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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 summer guests can enjoy a vast range of cocktails hand-crafted by a talented team of mixologists using the freshest ingredients.

CONTENTS 01 Introduction 02 Behind The Scenes

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03 August Events 08 Cocktail Of The Month

17 Interview With... CHEF SADAYUKI OKAMOTO 21 July Events

36 Gallery 37 Contact

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

The heat is on! The summer we have been waiting for so long is finally here; heat waves, sticky tube journeys but, believe me I’m not complaining as I really enjoy London when the sun shines and you can feel such a positive vibe throughout this fantastic city.

London in the Summer is my favourite time of year for entertainment here at Primo. I also get to showcase my p a s s i o n f o r re f re s h i n g c o c k t a i l s including my new recipe ‘Night and Day’ inspired by the longer days and shorter nights. It’s a fruity based cocktail that explores key seasonal ingredients including my favourite, passionfruit.

This is also the time to enjoy London outside and with so many events organised across the city you cannot miss what could be the greatest summer yet. I would recommend in August visiting the Tr a f a l g a r S q u a r e F e s t i v a l w h i c h incorporates three weeks of free music, theatre, dance and art. Also, don’t forget the famous Notting Hill Carnival and in September the Thames Festival just a few minutes away, this is a weekend of free events along the banks of the river, with live music, dancing and fireworks. This August and September we have added several new artists to the program including the amazing Vanessa Haynes; one of the lead singers from successful band Incognito. The talented and beautiful Sweethearts will start their monthly residency. Janine Johnson will also perform all the best songs from the James Bond movie soundtracks and a new concept brought directly from the New York Jazz Tap Project. Hopefully we’ll make the transition from summer to autumn easier for you.

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August Events

We have so much to look forward to this month especially if you are a fan of our Sushi and Sashimi restaurant Ichi with a new delicious menu. I am pleased to introduce our new Ichi Sushi Afternoon Tea which promises to be a unique experience of taste created by our Head Chef Okamoto (recent finalist at the Eat Sushi Awards 2013). There is also something for our smaller guests, we are introducing our new children’s bento box which will include a number of Sushi rolls and Sashimi, a great way to introduce our smaller guests to this fine Japanese cuisine. Finally, I wish you all a fantastic time in London this summer, we look forward to welcoming you here at Park Plaza Westminster Bridge. And don’t forget, if you love Primo Bar or have any feedback, please leave your comments on Tripadvisor.

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New Talent / Orli Nyles

King Of Crooners / Karme

Brazilian Vibe / Aline Stoffel

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New Talent / Jade Gallagher

King Of Crooners / LAT

Brazilian Vibe / Zeu Azevado

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New Talent / Iona Thomas

King Of Crooners / Fil Straughan

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We Love... / Re-ABBA

Beautiful Sundays / Jessica Berry

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We Love… / Stevie Wonder

We Love… / Michael Jackson

Beautiful Sundays / Kate Winter

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Brazilian Vibe / Caru Lins

Cabaret Bingo / Ida Barr

We Love... / Tamsin & Lorna

We Love... / The Beatles

Beautiful Sundays / Jessica Berry

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Jazz Tap Project / Michele Drees

We Love... / Curtis Scott

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Ladies Night / Jennifer Phillips 8

Cabaret Night / La Voix

Life is a Musical / Various Artists

King Of Crooners / Atila

Brazilian Vibe / Aline Stoffel

Glam Night / Sweethearts

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New Talent / Sumudu

King of Crooners / Atila

Cabaret Night / La Voix

New talents / Vanessa Haynes

We Love… / Marvin Gaye

Brazilian Vibe / Marta Capponi Quartet

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Jazz across the Bridge / Renato D’Aiello & Friends

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Thursday

1 August 2013

Friday

2 August 2013

Saturday

3 August 2013

Sunday

4 August 2013

Monday

5 August 2013

Tuesday

6 August 2013

Ladies Night

Life is A Musical

We Love…

Beautiful Sundays

New Talents

King of Crooners

From 6pm

From 8pm

From 9pm

From 8pm

From 8pm

From 8pm

Jennifer Phillips

Various Artists

Re-ABBA

Jessica Berry

Jade Gallagher

LAT

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.

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... Why pay big bucks for the West End when you can enjoy the best songs here for free?

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.

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”.

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.

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.

*Exclusively for women from 6pm to 9pm.

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

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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Wednesday

7 August 2013

Thursday

8 August 2013

Friday

9 August 2013

Saturday

10 August 2013

Sunday

11 August 2013

Monday

12 August 2013

Brazilian Vibe

Cabaret Night

We Love…

We Love…

Beautiful Sundays

New Talents

From 8pm

From 8pm

From 8pm

From 9pm

From 8pm

From 8pm

Zeu Azevado

La Voix

Stevie Wonder

Michael Jackson

Kate Winter

Iona Thomas

From a very early age Zeu Azevedo has been on stage starting his career playing alongside his father; singer and composer Cidinho Azevedo. They toured Brazil together until he moved to London in 2002 where he has built a reputation for Forro, Mpb, Bossas and Samba internationally. Zeu Azevedo is a singer and composer; he also plays the accordion, piano, guitar and percussion. Touring the UK this summer, Zeu promotes Brazilian music and culture with his band.

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

The Stevie Wonder Experience 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.

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

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.”

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.

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

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.

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

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Cocktail Of The Month Night & Day

Tuesday

13 August 2013

Wednesday

14 August 2013

Thursday

15 August 2013

King of Crooners

Brazilian Vibe

Cabaret Bingo

From 8pm

From 8pm

From 8pm

Fil Straughan

Caru Lins

Ida Barr

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

The glamorous Brazilian singer Caru Lins, stands out not just as a distinctive voice but as a sophisticated interpreter of the exciting and passionate strains of traditional Bossa Nova and the Jazz standards. Now back on the UK circuit this summer, you’ll find Caru in the hottest Jazz venues.

Join comedy “Disco Granny” Ida Barr for an unforgettable night of Cabaret Comedy Bingo. Listen to the music hall star Ida as she regales you on 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.

This delicious, thirst-quenching drink was created in Primo Bar. Inspired by the live entertainment which starts from 5pm and finishes late every night. Fresh juice and fruit give a refreshing taste to this hot summer in London.

Ingredients:

. 50ml Zubrówka Vodka 1 Passionfruit 6 Raspberries 10ml Lime juice 50ml Pressed Apple juice 25ml Passionfruit juice 10ml Passionfruit syrup

Method Start with a freshly cut passion fruit, then add the fresh raspberries followed by the lime juice. Muddle all together, add the herb infused vodka and then the pressed apple juice. Now shake until it becomes pink and smooth. Serve in highball glass and garnish with passionfruit and sliced apple.

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Enjoy Responsibly Drinkaware.co.uk

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Friday

16 August 2013

Saturday

17 August 2013

Sunday

18 August 2013

Monday

19 August 2013

Tuesday

20 August 2013

Wednesday

21 August 2013

We Love…

We Love…

Beautiful Sundays

New Talents

King of Crooners

Brazilian Vibe

From 8pm

From 9pm

From 8pm

From 8pm

From 8pm

From 8pm

Tamsin & Lorna

The Beatles

Jessica Berry

Robin & Jennifer

Atila

Aline Stoffel

If you’re looking for a night of fun, nostalgia and great music, Tamsin and Lorna invite you to rewind to the 80’s.

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.

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”.

Jennifer Moore is a London based singer songwriter who has performed for the rich and famous all over the world including for Sir Paul McCartney.

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.

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.

Covering the greats from Cyndi Lauper, Madonna, Gloria Estefan, Bananarama, Belinda Carlisle, Kim Wilde and Eurythmics along with some stellar one-hit wonders and chart busters, these “girls just wanna have fun” and so will you.

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

Working with a Latin American producer, her music shows are a fusion of sounds: the tinges of Latin and Irish roots combine with her years of Jazz and Soul singing. Unique, fresh and accessible, Jennifer is due to release her debut album soon...

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

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Thursday

22 August 2013

Friday

23 August 2013

Saturday

24 August 2013

Sunday

25 August 2013

Monday

26 August 2013

Tuesday

27 August 2013

Glam Night

Jazz Tap Project

We Love…

Jazz Across the Bridge

New Talents

King of Crooners

From 8pm

From 8pm

From 9pm

From 8pm

From 8pm

From 8pm

Sweethearts

Michele Drees

Curtis Scott

Renato D’Aiello & Friends

Sumudu

Atila

Charlotte Silver, Laura Ingham and Lauren Urquhart. The girls all trained together at The London School of Musical Theatre and have now created a niche vocal act fusing the sounds of Jazz and pop with a 1940’s barber shop twist on top. The Sweethearts have a salacious, charismatic, and charming elegance that teases the eyes whilst their powerful and original vocals seduce the ears; watching this fascinating vocal harmonising cabaret trio is irresistible.

Michele Drees’ drumming takes in any number of influences, and while she is perfectly at home with Jazz, Funk, R&B and Pop, she has displayed a fondness for Latin rhythms during her career. Having played with the likes of k.d. lang, Seal and Susanne Vega, as well as an experimental five year stretch with drum and bass pioneers Badmarsh and Shri, she is able to tackle anything that comes her way, and as such audiences can expect something of a mixed, but perfectly honed bag for this performance.

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.

“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)

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.

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Guest artist Laura Littardi on vocals.

“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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Wednesday

28 August 2013

Thursday

29 August 2013

Friday

30 August 2013

Saturday

31 August 2013

Brazilian Vibe

Cabaret Night

New Talents

We Love…

From 8pm

From 8pm

From 8pm

From 9pm

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. Marta Capponi Quartet

La Voix

Vanessa Haynes

Marvin Gaye

Marta Capponi is a young and talented jazz vocalist and composer who has collaborated with great Italian and international musicians such as Bobby Dhuram.

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

Vanecca’s solo album Stay With Me  has  received rave reviews from the industry, and produced singles Embrace and I Wonder. Since becoming one of the lead singers of the internationally acclaimed UK Jazz/Funk band Incognito in 2008 she continues to tour with the band. “…longtime singer Vanessa Haynes remain a vital part of the setup… channeling the Divas of the Studio 54 era on a cover of Queen Yahna’s 70’s cult disco classic Ain’t it time.” – Jon O’Brien, iTunes.

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”.

She offers a deep and warm voice perfectly complementing her swinging band to produce energetic modern Jazz alongside beautiful pop and Brazilian songs.

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

Otherwise please call or email on the details listed below. T: +44 (0) 844 415 6790 E: ppwlres@pphe.com

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Interview with 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.

SADAYUKI OKAMOTO

HOW DID YOU BECOME A LEADING SUSHI CHEF? When I was 21, I became a Kitchen Assistant at Kappoh Seigetsu Izakaya (Japanese sake bar serving food) in Tokyo then worked up to Senior Chef in 1985. It was here that I learnt all my skills in Japanese food and artistry. I moved to London in 1987 and have worked in many restaurants including Soho’s Mezzo, The Savoy, Cocoon and The Ivy club. I joined Ichi Sushi and Sashimi Bar as Head Chef when it opened in 2010. WHO IS THE MOST FAMOUS PERSON YOU HAVE COOKED FOR?

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I had the honour to cook for the Japanese Prime-Minister, in 1993: Moihiro Hosokawa. I hope I made an impression!

WHAT OTHER WORLD FOODS DO YOU ENJOY?

drink – so I would recommend pairing a glass or two with your meal!

I really enjoy Chinese food – it is a complex cuisine with so many regional variances and as a culture the Chinese also apply a lot of technique and visual artistry to their cuisine.

WHAT MOST EXCITES YOU ABOUT THE RESTAURANT INDUSTRY TODAY?

DO YOU HAVE A FAVOURITE LOCAL RECIPE OR INGREDIENT? I like Blow Fish a lot. It gets a lot of notoriety because of how it looks (a big prickly balloon) and because of the extensive training sushi chefs must undergo before they are allowed to prepare it for sushi as its organs contains a lethal toxin. However, as a dish it is renowned in Japan for its delicacy and unique taste which I highly appreciate. WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE SAKE? I must confess Sake is not a drink I personally have a taste for – although it is of course the traditional drink of Japan. However, at ICHI we pride ourselves on offering a very high quality selection, showcasing the many varieties of the

I like the personal contact with our customers and to see their reaction when they try sushi – especially new varieties or more experimental flavours. Sushi has become very popular in London and standards are now really high. I want to see my customers happy, it is what I strive for every day. IF YOU WEREN’T A CHEF WHAT WOULD BE YOUR ALTERNATIVE CAREER OF CHOICE? I like pottery a lot. That is my hobby. I would have liked to be a potter – maybe I could create tableware for the restaurant! CAN YOU SUM UP YOUR CULINARY STYLE IN THREE WORDS? I describe my culinary style as classic, delicate and high class. 17

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ROAST SCOTTISH SALMON, PEA PURÉE, HAZELNUT AND MINT BUTTER

From 9pm

SERVES 4

By Walter Ishizuka

800g Scottish salmon fillet 200g Fresh garden peas 30ml Double cream 50g Unsalted butter 1 White onion 20g Hazelnuts, blanched and peeled Olive oil - for drizzling ¼ Bunch fresh mint Salt, Pepper 1 Lemon METHOD - Bring the water to the boil and boil the peas for approximately 8 minutes. Drain well and set aside. Warm half the butter in a pan and stir in the cream and seasoning, then add the peas and heat gently. - Cut the salmon into four portions. Coat a pan with a thin film of olive oil and heat on a very high setting. Sear the salmon, skin side down until crispy. Turn over, reduce the heat and cook for a further 3 minutes, or to your taste.

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- Pass the pea and cream mixture through a chinois or mix in a blender until you obtain a smooth purée.

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- Melt the rest of the butter in a pan, add the chopped mint and the chopped hazelnuts. - Place a quenelle of pea purée onto each dish. Please the salmon fillet on top, then drizzle with the butter and hazelnuts. Garnish with mint, pea shoots and a slice of lemon. 19

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Beautiful 14 Sundays / Kate Winter

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W T4 Brazilian Vibe / Ester Azeredo Trio

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Ladies Night

We Love / Elton John

08 New Talents / King Of Natalie and Rich Crooners / Fil Straughan

09 King of Brazilian Crooners / LAT Vibe / Heidi Vogel

10 Brazilian /Vibe / SouLads Andre Luz Trio London Acoustic Trio

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New Talents / 15 Anna King Of & Marc

King of 16 Crooners / Brazilian Fil Straughan

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New Talents / Tammy King Of Federman

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King Of Crooners / Brazilian Atila Vibe / Divyarups Latin Band 30

Brazilian Vibe /

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Brazilian Vibe / Aline Stoffel Trio

Cabaret Night / La Voix 25

Brazilian Vibe /

SouLads / Dyviarup London Acoustic Trio 26

Cabaret Night / La Voix

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Glam Night / Sweethearts

We Love / Michael Bublé 27

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We Love… / 06 Michael Beautiful Jackson Sundays / Jo Desmond

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Laura Jane and 13 Herman Jackson Beautiful Sundays / Kate Winter

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We Love... / Stevie Wonder

We Love / The Beatles 20

Life is a Musical / Various Artists

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Open Mic Night /

We Love / ABBA

Beautiful Patrick Alan Sundays / Jo Desmond

We Love… Glam Night / / Michael Bublé House Of Angels

Soul Across in the City / Jazz Janine Johnson The Bridge / Renato D’Aiello

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Sunday

1 September 2013

Monday

2 September 2013

Tuesday

3 September 2013

Wednesday

4 September 2013

Thursday

5 September 2013

Friday

6 September 2013

Beautiful Sundays

New talents

King of Crooners

Brazilian Vibe

Ladies Night

Night with Bond

From 8pm

From 8pm

From 8pm

From 8pm

From 6pm

From 8pm

Kate Winter

Jade Gallagher

Karme

Ester Azeredo Trio

Jennifer Phillips

Janine Johnson

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.”

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 i n c l u d i n g B r y a n A d a m s , Va n 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 in Palermo where he studied jazz.

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.

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.

A diamond amongst songstresses, Janine will grace the stage at the Primo Bar for the first time to uplift and delight you with classics from the Bond film’s sound tracks. As well as starring in musicals, Janine has worked with the likes of Paloma Faith, George Michael, Muse, Take That and many more.

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

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

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Saturday

7 September 2013

Sunday

8 September 2013

Monday

9 September 2013

Tuesday

10 September 2013

Wednesday

11 September 2013

Thursday

12 September 2013

We Love…

Beautiful Sundays

New Talents

King of Crooners

Brazilian Vibe

Cabaret Night

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Alex Charles

Josephine Desmond

Natalie and Rich

LAT

Andre Luz Trio

La Voix

Alex Charles is a British-born singer and musician who enjoyed great success in the charts in the 80s and 90s 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.

Natalie has her roots in soul and Gospel and was a member of the ACM Gospel Choir which led her to perform a t p re s t i g i o u s v e n u e s s u c h a s Wembley Arena. She’s worked with some of the best including Will Young, Olly Murs and Mica Paris.

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.

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.

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

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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With his Sting-like vocals great harmonies and amazing guitar ability Rich is a natural compliment to Natalie’s soulful voice.

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.

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

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Friday

13 September 2013

Saturday

14 September 2013

Sunday

15 September 2013

Monday

16 September 2013

Tuesday

17 September 2013

Wednesday

18 September 2013

We Love…

New Talents

Beautiful Sundays

New Talents

King of Crooners

Brazilian Vibe

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Stevie Wonder

Laura Jane and Herman Jackson

Kate Winter

Anna & Marc

Fil Straughan

Aline Stoffel

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 & funk music! Anna and Marc have played together for many years and have proved extremely popular in the UK and abroad.

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

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.

The Stevie Wonder Experience 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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Hailing from the historic music a l city of Detroit, both Herman Jackson on keys and Laura Jane on vocals have crafted a fine musical experience that is sure to appease to any thirsty audience for real music. Their seamless show seems to capture the sound and essence of almost any style of music and will certainly leave the audience satisfied and wanting more. Currently the duo is working with blues legend Joe Cocker on a world tour.

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

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Thursday

L o c a t e d o n t h e g ro u n d f l o o r o f P a r k P l a z a Westminster Bridge London, 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 – children are most welcome! Enjoy Italian Night Out at illy from 6pm to 9pm, at £14.50 per person, a sumptuous buffet of food and live pasta demonstrations as well as a menu for children for just £5* including pizza, ice cream, a toy and a smoothie*. *Offer subject to availability, terms and conditions apply. Espressamente illy Park Plaza Westminster Bridge @illyParkPlazaWL

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19 September 2013

Friday

20 September 2013

Saturday

21 September 2013

Cabaret Bingo

Life is a Musical

Open Mic Night

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Ida Barr

Various Artists

Patrick Alan

Join comedy “Disco Granny” Ida Barr for an unforgettable night of Cabaret Comedy Bingo. Listen to the music hall star Ida as she regales you on 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.

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... Why pay big bucks for the West End when you can enjoy the best songs here for free?

Legendary “Music Box Live” club night coordinator Patrick Alan brings his talents to Primo bar, the man famous for his parties in London and LA where he collaborated with some of the world’s hottest stars including Justin Timberlake, Sean Paul and Black-Eyed Peas. Enjoy chic cocktails and nibbles with acts being invited to take the stage from 9pm onwards. Entry is free, just bring your glad rags and best belting voice!

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Sunday

22 September 2013

Monday

23 September 2013

Tuesday

24 September 2013

Wednesday

25 September 2013

Thursday

26 September 2013

Friday

27 September 2013

Beautiful Sundays

New Talents

King of Crooners

Brazilian Vibe

Glam Night

We Love…

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Josephine Desmond

Soulstar

Atila

Dyviarup

Sweethearts

Michael Bublé

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.

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.

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

Charlotte Silver, Laura Ingham and Lauren Urquhart. The girls all trained together at The London School of Musical Theatre and have now created a niche vocal act fusing the sounds of Jazz and pop with a 1940’s barber shop twist on top. The Sweethearts have a salacious, charismatic, and charming elegance that teases the eyes whilst their powerful and original vocals seduce the ears; watching this fascinating vocal harmonising cabaret trio is irresistible.

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 all time.

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

Divyarup’s Latin Band is a lively threepiece band playing original samba, bossa nova, baiao, funk and Latin jazz. They have all gained experience having per for med at a variety of venues in Londonand worldwide. Divyarup has recently been nominated at the Brazilian International Press Awards for his album Tempo de Luz recorded in Brazil with well known artists including Bocato, Sergio Bello and Madan. Divyarup’s Latin Band will bring joy and celebration!

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Saturday

28 September 2013

Sunday

29 September 2013

Monday

30 September 2013

Soul in the City

Jazz across the bridge

New Talents

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Janine Johnson

Renato D’Aiello & Friends

Tammy Federman

After her successful night covering the Bond soundtrack, Janine returns with something soulful and sultry just for you. Bringing soul classics from divas such as Chaka Khan, Jocelyn Brown and many more, Janine mixes it up with a little Jazz Funk and some of her own songs.

“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)

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 charts and became an instant hit. Tammy first received recognition during her collaboration with the acclaimed DJ Yahel, performing in music festivals worldwide. Tammy will be accompanied by Jazz musicians Gianluca Chiarella on guitar and Paolo Bassi on double bass.

Guest artist Laura Littardi on vocals.

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Our Mandara Spa is unique in the UK and exclusively at Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London. The interiors of the spa have drawn inspiration from around the world from Mondrian paintings to Japanese Shoji screens, focusing on clean lines showcasing Asian elements. The spa facilities include one double and eight single treatment rooms, two pedicure and three manicure stations. The treatment menu offers Mandara Spa for indulgent body therapy and Elemis skincare for facials and detox therapies. As a finishing touch, select from a range of Bliss nail and waxing services and indulge yourself with a glass of champagne and seasonal berries. Summer Spray Tan This summer don’t feel like you’re missing out on the glorious sunshine. Sienna X spray tan combines natural ingredients with a state-of-the-art tanning formulation to give you a fantastic natural colour and luxurious skin conditioning. £15.00 per person for 30 minutes. Normal price £45.00* *Subject to availability. offer expires on 30 September 2013.

Every First Thursday of the month Exclusively for women from 6 till 9pm

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Great Cocktail Selection for only £4 FREE Mini Mandara Spa Treatment

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This is a girly night out not to be missed!

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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

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Opening Hours: Primo Bar is open 24 hours daily.

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