KUCHING, Oct 2: Famed Sarawakian band At Adau headlined a rousing concert at La Promenade Mall’s ongoing Oktoberfest last night (Oct 1).
At Adau played a 90-minute long concert, and the seven-piece band debuted several new songs, including ones from their ambitious ‘Chimera Odyssey’ concert film set to premiere later this month.
Pop punk rock band Automatic The Remote was the opening act for At Adau.
Both bands played romantic pop-rock (Automatic’s So Tell Me featured wonderful lead vocals), energetic straightforward rock, and intertwined western music techniques with Sarawakian elements.
At Adau, in particular, wowed the Oktoberfest crowd with brilliant harmonies against rhythmic drumming and soaring sape melodies.
At one point, one of the members led the crowd to form a choo-choo train and circled the entire venue, accompanied by mesmerising beats from the music band.
The mall marketing manager Sophia Ong said among the crowd were Hock Seng Lee’s special guests from the Sarawak Society For The Blind and recipient families of Hope Place.
“Our special guests’ attendance really made the night special. We wish to invite more specially-abled and society’s under-privileged to our future community events,” Ong said.
Oktoberfest at La Promenade Mall continues every Thursday to Sunday until Oct 9. Music performances are nightly from 7.30pm.
So far, La Promenade has featured a diverse line-up, from a trio of Muslim buskers to cover band Mozaik, from country band On Strings to Ve6 Music Live and The Series.
About a dozen food stalls feature halal and non-halal fare, and both Heineken and Carlsberg anchor the beverage.
All the mall’s tenants, like Sugarbun, NOMS, Rice King, Zoro, Black Bean Coffee & Tea, Taka Patisserie, and Fun Hut, have special promotions during Oktoberfest.
Oktoberfest at La Promenade Mall also features 3km and 6km fun runs every Saturday, Payday Weekend Bazaars, neighbourhood recycling days, and more.
For more info, visit lapromenademall.com.my or search @LaPromenadeMall on social media for the latest. — DayakDaily