D'Deck. Best Music. Best Taste. series1 has become one of the most popular monthly events on the music and dining calendars both in Discovery Bay and across Hong Kong, since it was launched last year by D'Deck, the largest oceanfront alfresco dining hotspot in Hong Kong! In the coming months, D'Deck will continue to bring you talented artists, relaxing jazz music and good food, with D'Deck. Best Music. Best Taste!
Swing in Discovery Bay
From 7pm to 9 pm on the first Saturday & Sunday of each month, music lovers, especially Jazz fans, flock to D'Deck’s waterfront promenade to enjoy the splendid music. Diners are promised an unforgettable evening of Latin jazz, Brazilian jazz and other jazz genres including swing, soul, funk, blues and smooth grooves, etc, in the coming months, to be performed live on D'Deck by celebrated local bands:
Each band has its very own unique style and they are all veteran jazz music players, some of whom have played with world-class artists in Latin America and Europe as well as in Asia. (Please see Appendix for more information about the bands)
So, mark your diary and come to D'Deck to expect your soul to be soothed while your craving for delicacies satisfied!
Enjoy Free Ferry Ride Offer2 by D'Deck
Remember you can enjoy a free ferry ride back to Central after a delicious meal at D'Deck. Simply present your HK$100 receipt from any of the 13 designated restaurants3 at the D'Deck Free Ferry Service Counter located at DB Plaza, just next to Pacific Coffee.
Situated next to Discovery Bay Pier, D'Deck offers a relaxed and spacious environment with a variety of about 20 thematic restaurants along the promenade connecting the Tai Pak Beach. With spectacular 180° sea views and nightly Disneyland fireworks, D'Deck makes dining a stimulating experience. D Deck offers delectable choices of international menu such as First Korean Restaurant (Korean), Ippu Japanese Restaurant (Japanese) and Koh Tomyums (Thai) for Asian cuisine; Café Duvet (Tapas & Dessert) and McSorley’s Ale House (Irish Pub /Indian) for European tastes, Caramba Mexican Cantina (Mexican) and Hemingway’s by the Bay (Caribbean) for south-middle American cuisine. Moorings with authentic nautical décor featuring East Coast American cuisine is not to miss.
Other thematic restaurants include 22° North boasting a large selection of classic recipes catering for all budgets and tastes; Wildfire Fresh serving freshly made healthy cuisine and Dymocks & Gallery Café merging the culture of bookstore and Café; last but not least is ZAKS, which serves international cuisine with alfresco seating area of 5,000 sq. ft. in resort style.
Easily accessible, D'Deck is just 25 minutes away from Central by ferry or 15-20 minutes away from Tung Chung or Sunny Bay MTR Stations by bus.
1 The D'Deck. Best Music. Best Taste. series is held from 7pm to 9pm on the first Saturday and Sunday of each month along D'Deck’s waterfront promenade featuring popular local bands from Discovery Bay and beyond to perform live in Discovery Bay.
2 The Free Ferry Ride Offer is valid for dinner consumption from Monday to Friday, and lunch /dinner consumption on Saturday, Sunday and public holiday, on the same day of the transaction, and for the following schedules only: Mon-Fri: 7:30pm-12:00am; Sat/Sun/public holiday: 1:00pm-12:00am.
3 The 13 designated restaurants are 22° North, Café Duvet, Caramba Mexican Cantina, Ebeneezer’s, First Korean Restaurant, Hemingway’s by the Bay, Ippu Japanese Restaurant, Koh Tomyums, McSorley’s Ale House, Moorings, Sopranos, Wildfire Fresh and ZAKS.
Introduction of Performing Bands
Jazzus was formed by Rikky Aranas in 2007. Rikky is a bassist, guitarist and composer, and is one of the best-known and respected session musicians in Hong Kong, having performed professionally for over 20 years. He was celebrated by the original Hong Kong Jazz Club as being one of the funkiest bass players on the Hong Kong jazz scene, with clear influences in his sound from legendary bassists such as Jaco Pastorius, Stanley Clarke and Marcus Miller. Jazzus performs mainly for private functions and plays music in a range of jazz styles including swing, soul, funk and smooth grooves.
This band performs instrumentals and vocals, mainly jazz standards with their own arrangements, but also other styles such as Latin jazz, smooth jazz, blues, straight ahead jazz, pop jazz and originals. The DC Quartet plays for special events and in some of the best clubs in Hong Kong, China and Macau. All members also tour internationally with celebrity acts and have more than 20 years’ experience in the music industry. The band members are:
Jim Schneider – Sax & keyboards
Paul Candelaria – Bass & vocals
Jezrael Lucero – Piano, bass & vocals
Dulip Charith – Drums & vocals
This band plays Latin and Brazilian jazz including bossanova, samba, salsa and other Brazilian rhythms. The Brazilian influence comes from the pianist and the vocalist who are from Brazil. The songs are breezy and have a jazzy edge to them. The other two members are Sri Lankan – hence the name 'Brasril'. The band was formed in Hong Kong. All members have played internationally with different bands around the world. The band performs mostly for events. The band members are:
João Mascarenhas – Keyboards
Lidi Satier – Vocals
Dulip Charith – Drums
Farhad Jowharsha – Percussion
This band plays mainly smooth jazz, R&B, funk jazz, blues & originals – “easy listening” with a laid-back vibe, both instrumentals and vocals. Everyone in the band brings influences from different musical backgrounds with experience in Hong Kong, Singapore, China & Sri Lanka, giving the band a unique sound. The Sri Lankan singer in particular has proven to be a big hit with audiences in Hong Kong. The band members are:
Dylan Lye - Bass & vocals
Balu – Guitar & vocals
Adonis – Keyboards
Umara – Vocals