They’ll be joined by a wildcard – one of the rejects will be reprieved via a Face Book vote – and the last five will go through to the final for a chance to win the top prize of BD700, and flights and a stay for two in Dubai. Their winning song will also be recorded with the band and played on Radio Bahrain. Sep 4 & 6, Kicks. Call (39 922 583).
Something he ate? Prepare to be revolted with the Return of the Regurgitator!
In an eye-popping show of daring deeds Stevie Starr swallows everything from pool balls to fish and returns them unharmed.
It’s a somewhat bizarre spectacle which has had TV audiences enthralled, Starr’s appeared on Britain’s Got Talent as well as the German, Czech and Slovak versions of the show where he progressed to the final.
On BGT he swallowed judge Amanda Holden’s engagement ring followed by a closed padlock and a key, he then regurgitated the ring, now enclosed in the padlock, and finally the key!
Is it a slip of the tongue or a trick of the eye? You be the judge. Sep 7, Kicks. Tickets BD5. Call (39 922 583).
Where’s The Fun? Wheres' the Fun III presents Hed Kandi and Ministry of Sound veteran, DJ Martin Taylor from the UK.
Taylor has been DJing since the age of 14 having been mentored by his dad, Northern Soul spinner Alan Taylor who he saw interview the likes of Edwin Star and Martha Reeves. Starting off with pop, he soon moved to dance and electronic eventuallty launching a monthly club night with his dad which is still going strong.
He went on to play guest sets at Hed Kandi in Puerto Banus, Spain, and a full time residency at the-then world’s biggest Ministry of Sound in Singapore.
His style’s unlimited which is what’s got him invited back to the island time and again and this month’s performance promises to be something special. Sep 13, Klub 360. Call (17 360 360).
Bizarre night lounge launch Tonight sees the opening of the first nightlife venue in the Ixir section of the Kempinski with Brazilian model and DJ Monica who’ll be on the decks Wed-Fri from 9pm-2am drawing what promises to be a hip crowd to Seef’s newest venue. Sep 13, Kempinski Grand & Ixir Hotel, Bahrain City Centre. Call (17 171 000).
School Disco There are prizes for the best dressed schoolboy and girl at Harvesters at the Crowne Plaza as well as old school sounds and drinks specials. Sep 24, Harvesters. Call (17 531 122).
Fabba Girls The fabulous Fabba Girls make a welcome return to the island as guests of the Arabian Celts Gaelic Football Club who are raising cash for their upcoming trip to the Asian Gaelic games in October.
The UK-based band, featuring the two women who fronted Bjorn Again, are billed as the best Abba tribute band around. So unearth your flairs, slap on the blue eyeshadow (boys optional) and unleash your inner dancing queen.
Tickets BD10 available from JJ’s, Bahrain Rugby Club and Arabian Celts members. Sep 27, JJ’s Music Hall. Call (17 742 323).
Oktoberfest It’s that time of year again when the Gulf Hotel celebrates all things German with its annual Oktoberfest.
Yes we know it’s not October yet but what’s that got to do with anything? The real one starts in September you know.
There’s a buffet dinner on the 27th and brunch on Friday.
Break out your lederhosen and get ready for some good old oompah from Germany’s own Lasterbacher Musikanten Band accompanied by traditional Rhineland beverages. Sep 27/28, Gulf Hotel Bahrain. Call (17 746 407).
Turning Japanese The Japanese Popstars – Gary Curran, Declan ‘Decky Hedrock’ McLaughlin and Gareth Donoghue – may have been together for just four years, but they’ve carved out a reputation to rival the biggest names in dance music as a must-see live act and purveyor of raucous, foot-stomping, energetic electronic dance music.
The lads from Northern Ireland have spent the last two years racking up the air miles as they’ve taken their coruscating live show to all four corners of the globe and now it’s Bahrain’s turn to experience their particular brand of Japanese pop. Sep 28, Coral Bay. Call (17 312 700).