Put it on blast! Shontelle will perform alongside DJ Junior, at the “X Lounge” nightclub on Friday March 17th, in Doha (Quatar).
Shontelle performed at Cavalli Club in Dubai a few days ago (on 12/30/2015). She also gave a quick interview to dubaiweek wich you can read below. Pictures from the event have been added to the gallery and can be viewed by clicking on a thumbnail below:
She’s the original Barbadian music star, when she’s not performing in Dubai you can catch her relaxing on the beach and as well as a songbird, she’s also a legal eagle.We shoot the breeze with Shontelle Layne, before she does her thing at Dubai’s Cavalli Club on 30th December, supported by Enzo. Can’t make the gig? You’ll miss an exclusive preview of the 30-year-old singer songwriter’s new single, but why not stick on debut album Shontelligence and enjoy shining R&B singles ‘Tshirt’ and ‘Battlecry’?
You’ve played in Dubai a lot Shontelle. What brings you back?
I can’t explain how much I love Dubai. Any opportunity to visit I’ll take! The experience of performing and being in Dubai is so elating, and coming from such a small island so far away, I feel so blessed.
I have some great friends and fans in Dubai who are the reason I am able to come here and sing so often. I’ll be performing at the fabulous Cavalli Club again and I can’t wait! Thanks to my agency Level A Management for always take care of me in the Middle East.
Do you have any great hangouts here we should know about – what’s your favourite restaurant/bar/place to shop?
Everyone must go to the Dubai Mall to shop (we hear you, sister).
I really enjoy the Marina and you cannot visit Dubai without seeing the Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Fountain! What a fantastic display of art and engineering! But when it’s time to relax I love going to Jumeirah Beach. I love how you can see Burj Al Arab from the beach and the staff brings you cold towels, frozen treats and fresh fruit to keep you cool in the blazing heat.
You’re performing December 30th, so does that mean you get New Year’s Eve off? Where’s your perfect place to see in the New Year?
I never have NYE off. The perfect place to see in the New Year? Dubai of course!
Any New Year’s resolutions, for your career or personal life?
My biggest resolution is to pay more attention and be more proactive with decisions made as far as both my career and personal life go. Taking things into my own hands and learning not to rely on anyone else. Just make it happen and always ask questions when you don’t know.
Never be afraid. Sometimes if you want it done right, you have to do it yourself.
You’re also a talented songwriter – anyone you’d love to write for in 2016?
I would love to continue writing for Rihanna and I want to work with Bruno Mars again. I still think it would be fun to write with Alicia Keys or Stevie Wonder. Maybe Beyonce. And although Adele’s songs are very personal and she does lots of her own writing, somehow I feel I have a few songs already written that would fit her perfectly.
I also really enjoy writing for new talent. We’ll see what 2016 brings my way.
Finally, is it true you have a degree in entertainment law? If you hadn’t become a music star, would you be a lawyer?
Its true I studied entertainment law. I most likely would have joined the bar and practised for sure. But I would still find a way to be strongly involved in music. And I would definitely still be writing.
Shontelle performed at the SXSW 2015 Festival in Austin (Texas), on saturday March 21. She performed at the #East2WestSXSW event benefiting Beauty For Freedom presentend by Closets for Causes and at the “VÍVE For Fashion Celestino Runway Fashion Show” after party. Pictures from the event have been added to the gallery and can be viewed by clicking on a thumbnail below:
Credit: Jerry Chu
Credit: Beatriz Medina, Occhio Appello
Closets for Causes and Beauty for Freedom will be hosting at an exclusive event in Austin, Texas March 21st at the L’Estelle House (Located at 88 1/2 Rainey Street Austin, Texas, 78701) during the 2015 SXSW Festival. The event house will host live musical performances by headlining act Shontelle. RSVP: www.closetsforcauses.com/rsvp-sxsw
Closets For Causes is unique cause marketing agency dedicated to cleaning out celebrity closets, auctioning off their items online and donating the proceeds to the charity of their choice. www.closetsforcauses.com
Beauty for Freedom believes that the industries of Beauty and Fashion are uniquely positioned to make a valuable contribution to anti-trafficking efforts. They are working to provide innovative new tools that will enable the Beauty and Fashion industries to raise money and awareness for the anti-trafficking movement, helping to shine a light upon the tremendous efforts of those who fight to end trafficking in persons on a daily basis. www.beautyforfreedom.org
Shontelle will be performing live at the VÍVE For Fashion Celestino (Fall/Winter 2015 Collection) Runway Show on Saturday, March 21st, 2015. The show will be hosted by America’s Top Model Winner Jaslene Gonzales. Grab your tickets now at www.eventbrite.com
Runway show starts at 7:00p.m. The VIP afterparty will begin after the show at the Vive Boutique.
A portion of the proceeds will benefit the University of Texas – Austin Fashion Program