Nowhere Birds – Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf 2018

Nowhere Birds

Indie Musicians

Comprised of Jules and Mitch Suarez, Nowhere Birds is an Indie Folk duo based in Dubai who’ve made a lasting impression on the indie talent scene with their chemistry, harmony and instrumental mastery, and in 2018, they became a permanent fixture among Dubai’s growing sea of international indie musicians and talents.

The year saw the launch of their self-titled EP and its distribution in Virgin Megastores across the country. They also performed in various venues and events across the city and were interviewed and recognized by local publications like Hype and Khaleej Times, and have made recurring appearances on the Dubai Eye radio show. According to Jules and Mitch, stepping out of your comfort zone is the first move towards gaining success. “We have to step out of our shoes to see how people see us and be mindful of how we deal with others. That way, as individuals, we, could not only succeed but also influence others.”

For rising stars like Nowhere Birds, music is not just a method of expression, but a necessary part of life. “It’s our passion or thirst for our craft that keeps us doing what we do. It’s like we have to do it to keep our sanity intact.”




Special thanks to our sponsors: Emirates Airline, Stars n Bars La Mer, Liali, Instax – Grandstores UAE, Dusit Thani Dubai, Gver – Your Friendly Marketplace for Sharing, Meeting Dancewear , MPQ, CMG, Filbrit, and our partners Rozen Antonio Photography,  Alex Callueng Photography, Jef Anog Photography, and Ethereal Photography.


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