|Tired of seeing great talents go unnoticed, this radio personality decided to create a platform for the hidden gems of music to shine.
When? June 21
Event? Live entertainment
Venue? Ibrida, Ramee Grand Hotel & Spa
Acoustic Alley is Imran Al Aradi’s brainchild; it is a stage where local artists who deliver acoustic sets, soft rock, folk music or any alternative style can show Bahrain what they’re made of.
“I came across an artist performing in front of an audience that wasn’t really there for him; I thought to myself ‘what a waste of talent’. So I decided to pick four good artists, put them on one line-up and work on attracting the right audience for them,” Imran explains.
Abraham Mathew (aka Kevin)
As a singer-songwriter, Kevin is inspired to write about emotions surrounding daily life. His songs are influenced by a variety of genres, such as rock, folk, alternative, indie, acoustic and experimental music.
He started out playing the piano but soon fell in love with the guitar. He taught himself to play the Irish tin whistle, the harmonica and basics of the bass guitar. It comes as no surprise that he won a talent show in Bahrain last year.
Doctor by day and musician by night, Hani Malik is not your typical singer-songwriter. With an interest in music at a young age, Malik first picked up a guitar in 1998.
Fastforward to current day, Malik’s debut album No Remorse has finally come to fruition. Self-produced and recorded in his apartment in Ireland, Malik provides the vocals, guitars, bass and drums for this alternative rock project.
Born in the United States and raised in the Gulf, emerging singer-songwriter Pesus Rhymes is a gifted travelling performer, wandering across continents and spreading his messages of peace and love with his soulful voice. His engaging lyrical style and pure, smooth vocals combine to move you with stories that embrace your soul.
Mo Zowayed & The Accidentals
Mo Zowayed is a singer-songwriter from Bahrain. With a marriage of mandolins, acoustic guitar, banjo, ukulele, harmonica and trumpet, he and his band, The Accidentals, have created a very folky sound, bordering on bluegrass. Mo grew up as part of a very musical family. Unlike his grandfather, his folk music is not native to Bahrain, but closer to what can be called American folk.
The show is highly recommended to anyone who likes acoustic sets and folk music. Acoustic Alley kicks off at 7.30pm on June 21 at Ibrida at Ramee Grand Hotel. Entry fee is BD5, inclusive of a complimentary beverage.