'Sessions Live at Bapas' - Singer songwriter contest runs every month

'Sessions Live @ Bapas' is back on December 13 with an exciting line-up of singer songwriters.

Launched in October and enjoying since then great music, good crowds and fun vibes, 'Sessions Live @Bapas' has a unique twist on the open mic night.

The rules: One night a month the restaurant and lounge opens its stage to three musical acts (either solo or duet), each playing a 30-minute set of original or cover songs. The audience will determine the winner by casting votes. The crowd favorite will then return in two weeks to perform his/ her own gig while pocketing 10% of the restaurant’s revenues from that night.

The offer: a complimentary drink 'Jam Jar cocktail' on arrival.

Dec 13 - 'Sessions Live @Bapas' contest - The Line-Up

Jeffrey and Khalil are a guitar duet that plays blues-rock, keeping the tradition alive while giving every song its own twist. Khalil and Jeff met in 2005 and have been playing together since then, playing in Jazz, funk and soul bands for the next nine years.
Guitars/ Vocals: Jeffrey
Guitar: Khalil

Donald Simone’s songs have brought pleasure to literally tens of people and he has been described as 'absolutely brilliant' by his mother. He enjoys cheese, reading and sleeping and is thankful to have been blessed with no children. Donald's musical education began early with piano lessons at the age of 6. He gave up the piano in favour of the guitar at the age of 15 when he realised that pianists never get the chicks. Over the subsequent years he discovered that neither do guitarists.
He likes to sing songs that explore the darker side of life. And death.
Guitar and vocals: Donald Simone

Amro & Ziryab - Powerful vocalist Amro hits Bapas stage for the second time accompanied now by guitarist virtuoso Ziryab. The duet will play a 'shower of music'  funk, pop, classical, rock bossa nova. No wonder they will get the crowd clapping.

The winner(s) of this third 'Sessions Live @Bapas' will return on Saturday January 10th, 2015 to play their own gig on the Bapas stage and they will pocket 10% of the restaurants' revenues of that night.

Next contest will be on Saturday January 24th, 2015. Singer Songwriters can apply on Bapas Facebook page for the  2015 sessions. 

Timings for Saturday December 13 Sessions Live @Bapas: from 7 to 11pm.
Location - H Hotel Dubai, One on Sheikh Zayed road.
Nearest metro station - Dubai World Trade Centre
For reservations:
Telephone -  +971 4 385 8881
facebook -
Twitter - @BapasLounge
Parking lot and valet parking

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About Bapas Restaurant & Lounge
Bapas, nestled in H Hotel, serves up European-styled tapas dishes in a sleek and relaxed atmosphere, accentuated by its glamorous décor. In addition, the restaurant also offers a fine selection of hops and grape and theme nights throughout the week, including Ladies’ Night on Wednesdays and Thursdays.


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