Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band

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Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band
GenresFolk, World, Blues & Country
Years active2012 to present
MembersChris Menist
Kammao Perdtanon
Maft Sai
Phusana Treeburut
Piyanart Jotikasthira
Sawai Kaewsombat

The Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band is a hybridized roots music band from Thailand. Their musical style is a mixture of traditional Thai music, particularly molam music. There are also elements of blues, folk rock and dub.[1] They have appeared at various international concerts.


The formation of the band came about as a result of a DJ project in a bid to bring back to life Thai sounds deemed lost.[2] While an unknown act in their country, they released their debut album 21st Century Molam. Their second album was Planet Lam.[3] The album was released on 21 October 2016. It has been said that the inspiration for the album came from a club owned by label co-owner Maft Sai. It had the same name.[4]

Live performances[edit]

They have appeared in Bucharest in an event organized by online music magazine, The Attic.[5] The other various festivals they have appeared at include the Off Festival in Poland and Festival Mundial in the Netherlands, as well as the Glastonbury and Field Day festivals in the UK.[6]


Title Release info Year Notes
"Roob Lor Pu Tai" / "Pu Tai Dub" (Manasseh's Molam Version) Studio Lam SL001 2014 7 Side B Remix Nick Manasseh
"Roob Lor Pu Tai" (Rootikal Re-Rub) / "Roob Lor Pu Tai" (Rootikal Re-Dub) Studio Lam SL002 2014 7
"Kwang Noi Chaolay", "Kwang Noi Chaolay" (Manasseh's Disco Dub) /
"Sao Sakit Mae" (Rabih Beaini's Molam Variation)
Studio Lam SL003 2015 12 A2 Remix Nick Manasseh
B1 Remix Rabih Beaini
" Lam San Ra" / "Lam San Ra" (Nick Manasseh Version) Studio Lam SL004 2015 12 [7]
Title Release info Year F Notes
21st Century Molam Studio Lam SLLP001 2014 LP
21st Century Molam Studio Lam SLCD001 2014 CD
Planet Lam Studio Lam SLLP002 2016 LP
Planet Lam Studio Lam SLCD002 2016 CD [8]

Various artist compilations[edit]

  • Top Of The World - Songlines CD 106 - 2015 - Featured song: "Show Wong Molam International"[9]