Sister Rock warming up for Fun Lovin Criminals and Arrested Development at the Jack Daniels Music Festival in Dubai. Huey from FLC said 'You're music rocks, can I get you a beer?'

Sister Rock warming up for Fun Lovin Criminals and Arrested Development at the Jack Daniels Music Festival in Dubai. Huey from FLC said 'You're music rocks, can I get you a beer?'

Sister Rock began DJing in early 2007 out of frustration at a Dubai DJ scene dominated by house and R&B DJs. This musical mistress plays an eclectic mix of ska, reggae, hip hop, old rock, punk and indie. Since performing on the Gulf DJ circuit, she’s supported, The Wailers, everyday people Arrested Development, the Fun Lovin’ Criminals, De La Soul, English ska band The Beat, Prime Circle, one of the biggest rock bands to come out of South Africa, British soul band Mama’s Gun, Juliana Down, the popular Abu Dhabi-based rock band, local soul band Abri, Brit rock chics Vixs N The Kixs and nu rave outfit Skank Sinatra. Sister Rock puts on her own nights where she encourages dressing up, Disco of the Dead went down a ghoulish storm at Halloween and people went all out with hats, gloves and shoulder pads for her recent Dynasty-themed 80s night. Sister Rock is just back from doing an ambient set at the Out Of The Ordinary (OOTO) festival in England and has a residency at West Beach Bistro pub. 


 

Venues I've played at: 

For rock stars

  • The Wailers, The Club, Abu Dhabi
  • Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Arrested Development, Vixs N The Kixs, The Jack Daniels Music Festival, Dubai
  • De La Soul, The Beat, Mama’s Gun, Skank Sinatra, Rock Bottom Café Bahrain
  • Prime Circle, Abri and Juliana Down at Jimmy Dix, Moevenpick hotel

Residencies

  • Current residency: Nelson’s, Media Rotana, Tecom
  • Chinwaggery + Soul bar, Lounge & Restaurant, Movenpick JBR
  • Sublime, Ibis World Trade Centre, Dubai, ladies night
  • Cuba, Jumeirah Creek hotel, Dubai, chill out music on roof terrace bar
  • Aussie Legends, Rydges Plaza hotel, Satwa 80s night, chart music night, one year
  • Rockwell, Capitol hotel, Bur Dubai, for Metal Asylum
  • Jimmy Dix, Moevenpick Hotel, Bur Dubai, Saturday night residency
     

Weddings

  • Hatta Fort Hotel
  • Dubai Polo Club
  • Al Qasr hotel, Madinat Jumeirah
  • Mina Al Salam, Madinat Jumeirah
  • Park Hyatt Dubai, several weddings at this venue
  • One & Only, The Palm, Dubai
  • The Ritz-Carlton, JBR
  • Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, Abu Dhabi 

Villa parties, 18th, 40th and leaving parties

Mirdif, Jumeirah, Um Sequim, Warqa, The Villa Dubai, Abu Dhabi

Christmas parties

  • World Trade Centre, the club on 37th floor for the Dubai Hockey Association
  • Norwegian Business Association, booked two consecutive years
  • MEED, Madinat Jumeirah island

New Year’s Eve

  • Trader Vic’s, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai
  • Private parties
  • Festivals

One-off gigs

  • Dubai Mall shop openings DJ
  • Chi, The Lodge, Al Nasr Leisureland, Dubai, weekend indie night
  • Aussie Legends, indie night, private booking
  • Time Café, Ramee Royal, Bur Dubai
  • Rocktoberfest, Hatta Fort Hotel, rock gig
  • One up pub, Dubai
  • Pub quiz host, Boston Bar, Jumeirah Rotana, Dubai

Charity

Kitten Ball, Dusit Thani, 2010 and 2011, couldn’t do 2012 or 2013, as was booked elsewhere

Own nights

  • Disco of the Dead and Dynasty nights, Sapphire Lounge, Irish Village
  • Disco of the Dead part two, Heroes, Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi
  • Snakebite, Liquid Lounge, Swiss Belhotel, Al Mina Road, Bur Dubai, punk night
  • Bounce, Catwalk, Golden Tulip, Barsha, hip hop night

 I have also turned down a lot of work, including a gig for Maroon 5.