PIZZA EXPRESS Live
PizzaExpress has long had an association with live entertainment. The PizzaExpress Jazz Club in London opened more than 40 years ago with a show by US saxophonist Bud Freeman. Based in Soho, it has played host to everyone from jazz and blues greats like Benny Carter, Brad Mehldau and Mose Allison, as well as artists like Jamie Cullum, Amy Winehouse and Mick Hucknall. Diana Krall, Norah Jones and Gregory Porter all made their UK debuts at the club, and we continue to nurture young and upcoming talents from the UK and international jazz scenes.
There’s also The Pheasantry in Chelsea, which specialises in singers and songwriters, especially jazz, cabaret, folk and world music. The club has presented artists as diverse as Brian May, Lee Mead, Marti Webb and Barbra Dickson among many others.
A brand-new space in Holborn has, in its first six months, broadened the PizzaExpress Live portfolio still further, hosting comedy greats like Michael Palin, Harry Hill, Rob Brydon and Omid Djalili alongside a diverse music programme that has included Laura Mvula, Morcheeba, Tom Chaplin, Toyah, Steve Harley, Nao, Mica Paris and many more.
Venues in Birmingham and Maidstone also offer a wide range of high quality entertainment – Will Young, Russel Kane, Harriet, Shakatak, Hue & Cry, Paul Merson and Beverley Craven are just a few of the artists who have appeared in recent months. Finally, a further 30 plus restaurants around the country host free music nights each week as part of our ‘Live Playlist’ programme.