Comedy, talent shows and DJ fun in Bahrain this month
Time Out Bahrain staff
1 Cocoon Coup In what promises to be a bit of a coup for Cocoon, the Juffair venue plays host to Paul Darey, resident DJ at the world’s most famous club, Space, Ibiza.
Darey, who also rocks out at the club synonymous with the who’s who of the music industry, Café Mambo, Ibiza, will be in town for the Ladies Night presentation Salvacion Ibiza Republik, on Wednesday, February 29, blending his regular mix of house, electro and progressive house.
At the age of just 32, Argentinian Darey has been DJing for more than 15 years having moved to Spain in 1988 and becoming active on the Barcelona music scene putting on house parties soon afterwards.
He’s played alongside some of the biggest names on the club scene from Roger Sanchez and David Guetta to Paul Oakenfold, so this promises to be a banging night.
Other Cocoon Ladies’ Night performances throughout the month will also keep the island’s party people happy.
Up on Friday, February 3, is Pete Doyle, first resident DJ at Café Mambo, in the 1990s.
Partnership SmokinGroove, from Dubai’s, Nasimi Beach, take to the stage on Wednesday, February 8, to show the form that made them pioneers of the UK house scene for nearly 15 years.
On Friday, February 10, there’s a taste of local talent with DJs Huss and Gazi who have travelled the globe experiencing the best in house music before bringing it home to Bahrain.
And in another major scoop for Cocoon, Charl Chaka, currently one of the biggest names on the Dubai scene whose raw energy and talent has taken him from the top London clubs to festivals in Cape Town and residencies in Ibiza and Miami is coming to the island on February 17 with local favourite Damien D’Costa back on the tables on Friday, February 24. (17827600)
2 Introducing Albert Bushido introduces a new DJ for the month of February in the shape of Albert L a promising young talent born and raised in Mauritius who has spent more than 10 years on the international club scene.
He started his career at some of the best Mauritian venues including Saxophone and Fresh Club as well as playing on the radio.
Spotted by DJ Ravin from Buddha Bar Paris he went on to spend two years at Buddha Bar Dubai before moving to Maya Lounge at the Royal Meridien, Dubai.
DJ Albert L has appeared alongside famous international names such as Jack de Marseille, Fafa Monteco, Charles Webster and many others.
He will be playing daily in Bushido throughout February. (17583555)
3 Housesexy returns to Coral Bay 2011 was an excellent year for Shane Kehoe tearing the roof off the best clubs in the world and ripping up dance floors from Hong Kong to Ibiza, Moscow to Brazil… and 2012 shows no signs of slowing down.
Irish born Shane is now based out of London as one of Housesexy and Ministry of Sound’s resident ‘players’ having won numerous competitions and awards including runner-up in Muzik magazine’s industry renowned ‘Bedroom Bedlam’ and winner of the ‘Raw Talent DJ’ award in IDJ magazine.
Start to finish he is the all round package from amazing technical ability behind the decks to unbelievable energy levels pumped out from the DJ booth.
Housesexy, Coral Bay, February 23, BD5 for men, ladies free including selected beverages.(39649590).
4 Talent battle at Dublin Dublin’s Got Talent - Evolver Edition will see some of Dublin’s best jammers competing for the title. Last season’s winner, Jarrod, is once again the hot favourite to take the trophy, belting out his versions of Guns ‘n’ Roses, Bon Jovi and more, but there are plenty of newcomers on the scene ready to take over the crown.
Six participants, handpicked by band leader (Janelle) from the regular Saturday Jam sessions, will take part in a sing off and the winner will be announced on the night, taking the coveted title and a prize to match. Dublin’s Got Talent, Dublin Club, Ramee Palace, Juffair, Feb 23 (39736547)
5 Comedy Roadshow Comedians Terry Alderton and Noel Brodie are coming to the island for a Comedy Road Show over two nights. They will perform in Kicks, at the Diva Hotel, on February 9 and at both Corners in The Dragon Hotel, Amwaj and Champs Bar in the Best Western, Juffair, on Friday February 10.
Terry is one of the most exciting comedians around, regularly performing all over the globe. In the last year alone he has played the Melbourne, Australia, New Zealand, India and Edinburgh Comedy Festivals. He has been Perrier nominated in Edinburgh and recently won the 3 Weeks Critics award as well as Best International Act at the New Zealand Comedy Festival. Michael McIntyre has found him a source of inspiration, Joan Rivers became an instant fan and Eddie Izzard proclaimed him a ‘very funny comic with a fantastic comedy mind’, but someone who really ought to seek some sort of professional help.
Noel Brodie is one of the UK’s brightest young comedians. The Stage published a special feature on Noel describing him as a serious comedy find.
Comedy Roadshow, Kicks, Feb 9, BD5, Champs (BD5) & Corners (BD10), Feb 10 (39922583, 39812397, 16031113)