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Shine’s expands entertainment offerings thanks to some family help

Shine’s House of Music and Entertainment is set to become a truly family-run business after brother and sister Nadanja and Nishanthi Bailey came on board.

The club, which is run by Bermudian music legend Shine Hayward and is based in Reid Street, will be extending its opening hours and putting on a variety of shows for its patrons under the new management team.

Mr Bailey, who is an actor and comedian, and Ms Bailey, who is also an actor, approached their Mr Hayward last month about joining the business and bringing in some new blood and ideas while taking the pressure off their father who has been running it single-handedly up until now.

“Most people think of Shine’s as a jazz place,” said Mr Bailey.

“But it is called the House of Music and Entertainment and that’s what my sister and I want to focus on.

“I am a bar tender at the Fairmont Southampton so I can manage the bar and she is a Spanish and theatrical teacher at Dellwood Middle School so she will be covering the entertainment side.

“My father will remain the overseer of the business, but we will help to take off some of the burden of the day-to-day running of the club.”

To mark the arrival of the new generation, today the club will be having an open bar between 5pm and 6pm alongside its regular happy hour slot from 4.30pm to 8.30pm and Mr Bailey is hopeful they will draw a crowd from some of the local businesses.

On Sunday Shine’s will be staging a jazz cruise featuring ‘The Unit’ on board

The Bermudian which departs from Albuoy’s Point at 6.30pm. The club also caters to private parties and there are plans to offer wine tastings in the future.

The club will be open from Wednesday to Sunday between 12pm and 2am, with live entertainment at 9pm nightly and an exclusive members day on Sundays. It will also be screening live football games at the weekend.

“We are looking for a mature setting where people in their 50s and 60s can hang out with those in their 30s,” said Mr Bailey.

“We want to make it a place where we can all come out and have a nice time and enjoy the entertainment that we put on.”

For more information call 293-9092

Family business: Nadanja and Nishanthi Bailey

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Published September 16, 2011 at 10:09 am (Updated September 16, 2011 at 10:08 am)

Shine’s expands entertainment offerings thanks to some family help

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