The lovely Jamie Holloway has moved onto pastures new. He will be much-missed by the whole Met Bar team. As the Met Bar’s new Membership, PR & Events Executive I have quite a legacy to fulfill. I’m excited about taking over the reins and keeping all of you up to date on the amazing events (and other notable stuff) happening at London’s premier members bar.
It’s been a busy few weeks for Jo and myself hosting talented music maestros and their aficionados. Ben Forster performed classic melodies and upbeat hits with his angelic vocals and ex-Oasis star Andy Bell rocked the Met Bar’s decks in his formidable style.
For those of you that have never had the pleasure of meeting Andy or seeing him DJ, you totally missed out on Thursday. I was expecting to meet a moody Northern lad, but I was pleasantly surprised by his amicable demeanour and laidback style. His eclectic set gave nothing away about his rock star roots, as he spun tracks ranging from 80’s pop to reggae. And much to everyone’s delight, the hits kept flowing from the masterfully controlled Met Bar decks all night.
The instantly lovable and insanely talented Ben Forster was the flavour of Wednesday evening. His powerful, soulful, melodic tones filled the Met Bar and it’s adoring crowd with sounds that make the hairs on your neck stand up.
Ben is a bit of a West End legend, he has starred in the Michael Jackson-inspired phenomenon Thriller – Live and the classic musical Grease. He also hosts the live and unplugged institution that is Have You Met which, if you haven’t had the pleasure to see, is a feast of new and established vocal talent.
Next Wednesday we have the launch of mine and Jodie Harsh’s new monthly night, Hotel Hotel. More info coming very soon…