We spent Friday night being entertained by the team from a soon-to-be-opened venue, Duelling Pianos. They were performing a gig at one of our favourite haunts, Hotel La Tour. We booked a table in the bar and shared some bar snacks which were as always delicious – particularly the unctuous burger bites.
Duelling Pianos will be a live piano music venue where two pianists show off to each other and the crowd. They take requests from the audience for all kinds of music and jam it together with bawdy humour to great affect. It’s high energy stuff. On Friday they skilfully reeled Queen in to Neil Diamond in to Kaiser Chiefs. They’re opening in The Living Room’s ex premises on Broad Street in early November. They’ll be doing food and tell us that it will be a perfect venue for a group party.
They’ve posted a video of their act on YouTube which you can have a look at here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VwcD853T28&feature=plcp. Their website is available here: http://www.duellingpianobars.co.uk
Keep an eye out, and we’ll report back about it properly once it has opened!