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What’s On February March

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CONTENTS 01 Introduction 02 Behind The Scenes

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03 February Events 16 Cocktail Of The Month

17 Interview With... NIGEL WILLIAMS 21 March Events

36 Gallery 37 Contact

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PRIMO BAR Masterful cocktails, chic design and the hottest local entertainers on the bar’s own stage make Primo Bar one of the trendiest places to see and be seen. The live bands performing every night provide the best selection of classical tunes from Soul to Pop, Jazz or Bossa Nova. Guests can enjoy a vast range of cocktails hand-crafted by a talented team of mixologists using the freshest ingredients. For stunning views of Big Ben, guests may reserve seating in the bar’s exclusive VIP area. This contemporary London bar on the South Bank is ideally located near the London Eye, Houses of Parliament, National Theatre and the Royal Festival Hall.

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Didier Agueh Executive Host and Artistic Director

Alberto Sanna Bar Manager

This March, Park Plaza Westminster Bridge celebrates its third birthday and three years since I started as Artistic Director for the Hotel. They have been three exciting and challenging years in which I have had the pleasure to collaborate with some exceptionally talented homegrown and international artists and singers.

Welcome back to PRIMO Bar for 2013! I am excited to ring in another great year for the bar and the team and I are already busy working on some hot new cocktails for you to enjoy.

From the unforgettable salsa nights with Roberto Pla and his Latin Ensemble to the powerful soul music of Omar or the sophisticated jazz of Cleveland Watkiss, Primo Bar’s programme has always provided a high quality, wide musical spectrum for music lovers. 2013 looks even more promising with some great new acts and concepts to keep our venue so unique and so special. Our monthly Open Mic Night with the well known Patrick Alan and Bingo Cabaret with the very creative Medium Rare team are just a few new surprises for you! We have also launched “Overtime”, a classy alternative to the standard happy hour, running from 5-8pm every weekday with music from Nigel & Chris (Jazz FM) and Phoebe (Hed Kandi) alongside tempting cocktail offers and promotions. We remain the only place in London with free live music every night, so check out our programme and I look forward to meeting you soon! Happy New Year!

2012 was a fantastic year for London – we toasted the Olympians with a sporty ladies night and Olympo-tastic drinks and more than a few bottles of Champagne were popped for the Queen’s Jubilee. This summer, we look forward to a Royal birth, but until then we’ve got plenty of entertainment to keep you warm over winter. I’ve chosen the Apricot Martini as our cocktail of the month because it’s soft, sweet and seasonal – ideal for combating post-Christmas blues! New Year’s Eve was also a fantastic night for us which saw us triple our capacity by holding two pop up spaces which included a Champagne bar in Parliament View and the ‘Best of British’ party down in the Westminster Ballroom, which kept all of our guests partying into the small hours and seeing in the New Year in style. We hope to see you all soon! Love PRIMO Bar? Leave us your feedback on Time Out or Tripadvisor!

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New Talent / Sumudu

King Of Crooners / Atila

Brazilian Vibe / Aline Stoffel

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New Talent / Iona Thomas

King Of Crooners / Karme

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New Talent / Jade Gallagher

King Of Crooners / Fil Straughan

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New Talent / Soulstar

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Ladies Night / Jennifer Phillips 14

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80’s Night / Tamsin & Lorna

We Love... / Michael Jackson

Beautiful Sundays / Kate Winter

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We Love... / Amy Winehouse

Private Party

Beautiful Sundays / Josephine Desmond

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We Love... / Michael Bublé

We Love... / Re - ABBA

Beautiful Sundays / Kate Winter

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Brazilian Vibe / Vanessa Carvalho Quartet

Soul Night / London Acoustic Trio

We Love... / Robbie Williams

Open Mic Night / Patrick Alan

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King of Crooners / Atila

Brazilian Vibe / André Luz Trio

Cabaret Night / La Voix

Cabaret Night / La Voix

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Jazz Across The Bridge / Renato D’Aiello & Friends

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Sunday 3 February 2013

Friday 1 February 2013

Saturday

Rewind 80’s Night

We Love...

Beautiful Sundays

From 9pm

From 8pm

From 8pm

Tamsin & Lorna

Michael Jackson

Kate Winter

If you’re looking for a night of fun, nostalgia and great music, Tamsin and Lorna invite you to ‘re-wind to the 80’s’. Covering such greats as Cyndi Lauper, Madonna Gloria Estafan, Bananarama, Belinda Carlisle, Kim Wilde and the Eurythmics along with those classic one hit wonders and chart busters these ‘Girls just wanna have fun’ and so will you.

Having starred recently in the West End’s ‘Thriller Live’ Wayne Anthony-Cole comes to Primo Bar with his extensive repertoire of Michael Jackson classics. Wayne has an strong background in Musical Theatre, having appeared in productions such as ‘Starlight Express’, ‘Buddy’, ‘Tommy’, ‘Sweet Soul Music’ & ‘Dancing In The Streets’. As well as working as a singer, he is also a trained dancer and has combined his talent as dancer with his singing.

“Considered one of South Africa’s top jazz singers.” Producer and arranger Richard Nile said “Not only does Kate have a beautiful voice, remarkable timing and superb intonation, but her innate musicality gives her that rarest of musical accomplishments: taste.”

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Time Out called her one of London’s “brightest emerging jazz stars.”

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Monday

4 February 2013

Tuesday

5 February 2013

Wednesday

6 February 2013

New Talent

King of Crooners

Brazilian Vibe

From 8pm

From 8pm

From 6pm

Sumudu

Atila

Aline Stoffel “Carnival Special”

A singer and songwriter based in London and an exceptional and versatile talent in jazz pop, soul and acoustic music.

The late jazz legend Sir John Dankworth predicted “a very bright future with the possibility of Atila’s name eventually ending up in lights”and still in his mid-twenties, Atila has gone on to establish himself as one of Britain’s most exciting vocal talents.

Having travelled and performed extensively throughout Brazil and New Zealand Aline has picked up numerous influences which have impacted her style, with her signature still firmly rooted in bossa nova. Aline can be seen performing at many high profile locations in London including Ronnie Scott’s and as resident artiste at the Bossa Nova Lounge in Guanabara Bar.

“She is quite simply an outstanding talent...A voice like honey” - BBC

“One of London’s finest new vocal talents for 2009” BBC London TV

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Thursday

7 February 2013

Friday

8 February 2013

Sunday

10 February 2013

Ladies Night*

We Love...

Beautiful Sundays

From 8pm

From 9pm

From 8pm

Jennifer Phillips

Amy Winehouse

Josephine Desmond

Jennifer Phillips is one of the leading female artists in the UK who is known for her big vocals and impeccable range that captivates audiences around the world. Jennifer Phillips has worked with various artists such as Mariah Carey, Chaka Khan and Michael Bolton just to name a few. Jennifer is an outgoing person who enjoys inspiring people via music and motivational speaking.

Tania Alboni has perfected the unique style and sound that Amy was so famous for. Tania’s award-winning lookalike work has been on many TV shows, in magazines and advertising campaigns.

Josephine Desmond has been wowing audiences throughout the UK and Europe, whilst fronting various brands and acoustic duos. Expect a high mezzo soprano voice, from a supremely talented jazz vocalist.

* Exclusively for women from 6pm till 9pm

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Monday

11 February 2013

Tuesday

12 February 2013

Wednesday

13 February 2013

New Talent

King of Crooners

Brazilian Vibe

From 8pm

From 8pm

From 8pm

Iona Thomas

Karme

Giuliano Pereira Quartet

Originally harking from Wales, Iona is a multitalented singer, songwriter, guitarist and harpist. With an already impressive selection of appearances and credits including; headlining the “Young Hero Awards” for Scarlets FM and The Bay Radio, Thomas will also be supporting X-Factor finalists “The Reason” and “Andy Abraham” on their upcoming engagements. Catch her while you can as bookings for 2013 are going to keep her very busy.

Karme’s career began in his hometown of Catania, Sicily, later making a name for himself as a vocalist and keyboard player first in Palermo where he studied jazz.

Primarily a saxophonist and composer Giuliano is dedicated to developing his own unique style of composition and performance, which demonstrates a wide range of influences from jazz to traditional Brazilian styles and fusion. He is currently based in London where he has finished recording his new album ‘Shifting Sands’.

His passion for black music, jazz-influenced soul and funk stands out and is reflected in his energy, talent and professionalism.

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Specialising purely in sushi and sashimi, Ichi Sushi’s menu can be summed up in three words: fresh, simple and delicious. True sushi aficionados will appreciate the just-caught freshness found in the selection of fish and the outstanding quality of the restaurant’s rice. With its impressive views of Big Ben, guests will feel as if an intimate upscale Tokyo sushi bar has been relocated to London.

ichisushi.co.uk Lunch Monday-Sunday 12:00-3:00pm

Dinner Sunday-Thursday 5:30-10:30pm

Friday & Saturday 5:30-11:00pm

Try our selection of Bento Boxes, ideal for a quick bite or group set lunch, with prices starting from £14. 8

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Thursday

14 February 2013

Friday

15 February 2013

Saturday

16 February 2013

Cabaret Night

We Love...

We Love...

From 8pm

From 9pm

From 8pm

Valentine’s Day with La Voix

Michael Bublé

Re-ABBA

Expect something a little different for Valentine’s Day this year as we stage a Cabaret night with acclaimed drag act La Voix - a sharp-tongued comedienne and cross-dressing cabaret singer who has shared the stage with Mickey Rooney, Simon Cowell, Toyah Wilcox and Alan Carr. La Voix will perform a mix of hits by Lisa Minelli, Madonna and Barbra Streisand as well as charm the audience with her quick-fire wit, and a flurry of feathers, frills and glitz. A selection of specially created cocktails will be on offer.

Peet Rothwell has fast become one of the most popular Michael Bublé Tributes today. His vocal style and charisma supersedes what you would expect from a top tribute to the most celebrated crooner of our time.

Re-ABBA is the perfect combination of talent and respect for the great songs of ABBA and how they should sound, coupled with two stunning girls who will always leave the audience with memories of a great show. Class, Talent and Spectacle….. That is Re-ABBA

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Sunday

17 February 2013

Beautiful Sundays

Monday

18 February 2013

New Talent

Tuesday

19 February 2013

King of Crooners From 8pm

From 8pm

From 8pm

Kate Winter

Jade Gallagher

Fil Straughan

“Considered one of South Africa’s top jazz singers.” Producer and arranger Richard Nile says “Not only does Kate have a beautiful voice, remarkable timing and superb intonation, but her innate musicality gives her that rarest of musical accomplishments: TASTE.” Time Out called her one of London’s “brightest emerging jazz stars.”

Striking Liverpudlian singer/musician 24 year old Jade Gallagher is turning heads with her compelling voice and haunting tunes. Jade has certainly served her apprenticeship having played on a variety of major tours including Bryan Adams, Van Morrison, Joan Armatrading, Mark Almond, Hanson and the legendary Roger McGuinn.

Fil Straughan skillfully blends Marvin Gaye’s energy with Luther Vandross’s passion which can be heard on all of his many recordings. From jazz to house, and everything in between, Fil Straughan knows music, and it shines through in his accomplished and unique vocal skill. Fil also enjoys collaborating with others whether he has co-written the song or is simply adding his rich voice to the mix.

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Wednesday

20 February 2013

Thursday

21 February 2013

Friday

22 February 2013

Brazilian Vibe

Soul Night

We Love...

From 8pm

From 8pm

From 9pm

Vanessa Carvalho Quartet

The London Acoustic Trio

Robbie Williams

Born in Salvador, Bahia – Brazil, Vanessa has been singing and dancing since she was eight. Vanessa sings in Portuguese, Spanish, English and Italian. In Brazil, she has performed at both the Salvador-Bahia and Rio de Janeiro Carnivals as a samba dancer. Very attached to her roots, she showcases the best of Brazilian Popular Music and bossa nova. She now works full-time on her own shows with Tropicalia entertaining audiences all over the UK and abroad.

The L.A.T. is one of the most versatile and musically gifted trios in London comprising of guitar piano, saxophone, percussion and vocals they have managed to create a unique soulful sound that enables them to connect with every audience.

Capturing the look, sound, cheeky and charm of Robbie Williams. Paul Grant Reason’s impersonation has even impressed Robbie himself, Paul brings you all of his great songs, from his swing material though to his solo pop hits and even songs from Take That.

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Saturday

23 February 2013

Open Mic Night

Sunday

24 February 2013

Monday

25 February 2013

Jazz Across The Bridge

New Talent

From 8pm

From 8pm

From 8pm

Hosted by Patrick Alan

Renato D’Aiello & Friends

Soulstar

Internationally-renowned choreographer, singer, dancer and producer Patrick Alan is famous for his sell-out Music Box Live parties in LA and London, where he collaborated with some of the world’s hottest stars including Justin Timberlake, Sean Paul, Black-Eyed Peas and Lionel Richie.

“Renato is a superlative saxophonist with a passionate and poetic soul. He has all the virtues - a beautiful sense of time and pacing and a technique which effortlessly projects his brilliantly flowing ideas.” Ian Carr, Jazz writer (Miles Davis Biographer)

Soulstar are a fresh acoustic duo giving an original twist on contemporary and classic tunes. Katy and Paul are successful musicians in their own right, and have been in high demand as a duo for several years.

Patrick will host Open Mic at Primo Bar – hunting for the best undiscovered UK talent and compering in his inimitable style.

As a vocal and guitar collaboration, recent years have seen Soulstar travel to venues of all sizes across the globe.

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Tuesday

26 February 2013

Wednesday

27 February 2013

Thursday

28 February 2013

King of Crooners

Brazilian Vibe

Cabaret Night

From 8pm

From 8pm

From 8pm

Atila

André Luz Trio

La Voix

The late jazz legend Sir John Dankworth predicted “a very bright future with the possibility of Atila’s name eventually ending up in lights” and still in his mid- twenties, Atila has gone on to establish himself as one of Britain’s most exciting vocal talents.

Throughout his career, André Luz has developed projects for bands, duets and trios, performing in theatres and other venues in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. After moving to Europe, André has performed for events at Brixton Academy, Made in Brazil, The Lost Angel and Musikcafé in Amsterdam amongst others.

International drag performer “La Voix” brings her brand new show to Westminster’s hottest nightspot. This musical show brings together comedy, anecdotes and stories from the rich career of this glamorous performer.

“One of London’s finest new vocal talents for 2009” BBC London TV

Join us for a sparkling evening with the most dazzling diva in the business.

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Primo Bar is situated within the iconic Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel, which places guests at the heart of central London on the buzzing South Bank. The hotel’s contemporary guestrooms include familyfriendly Studio Rooms, chic Penthouses and stunning Suites. Best available rates are always found online. Check out parkplaza.com/westminster and check for availability. Otherwise please call or email on the details listed below. T: +44 (0) 844 415 6790 E: ppwlres@pphe.com

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Cocktail Of The Month Alberto’s Choice... Apricot Martini

“This is one of my favourites and has been following me for years. I love the classics as Alberto, Bar Manager they never die!”

Ingredients: Dry apricot infused Beefeater Gin Apricot brandy Fresh lemon juice Sugar Garnished with a dry apricot on a prism

How to prepare: This drink requires an ice cold martini glass, so if you don’t have these in the chiller then speed chill with ice and water. Place all ingredients into a boston tin and fill with ice. Shake vigorously until the boston tin becomes too cold to handle, then double strain into your chilled glass and garnish with fresh apricots.

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Interview with nigel williams Alongside Jazz FM colleague Chris Phillips, Nigel Williams performs every week at Primo for our new after work concept ‘Overtime’.

HOW lONG HAvE yOu BEEN WOrkING AS PrESENTEr FOr JAzz FM? I re-joined

the DJ line-up just over three years ago. I had presented on the station during the Acid Jazz period of the 90s, before being headhunted by a new radio station called Heart which went on to be london’s No1. Since then I worked all the big names in radio but I never stopped listening to jazz. I was very excited to return to present the ‘Breakfast Show’ for two years playing my personal favourites.... you can’t call that work! Now I am on in the afternoon, so I can even sleep normal hours.

yOu HAvE INTErvIEWED MANy PEOPlE DurING yOur rADIO SHOWS, WHICH ONE IMPrESSED yOu THE MOST?

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The musicians I interview are all talented because you don’t get to play jazz if you can’t play! Most notable are the ones who are usually a bit weird. Their eccentricities lead to creations that we all interpret in our own way and that makes the music have so much more depth. Melody Gardot, Erika Badu spring to mind here – they are artists in every sense of the word. I have also been privileged to meet legendary artists such as Dionne Warwick, Al Jarreau and Joe Sample (Crusaders), musicians that I grew up listening to.

DID yOu EvEr WANT TO BE A PrOFESSIONAl MuSICIAN? Oh god yes! Music WAS my first love. I play lots of instruments, lead the school orchestra, formed a band and....... nothing! I could always write great stuff when I was asleep, but it all fizzled away when I woke up! HOW WOulD yOu DEFINE yOur MuSICAl STylE? I like the little bits of detail that make a recording. I love the technical side of music production as well as a great melody, so I’m always looking for the whole package. I do feel that music feeds directly to the brain and can influence or even change your mood, so at Overtime

I am looking to de-stress the audience and lift their spirits after a hard day’s work. WHAT AMBIANCE WOulD yOu lIkE TO CrEATE DurING THE ‘OvErTIME’ SESSIONS? Cool and Jazz are synonymous, so the ambiance mainly comes from that genre, but there is quite a lot of latin music in the mix too. They have the rhythms from Africa and the sunshine in the music that can provide that positive vibe I’m looking to create at Overtime.

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Enjoy the special daily-changing Plat du Jour menu from just £9.95

Gourmets should flock to Brasserie Joël this winter to warm up with some sultry French singing, a mouth-watering Valentine’s offer and some exquisite new dishes on the menu. Chef Walter Ishizuka is at the helm in the kitchen, with his menu featuring classic French fare using; bold, simple flavours and only the very finest ingredients. Rave reviews from the press and public should be enough to convince anybody that Brasserie Joël is a must-try restaurant. 18

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Chef Walter Ishizuka has created a sharing menu for Valentine’s for true gastrophiles. STARTER HAND PICKED DEVON CRAB SALAD Marinated daikon, ginger, rocket salad and orange dressing or HOME MADE TERRINE OF FOIE GRAS Country bread toast and ginger apple chutney MAIN HERB CRUSTED RACK OF LAMB Gratin dauphinoise and rosemary jus or CHARGRILLED FILLET OF SEABASS Broccoli, fennel confit and lemongrass sauce DESSERT VALRHONA CHOCOLATE FONDANT Mandarin ice cream or FRESH RHUBARB TART Blonde chocolate coulis PETITS FOURS Menu to share £69 for two people (£34.50 per person). Alternatively, book an exclusive Valentine’s package including the Love at First Bite menu for two, a bottle of Louis Dornier Rose Champagne, and live French music for £120 for two (£60.00 each).

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Save 15% by booking our early bird Valentine’s dinner sitting from 17.30 - 19.00 p.m. Only £29.50 per person. reservations@brasseriejoel.co.uk

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Monday 7 January Primo will launch a new stylish after work event

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March March Events Events M M

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New Talent / Jade Talent Gallagher New /

Jade Gallagher 11

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New Talent / Soulstar

New Talent / Iona Thomas 18

New Talent / Sumudu

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New Talent / Iona Thomas

New Talent/ Soulstar

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01 King Of Crooners / Karme

02 Brazilian Vibe / Vanessa Carvalho

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08King Of Crooners / King Of Karme Crooners / Fil Straughan 12

King Of 15 Crooners / King Of Fil Straughan

Crooners / Atila 19

King Of

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Brazilian Vibe / 09 Leandra Brazilian Varanda Quartet Vibe / Heidi

Vogel 13

16Brazilian Vibe / Shirley Brazilian Nunes Trio Vibe / Julia Maher 20

Fernanda Porto Brazilian Duo Vibe / Divyarups Latin Band

King of Crooners / King Of Karme

Brazilian Vibe / Rita Geaquinto Brazilian Quartet

Crooners / Fil Straughan

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0480’s Night /

05We Love... / Michael We Love / Jackson Michael Jackson

Sundays / 06 Josephine Beautiful Desmond Sundays / Jo Desmond

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13Beautiful Sundays / Beautiful Kate Winter Sundays / Kate Winter

Tamsin & Lorna

Ladies Night

We Love / Elton John

10 Ladies Night SouLads / / Jennifer Phillips London Acoustic Trio

We Love / 11 AmyLove / We Winehouse Amy Winehouse

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Cabaret Night / La Voix

Cabaret Night / La Voix 21

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We Love... /

We Re - Love ABBA/ Robbie Williams 22

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We Love / The Beatles We Love /

The Beatles 16

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Vibe / Shirley Nunes

Cabaret Bingo /

SouLads / Ida Barr London Acoustic Trio 28

Cabaret Night / La Voix

Cabaret Night / La Voix

We Love... / Robbie Williams

We Love / Michael Bublé 29

We Love... / Michael Bublé

Beautiful

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We Love... / Diva Legends with Nadia

Beautiful Sundays / Josephine Beautiful Desmond

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We Love / ABBA

Brazilian Vibe /

Crooners / King Of Atila Crooners / Karme 26

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Sundays / Jo Desmond Beautiful Sundays /

We Love... Glam Night // Tina Turner House Of Angels

Jazz Across Kate Winter The Bridge / Renato D’Aiello

Open Mic Night / Patrick Alan

Jazz Across The Bridge / Renato D’Aiello & Friends

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Friday

1 March 2013

Saturday

2 March 2013

Sunday

3 March 2013

Rewind 80’s Night

We Love...

Beautiful Sundays

From 8pm

From 8pm

From 6pm

Tamsin & Lorna

Michael Jackson

Josephine Desmond

If you’re looking for a night of fun, nostalgia and great music, Tamsin and Lorna invite you to ‘Re-wind to the 80’s’. Covering such greats as Cyndi Lauper, Madonna Gloria Estafan, Bananarama, Belinda Carlisle, Kim Wilde and the Eurythmics along with of those classic one hit wonders and chart busters these ‘Girls just wanna have fun’ and so will you.

Having starred recently in the West End’s ‘Thriller Live’ Wayne Anthony-Cole comes to Primo Bar with his extensive repertoire of Michael Jackson classics. Wayne has an strong background in Musical Theatre, having appeared in productions such as ‘Starlight Express’, ‘Buddy’, ‘Tommy’, ‘Sweet Soul Music’ & ‘Dancing In The Streets’. As well as working as a singer, he is also a trained dancer and has combined his talent as dancer with his singing.

Josephine Desmond has been wowing audiences throughout the UK and Europe, whilst fronting various brands and acoustic duos. Expect a high mezzo soprano voice, from a supremely talented jazz vocalist.

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Monday

4 March 2013

Tuesday

5 March 2013

Wednesday

6 March 2013

New Talents

King of Crooners

Brazilian Vibe

From 8pm

From 9pm

From 8pm

Jade Gallagher

Karme

Leandra Varanda Quartet

Striking Liverpudlian singer/musician 24 year old Jade Gallagher is turning heads with her compelling voice and haunting tunes. Jade has certainly served her apprenticeship having played on a variety of major tours including Bryan Adams, Van Morrison, Joan Armatrading, Mark Almond, Hanson and the legendary Roger McGuinn.

Karme’s career began in his hometown of Catania, Sicily, later making a name for himself as a vocalist and keyboard player first in Palermo where he studied jazz.

Leandra’s repertoire encompasses bossa nova classics, sambas, old and new, Brazilian popular music, jazz and original songs created in partnership with guitarist and producer Jonathan Preiss. As well as solo performances Leandra has been touring England with the widely respected choro/samba group Caratinga.

His passion for black music, jazz-influenced soul and funk stands out and is reflected in his energy, talent and professionalism.

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Thursday

7 March 2013

Friday

8 March 2013

Saturday

9 March 2013

Ladies Night

We Love ...

We Love...

From 8pm

From 8pm

From 8pm

Jennifer Phillips

Amy Winehouse

The Beatles

Jennifer Phillips is one of the leading female artists in the UK who is known for her big vocals and impeccable range that captivates audiences around the world. Jennifer Phillips has worked with various artists such as Mariah Carey, Chaka Khan and Michael Bolton just to name a few. Jennifer is an outgoing person who enjoys inspiring people via music and motivational speaking.

Tania Alboni has perfected the unique style and sound that Amy was so famous for. Tania’s award-winning lookalike work has been on many TV shows, in magazines and advertising campaigns.

As a writer and performer, Julian Burdock has worked with some popular artists over the years from Seal to Beverley Knight. Now with his new formation he performs one of the best Beatles Tribute acts on the circuit.

* Exclusively for women from 6pm till 9pm

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Sunday

10 March 2013

Monday

11 March 2013

Tuesday

12 March 2013

Beautiful Sundays

New Talent

King of Crooners

From 8pm

From 8pm

From 9pm

Kate Winter

Soulstar

Fil Straughan

“Considered one of South Africa’s top jazz singers.” Producer and arranger Richard Nile said “Not only does Kate have a beautiful voice, remarkable timing and superb intonation, but her innate musicality gives her that rarest of musical accomplishments: taste.” Time Out called her one of London’s “brightest emerging jazz stars.”

Soulstar are a fresh acoustic duo giving an original twist on contemporary and classic tunes. Katy and Paul are successful musicians in their own right, and have been in high demand as a duo for several years. As a vocal and guitar collaboration, recent years have seen Soulstar travel to venues of all sizes across the globe.

Fil skillfully blends Marvin Gaye’s energy with Luther Vandross’ passion which can be heard on all of his many recordings. From jazz to house, and everything in between, Fil Straughan knows music, and it shines through in his accomplished and unique vocal skill. Fil also enjoys collaborating with others whether he has co-written the song or is simply adding his rich voice to the mix.

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Wednesday

13 March 2013

Thursday

14 March 2013

Friday

15 March 2013

Brazilian Vibe

Cabaret Night

We Love...

From 8pm

From 8pm

From 8pm

Shirley Nunes Trio

La Voix

Re-ABBA

Shirley was born in Minas Gerais - Brazil. She started singing in São Paulo state as part of a choral group and has since had diverse experiences singing in bands, carnivals and big public events. Since coming to London, she has performed with many UK-based Brazilian bands. She sings bossa, samba and English songs with a Brazilian swing. Past performances include venues such as Guanabara Club, Ronnie Scott’s Bar and Rodízio Rico at The O2 Arena.

International drag performer “La Voix” brings her brand new show to Westminster’s hottest nightspot. This musical show brings together comedy, anecdotes and stories from the rich career of this glamorous performer.

Re-ABBA is the perfect combination of talent and respect for the great songs of ABBA and how they should sound, coupled with two stunning girls who will always leave the audience with memories of a great show. Class, Talent and Spectacle….. That is Re-ABBA

Join us for a sparkling evening with the most dazzling diva in the business.

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Saturday

16 March 2013

Sunday

17 March 2013

Monday

18 March 2013

We Love...

Beautiful Sundays

New Talent

From 8pm

From 8pm

From 8pm

Diva Legends with Nadia

Josephine Desmond

Sumudu

Nadia started singing at an early age and is a naturally versatile vocalist covering every genre from modern pop, soul & motown, blues and jazz. Making every song her own Nadia takes her inspiration from the great Divas that are Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Alicia Keys and Amy Winehouse. Nadia has performed all over Europe wowing audiences with her strong and beautiful voice.

Josephine Desmond has been wowing audiences throughout the UK and Europe, whilst fronting various brands and acoustic duos. Expect a high mezzo soprano voice, from a supremely talented jazz vocalist.

A singer and songwriter based in London and an exceptional and versatile talent in jazz pop, soul and acoustic music. “She is quite simply an outstanding talent...A voice like honey� - BBC

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Located on the ground floor of Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, Espressamente illy offers delicious coffee the Italian way and a range of tempting desserts and cakes. Pop in for a light bite, or afternoon break – kids are most welcome! Italian Break Offer – for lunch on the go! Our £5 box includes one sandwich, one soft drink and a bag of Kettle Chips. Smoothies and’ This Water’ are not included in this promotion. Espressamente illy Park Plaza Westminster Bridge

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Tuesday

19 March 2013

Wednesday

20 March 2013

Thursday

21 March 2013

King of Crooners

Brazilian Vibe

Cabaret Bingo

From 9pm

From 8pm

From 8pm

Atila

Fernanda Porto Duo

Ida Barr

The late jazz legend Sir John Dankworth predicted “a very bright future with the possibility of Atila’s name eventually ending up in lights” and still in his mid- twenties, Atila has gone on to establish himself as one of Britain’s most exciting vocal talents.

Fernanda Porto is a Brazilian drum ‘n’ bossa singer. Drum ‘n’ bossa is a combination of electronic music, bossa nova and drum ‘n’ bass. Along with DJ Patife, her song ‘Sambassim’ later remixed by DJ Marky became popular in Brazil and many countries in Europe. Further success came in the form of ‘So Tinha Ser Com Voce’ which was a collaboration with American pop music producer Mark Holiday aka Trendsetter.

Join comedy ‘Disco Granny’ Ida Barr for an unforgettable night of Cabaret Comedy Bingo. Listen to music hall star Ida as she regales you of her life in the East End where she developed a penchant for hip-hop and rap which led to the release of her two albums: ‘Artificial Hip Hop’ and ‘Slipped Disco’. A tongue in cheek night not to be missed!

“One of London’s finest new vocal talents for 2009” BBC London TV

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Friday

22 March 2013

Saturday

23 March 2013

Sunday

24 March 2013

We Love...

We Love...

Beautiful Sundays

From 8pm

From 8pm

From 8pm

Robbie Williams

Tina Turner

Kate Winter

Capturing the look, sound, cheeky and charm of Robbie Williams. Paul Grant Reason’s impersonation has even impressed Robbie himself, Paul brings you all of his great songs, from his swing material though to his solo pop hits and even songs from Take That.

Nataylia Roni has had an extensive career, from performing on The Box TV, Blue Peter, and getting to number 5 in the dance charts with pop group B-Yond to leading roles in theatre productions of ‘The Lion King’, ‘Sister Act’ and ‘Ain’t Misbehavin’. She currently works as a solo artist and is excited to have released ‘I am Free’ her current debut single available on iTunes.

“Considered one of South Africa’s top jazz singers.” Producer and arranger Richard Nile said “Not only does Kate have a beautiful voice, remarkable timing and superb intonation, but her innate musicality gives her that rarest of musical accomplishments: taste.” Time Out called her one of London’s “brightest emerging jazz stars.”

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“Nataylia is tall and elegant and has an electrifying sensuous voice, also entertainingly ballsy.” The Independent

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Monday

25 March 2013

Tuesday

26 March 2013

Wednesday

27 March 2013

New Talent

King of Crooners

Brazilian Vibe

From 8pm

From 9pm

From 8pm

Iona Thomas

Karme

Rita Geaquinto Quartet

Originally harking from Wales, Iona is a multitalented singer, songwriter, guitarist and harpist. With an already impressive selection of appearances and credits including; headlining the “Young Hero Awards” for Scarlets FM and The Bay Radio, Thomas will also be supporting X-Factor finalists “The Reason” and “Andy Abraham” on their upcoming engagements. Catch her while you can as bookings for 2012 and 2013 are going to keep her very busy.

Karme’s career began in his hometown of Catania, Sicily, later making a name for himself as a vocalist and keyboard player first in Palermo where he studied jazz. His passion for black music, jazz-influenced soul and funk stands out and is reflected in his energy, talent and professionalism.

Rita Geaquinto is a pianist who plays jazz, bossa nova and world music with a classical bent. Rita and her quartet will be playing the best of Tom Jobim, Hermeto Pascoal,Vinicius de Moraes and Cartola, plus some of her own originals. The perfect, classical Bossa Nova Night.

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Thursday

28 March 2013

Friday

29 March 2013

Saturday

30 March 2013

Cabaret Night

We Love...

Open Mic Night

From 8pm

From 8pm

From 8pm

La Voix

Michael Bublé

Hosted by Patrick Alan

International drag performer “La Voix” brings her brand new show to Westminster’s hottest nightspot. This musical show brings together comedy, anecdotes and stories from the rich career of this glamorous performer.

Peet Rothwell has fast become one of the most popular Michael Bublé Tributes today. His vocal style and charisma supersedes what you would expect from a top tribute to the most celebrated crooner of our time.

Internationally-renowned choreographer, singer, dancer and producer Patrick Alan is famous for his sell-out Music Box Live parties in LA and London, where he collaborated with some of the world’s hottest stars including Justin Timberlake, Sean Paul, Black-Eyed Peas and Lionel Richie. Patrick will host Open Mic at Primo Bar – hunting for the best undiscovered UK talent and compering in his inimitable style.

Join us for a sparkling evening with the most dazzling diva in the business.

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Sunday

31 March 2013

Jazz Across The Bridge From 8pm

Renato D’Aiello & Friends “Renato is a superlative saxophonist with a passionate and poetic soul. He has all the virtues - a beautiful sense of time and pacing and a technique which effortlessly projects his brilliantly flowing ideas.” Ian Carr, Jazz writer (Miles Davis Biographer)

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We’re getting ready for Valentine’s and what better way to treat you and your partner than with our exclusive Couple’s Package? Get in the mood with a relaxing, sensuous massage and let our spa therapists work their magic – you’ll almost believe you’re in Bali! Couples package* includes: A Foot Ritual and 50-minute Balinese massage Bottle of Elemis Frangipani Monoi oil 100ml worth £31.50 Use of the pool, sauna and steam room for up to three hours Price £180.00 (reduced from £235) *Couple’s Suite is subject to availability.

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Come and enjoy a Ladies only after work event. Every first Thursday of the month exclusively for women from 6 till 9pm Live DJ & Entertainment Great Cocktail Seletion for only £4 FREE Mini Mandara Spa Treatment - this is a girly night out that’s not to be missed! RSVP Strongly advised as space is limited

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Ladies Night

05/02/2013 11:50


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PRIMO Bar is the place to see and be seen in. Join us on Facebook to view our gallery of previous events.

31/01/2013 15:19


Private Hire Primo Bar London is available for private hire or part hire for birthdays, anniversaries, corporate events or product launches. For more information or to book, please email reservations@primobar.co.uk or call +44 (0) 207 620 7282 Location Primo Bar is located on the ďŹ rst oor of Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London. Simply walk straight over Westminster Bridge from Westminster Station, taking in the sights of Big Ben and the London Eye, and Primo Bar is located at the foot of the bridge. Nearest Train and Tube stations Westminster (5 mins) Waterloo (5 mins) Parking Valet parking available There is a U-Park Car Park adjacent to the hotel: 2 Addington Street London SE1 7RY

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Primo Bar What's On Brochure February & March 2013  

Check out the brochure to find out about upcoming live music events from Soul to Pop and Jazz to Bossa Nova.

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