Guests of The Cursed Coconut Club were hearing the siren song, as The American Sirens took the stage to perform for Universal’s Mardi Gras celebration.
Sirens Take the Stage
The trio took the stage to perform and we were there to video as their three-part harmonies transformed popular songs into a jazz-infused rendition. The first song of the evening was “Power of Love” originally by Huey Lewis and the News and popularized by “Back to the Future.” They took this popular 1985 song in a new direction before greeting the guests of the lounge.
The American Sirens stand on the stage above the bar taking the spotlight. Each singer is dressed in green and has feathers coming from the headband on their head. To complete the costume they wear elbow-length black gloves. The music of each song has been molded to a New Orleans jazz band sound, with saxophone and upright bass leading the music.
Their second song of the evening was a version of the song by Cage The Elephant called “Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked.” They take the alternative/indie song and put their sultry harmonies on their version of the song which makes this version sound as if it was originally a jazz song.
As their third song of the set, they sang “You say I’m crazy, ’cause you don’t think I know what you’ve done.” to the upbeat jazz adaptation of the Sam Smith song “I’m Not The Only One.”
During this performance, they closed out their time singing a reworking of the classic song originally sung by George Michael “Careless Whisper.” After guests enjoyed the final song of this show, they exit the stage.
Each performance set is about 19 minutes, and guests can enjoy the jazz lounge interpretations of popular songs that range across the decades.
Cursed Coconut Club
The Red Coconut Club takes on a mysterious bayou theme and name change to The Cursed Coconut Club during Universal’s Mardi Gras: International Flavors of Mardi Gras celebration. This special transformation takes place from February 4 through April 16, 2023. The club is open nightly from 5:00p.m. to midnight on Thursdays, until 1:00a.m. Friday and Saturday, and from 10:30p.m. to midnight on Sundays. Hours on Monday to Wednesday vary, best to contact the club in advance.
This variation of the club is not the first time that Universal transformed the space into a themed and unique experience. For Halloween Horror Nights 31, the venue was transformed into a Universal Monsters theme and met with great success in its shift to the Dead Coconut Club.
During the holiday season, the venue was revamped again to open as Green & Red Coconut Club, which gave the club a holiday theme replacing the monsters with Christmas trees and twinkling lights.
The cocktail menu at The Cursed Coconut Club has five drink options such as the Voodoo Bijou which is a mix of Fee Brothers orange bitters, simple syrup, orange zest, and black cherry garnish. The menu also includes wine, mead, canned and draft beer, and mocktails as well.
The Cursed Coconut Club will be in operation from now until April 16, 2023, at Universal CityWalk Orlando.
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