Renowned reggae bands Troy Ellis and Hail Jamaica together with Laid Blak have confirmed that they will perform at Turtle Bay’s launch in Cheltenham. Opening on Thursday 26th March, the Caribbean restaurant launch is set to be a night to remember
Founder Ajith Jayawickrema said, “We cannot wait to launch in Cheltenham and transport our diners to the Caribbean. Turtle Bay is passionate about lifting our diners’ hearts and allowing them an atmosphere to have fun, laugh, relax and share great food and drink – which is what our launch night is all about! Music is the soul of the Caribbean culture so it’s an essential part of who we are. Troy Ellis and Laid Blak are close friends of Turtle Bay so we are delighted that they are performing!”
Live music is set to shine out of the eatery with popular reggae artists performing their best hits throughout the evening. The son of late Alton Ellis, Troy Ellis is known for his desire to party with his audience whilst singing. Mixing dance and vocals, Ellis is not your average performer having graced the stages of the Royal Albert Hall and Glastonbury Festival. His 11-piece band is inspired by his father’s own Hail Jamaica album and bursts with family songs written by his sisters, brothers and aunty.
Laid Blak who are also set to perform, are an urban reggae band fronted by MC Joe Peng and Flex. Centred on reggae, the band also touches on jazz, funk, soul and hip-hop guaranteed to impress any audience. Having supported Julian Marley and John Legend, Laid Blak have also performed with Ed Sheeran on stage and lit up several festivals over the UK.
Located on the corner of Pittville Street and Albion Street, Turtle Bays launch has attracted hundreds of local communities, business owners and socialites from around Gloucestershire. With menu sampling and signature Caribbean rum cocktails all night, the event is set to capture the spirit of celebration that the Caribbean is famed for around the globe.
Founded in 2010 by Ajith Jayawickrema and Stephen Entwistle, Turtle Bay is one of the fastest growing restaurants on the high street today. Inspired by the Caribbean way of life, the eatery is passionate about providing a soulful vibrant atmosphere where guests will be guaranteed a good time.
For more information on Turtle Bay visit www.turtlebay.co.uk