All set for crowning glory at 18th May Queen Ball
March 07 2018 10:52 PM
GOAN PRIDE: Members of Forefront band, from left, Melvin Rosario, Seby Pinto, Dave Rodrigues, Brendan Noronha, Savio Fernandes and sitting at the centre is Agatha Jilugo.

The grand gala traditional 18th Annual May Queen Ball organised by the Goan Welfare Association, Qatar (GWA) in collaboration with Orbit Events and Marketing is all set to roll on May 10 at the Radisson Blu Doha from 7:30pm onwards.
The highlight of the event will be crowning of 18th May Queen by the Bollywood celebrities. The annual May Queen Ball is the signature event of GWA that has grown from strength to strength over the years and the guests from UK, Portugal, GCC and home country are expected in huge numbers to attend along with local guests. The 18th edition of May Queen event will be an exciting and fun-filled another blockbuster as the invitations have been extended to the top Bollywood celebrities. Eighteen consecutive years of celebration with Indian celebrities attending every year has helped to build a bridge and strong bond among Bollywood celebrities and Indian community in Qatar, said Simon D’Silva, President of GWA.
The GWA has been the face and voice of Goans living in Qatar for the last 18 years, ably led by Simon D’Silva. Since inception, the association has rendered yeoman’s service in nurturing Goan culture and spirit among the large number of Goan expatriates. On a larger note the association has always been in the forefront of reaching out to various causes, thus setting a shining example to all. It is therefore not astonishing to see them host events with great aplomb and success for nearly two decades. The association is known not only for meticulous planning but also perfect execution and the annual May Queen Ball has been a true example for this.
Forefront, Goa’s number one and India’s most celebrated live band from the western Indian state of Goa, will be another highlight of the show.
Forefront took off into the music world for over two decades ago and from then it was no looking back. The band took off right from the start by performing for all the top shows in Goa and across India and abroad. The success story of Forefront lies in the music they play, with strong stage presence and a distinct ability in sensing the pulse of their audiences. Their extensive repertoire of music such as English retro, classic rock, Bollywood, latest from billboard charts and Goan music is what they deliver which makes every party a big success. The band is powered by six top musicians, namely Agatha Jilugo on lead vocals, Savio Fernandes on drums and vocals, Melvin Rosario on guitar and vocals, Brendan Noronha on keyboards, Band leader Seby Pinto on bass and vocals, and the newly inducted frontman Dave Rodrigues on guitar and lead vocals. The band is known for their tight musical combination which attracts attention of everyone at a party or at a concert. When the band takes centre stage, they are lethal show stoppers and can set the dance floor on fire. The crowd shouting out for more and not wanting to leave the floor is a common feature for every show. Forefront is the only band in India who can play a wide genre of music with perfection.
Forefront is all set to set the stage on fire for the upcoming May Queen Ball in Doha with the grand opening ceremony.
Along with Forefront, teaming up with them, is Goa’s top host and ace compere Updesh Swar. He is a sensation in Goa and all over India. He has a unique hold over the audience. Updesh’s eloquent, witty compering is second to none. Even though he has hosted the event a number of times, each time he comes up with a new and unique style.
May Queen Ball is one of the eagerly-awaited annual events in Doha and every year it attracts full-house audience who make it a memorable event. The glamorous May Queen contest will be conducted in great style and fanfare. The event is open to all nationalities. For details, please call 55550491. Media partner Gulf Times.

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