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An Update to My Singapore Open Mic Guide

September 22, 2015
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Ritz Carlton Singapore

Ritz Carlton Singapore

Just a note to say that I have updated my Singapore open mic city guide, The Thumbnail Guide to Singapore Open Mics, Jam Sessions and other Live Music.

I have added The Beast open mic to my main list of places I have played in, I have added some links, and I have tried to highlight other links, since my WordPress environment is absolute crap when it comes to display of hyperlinks to the reader – you.

An Update to My Montreal Open Mic Guide – and a Reminder of Tonight’s Pigalle open mic

June 26, 2015
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Montreal

Montreal

Just a note to say that I have updated my Montreal open mic city guide, The Thumbnail Guide to Montreal Open Mics, Jam Sessions and other Live Music.

I have added at least three open mics, and removed the one at the Bull, a pub that just closed down while I was in Montreal earlier this month. I’m so happy to have tasted of four different open mics on that last trip that I had not yet performed in – Mariposa, Medley Simple Malt, l’Escalier and Bar de Courcelle!

Noctambules

Noctambules

And just a reminder that tonight is another edition of Raphaëlle’s open mic at the Noctambules bar on the Place Pigalle in Paris; a fabulous new open mic in a fabulous old location, with a dream feeling to it since you play behind a mic facing out into the famous, legendary Place Pigalle. (Or you sit on the terrace as a member of the audience and listen to the music and look at the Place too….

An Update to My Barcelona Open Mic Guide

May 10, 2015
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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, Spain

Just a note to say that I have updated my Barcelona open mic city guide, The Thumbnail Guide to Barcelona Open Mics, Jam Sessions and other Live Music.

I mainly updated by removing the Samba Brazil open mic, which is no longer happening, and by adding the Freedonia open mic. But that’s a great addition!

An Update to My Paris Open Mic Guide

May 7, 2015
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Thumbnail Open Mic Guide

Thumbnail Open Mic Guide

Just a note to say that I have updated my main open mic city guide, The Thumbnail Guide to Paris Open Mics, Jam Sessions and other Live Music.

There were lots of changes this time, with several open mics cut from the list and a few added, such as the one at the Café Jean, one at the Cabaret Culture Rapide, and one at O’Sullivans Rebel bar on Sundays, as well as some day and location changes, including the Bombardier and the Escargot Underground.

Update of My Shanghai Open Mic Guide

April 28, 2015
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Shanghai, China

Shanghai, China

PARIS – A couple of weeks after being there, I have now finally found the time to update my Thumbnail Guide to Shanghai Open Mics, Jam Sessions and other Live Music. Unfortunately, I have only one place to add to the list, the amazing YYT open mic, which I have finally managed to do myself (the principle behind my guide being that I give personal experience accounts to what it’s like to perform in the venues.) And I ended up cutting out several other open mics in Shanghai that have ended since I started this worldwide guide two years ago. I plan to update all of my Worldwide Thumbnail Guides as I travel the world again this year – so keep posted! (Oh, and the Paris Thumbnail guide to open mics, the original of them all, is due for a major update too, since there have been many changes in recent months here in Paris’s open mics.

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