WOW That’s What I Call Brunch! Starring Chesney Hawkes, No Mercy & Rozalla
Friday 2nd September Brunch 1-4pm, followed by Happy Hour 4-7pm, party until late.
The Great Ballroom
Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre
As Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre’s Yalumba undergoes a refreshing refurbishment, it takes its vintage bubbly brunch to the Great Ballroom for WOW That’s What I Call Brunch! - the first in a series of
retro-themed super-brunches with some very special guests that will keep you coming back for more and take you on a trip down musical memory lane.
Yalumba’s WOW Brunch! will serve you a triple bill of pop star proportions live on stage, including ‘The One and Only’ Chesney Hawkes; 90s Europop band No Mercy, who went platinum with the smash hit ‘Where do you go’; and female vocalist Rozalla, famous for her dance classic ‘Everybody’s Free’. Local legend DJ Tim Cheddar will be dishing out a suitably cheesy soundtrack for this day to night bash all for the same price of Yalumba’s legendary Friday brunch. Now that’s what we call entertainment value!
For all you foodies, expect the same Friday feast as Yalumba has been successfully serving for over a decade. This bottomless buffet has a world of flavours, serving the best bites from all of Le Meridien Dubai’s restaurants. It even has an ‘English Breakfast’ selection for those who want a Friday lie-in.
• Seafood Station - overflowing with the freshest lobsters, oysters, prawns, smoked fish, as well as sushi and sashimi.
• Western Buffet - with carvery roast, mini burgers, beef rib sliders, fish and chips, mussels and fries, Mexican tacos and pasta.
• Indian & Middle Eastern - with butter chicken, Goan seafood curry, tandoori kebabs and tikka, mixed grill, shawarmas and Iranian chicken.
• Asian – Dim sum, Peking duck, Thai curry, wok prawns, prawn tempura, beef and chicken teriyaki, Tepanyaki Wagyu beef.
• English Breakfast Corner – Eggs Benedict, eggs, bacon, mushrooms, hash browns, blood pudding.
• Dessert Station – Chocolate fountain, marshmallows, fresh fruits, classic cake, modern cakes, mini desserts, hot desserts and ice cream.
Tickets AED 495 per person, available from www.platinumlist.net and Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre. For party tables of ten and corporate packages please call +971 4 702 2455. 21+
Around 50,000 singles were released in the UK during the nineties. With five weeks at the top, the twentieth most successful release of that entire decade was 1991’s ‘The One and Only’, sung by a 19 year old Chesney Hawkes. 25 years on, the song has been on countless compilation albums, TV ads, TV theme music, film soundtracks and continues to top ‘Best pop song of the nineties’ polls.
Chesney has been touring continuously since 2001, and has clocked up over 1,000 gigs He is also nearing completion of his autobiography entitled ‘Who I Really Am’, a title taken of course from the ‘The One and Only’.
In 1995, whilst living in Germany, a trio of Americans formed the band No Mercy and released a cover version of ‘Missing’ by Everything but the Girl. This was shortly followed by their debut album, My Promise,(renamed ‘No Mercy’ a week later in the US) containing the massively popular singles ‘Where Do You Go’ and ‘When I Die’. The album went top five across Europe, and achieved double platinum sales as far as Australia. To date, the band has sold over 10 million recordings worldwide.
Lead singer and founder of the band, Marty Cintron continues to tour as No Mercy. His passion for music has enabled him to survive over the decades, using his extraordinary guitar skills and soulful voice. Marty now lives in Miami, recording new music and continuing to tour the world as No Mercy.
Rozalla's singing career really took off when the dance anthem ‘Everybody's Free (To Feel Good)’ reached number 6 in the UK Singles Chart in 1991. It became a Top 10 hit in many European countries soon afterwards and reached the Billboard Top 40 the following year. It was later included on her dance-heavy debut album Everybody's Free, which spawned two more sizeable hits in ‘Faith (In the Power of Love)’ and ‘Are You Ready to Fly’. ‘Everybody’s Free’ remains Rozalla’s biggest hit and has been remixed and re-released many times.
In 1992, Rozalla toured with Michael Jackson, opening all of his performances on the European leg of his Dangerous tour. She enjoyed four UK Top 40 hits in 1994/95, including her cover of "I Love Music", the theme song to the film Carlito's Way.