Sunday, August 25, 2013

Sopheak shines

Krom's Christopher Minko and Sopheak Chamroeun
What a fabulous voice Sopheak Chamroeun has. She took the lead on three songs at last night's Krom gig at the Doors - I think all three are from their new album Neon Dark, that will be out next month - and she was superb. We already know how good her sister Sophea is, but last night it was the turn of Sopheak to shine. The haunting quality of both of their voices, which are showcased on the new album I'm told, will make it a must have in my opinion. Also lending his considerable presence to the evening was the iconic chapei master Kong Nai and his son Boran, who joined the band on stage for a few numbers. Jimmy B's sax was exquisite too. There was a large crowd in attendance, the gig was part of the Vibe Music Fest, but I found myself constantly distracted by the loud noise level from the diners at the back of the venue. Not their fault, they were there to eat and enjoy but to really appreciate the quality of the voices and the musicianship with Krom, there needs to be minimum background noise. It's a tough call as Krom have a great relationship with the Doors and will be back there again on Saturday 21 September, to celebrate the release of Neon Dark.
Legend Kong Nai (center) joins Krom on stage last night



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