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Old 10-May-2012
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UNP ImageThe music was live, the bands local and the audience loud. The Friday Fridge Live Local Loud sessions have certainly lived up to their name.

After a fantastic few months at Wafi Rooftop, the local music agency has gathered artists old and new for the final instalment of the season tomorrow night.

All performing under the stars at the Pyramids Rooftop Gardens, the mini festival will showcase some of the most promising Dubai musicians. An experimental cellist to folk, rock, smooth jazz and pop singers make up the line-up, which starts from 5pm at the last outdoor event.

tabloid! gives you a run-down of who's who.

5pm: Anita Williams and Samvel — Jazz. A musical duo, this pair will entertain with symphony music, jazz piano, pop songs and more. Tinkling the ivories is a huge understatement.

5.50pm: Everett & Atkinson — Folk, rock. A two-piece acoustic blues/folk/rock band, featuring guitar, mandolin, percussion and killer harmony vocals, these guys are renowned for getting a party started. Seasoned players, each with long histories in electric and acoustic bands, the duo plays covers and original material.

6.40pm: Zazous — Gipsy Jazz. An acoustic jazz quartet playing the music of Django Reinhardt and the likes from the 1930s and '40s swing era, as well as some jazz standard tunes.

7.30pm: Rachael Calladine & The Everyday People. If a mix of jazz and soul is what you're looking for, then catch this British jazz/soul singer and songwriter. Her colourful career has gone from nurse to policewoman, to kung fu black belt, to backing vocals for the Spice Girls, jamming with Prince, touring Europe with Us3, writing and recording the dance-hit La La Li, playing major jazz festivals for 60,000 and a top-10 hit on the UAE Virgin charts.

8.20pm: Kerrie-Anne — Soul, Jazz, R&B. Her talent knows no bounds as this is an artist who takes great care in presenting you with profound, original captivating songs to hook you from the first note. A four-octave range provides impressive soul, R&B, jazz and funk.

9.10pm: Aaron Kim — Kim is the Middle East's only jazz cellist. He was 10 when his mother forced him to take classical cello lessons but at the time he was head-banging to Megadeath, so it wasn't really what he had in mind. He quickly fell in love with jazz, however, and now he ranks with some of the world's outstanding cellists.

10pm: Lisa Theunissen and band. Lisa's career started in musical theatre, making the stage her home from a very young age. Originally from South Africa, she is a singer-songwriter with heart and soul.

11.50pm — Jam session.

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