Jazz@PizzaExpress in JLT is one of Dubai’s most loved live music venues. For Blended 2015, they headed outdoors and created a unique pop-up restaurant and outdoor live music stage. We experienced great live music across both days. The following artists were on the line up for Blended 2015.

McMahon

McMahon

McMahon is a Cork born singer songwriter after surviving a serious car accident in 2007; his music career has really taken off.

His first EP "Deep Down" went straight to No. 1 on the Irish iTunes charts and represents throwbacks to rockabilly, pop and jazz all rolled into one. His debut album "Half Blind" produced by Tom Knott (Courteeners, Paul Weller, Paul Heaton) with additional production by Andy Wright (Simply Red, The Script) and Gavin Goldberg (Imelda May, Mick Hucknall) was released in 2013. His latest EP "Hummingbirds And Yellow Things" which was released in April 2015 was performed at the Jazz@PizzaExpressGarden.

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Rachael Calladine

UK vocalist Rachael Calladine and Irish born guitarist Paul O'Connor are both well know faces on the Dubai Music Scene. Two musicians, one guitar and a loop station are all that's required to deliver a set full of soul, funk and grooves with a touch off jazz for good measure.

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Uptown

A six-piece band combining a slick blend of Soul classics, Funk gems, Pop hits, hot Latin and Jazz favourites.

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Gari Deegan

Singer/Songwriter and DJ from County Clare in Ireland. In 2012 Gari appeared as a contestant on the hit TV show The Voice and made it to the quarter finals. Since then he has gone on to write, record and perform with some fantastic artist. He Supported Chart Topping girl group The Saturdays and also sang backing vocals for Superstar Olly Murs on his hit single "Dance with me tonight" and performed with him live on The Late Late Show on Irish Television. This was not Gari's first time performing on the show, he sang as part of a Eurovision special. Gari currently resides in Dubai where he performs solo and with his band in several different venues throughout the city, Abu Dhabi and the Middle East.

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J&J

The J&J Music Factory is a collaboration between DJ Jimmy Irvine (Ibiza) and the General Public (Australia) and their carefully selected blend of differing music styles, which will transport your audio senses through decades of Jazz, Funk, Soul, Groove, Reggae, Breaks, Disco and Dancehall. (Not recommended for those who don't dance!)

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Johnny Hammond

Johnny Hammond widely regarded as one of Irelands most experienced DJs is a full-time DJ based in Dubai. He has been DJing for fifteen years and has notched up a pretty impressive resumé along the way.

Johnny has played at many major dance events and has put on some truly memorable sets, mixing Electro with Trance, House, Techno, Hip Hop Breaks and Funk.


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