Checking out the Blues & Rock Roll Scene in Hua Hin

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The Hua Hin Team decided to check out a few live music bars in Hua Hin to see how the live music scene is going in our fair city. We went by Mekong Café to here blues by the Hua Hin City Blues Band and to El Murphy’s to hear the Stone Head Band “rock”, very different but definitely worth it. The music genre may be different but both groups make you feel like you are somewhere else altogether.

Mekong Café @Hua Hin City Blues Band

Hua Hin City Blues was started 3 years ago by Peter Barry and Flemming Thomsen due to their love for blues. Peter plays the guitar and sings and Flemming plays the bass guitar. They jam with various other artists and if you go to see them you never know what will happen.  I even heard they jammed with an opera singer once but still kept it “Bluesy”.

They play mostly music by Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, Stevie Ray Vaughn, T Bone Walker and occasionally the Rolling Stones and Clearance Clearwater Revival. There seemed to be a bunch of regulars attending so our own Hua Hin Blues Bands has diehard groupies. Hua Hin City Blues Band plays 7.30-10.30 at Mekong Café but they can also be found at Cantaloupe on Fridays from 8-11pm. Don’t miss them if blues is your thing, Peter Barry has blues in his blood so let him convince you  singing about problems makes you feel good.

El Murphy’s Irish Pub Stone Head Band.

El Murphy is located on of the sub soi’s from Naresdamri Road. El Murphy hosts a local band by the name of the Stone Head Band that plays rock like it should be played with long hair and all. Catering mostly to rock oldies, this is a place where your foot starts taping even if haven’t heard the songs for a while. The band plays 7 days and caters to locals and farangs alike.

It is ‘kid friendly’ and we sat next to a father and son team enjoying the band with a one beer for the dad and coke for the son. You can sit inside or outside and of course you can see the latest football as well, it is an Irish bar after all. Inside seemed to cater for the crowd that had come to listen to the band and on the outside you can hear the music plus look at the action on Soi Selakam, always interesting.

I really enjoyed this outing; it’s been awhile since I listened to live music and I intend to make it a habit. There is nothing like hearing something rendered raw.   I hope these great musicians keep Hua Hin “live”.

El Murphy’s Irish Pub-25 Selakam Road

Mekong Café- Soi 88/1 Petchkasem Road

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