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CONTENTS 01 Introduction 02 Behind The Scenes

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03 December Events 16 Cocktail Of The Month

17 Interview With... Zalon 21 January 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. This winter guests can enjoy a vast range of cocktails handcrafted 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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Behind The Scenes Didier Agueh Executive Host and Artistic Director

Alberto Sanna Bar, Lounge and ICHI Sushi Manager

What a fantastic year for Primo Bar, thank you to all our guests and acts for making 2013 a year to remember with some real highlights from the live lounge.

I love Christmas, it is such an exciting time of year especially here in London. The team have been creating some exciting Christmas cocktails; you can even make one of them at home with my cocktail of the month recipe for Vanilla Martini – a perfect complement to your Christmas party.

We arrive at the busiest time of year with Christmas parties and New Year’s Eve celebrations and if you have not already, now is the time to sieze the Christmas spirit and to enjoy one of the most beautiful cities in the world this festive season. Try the chic ice skating rink by the London Eye or see the fantastic festive window displays at the world famous Harrods. Personally I enjoy The Southbank Centre Christmas Market with more than 80 traditionally decorated wooden chalets selling a wide range of unique hand-crafted gifts and unusual Christmas presents. Ideally located it is a good place to go browsing and shop before coming to Primo for a drink. Enjoy Christmas and make this New Year an unforgettable one!

menu in January.

There is so much to look forward to and I’m not just talking about Christmas Day. We are launching the new Ichi Sushi menu this month with a new range of sake cocktails along with the new bar

With New Year’s Eve also upon us, we are so lucky to work right in the heart of the biggest party in London which will see our very own Ichi Sushi Bar open a Sushi Champagne bar along with views of the fireworks on the big night. It’s not too late to book your New Year’s Eve party here at Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London. Finally, I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and don’t forget, if you love Primo Bar or have any feedback, join in the conversation via facebook or twitter.

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Beautiful Sundays / Kate Winter

New Talent / Tammy Federman

King Of Crooners / Atila

Brazilian Vibe / Marília Schanuel Trio

Ladies Night / Jennifer Phillips

We Love... / Stevie Wonder

We Love... / Michael Jackson

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Soul Night / Louis Van Johnson

Beautiful Sundays / Josephine Desmond

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New Talent / Mia and the Moon

King of Crooners / Fil Straughan

Brazilian Vibe / Heidi Vogel

Groove Night / Nikita

Retro Night / Benoit Viellefon & Orchestra

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Soul Night / Zalon

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Beautiful Sundays / Jessica Berry

New talents / Acoustics with Iona Thomas

King of Crooners / LAT

Latin Night / Los Soneros

Groove Night / Nika

Latin Night / Gypsy Kings Experience

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Beautiful Sundays / Kate Winter

New talents / Acoustics with Anna & Marc

King Of Crooners / Atila

Brazilian Christmas / Kaw Regis

We Love... / Elton John

We Love... / ABBA

We Love... / Marvin Gaye

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Screamo / Primo Bar

New talents / Vanessa Haynes

We Love… / Marvin Gaye

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Jazz Across The Bridge / Renato D’Aiello & Friends

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New talents / Acoustics with Soulstar

New Year’s Eve Hotel Guests Only

Artists confirmed may be subject to last minute changes or cancellations

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Jazz across the Bridge / Renato D’Aiello & Friends

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Sunday

1 December 2013

Monday

2 December 2013

Tuesday

3 December 2013

Beautiful Sundays

New Talents

King of Crooners

From 8pm

From 8pm

From 8pm

Kate Winter

Tammy Federman

Atila

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.”

Tammy Federman is a multi-talented singer/songwriter from Israel whose debut album was a hit on local radio stations. Tammy’s single “Always with You” made it to the top of the national char ts and became an instant hit, she received her first recognition during a collaboration with DJ Yahel performing in several music festivals across the world and continues to use these influences in her new live performance.

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.

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

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

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Wednesday

4 December 2013

Thursday

5 December 2013

Friday

6 December 2013

Brazilian Vibe

Ladies Night

We Love…

From 8pm

From 6pm

From 8pm

Marília Schanuel Trio

Jennifer Phillips

Stevie Wonder

Marília Schanuel started singing in Rio de Janeiro at the age of 12, but despite her age, she demonstrated a remarkable voice, strong and true. Marilia has been a professional singer since 2004 singing in famous venues across Europe and continues to echo her South American cultural sounds throughout her performances.

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 to name just a few. Jennifer is an outgoing person who enjoys inspiring people through music and motivational speaking.

T h e S t e v i e Wo n d e r E x p e r i e n c e band was conceived by renowned saxophonist Renato D’Aiello and fronted by Rober to Angrisani, a quintet with strong roots in gospel, jazz and pop. The idea was to explore the interaction between Renato’s jazz solos on top melodies and harmonies of Stevie Wonder’s compositions which offer an inspiring territory for improvisation. Roberto is director of the “Urban Voices” choir which sang at the closing ceremony of the Olympic Games and at the recent BAFTA awards.

*Exclusively for women from 6pm to 9pm.

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Saturday

7 December 2013

Sunday

8 December 2013

Monday

9 December 2013

We Love…

Beautiful Sundays

New Talents

From 9pm

From 8pm

From 8pm

Michael Jackson

Josephine Desmond

Mia and the Moon

Alex Charles is a British-born singer and musician who enjoyed great success in the charts in the 80’s and 90’s and fronted soul group Heatwave for over 25 years.

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

This is the story of two sisters who began singing together as toddlers at National Bluegrass Festivals alongside musical parents their father performed with Dolly Parton while mother, Kathy, wrote Kaleidoscopes. Combining early folk festival influences with the urban, contemporary styles of today, Mia and the Moon have honed a distinctive, gospel sound, and reach out to people of all ages with timeless musical style. “Power of a five part choir!” Gary Barlow.

Alex sings with a high, strong and clear vocal tone, which works wonders when singing many styles of music, whether it be a vigorous, funky James Brown number or a Michael Jackson ballad ‘She’s Out of My Life’ with dance and showmanship to match.

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Tuesday

10 December 2013

Wednesday

11 December 2013

Thursday

12 December 2013

King of Crooners

Brazilian Vibe

Groove Night

From 8pm

From 8pm

From 9pm

Fil Straughan

Heidi Vogel

NIKITA

Fil Straughan skilfully blends Marvin Gaye’s energy with Luther Vandross’s passion which can be heard on all of his recordings. From jazz to house and everything in between, Fil Straughan knows music and it shines through in his unique vocal skill.

Heidi’s career has seen her tour the world as the lead singer for The Cinematic Orchestra, including live concerts at The Royal Albert Hall, albums and concerts with symphony orchestras and TV appearances.

NIKITA is a young singer / songwriter from London who has extensively gigged the London circuit. Nikita has been influenced and inspired by a variety of artists from Celine Dion to Shania Twain and Fleetwood Mac through to Christina Aguilera and Jojo.  Her songs consist of strong melodies encompassing authentic, meaningful lyrics and themes.

Fil also enjoys collaborating with others whether he has co-written a song or is simply adding his rich voice to the mix.

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She has also toured with The F-ire big band, The Brand New Heavies, ESKA and worked with the likes of Cleveland Watkiss and Soweto Kinch to name just a few.

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ICHI SUSHI AND SASHIMI BAR Specialising purely in sushi and sashimi, Ichi Sushi’s menu can be summed up as: Fresh, simple and delicious. All of the dishes are made to order at the counter by the restaurant’s team of highly skilled and experienced sushi chefs.  The restaurant offers spectacular views over Westminster Bridge and Big Ben. Lunch Monday-Sunday 12:00-3:00pm Dinner Sunday-Thursday 5:30-10:30pm

Friday & Saturday 5:30-11:00pm

Enjoy unlimited drinks* when you order our Ichi Sushi Set Menu, including fresh to order sashimi, nigiri and sushi rolls. *drinks offer applies only to house red or white wine, or Asahi beer.

Ichi Christmas tree sharing platter available from 1 – 30 December 2013 at £28 for two people

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Friday

13 December 2013

Saturday

14 December 2013

Sunday

15 December 2013

Retro Night

Soul Night

Beautiful Sundays

From 8pm

From 9pm

From 8pm

Benoit Viellefon

Louis Vann Johnson

Jessica Berry

Having toured the world as lead guitarist with groups such as ska legends The Trojans, Vin Gordon (Studio1 & Bob Marley) and Eddie Tantan Thornton (Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Boney M), Benoit decided it was time to step firmly into the limelight as band leader. Benoit formed his orchestra in 2009 and became an immediate hit on London’s cabaret and vintage speakeasy scene. Since then Benoit and his Orchestra have played all over the UK and Europe to critical acclaim.

British born Louis Vann Johnson hails from South East London. His sound is edgy, rhythmical and vibrant.

Jessica Berry is an up and coming vocalist and song-writer based in London. Her warm, distinct tone lends itself perfectly to both pop/soul and jazz and she currently boasts a London residency at Soho House’s “Little House”.

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Louis is known for his unique style of performing, engaging crowds as if they were on stage with him. His ability to improvise and his high level of musicality really keeps listeners and viewers entertained. His lyrical content is poetic, methodical and usually story based.

Jessica’s current EP entitled ‘Stardust’ is a collection of her original songs which she launched last year at Ronnie Scott’s Club.

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Monday

16 December 2013

Tuesday

17 December 2013

Wednesday

18 December 2013

New Talents

King of Crooners

Latin Night

From 8pm

From 8pm

From 8pm

Iona Thomas

LAT

Los Soneros

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.

The London Acoustic Trio are one of the most versatile and musically gifted trios in London comprising guitar, piano, sax, percussion and vocals. They have managed to create a unique soulful sound that enables them to connect with every audience.

Los Soneros are a group of hi ghl y tal ented Lat in Am er ican musicians dedicated to playing the best Latin music around. They have created their own exciting and distinctive sound and style, with strong vocal harmonies and the innovative use of acoustic guitar in the traditional salsa line-up.

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Thursday

19 December 2013

Friday

20 December 2013

Saturday

21 December 2013

Groove Night

Latin Night

Soul Night

From 9pm

From 8pm

From 9pm

Nika

Gypsy Kings Experience

Zalon

Nika is originally from Latvia and is best known for her appearances at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2003, 2004 and 2006. From 2007, Nika has been in London where she has performed at such venues such as Shepherd’s Bush Empire, Hammersmith Apollo and in 2009 Nika appeared on ITV’s X Factor where she reached the Boot Camp stage of the competition.

Nima Leon has brought his passion for the legendary sounds of The Gypsy Kings since he first came on to the live music scene. You will hear an arrange of the world renowned progressive, pop-oriented flamenco group’s most celebrated songs.

Zalon is a soulful singer, making you fall in love with music again. Many recognise him as the lead backing vocalist to Amy Winehouse, contributing to the phenomenal platinum success, historical five Grammies win, plus an accolade of awards. Singing a l o n g s i d e s o m e o f t h e w o r l d ’s biggest artists, has led him to being photographed and interviewed by the media all over the world. Watch out for Zalon’s album co-produced with Grammy winner Mark Ronson releasing later this year.

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Sunday

22 December 2013

Monday

23 December 2013

Tuesday

24 December 2013

Beautiful Sundays

New Talents

King of Crooners

From 8pm

From 8pm

From 8pm

Kate Winter

Anna & Marc

Atila

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.”

True Rumours are a professional acoustic duo who are passionate about Soul, Rock and Funk music! Anna and Marc have played together for many years and have proved extremely popular in the UK and abroad.

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.

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

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

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Wednesday

25 December 2013

Thursday

26 December 2013

Friday

27 December 2013

Brazilian Christmas

We Love...

We Love…

From 8pm

From 8pm

From 8pm

Kaw Regis

Elton John

Re-ABBA

Multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer and one of the best male Brazilian singers in the UK, Kaw Regis worked with Alcione, Maxi Priest, Basement Jaxx and performed for Princess Anne. This is a great opportunity to see him playing his vibrant interpretations of the best Brazilian and International popular music.

Max is an established performing musician with extensive international experience. Max played for 80’s hit act Wang Chung and is today a successful musical director for a professional theatre company and regularly works on UK-wide touring shows.

Re-ABBA show is the perfect combination of talent and respect when performing ABBA’s greatest hits, coupled with two stunning girls who will always leave the audience with memories of a great show.

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A respected solo performer, Max is a pianist and vocalist in his own cabaret set and performs as Sir Elton John in his very own tribute show.

Class, Talent, Spectacle.... That is Re-ABBA

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Saturday

28 December 2013

Sunday

29 December 2013

Monday

30 December 2013

We Love…

Jazz Across The Bridge

New Talents

From 9pm

From 8pm

From 8pm

Marvin Gaye

Renato D’Aiello & Friends

Soulstar

Wayne is one of those fantastic singers who has been using his considerable talent for many years to make others sound good. Wayne has worked with the likes of Tina Turner, Gorillaz, Tori Amos, Blur and Madonna. He celebrates his Afro Cuban heritage and works today with the London Commnity Gospel Choir. Wa y n e d e s c r i b e s h i s m u s i c a s “…a living fusion of music styles from the black music scene”.

“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 to contemporary and classic tunes. Katy and Paul are successful musicians in their own right and have been in high demand as a duo for years. 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

31 December 2013

New Year’s Eve

Primo Bar is situated within the iconic Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London, which places guests at the heart of central London on the buzzing South Bank. The hotel’s Penthouse Suites feature terraces with impressive views over the city, ideal for cocktail receptions and wedding ceremonies. Best available rates are always found online. Check out parkplaza.com/westminsterbridge

for availability. Hotel Guests Only Primo Bar will be exclusive to hotel guests on New Year’s Eve. On behalf of the team we wish you a Happy New Year and look forward to seeing you in 2014.

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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 Vanilla Martini

Ingredients: 1 Vanilla pod 10ml Sugar syrup 20ml Vanilla vodka 60ml Vodka Method: Slice the vanilla pod in half and muddle at the bottom of the cocktail shaker. Add the sugar, Absolut avoured vodka, put the lid on and shake. Double strain into a martini glass and enjoy.

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Interview with ZALON COuLD YOu PLEASE ExPLAIN uS A LITTLE BIT OF YOur BACkGrOuND? WhAT ArE YOur INFLuENCES? My background has always been rooted in music, I was a huge 90’s r’n’B and reggae fan growing up, listening to artists such as Blackstreet, h Town, Dru hill, r kelly etc, but as I grew older I started gravitating towards Motown, these were the singers that my favourite artists grew up listening to. YOu uSED TO BE AMY WINEhOuSE’S BACkING SINGEr AND FrIEND. hOW DID YOu MEET AND hOW LONG DID YOu WOrk TOGEThEr?

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I was invited to sing backing vocals at a celebrity club in the West End. One day while I was performing on stage singing to the ladies, a small girl came on stage and interrupted my song to say “Oh my God you’re amazing”, I said thank you very much but I’m performing. I look around the room in confusion and at that moment the host Patrick Allen said “Ladies and Gentlemen ‘Miss Amy Winehouse’”. She had released her Debut album ‘Frank’ by this time, but I wasn’t aware of it. She then started singing and I said “No! You’re amazing!” We had been good friends and worked closely together right up until her passing. YOu ArE ABOuT TO rELEASE YOur NEW ALBuM. WhO DID YOu PrODuCE IT WITh AND WhAT IS ThE MuSICAL STYLE? My album is called ‘Liquid Sonic Sex’. It’s a smooth and sexy album, great for light conversation, long drives etc. The focus of this album was to make music that was consistent from start to finish. Some artists have an iPod album where every song is different, but for me I felt it was important

that each song flowed smoothly from one into the next. YOu hAvE rECENTLY LAuNChED YOur NEW MONThLY rESIDENCY AT PrIMO. CAN YOu TELL uS MOrE ABOuT ThE ShOW? Primo Bar is in a prime location in Central London with an amazing view of Big Ben. The bar has a great atmosphere and I felt my music was the perfect complement. I am fortunate that I have an audience from young to old. recently an elderly couple brought eight of their friends to have a meal next door then they booked a table at Primo Bar. Also the great thing about Primo Bar is it has space for everyone to dance, so I had the youngsters and the elders up on their feet dancing to “Candy”. Every show is different and I even take requests from the audience. So make sure you don’t miss the next one. Zalon is live at Primo on 21 December and 25 January @Zalon #LiveatPrimo 17

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his Christmas and New Year, Chef Walter Ishizuka has created a selection of new dishes that will inspire your taste buds. Enjoy Scallop risotto with butternut squash and lobster bisque or Scottish Venison with pomme fondant, chestnut and civet sauce. On behalf of Walter and the team - Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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Joyeux Nöel!

Celebrate with us into 2014 Brasserie Jöel will be open this Christmas and New Year’s Eve offering classic French dishes by Walter Ishizuka. Join us for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day with three courses from £49.00 per person and or be a part of the New Year feast with a four course menu from £109.00 per person. Sample dishes Smoked Salmon and Crab Basil cream, shizo and apple sauce Sea Bream Jerusalem artichoke purée, coriander and tomato sauce Scottish Venison Pomme fondant, chestnut and civet sauce Chestnut and pear log blonde chocolate sauce

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Overtime 2 - 4 - 1 on all Cocktails Every Monday to Friday 5-8pm End your working day the very best way! Free live music every night

Stylish Surroundings

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January Events M

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Beautiful Sundays / Kate Winter

New Talents / Jade Gallagher

Brazilian Vibe / Aline Stoffel Duo

Ladies Night / Jennifer Phillips

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Groove Night / Alba Plano

Monday Blues / Florence Joelle

King of Crooners / Fil Straughan

Brazilian Vibe / André Luz Special White Party

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We Love... / Motown with Curtis Scott

Beautiful Sundays / Jessica Berry

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We Love... / Marvin Gaye

We Love... / Michael Jackson

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We Love... / The Beatles

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Retro Night / Benoit Viellefon & Orchestra

Beautiful Sundays / Josephine Desmond

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King of Crooners / Atila

Brazilian Vibe / Ester Azeredo

Groove Night / KIK Music

Life is a Musical / Lorna Want

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Monday Blues / Florence Joelle

King of Crooners / Karme

Brazilian Vibe / Marília Schanuel Duo

We Love... / Elton John

We Love... / Stevie Wonder

Soul Night / Zalon

Jazz Across The Bridge / Renato D’Aiello & Friends

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Brazilian Vibe / Derito Trio

Groove Night / Alba Plano

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Monday Blues / Florence Joelle

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Wednesday

1 January 2013

Thursday

2 January 2013

Friday

3 January 2013

Brazilian Vibe

Ladies Night

Retro Night

From 8pm

From 6pm

From 8pm

Aline Stoffel

Jennifer Phillips

Benoit Viellefon

Aline was born in Southern Brazil and had her first experience with music singing in a choir. In early 2011 she moved to London where she became resident of the Bossa Nova Lounge night at Guanabara Bar as well as performing in well-known venues like Ronnie Scott’s, Coco Bamboo, Somerset House, Made in Brazil. She is now working on new Brazilian and English song projects.

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 to name just a few. Jennifer is an outgoing person who enjoys inspiring people through music and motivational speaking. *Exclusively for women from 6pm to 9pm.

Having toured the world as lead guitarist with groups such as ska legends The Trojans, Vin Gordon (Studio1 & Bob Marley) and Eddie Tantan Thornton (Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Boney M), Benoit decided it was time to step firmly into the limelight as band leader. Benoit formed his orchestra in 2009 and became an immediate hit on London’s cabaret and vintage speakeasy scene. Since then Benoit and his Orchestra have played all over the UK and Europe to critical acclaim.

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Saturday

4 January 2013

Sunday

5 January 2013

Monday

6 January 2013

We Love…

Beautiful Sundays

Monday Blues

From 9pm

From 8pm

From 8pm

Curtis Scott

Jessica Berry

Florence Joelle

Curtis began performing at the young age of 16 and has now performed in over 20 different countries. Curtis has performed in lead roles in several West End musicals and now brings his Soul and Motown duo to Primo Bar. Singing along side Curtis is Deborah, lead vocalist in The Dreamgirlz.

Jessica Berry is an up and coming vocalist and song-writer based in London. Her warm, distinct tone lends itself perfectly to both pop/soul and jazz and she currently boasts a London residency at Soho House’s “Little House”.

Paris-born, London-based, singer / songwriter / blues harpist Florence Joelle captures the spirit of classic jazz and blues records from long before the digital era.

Jessica’s current EP entitled ‘Stardust’ is a collection of her original songs which she launched last year at Ronnie Scott’s Club.

As well as her own compositions, her sets feature exuberant covers: Django Reinhardt’s ‘Coucou’, paying homage to her hometown, Duke Ellington’s ‘Caravan’, and Louis Jordan’s ‘You Ain’t My Baby’ and many more.

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Tuesday

7 January 2013

Wednesday

8 January 2013

Thursday

9 January 2013

King of Crooners

Brazilian Vibe

Groove Night

From 8pm

From 8pm

From 8pm

Fil Straughan

André Luz

Alba Plano

Fil Straughan skilfully blends Marvin Gaye’s energy with Luther Vandross’s passion which can be heard on all of his recordings. From jazz to house and everything in between, Fil Straughan knows music and it shines through in his unique vocal skill.

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.

Miss Alba Plano is an artist from Sicily formerly a Radio presenter and actress in many Italian soap operas but her real passion is playing music. Inspired by Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday,  Alba moved towards Jazz playing all across the world and likes to explore other sounds such as Bossa Nova, Soul and Pop. Now l i vi ng i n London she wishes t o produce her own original album soon.

Fil also enjoys collaborating with others whether he has co-written a song or is simply adding his rich voice to the mix.

After moving to Europe, André has per for med for events at Brixton Academy, Made in Brazil, The Lost Angel and Musikcafé in Amsterdam amongst others.

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Friday

10 January 2013

Saturday

11 January 2013

Sunday

12 January 2013

We Love…

We Love…

Beautiful Sundays

From 8pm

From 9pm

From 8pm

Marvin Gaye

Michael Jackson

Josephine Desmond

Wayne is one of those fantastic singers who has been using his considerable talent for many years to make others sound good. Wayne has worked with the likes of Tina Turner, Gorillaz, Tori Amos, Blur and Madonna. He celebrates his Afro Cuban heritage and works today with the London Commnity Gospel Choir. Wa y n e d e s c r i b e s h i s m u s i c a s “…a living fusion of music styles from the black music scene”.

Alex Charles is a British-born singer and musician who enjoyed great success in the charts in the 80’s and 90’s and fronted soul group Heatwave for over 25 years.

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

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Alex sings with a high, strong and clear vocal tone, which works wonders when singing many styles of music, whether it be a vigorous, funky James Brown number or a Michael Jackson ballad ‘She’s Out of My Life’ with dance and showmanship to match.

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Monday

13 January 2013

Tuesday

14 January 2013

Wednesday

15 January 2013

Monday Blues

King of Crooners

Brazilian Vibe

From 8pm

From 8pm

From 8pm

Florence Joelle

Atila

Ester Azeredo Trio

Paris-born, London-based, singer / songwriter / blues harpist Florence Joelle captures the spirit of classic jazz and blues records from long before the digital era.

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.

A singer from Rio de Janeiro, who studied music at the Ayrton Senna Institute in São Paulo. Ester Azeredo has a passion for Bossa Nova and Jazz. In Brazil, She has made numerous national TV appearances promoting Bossa Nova on the TV show “Programa Raul Gil”. Ester has performed for the past year and a half in Dublin, Ireland, She also made an appearance in the Bray Jazz Festival in May 2013. Now in London, Ester has continued to draw in the crowds with her talents.

As well as her own compositions, her sets feature exuberant covers: Django Reinhardt’s ‘Coucou’, paying homage to her hometown, Duke Ellington’s ‘Caravan’, and Louis Jordan’s ‘Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t My Baby’ and many more.

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

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Thursday

16 January 2013

Friday

17 January 2013

Saturday

18 January 2013

Groove Night

Life is a Musical

We Love‌

From 8pm

From 8pm

From 9pm

KIK

Lorna Want

The Beatles

KIK are a new acoustic duo formed in the summer of 2013 by London guitar player and singer Alex Feinstein and Italian drummer from Milano Edoardo Mazzola.

Life Is A Musical will feature some of the best voices from the West End. Every month we invite different singers from the hottest musicals around to take to the Primo Bar stage and perform songs from the acclaimed London musicals such as The Lion King, Phantom of the Opera, Billy Elliot or Ghost just to name a few. This month we welcome Lorna Wright to the stage who has an impressive background in theatre.

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.

They are an original/cover band and their music is a mix sound of folk and pop, influenced by Jack Johnson, Paolo Nutini and Oasis. They will be touring all over UK next summer as an opening act of a well know band.

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Sunday

19 January 2013

Monday

20 January 2013

Tuesday

21 January 2013

Beautiful Sundays

Monday Blues

King of Crooners

From 8pm

From 8pm

From 8pm

Kate Winter

Florence Joelle

Karme

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.”

Paris-born, London-based, singer / songwriter / blues harpist Florence Joelle captures the spirit of classic jazz and blues records from long before the digital era.

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

As well as her own compositions, her sets feature exuberant covers: Django Reinhardt’s ‘Coucou’, paying homage to her hometown, Duke Ellington’s ‘Caravan’, and Louis Jordan’s ‘Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t My Baby’ and many more.

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

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

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Wednesday

22 January 2013

Thursday

23 January 2013

Friday

24 January 2013

Brazilian Vibe

We Love...

We Love…

From 8pm

From 8pm

From 8pm

Marília Schanuel Trio

Elton John

Stevie Wonder

Marília Schanuel started singing in Rio de Janeiro at the age of 12, but despite her age, she demonstrated a remarkable voice, strong and true. Marilia has been a professional singer since 2004 singing in famous venues across Europe and continues to echo her South American cultural sounds throughout her performances.

Max is an established performing musician with extensive international experience. Max played for 80’s hit act Wang Chung and is today a successful musical director for a professional theatre company and regularly works on UK-wide touring shows.

T h e S t e v i e Wo n d e r E x p e r i e n c e band was conceived by renowned saxophonist Renato D’Aiello and fronted by Rober to Angrisani, a quintet with strong roots in gospel, jazz and pop. The idea was to explore the interaction between Renato’s jazz solos on top melodies and harmonies of Stevie Wonder’s compositions which offer an inspiring territory for improvisation. Roberto is director of the “Urban Voices” choir which sang at the closing ceremony of the Olympic Games and at the recent BAFTA awards.

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A respected solo performer, Max is a pianist and vocalist in his own cabaret set and performs as Sir Elton John in his very own tribute show.

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Saturday

25 January 2013

Sunday

26 January2013

Monday

27 January 2013

Soul Night

Jazz across the bridge

Monday Blues

From 9pm

From 8pm

From 8pm

Zalon

Renato D’Aiello & Friends

Florence Joelle

Zalon is a soulful singer, making you fall in love with music again. Many recognise him as the lead backing vocalist to Amy Winehouse, contributing to the phenomenal platinum success, historical five Grammies win, plus an accolade of awards. Singing a l o n g s i d e s o m e o f t h e w o r l d ’s biggest artists, has led him to being photographed and interviewed by the media all over the world. Watch out for Zalon’s album co-produced with Grammy winner Mark Ronson releasing later this year.

“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)

Paris-born, London-based, singer / songwriter / blues harpist Florence Joelle captures the spirit of classic jazz and blues records from long before the digital era.

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As well as her own compositions, her sets feature exuberant covers: Django Reinhardt’s ‘Coucou’, paying homage to her hometown, Duke Ellington’s ‘Caravan’, and Louis Jordan’s ‘Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t My Baby’ and many more.

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Tuesday

28 January 2013

Wednesday

29 January 2013

Thursday

30 January 2013

King of Crooners

Brazilian Vibe

Groove Night

From 8pm

From 8pm

From 8pm

LAT

Derito Trio

Alba Plano

The London Acoustic Trio are one of the most versatile and musically gifted trios in London comprising guitar, piano, sax, percussion and vocals. They have managed to create a unique soulful sound that enables them to connect with every audience.

Derito’s love for music has taken him all over the world to include Namibia, Angola, Mozambique, Cape Verde, South Africa, and France to name a few. His passion and uncompromising commitment to deliver music inspired by his travels around the world have earned him the opportunity to work with some of the most influential world musicians of our time.

Miss Alba Plano is an artist from Sicily formerly a Radio presenter and actress in many Italian soap operas but her real passion is playing music. Inspired by Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday,  Alba moved towards Jazz playing all across the world and likes to explore other sounds such as Bossa Nova, Soul and Pop. Now l i vi ng i n London s he wishes t o produce her own original album soon.

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Friday

31 January 2013

Retro Night From 8pm

Benoit Viellefon Having toured the world as lead guitarist with groups such as ska legends The Trojans, Vin Gordon (Studio1 & Bob Marley) and Eddie Tantan Thornton (Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Boney M), Benoit decided it was time to step firmly into the limelight as band leader. Benoit formed his orchestra in 2009 and became an immediate hit on London’s cabaret and vintage speakeasy scene. Since then Benoit and his Orchestra have played all over the UK and Europe to critical acclaim.

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Awaken your taste buds, body and mind with Mandara Spa’s exclusive tea blends and signature treatments. • BLISS Fabulous Facial – Beautiful Skin Tea (complexion perfector) £110.00 • Christmas Pedicure – Very Berry Tea (Christmas aromas and infusions in this traditional pedicure) £65.00 • Balinese, Muscle, Warm Bamboo and Warm Stone Massage – Aching Muscle Tea (alleviates muscle tension and deep tissue complaints) £95.00 • Island Paradise Revitalising Leg Treatment – White Apricot Tea (detoxifying treatment) £85.00 • Tropical Blooms Calming Hot Stone Treatment – Mandara Spa Bespoke Tea Blend (relaxing treatment to combat everyday stresses and strains) £95.00 You can also purchase the exclusive Camellia Tea Mandara Spa blend at the spa. To book call +44 20 7620 7300 or email mandaraspawestminster@pphe.com Opening Times: 9am - 9pm mandaraspa.com/london @MandaraSpaUK

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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 selection for only ÂŁ4 FREE Mini Mandara Spa Treatment

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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 Download our Private Hire brochure at www.primobar.co.uk/bar-primo/privatehire.

Location

Primo Bar is located on the first floor 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 Opening Hours: Primo Bar is open 24 hours daily.

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