Shameka Dwight is truly multi-talented with a stellar record as an American singer, songwriter, record producer and actor. Her debut album Lovelations has led others to describe her music as refreshing, organic, authentic, and meaningful through songs like Roses Have Thorns, Always and Love Is.
Shameka’s ability to mix folk, jazz and pop styles resulted in a sound that’s vintage, rich, and soulful. Topics of love, struggle, and self-worth continue to be the inspiration behind her writing. Shameka is currently working on new releases, to be expected this year. Revelations is also available on all digital media outlets. She will be joined in Dubai by Tiffani on drums, Natalie Dariné on guitar and Drin on keys. The new resident artist at Q’s Bar and Lounge has also collaborated with an array of producers and writers and has scored a number of song placements on independent artists’ records. She partnered with Jeep for the nationwide “Release Your Renegade” campaign under the moniker, Uri Grey, as an artist to watch out for. Her original song “Blend Out” was featured in the campaign, along with a 30-second visual commercial that was distributed on jeep.com and other internet sites.
She has appeared on a number of TV productions including the BET Awards, the American Music Awards, Stand up 2 Cancer, and most recently CBS presents Aretha! A Grammy Celebration for the Queen of Soul. She also appeared in Ariana Grande’s “God is a Woman” music video.
This songstress has always been one of Quincy Jones’ favourite artists, so requesting her to reappear at his very own, Q’s Bar and Lounge at the Palazzo Versace Dubai, was a natural choice!
Quincy Jones has a lot of love for this talented artist: "It absolutely makes my soul smile to have the lovely Shameka return to my Q’s Bar & Lounge again, but this time, she’ll be taking centre stage! She’s got the soul, the swag, and most importantly, she can SING! I’m also incredibly honoured to be welcoming her all-female band, and man, let me tell you...they can PLAY!! Keep on keepin’ in Dubai, and thank you for helping me welcome these talented artists night after night! Let’s keep the music playing!”
Shameka will perform at Palazzo Versace’s fully soundproofed, all-around leather interior jazz lounge-Q’s Bar & Lounge that offers high-quality comfort food with a wide selection of rare and fine beverages.
Q’s Bar and Lounge is open from Tuesday – Saturday from 19.00 pm – 02.00 am
Tuesday to Friday 9 pm – 10 pm | 10.30 pm – 11.30 pm | 12 pm – 1 am
Saturdays from 8 pm – 12midnight
*Minimum spend charges of AED 350 will apply on Thursday & Friday
ABOUT Q’S BAR AND LOUNGE
Quincy Jones, the maestro behind Q’s Bar and Lounge, is a genius American record producer, musician and composer. As a master inventor of musical hybrids, he has shuffled pop, soul, hip-hop, jazz, classical, African, and Brazilian music into many dazzling fusions, traversing virtually every medium, including records, live performance, movies, and television.
Jones’ creative prodigy has spanned over seven decades, beginning with the music of the post-swing era, and collaborating with legendary icons including Frank Sinatra, Amy Winehouse, Whitney Houston, and Michael Jackson. Having received twenty-seven Grammys, seven Academy Award nominations, an Emmy, a Tony, and an induction in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in his career to date, Quincy Jones continues his legacy featuring next generation stars at Q’s in Palazzo Versace Dubai.
Guests will be drawn into the intimate living room space, which is decked out with plush furniture and mahogany tables facing the vibrant stage.
ABOUT PALAZZO VERSACE DUBAI
Reminiscent of a 16th century Italian Palace, Palazzo Versace Dubai is a Neoclassical masterpiece with subtle traces of Arabian architecture. Featuring a striking entrance, high ceilings, landscaped gardens, and a range of well-crafted Italian furnishings, the hotel is truly symbolic of the Versace lifestyle.
Set in the heart of Jaddaf Waterfront, less than 15 minutes away from Dubai International Airport and eight minutes away from Burj Khalifa and Downtown Dubai, Palazzo Versace Dubai is conveniently located along the shores of the historic Dubai Creek.
Every single piece of furniture and fabric that adorns the hotel’s 215 hotel rooms and suites, and 169 residences, is designed and tailor-made by Versace exclusively for the Palazzo Versace Hotel in Dubai. Each of the hotel’s 8 restaurants and bars is designed to have an al fresco terrace to reflect the heritage of Palazzos, where the internal court was the informal space to meet, dine and enjoy the weather. The three outdoor pools are decorated with mosaic tiles and surrounded by palm trees and flowers. The beautifully landscaped gardens and views of the Dubai Creek and skyline, make this luxury hotel an ideal venue for weddings and social events in Dubai. UAE developer ENSHAA in conjunction with Versace developed Palazzo Versace Dubai, a hotel and residential project, which opened in November 2015.