Bar & Restaurant:
Bar & Restaurant
Serving delicious cocktails for just £6 every Wednesday night.
Soak up a live soundtrack of timeless blues & soul from our world famous resident musicians & sample some badass burgers & buffalo wings.
Walk-ins welcome in the bar throughout the evening. Hit the button to book a table in our restaurant.
Live music starts in the bar & restaurant on the ground floor at 8pm.
Concert Hall: Stanley Jordan
During his four-decade career, guitar virtuoso Stanley Jordan has consistently displayed a musical persona of openness, imagination and versatility. Whether boldly reinventing classic masterpieces, playing soulful interpretations of pop-rock hits, or blazing through straight-ahead jazz forays and ultramodern improvisations, Jordan takes listeners into unexpected musical territory.
Key to Jordan’s fast-track acclaim was his mastery of a special technique on the guitar’s fretboard. Instead of conventional strumming and picking, Jordan’s innovative “touch technique” is an advanced form of two-handed tapping. While a handful of other players were using similar techniques, Stanley’s fluid, multi-layered textures and sheer virtuosity raised the bar for excellence.
But his technique, though impressive, is always a means to a musical end. His music is imbued with a warmth and sensitivity that has captured the imagination of listeners worldwide. A classically trained pianist before playing guitar, Jordan wanted greater freedom in voicing chords on his guitar, so he applied piano principles to do so. Jordan’s touch technique allows the guitarist to play melody and chords simultaneously with an unprecedented level of independence. It also allows Jordan to play simultaneously on two different guitars, or even on guitar and piano. “I think of it as a single instrument, but one with a wide range of tonal colours—that’s why I do it”, he explains.
Doors to the Concert Hall open upstairs at 7pm.