BESIDES sharing a common interest in law, friends Mohd Izral Khairy, Clarence Chua, Gregory Ling, Philip Pua and Mark Ho also shared a passion for playing musical instruments and singing.
So the five lawyers got together and did what they thought was the right thing to do – they formed a band. Today the band Thin Izzy not only performs at private gigs but also for charitable events.
“Our first gig together for charity was at the KL Bar Charity Night in 2005 and we have not looked back since,’’ said Mohd Izral.
He said the band played a wide repertoire of music but their favourite genre was rock.
“But that doesn’t mean we only play rock numbers as our performance also includes pop, soul and funk,’’ said Mohd Izral who plays the bass guitar.
Meanwhile, Gregory said all of Thin Izzy’s members grew up on a staple of 80’s music and this was also reflective in what they played.
Their latest charity gig will be at Finnegans Pub in Bangsar tomorrow where the group will perform in aid of the Malaysian Dogs Deserve Better (MDDB) canine welfare project.
“For me getting involved in charitable events is good. Furthermore, dogs are man’s best friend and how can we turn our back on them?,’’ said Gregory.
The band will start playing at 9.30pm.
Pub manager Celestine Sanyom said RM5 from the sale of each plate of fish & chips as well as RM3 from the sale of every bottled beer would go to MDDB.
“There will also be a lucky draw as well as free tickets for the EPL All Star show at Stadium Putra, Bukit Jalil on Nov 22 to those who donate to MDDB,’’ he added.
The MDDB team will also be there with their canine volunteers to meet the patrons.
TIME: 9.30pm - Nov 7
VENUE: Finnegans Pub, Bangsar (same row as Mc Donalds)
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Charity gig by band of lawyers for canine welfare project