Posted on January 27, 2017

A diverse range of regional and international bands thrilled fans after the first round of the 20th Commercial Bank Qatar Masters on Thursday evening.

Atlantic Soul Orchestra, one of the UK’s top soul bands; Miami Band, a popular Kuwaiti group with several number one hits; and Sheyaab, one of Kuwait's favourite 'Arabs Got Talent' bands, all entertained fans at the tournament's Public Village after play finished. Atlantic Soul Orchestra are performing at the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters for three straight evenings and will be joined again by Sheyaab on Friday and by Adam Baluch on Saturday.

The Atlantic Soul Orchestra have made their name as the UK’s most authentic soul band, playing the very best of Stax and Atlantic soul music from the 1960s. The band are comprised of London’s session elite, who have toured with or recorded with the likes of Sir Elton John, Alicia Keys, Take That, Amy Winehouse, Ed Sheeran, Mark Ronson, Beverly Knight, Basement Jaxx, Lily Allen and Girls Aloud. Sheyaab is a touring comedy troupe that won over the hearts of judges and fans on the reality show Arabs Got Talent. With the help of makeup, the trio appear elderly during their performances, playing various musical instruments while singing and dancing. The three young students continue to conceal their real identities and go by their alter ego names Romeo, Mirshiego and Alijandro.

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Also hailing from Kuwait, Miami Band is a four-member group founded in 1991, with number one hits and albums to their name. Their music is a fusion of revived traditional Kuwaiti songs and their own modern songs. Friday’s second-round action starts at 6.30am, with the last groups teeing off at 12.20pm. Play is scheduled to finish by 5.00pm. First held in 1998, the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters has helped establish Qatar as a world-class sporting venue and is considered the country’s annual ‘must-attend’ sporting and social event. Sitting at the heart of the European Tour’s Middle East swing, the tournament attracted over 25,000 spectators in 2016 and was broadcast to a global TV audience of over 400 million.

Tickets for the 20th Commercial Bank Qatar Masters are available for purchase at Virgin Megastores (online and in-store in Doha), Doha Golf Club, St Regis Hotel Doha, Intercontinental Hotel Doha, Radisson Blu Hotel Doha, Fnac Lagoona Mall and online on the following websites: q-tickets.com, 800tickets.com and iloveqatar.net. Tickets are priced as follows, starting at QAR150:

Tournament day

Ticket type

Ticket price

Thursday 26 January

General admission ticket

QAR 150

Friday 27 January

General admission ticket

QAR 200

Saturday 28 January

General admission ticket

QAR 200

Sunday 29 January

General admission ticket

QAR 200

Season Pass Thursday to Sunday

Includes general admission on all four days

QAR 450

Entry is free for children under 14 years of age. For those looking for an extra-special experience with the best views of the course and an exclusive culinary experience hospitality packages are now available to purchase through the tournament’s official website qatar-masters.com/hospitality.  

Official Website: qatar-masters.com; Hospitality: qatar-masters.com/hospitality; Facebook: facebook.com/CommercialBankQatarMasters; Twitter: @CBQatarMasters; Instagram: @CBQatarMasters; Official hashtag: #MyCBQatarMasters

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