Whoa there! Get ready for one heckuva storm. Call it a tornado. Call it a tsunami. A whirlwind. Anything but a breeze. There are gonna be two monsters taking the spotlight at this popular nightspot in Taman Sri Hartamas.
A monster behind the drums going by the name of Jerry Felix and another who slings a mean guitar and growls at mike who calls himself simply Bala.
Both bald eagles are gonna be hosting a showdown at Backyard Pub which is located at 26-28 Jalan Sri Hartamas 8, Kuala Lumpur, after 9.30pm, tomorrow night. That's Thursday night.
No cover charge and no reservations being taken. First come, first served for the best seats in the house.
Jerry Felix is the same one who first took flight with Malaysia's first famous rock band, The Falcons, playing alongside other stars like Jerry Ventura, Desmond Gomez, Andy Peterson and Jerry Samuel.
Having made a name here in Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam (playing for the GIs here) for rocking live shows and wonderful albums, The Falcons later left for Europe where they performed their own stints and stunts and also backed several US and UK stars that came a-calling.
Believe it or not, Jerry Felix and The Falcons became so famous in Europe that when they eventually left to return home, they actually sold the name to a group of musicians who still use it today.
By the way, Jerry Felix is also the first person to discover and feature Jaclyn Victor in his band.
Bala, on the other hand, is as famous as his bald partner. Having started his music career at Streets Connection in Bukit Damansara, he caught the attention of a bunch of entrepreneurs who invested in a pub on condition that he would sing there!
After performing solo for many years, Bala formed a band called the Black Birds and performed in many clubs, pubs and hotel lounges before he traded it all for a long stint in the Maldives after which he came back home and went solo again.
Both bald eagles are known for loud rocking performances. Jerry is not called 'The Aminal' for nothing. Why 'Aminal'? Well, because he's wilder than an animal!
Once again. No cover charge. No reservations. But, you can still call (03) 6201-0318, (012) 201-6333 for Jerry or (017) 368-0644 for Edmund, just to say hi. Pass this on to your friendfs.