5 Star Music at a 5 Star Resort – 7Pines
Without doubt, our biggest collaboration of 2019 came with a music direction contract we agreed with the 5* 7Pines Resort Ibiza, on the edge of the spectacular cliffs in Cala Comte, and commanding a cinematic view of Ibiza’s spiritual and iconic neighbouring island Es Vedra. Catering for the world’s elite, 7Pines Resort went through a 4 year development plan, completely redesigning the cliff-top urbanisation to become a luxurious apart-hotel resort, including fine dining restaurants, an incredible pool area and a complex spa facility.
It was around April 2019 when the job was first put to Nell, after they’d asked if she could sing on a daily basis on the Pershing Terrace, following a performance the previous year for the minds behind the concept of 7Pines, who’d come to see the beauty of their creation for the first time from Germany. Here’s a clip from that very gig of Nell singing “Valerie” by Amy Winehouse. I remember us both arriving to see the place and just thinking “wow”… not only did it look great, it felt great. The atmosphere there is so calming.
Of course, we already had a pretty full diary of weddings and private events in our 2019 calendar and so we proposed to find and manage a programme of artists to delight their guests, with Nell performing as and when she could.
We wanted to provide a variety of live performances throughout the week for the guests of 7Pines and show them some of the island’s best talent.
From top left : Nell Shakespeare, The Lazy Twins, Coco with Jude Elliott, Bliaze.
We kicked off the Summer by performing a special 23rd birthday party with Nell, The Lazy Twins and Wiebke upstairs in The View, one of their restaurants. This was our first time working with The Lazy Twins, who we’d been impressed by at another venue in the Winter and had not forgotten. They’re real-life twins born on the island with a great set of unique acoustic covers. Wiebke performed with her backing tracks and we blew them away!
After a technical consultation about the sound equipment on the Pershing Terrace, we began the programme and not surprisingly, the musicians loved it as much as the guests.
Being the first year of this space at the resort, we went through the Summer trying a few different ways to entice guests to spend their evening with us, including a very special sushi night with DJ accompaniment.
Here’s one of Nell’s DJ mixes… relax with a cocktail and enjoy…
Even during the occasional rainy day, there was still beautiful performances put on just inside the foyer including Nell’s delicate version of New Order’s classic “Blue Monday”
Some of our the artists that we featured over the Summer months included jazzy duo Island Thrills, DJ S/A/M, and saxophonists Dominique De Larrard and Tomas Toonders (pictured below).
Our efforts were clearly appreciated as were were recommended to provide a week of corporate publicity events for Lexus, celebrating 30 years of the company. This took place in the resort’s incredible Cone Club restaurant. For this 8 day programme we called upon a trusted crew of Rocky On Percussion and Dominique de Larrard, and also discovered a musician new to us, guitarist and vocalist Yan Adrover.
Each evening of entertainment began with an unforgettable sunset courtesy of myself and Rocky, with an array of percussion including hang drum, giving the guests that true Ibiza feeling (See videos below).
Afterwards, the exceptional chefs at 7Pines would offer a top class buffet and one of our artists would perform during dinner followed by a special performance as they brought out the birthday cake! It was a privilege to work for a brand like Lexus, especially in such a beautiful setting.