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If you haven’t been to the new Checkinn99 on Sukhumvit Soi 33 in Bangkok or even if you have there is no better time to go than this weekend.

Tonight you have the Rock This Way II event happening from 10:00 p,m. til late. The second in this successful series you can follow their Facebook page here: 

Here are the details:

I’ts Rock This Way BKK: Vol. 2 at Check Inn 99!

Some of Bangkok’s finest local and expat LIVE BANDS and DJS bringing you ROCK music to a party to ROCK your night.

Expect rock music of all ages from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, 2000s-Now!

– Live Bands: The Reapers, Plague Pits
– DJS: Rory Breaker-Morant / Aopsher

Date: Saturday, 25 November 2017
Doors Open: 10 PM
Cost: 300THB – Complimentary Drink*
Location: Check Inn 99 1/1 Sukhumvit Soi 33, Sukhumvit Rd, Klongtan Neua, Wattana. Bangkok, Thailand 10110

How To Get There:

1. Take BTS to Phrom Phong Station and walk to Sukhumvit Soi 33, stay on the left side and it’s just 2 mins inside soi and you’re there.
2. Walk, take motorcycle, or taxi cab

Then tomorrow afternoon from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. you have the Sunday jazz featuring the William Wait Quartet. A regular occurrence come hell or high water for over four years now.

The William Wait Quartet are featured every Sunday afternoon at Checkinn99 for the Jazz jam

Photos by Eric Nelson Photography

After the jazz jam a Bangkok premier screening of the concert film “ONE NIGHT IN PHUKET” – featuring performances by JIMMY FAME, COLIN HILL, JEFFREY SEVILLE , PATRICK CHUA & many more of the island’s best musicians. The Rotary sponsored event took place last July at the New Roadhouse, Karon Beach.

Jimmy Fame is also known as the author Jim Newport when he wears his writing hat. Jim is the author of the popular Siam Vampire series.You can check out his author page here.


Jim will be present to introduce the film and a DVD will be available for sale with all profits going to the Rotary Club of Patong Beach’s HELMETS FOR KIDS CHARITY. Stop by and buy a DVD


After the film you can check out the Chris Coles art exhibit, which may or may not become a permanent fixture. It’s quite a spectacle and not to missed.


You can read Paul Dorsey’s review of the Coles exhibition in the Nation here: 

Blues man Jimmy Fame

If you cannot make it early come at 9:00 pm and catch Keith Nolan’s Cottonmouth. There a rumors that Jimmy may jam with Keith and company for a song or three.


If you are looking for a good time this weekend work Checkinn99 into your rotation. There is something for everybody. It explains to me why the hardest working publican in Bangkok and a great friend of the art scene can be found taking a well deserved power nap at the back lounge between the constantly changing events.

Checkinn99’s Chris Catto-Smith flanked by portraits of noir poet John Gartland and author Christopher G. Moore by the artist Chris Coles as he grabs a well-earned power nap. A portrait of the late Mama Noi is shown above the plush red couch.


So there you have it: Rock This Way, Sunday Jazz, a film premier of Jimmy Fame and Friends with MC and blues singer Jimmy Fame, Chris Coles art exhibit, Keith Nolan and Cottonmouth and a night of the Blues.  All in one weekend at the new and neon highlighted Checkinn99.




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