Bihzhu returns home for the first leg of her album tour that will span Penang, Kuala Lumpur and Minneapolis in the United States.
PENANG SONGBIRD SERENADES HOTEL PENAGA
Penang, March 8, 2012 – Ever a supporter of the arts with its artist residency program, Hotel Penaga now turns to music by hosting the showcase of Penang-born songstress Bihzhu, and her debut album ‘Nightingale Tales’.
After wowing her hometown audiences with her sultry vocals at last year’s Penang Island Jazz Festival, Bihzhu returns home for the first leg of her album tour that will span Penang, Kuala Lumpur and Minneapolis in the United States.
“There’s nothing like being home and I’m really excited about this upcoming show at Hotel Penaga. Angela and Hijjas (Hotel Penaga’s owners) have always been a champion of the arts and I couldn’t ask for a more beautiful location to sing my heart out,” said the 28-year-old, whose rapturous performances have also enchanted crowds at Melbourne’s Miss Libertine, Roots Night at Palate Palette and No Black Tie.
Hailed by the premier jazz website allaboutjazz.com as ‘a potential leading light in Penang’s emerging jazz scene’, Bihzhu will set the stage alight with simple, unaffected songwriting and purity of vocalizations that span the appealing blend of confessional pop, jazzy folk and lo-fi torch songs that takes the listener through a journey of emotions which feels so intimate because they are authentic.
BIHZHU LIVE AT HOTEL PENAGA
Date : Saturday, March 10, 2012
Time : 8.00pm
Venue : Hotel Penaga, Corner of Jalan Hutton & Lebuh Clarke, Georgetown
Tickets : RM25 (one drink of beer/wine/juices, hot and cold canapés)
Tel/Info : +6 04 261 1891
Map : www.hotelpenaga.com
Call +604 261 1891 to make your table reservations.
ABOUT HOTEL PENAGA
Hotel Penaga, in the heart of GeorgeTown, Penang, Malaysia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The hotel was converted from a cluster of 15 pre-war terraces and shophouses, facing Hutton Lane, Transfer Road and Clarke Street, into a heritage boutique hotel that maintains the character of the heritage zone while meeting the highest modern expectations.
The hotel owners (who run the feted artist residency program at Rimbun Dahan in Selangor) were looking for an artist residency space when they found the Penaga site and although it morphed into a hotel, contemporary artists are encouraged to apply for the Garret.