Our 2nd Birthday Concert

Written by on Mon 22nd April 2019

The Kampot Radio Team are getting together with a bustling selection of musicians who are excellent at what they do and are also fans of Kampot Radio to put together a special concert.

The date for your diary is Sunday 12th May 4pm+ at The Magic Sponge, Kampot

Already confirmed to perform: Scott (Scoddy) Bywater, Clay George, Justin Frew, Marianna Hensley, Jared Bibler, Ant Collof, Andy Trowers & Summer Lee Carlson and more!

We are hoping this will be a fun days entertainment for all. Come along and celebrate with us bringing you 2 years of local radio from the heart of Kampot. Can’t make it? Feel free to tune in, we will be broadcasting the event all day!

More about those performing:

Poet and singer-songwriter Scott Bywater learned to read and write in Tasmania, and now lives in Phnom Penh.  Since escaping from Australia, over the last years he has played a lot of music, printed numerous volumes of poetry, been a founder member of many Phnom Penh bands (including the Cambodian Space Project, Channthy and Moi Tiet), worked for the ECCC, developed ambient poetry performances with the WASH collaboration, and become known for wearing a hat.  His album From shore to shore, recorded in Phnom Penh, was released in January 2018.

Clay George is an award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter and performer. He has been a featured artist on Much Music, Austin Music Television Network, and CBC Radio. His music has appeared in both film and television, and can be heard most recently on the hit television series “Justified.”  Since moving to Phnom Penh in 2016 he has performed extensively in both country and jazz formats.

Justin Frew is an Australian songwriter, singer, producer of sad songs. From the first drink to the last. Late nights, early mornings. Empty beds and heavy heads.   Swinging between raucous hillbilly, bittersweet ballads, and bluesy rock’n’roll. Delivered in a world weary baritone.   Finding humour in the the dark spaces between the highs and heartbreak in life.   Justin Frew’s fall apart blues. 

Marianna Hensley is a wandering minstrel who has found her home in Phnom Penh.  She is equally comfortable stepping up to sing a haunting lead vocal or stepping back to layer in harmonies that give wings to other musicians’ songs. And she’s always happy when the audience sings along!  Folk, jazz, country, soul, bluegrass, gospel, and more—Marianna slides in, out, and across genres for the sheer pleasure of it. For her, music is about collaboration, versatility, and the joy of song.  “Singing opens a piece of my soul that nothing else can touch.”

Jared Bibler is an American singer-songwriter performing songs in the Americana and folk styles. His original songs are reflective of his small town American Midwest roots, commenting on both economic decline and disappearing opportunities as well as resilience and hope of the people, families and communities that continue to struggle for better opportunities. In his travels, Jared found that these stories were echoed around the world, at once particular and universal. Fittingly, he entitled his latest EP, recorded in Bombay, India: Midwest, Anywhere.”  Now based between Ho Chi Minh and Phnom Penh, Jared has been performing in Cambodia for the last nine months.

Local Artists, Summer Lee Carlson and Andy Trowers mash-up blues, jazz, rock and country covers with sweet harmonies, inventive loops and infectious originals.

Local music legend and Kampot Radio Presenter, originally from the UK, now finding his spiritual home in Kampot, Cambodia, Ant Colloff sings songs borne out of the life of a travelling man. His open-hearted brand of Alternative-Folk music concerns topics such as the universe, aliens and the very nature of existence! 

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