The ‘Chronicles of Khan’ band accept invitation to AAMF 2017!

The Chronicles of Khan emerged onto the U.A.E. music scene as a collective of rock musicians…

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A project that started out as an outlet for singer-songwriter Khan soon became a rock n roll band when his childhood friend, Sean Walters, took up the role of lead guitarist. The band slowly came together with the addition of Nick Arrieta on Drums; Shez Mo on Guitars; Joe on Bass; and finally Ross as the band’s Percussionist. Though several members changed in a short course of time, these 6 remained constant and were the basis of the bands trademark sound – which is best described as a blend of ‘generations of rock’, With influences ranging from Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, The Doors, Beatles to Nirvana, Soundgarden, Stone Temple Pilots, Pearl Jam, Guns and Roses to Dave Mathews and the Foo Fighters.

Chronicles of Khan has played at festivals, such as the Middle East Film and the Comic Con, the Capital Vibes, the Beats on the Beach, the Sikka Fair, the Azadi Rocks Festival, and the Truck Jam U.A.E.. This band has also entertained crowds at Dubai’s regular live music venues; for example, The Music Room and the Stereo Arcade.

Chronicles of Khan 1Their performances have been known to be dynamically full-blown rock n roll shows, full of on-stage energy, combining melodic guitar riffs with booming bass lines and animated drum rolls, which are fronted by husky and grungy vocals. On certain occasions, the boys will let their guard down and treat their audience to some deep cuts with more ‘MTV Unplugged-style’ concerts.

Chronicles of Khan recorded their E.P. in the summer of 2017 and are looking to officially release it very soon.

They describe themselves as a multi-nation rock band deeply rooted in the U.A.E., which is known to have people from various cultures, religions and traditions. The Chronicles themselves have had members originating from India, Pakistan, Philippines, Canada, Iran, Lebanon, England, Croatia, New Zealand and Australia, who are all proud to call U.A.E. their home turf.

We are delighted that they have agreed to perform at the AAMF 2017!

Desert Groove to open the AAMF 2017 on Thursday, 26th October


The Opening Night concert of the AAMF 2017 Schedule will be on Thursday, 26th October.
Desert Groove 2Al Ain’s own rock band, Desert Groove, have been confirmed for this first event. DG has been around in one form or another since 2009.

Desert Groove plays a mixture of classic rock, funk and pop. Its current four members bring together a wealth of diverse musical experience from various corners of the globe.

Lisa2-croppedThe current line-up includes the talented Lisa Cotturo on vocals. Lisa came to the UAE after signing in a variety of Las Vegas show bands, and her experience and professionalism gave the band a huge boost.

Scotty-cropped-400Scott Hawkins on lead guitar hails from Tennessee, and has played semi-professionally in the States in a number of touring bands. Scott is the driving force in the band.

David-cropped400The rhythm section is handled by Hungarian drummer, Zsolt, and Kiwi, David Wallace.

David is the only member of the original 2009 version of Desert Groove. Zsolt-cropped400Zsolt joined the band in 2013 and provides the solid back-beat.

 “I really love the rock music’, Zsolt says, ‘when I get behind the kit, there’s nothing better for me than bashing out a huge classic rock song.”

The band’s own website is:-

 More details of this concert -set for 26th October- and all the other AAMF 2017 events will be appearing here soon! 

‘Playing by Heart’ concert on Thurs. 26th Jan. at the Sands Club

joan-mceldowney-at-aamf-2014Mark your calendars for what promises to be a very entertaining evening of music…

On Thursday, 26th January Joan McEldowney, Atlanta Cecilia, and Desert Groove will be joining forces at the Sands Golf Club, Al Ain, to share some of their favorite songs with us, and we can’t wait!atlanta-firth-in-studio

The concert is called “Playing by Heart”. The music starts at 8:30 pm., and there will be no cover charge.desert-groove-band
Don’t miss this chance to hear and to support your local musicians!

Skreemin’ Egulz make Al Ain debut on 27th Oct. at the Sands Club


The Biker Rock and Blues Band, Skreemin’ Egulz, will make their debut in Al Ain on Thursday, 27th October – ‘Fright Night – at the Sands Club.

skreemin-egulz-3The Skreemin’ Egulz members are Craig on vocals, Scotty on guitar, Justin on guitar, Andy on bass, and Christoph on drums. Background information on this band is available at:-

Local band, Desert Groove, play on ‘Fright Night‘, too.
The Desert Groove members are Lisa on vocals, Gerard on guitar, David on bass and Zsolt on drums. Their background information is available at:-

They will be joined on the bill by singer/guitarist and AAMF 2016 Director, Joan McEldowney, on this pre-festival Halloween-themed night.

The live music starts at 8:30 pm and runs through till midnight.
Admission is free!