PALAZZO VERSACE DUBAI WELCOMES SINGER AND SONGWRITER ELI TEPLIN
AS THE NEW RESIDENT ACT AT Q’S BAR AND LOUNGE
Q’s Bar and Lounge, Quincy Jones’ first-ever bar and lounge located at Palazzo Versace Dubai, welcomes its next world-class act, Eli Teplin, starting from October 31st until January 6th, 2018.
Eli is a classically trained pop artist, songwriter, pianist, and guitarist, who began as a local performer in Nashville and made his way to Los Angeles after being discovered and signed by Quincy Jones. He is the next musical prodigy to perform at Q’s as the resident act.
With influences such as John Mayer, Brian Wilson, Bruce Hornsby and Billy Joel, Teplin chases his own style of pop music, while placing an emphasis on his classical foundations. As a pianist and guitarist, Teplin studied music at the New England Conservatory in Boston and later moved to Nashville to attend Vanderbilt University. Teplin’s music soon caught the attention of Quincy Jones, which later resulted in him being signed to Jones’ international roster of musicians.
Only 25 years of age, the singer-songwriter’s fresh raw talent will enthral guests throughout his residency at Q’s Bar and Lounge. Teplin’s synesthesia, which allows him to see colours when he plays certain keys, affords him the ability to paint pictures with his music and create an escape for his listeners.
Quincy Jones commented: “Eli Teplin sings from the soul and writes from the heart; he's absolutely real and I love that about him...This cat has such a distinct voice and there's no doubt that he's got IT! Can’t wait for y’all to check him out at Q’s Bar and Lounge!"
Quincy Jones, the maestro behind Q’s Bar and Lounge, needs no formal introduction. With a career spanning six decades, he has collaborated with legendary icons with varied music genres including Frank Sinatra, Amy Winehouse, Ray Charles, Whitney Houston, Chaka Khan and of course, Michael Jackson. With twenty-seven Grammys, seven Academy Award nominations, an Emmy, a Tony, and an induction in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Quincy Jones is unarguably the most influential individual in the business and has now brought a slice of his legacy to 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. Q’s offers high-quality comfort food stirred by New York and New Orleans culinary culture, and a wide selection of rare beverages in the FROW to the world’s finest music acts complemented by unmatched acoustics.