BKK OX spoke to Tommy Hanson about Studio Lam’s new, weekly Sunday night event, which gives Bangkok revelers a place to unwind, relax, and enjoy the musical creations of some of the city’s great musicians.
Music is a great healer, whether we’re licking our wounds from a few too many late nights, or perhaps life has delivered a few crushing blows. Studio Lam has launched a new concept in Bangkok, Healing Sundays, which is free entry and every week features some of the most unique music makers in the city. The concept is to heal us through ambient, introspective music, which invites us to zone into the sounds, reflect or converse with friends.
Healing Sundays at Studio Lam will feature a monthly program consisting of: “Tommy Hanson and Friends”, Tommy’s eclectic band YAAN, the Psychedelic Electronic Phin (traditional Isaan instrument) of NoxNoi, and Proto-Jazz Guitar duo Nah.
Tommy’s friends are a vast pool of musicians he is connected with inside and outside the City of Angels. Most recently he invited a live visual artist Michael Honeycomb, and Keith Hillebrandt, a sound designer who has worked with Nine Inch Nails, Stevie Wonder and David Bowie to name a few.
Healing Sundays features some amazing acts covering a wide range of genres, but all with a deep spiritual, cultural, and meditative quality.Tommy Hanson
The venue, Studio Lam, is a renowned haven amongst the music community and those in-the-know in Bangkok. However it may have gone un-noticed by many, due to its dedication to showcasing music which strays from the mainstream.
Studio Lam are very proud of their musical heritage and relish being adventurous and original, a true home for creativity in Bangkok. The bar opened in 2014, yet the concept began in 2008 as a podcast station, which spread the sounds of traditional Molam and Luuk Thung (strands of Thai country music).
The concept of Studio Lam has evolved into a platform for original, live art, which draws influence from the world of music. Tommy’s band YAAN are one of Bangkok’s truly must-see bands, a phenomenal ensemble of unique musicians, eight in total. One of those musicians, “Nop”, plays the Indian Sitar – a truly powerful, meditative instrument, which is used for sound healing in India.
Healing Sundays are a night to truly unwind in a healthy way with a nice drink and deep, positive conversations you don’t have to scream over the dancefloor to have. For the less socially inclined, it is also the perfect place to just sit back, relax and let the music take you a better place.Tommy Hanson
For those who remember Wednesday nights at Studio Lam with YAAN, Healing Sundays has expanded that concept. That night has now become a healing force, moved to Sundays, a sacred day for some, a day for relaxation, reflection, and preparation for the week ahead. What better way to do that, than through some live music which is designed to heal the soul?
It gives me a chance to invite and collaborate with some of my truly talented friends, be them musicians, performers, or visual artists.Tommy Hanson
Quick facts: Healing Sundays at Studio Lam:
Vibe: Ambient, chilled
Entry fee: None, it’s free!
Start time: 21:00 – 02:00
What’s the line-up for Healing Sundays? Check their Facebook page, Studio Lam have planned their events calendar months ahead.
Facebook contact: https://www.facebook.com/studiolambangkok/
Telephone contact: 02 261 6661
Address: 3/1 Sukhumvit 51