Starting out as a series of parties and live-club in the Thai capital, the six-strong band nowadays wows an international audience.
With The Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band (TH)
The members of the Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band were born between 1941 and 1990. Starting out as a series of parties and live-club in the Thai capital, today the six-strong live band wows an international audience from Glastonbury to Boiler Room with their interpretation of mor lam: a traditional style from Laos and the Isan region in north-eastern Thailand. The band translates this mor lam, spiced with a touch of psychedelic rock and Thai pop from the 1960s and 70s, into the 21st century. Incidentally, the group’s percussionist is Chris Menist, who left his mark on a lot of people’s muscle memory with an outstanding DJ set at last year’s closing party at club panamur.