ORLANDO, Fla., April 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Pairing your coconut shrimp with a little unknown, Caribbean-inspired music is now on the menu at Bahama Breeze. Gary Gunn, world-renown artist and music curator, has partnered with Bahama Breeze to create a distinct, curated music experience for restaurant guests, one that will help them bridge the gap between the music they know and love, and music they have yet to discover.
While restaurants have always known that the music experience plays to the dining experience, this partnership takes it a step further by allowing guests to discover new and upcoming music. And, while Bahama Breeze guests will get the exclusive first listen, those looking to engage with Gary or find a sampling of the playlists can visit http://bit.ly/IslandBeat.*
"Exploration has always been a major part of the Bahama Breeze experience, whether it relates to new foods, flavor combinations or music," says Jaime Bunker, Vice President of Brand Management at Bahama Breeze. "When you're dining, the way things taste and the way things sound go hand in hand. Bringing Gary in to help develop our sound is a more thoughtful approach to our guests' dining experience and one that signals our commitment of connecting our brand with music."
By spending time at the restaurant during the development process, Gunn was able to pinpoint the unique music styles that guests tend to enjoy from lunch to happy hour and from dinner to late-night. With that, he looked at famous and unknown artists, nostalgic rhythms and new beats to design an experience that remains rooted in the Caribbean style, but offers a contemporary twist that all guests can enjoy. Through Gunn's playlists, guests can discover up-and-coming Caribbean artists and get a sneak preview of music that is on the verge of becoming mainstream. Gunn has also incorporated contemporary representations demonstrating how Caribbean music has expanded via Dubstep, Moombathon and more.
"Music from the Caribbean has seeped into nearly every genre. It was about finding those threads and connections and weaving a journey for people to experience," reveals Gunn, who has also scored a number of award-winning films, television series and art installations around globe. "When you find the right song, it's as if you've struck gold. Combining the music I've curated, with the Bahama Breeze offerings should provide a sense of discovery, familiarity, and wonder all at the same time.
More information available at www.bahamabreeze.com.
*Bahama Breeze loves these artists, but by posting this playlist, there is no express or implied endorsement of Bahama Breeze by the featured artists.
About Bahama Breeze:
Bahama Breeze brings the feeling of a Caribbean escape, offering the food, drink and atmosphere found in the islands. The brand is known nationally for popularizing many Caribbean-inspired foods in the United States. The Bahama Breeze menu features familiar favorites, including seafood, chicken and steak, accented with the flavorful and colorful ingredients you'd find in the islands and reflecting the growing popularity of Caribbean and Latin flavors. For more information, visit www.bahamabreeze.com.
About Gary Gunn:
Gary Gunn is an acclaimed music producer, film composer, sound designer & multi-instrumentalist noted for his genre-defying musical aesthetic and forward-thinking application of sound. He has collaborated with various brands and television networks, including PBS, Showtime, Google Play, Nike, Dell, Puma, NBC Universal, National Geographic, BET, Sonos and Moogfest. He has also composed original scores for films at over 20 festivals worldwide and has been featured by The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Huffington Post and many others. For more information, visit www.garygunnmusic.com.
SOURCE Bahama Breeze