This is a MAXIMUM 4-PIECE full band open mic for bands WITH DRUMMERS only, with at least ONE ORIGINAL COMPOSITION. No singing along to minus-ones / instrumental tracks.

We provide 3 DIs and 3 vocal mics only. Bring your own instrument cables, keyboard stands and additional bookstands etc. if necessary, but NO AMPS, please. All instruments go through our DI boxes.

We provide a kick, tom, floor tom, hi-hat and one cymbal and ride stand. Drummers MUST bring their own snare and cymbals.

Be at the venue NO LATER THAN 8.15pm for your line check. If you arrive at 8.16pm, we reserve the right to not allow you on stage. Only band members are allowed upstairs into the Live Bar for the line check.

Your slot is 30 minutes or 5 songs max, INCLUDING SET-UP AND TEAR DOWN. You can book ONLY ONE SLOT per month.

There are tip jars on the table exclusively for open-micers. You get to keep 100% of all tips (if any), which you can collect ONLY AFTER the headliner’s set is over.

The drums are mic-ed, so do not whack the hell out of our drums. If you do, our sound engineer will not push up the levels for the rest of your band to compensate for your whacking. It’s a small venue. Don’t worry. You will be heard.

Make sure your guitar has a pickup. We will not mic up your guitar. PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN CABLES.

Bring your own microphone or you won’t be allowed to perform.

If you have to cancel your slot, do let us know at least 7 days in advance by writing to merdekarya@gmail.com. Otherwise we'll have to add you to our list of banned open micers.

Don't forget to register at the reception when you get to Merdekarya on the day of your performance otherwise we reserve the right to not allow you on stage.


Also, please note that there is a cover charge of RM20 (with a free drink included) and no outside food and drinks are allowed – including water bottles. Open micers do not have to pay but EVERYONE ELSE DOES. Please let your family/friends/fans/supporters know about this.

Please send this note to ALL your band members so everyone knows what’s what.

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