon Saigon Bar atop the famed Caravelle Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (once home to Warapo, another of Cuba's most famous musical sons and a regular here at The FCC in Phnom Penh). Inspiration, say the band, includes Grammy award-winning Colombian singer and composer Carlos Vives, along with Dominican singer/songwriter Juan Luis Guerra, who at last count had sold more than 30 million albums. And critics have called Luna Negra's work 'a new twist on the classic Cuban sound': expect soul-stirring electric violin, trademark Latin rhythms and emotive lyrics. "The concept of 'Latin music' covers a tremendous wealth, influence and originality adopted between the discoverers and clearly perfected by the natives of each region," says Luna Negra keyboardist Yunichi Acosta Hernández. "Undoubtedly, this style is one of the richest musical worldwide. In its general form, Latin music reflects both the music and dances of the world: hispano America. You cannot fail to mention in Latin music, los Latinos! That perfectly reflects their idiosyncrasies. That spontaneous joy they exude through the pores, and the constant desire to spend a very good time [and] to share with the world his eternal carnival." Doors at 8:30 p.m. No cover.