When I arrived in Dubai 3 years ago, I only planned to be here for a few months or so to escape the miserable Winter, and start earning some cash to pay off my student debt!
But, when I discovered there was a music scene in its growth and development, I got drawn in to being a part of its creation. The sunshine helped too. ;)
Along side performing and writing, for the last 3 years I’ve been working as artist booking manager, booking Jazz bands, silk acts, statues and electric harpists for all kinds of events from local arabic wedding to film festivals, fashion shows, yacht parties to bar residencies.
Founded and directed by the fantastic acclaimed harpist Shelley Frost- ‘The Fridge’ is a alot of things to do with music- booking agency, artist management, venue, rehearsal space- but generally a music hub, that feeds (literally) a heap of talented musicians based in Dubai, but from all across the world. The vision is to build the local music scene from the roots up, to push artistic boundaries, and to help support locally based musicians and performers.
So, finally, after 4 and half years the website is finally ready! (its been a long time coming!)
Check it out on: www.thefridgedubai.com
For more on The Fridge events and what we’ve been up to- advise you to check out the blog + artist section.
The local music scene has officially arrived ;)