Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa
Hailing from Las Tunas, Cuba, members of Latin Son have a history together, having gone to the same professional music school for three years and playing at various five-star hotels in Cuba before their first endeavour abroad, in Bahrain. While Amelia is the lead singer, Manuel, Brenda and Nayelis play the drums and the piano between them. They’ve all been passionate about music ever since they can remember and it shows in the fantastic quality of the pop, Latin and contemporary songs performed in their shows.
Call 17 636-363.
Rodeo Bahrain, Juffair Grand Hotel
Rodeo Bahrain, the newest club in the Kingdom, presents Level Up, a brand-new band that’s taking the stage giving clubbers a reason to rejoice. Level Up is a guitar and bass/keyboard-playing duo, performing everything from classic hits to new country, as well as pop and rock requests. Band members Pieter Grobler and Stefan Malinowski have both visited Bahrain many times in the past as parts of different music-making ensembles, including ‘The Trio Grande’, ‘Grafitti Park’, ‘Counterpoint’ and ‘The International Playboys’. They pride themselves on playing songs that other bands don’t. “Pieter knows just about every song you can think of,” says Stefan. “And I know the rest.”
Call 17 827-600.
Sheraton Bahrain Hotel
All-girl rockers ‘Five Motion’ are a group of talented multi-instrumentalists all the way from Colombia. Amanda Yaneth, Ana Julieth, Beartriz Estefenia, Diana Katherine and Diana Marcela will perform daily except Saturday at An Nada Lounge. Guests can enjoy the live music on weekdays from 9.45pm to 12.45am and from 9.45pm all the way to 1.30am on weekends.
Call 17 533-533.
Wembley Lounge, Atiram Premier Hotel
Philippines nationals Des, Jen and Renz make up DJR Trio, and have been playing gigs around Asia, the UAE and other GCC countries for several years. They now rock the party at the much-loved Wembley Lounge, with the aim of appealing to all guests. Their musical influences include The Beatles, Queen, Guns N’ Roses, Bob Marley, David Bowie, Elton John, Janis Joplin, The Cranberries, Elvis Presley, Pink Floyd, Gloria Gaynor, The Bee Gees, The Eagles, Michael Jackson, Madonna, AC/DC, Dire Straits and many more. They get the crowds swinging with songs from the ‘60s up to present day favourites including pop, rock, funk, R&B, Spanish/Italian, new wave, reggae, soul and Jazz on Fridays, when guests can croon with them on the stage until the early hours.
Call 33 640-009.
X FORCE BAND
Kenza Lounge, K Hotel
Located on the first floor of the K Hotel is one of Bahrain’s best kept hospitality secrets; Kenza Lounge is where those in the know throng for groovy live music and great eats. This summer, the X Force band has arrived, giving a breath of cool air to the venue’s music scene. Clubbers will find superb capabilities in the three vocalists’ voices – Eiman, Blessie and Kate. They are ably accompanied by Arvie on the guitar, Barry on the bass and Jenrey’s fingers fly on the keyboard. Before heading to Bahrain, they played at well-known nightlife venues in the Philippines, so Pinoy guests might see a familiar face.
Call 34 419-910.
DD & THE GROOVE
Downtown, InterContinental Regency Bahrain.
Get ready to swoon with the riveting beats of DD &The Groove, the modern soul funk band born out of the love of playing music and travelling the world. This party band consists of six professional session musicians hailing from Italy. Fronted by highly charismatic vocalists DD and Naj, with a super tight rhythm section, they deliver on every level. Passion is a key ingredient in what they do, and it’s what truly drives them to make their shows infectious, fun and energetic. The band’s repertoire covers the 1950s (Motown, Aretha, James Brown) to today’s top hits from the likes of Bruno Mars, Mark Ronson and Beyonce. Discerning night owls are guaranteed top-quality entertainment that can be pegged to global standards.
Call 17 227-777.
Beats Lounge, The Arch Hotel
Filipino band, The Kaperight, enthrall the crowds every evening with lead singer Zer Owera taking over the microphone with Pia Piamonte, Mae Cardenas, Annie Donga. Alongside, it’s Marc Japson on the guitar, Jovic Quindipan on the keys, Yvan Awa on percussion and Joel Roma Jr providing the bass. The talented musicians showcase outstanding cover versions of the world’s latest top 40 chartbusters that almost sound like they’re being performed by the original artistes. The band’s forte lies in making the audience shake a leg with the very best hip-hop and rock music from 9pm to 2am.
Call 39 014-245 / 33 043-014
Rock City, Juffair Grand Hotel
The newly refurbished outlet welcomes nocturnal party animals to witness Finesse, the band that promises something for everyone in a diverse and discerning audience. When this powerhouse of a group performs live, it delivers an unforgettable musical experience. From 9pm onwards, the air at Rock City is filled with the talent of veteran musicians Manny Geronimo on the vocals, Canadian, Shawn Mercer, on drums and Donovan Williams, from South Africa, playing the keyboard. The band also introduces the remarkable Manoela Fortunate from Brazil to the Middle East for the first time to lend her smooth voice to R&B, pop, reggae and many other popular hit genres.
Call: 33 836-197.
A-Venue Lounge, Grand Safir Hotel
If you’re a rock ‘n’ roll fan, then head to this venue that features the Blacklist Band performing live every night. Guests are guaranteed total entertainment, vibrant, fun and something new on the nightlife spectrum with this ensemble of skilled musicians.
Call 32 170-898