CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF MUSIC AT PIZZAEXPRESS
Showcasing some of the biggest music acts for almost half a century, Pixie joins a prestigious list of singers who’ve chosen to perform at PizzaExpress, including Amy Winehouse, Ed Sheeran, Jamie Cullum and Norah Jones.
Pop goddess and Strictly Come Dancing favourite, Pixie Lott, has announced four intimate gigs at PizzaExpress’ Strand restaurant on 6 and 7 March.
This is a rare chance to watch Pixie close up at PizzaExpress’ most intimate music venue.
Tickets for the performances are available through Ticketmaster and are priced at:
Premium Seated £99
Second tier standing £35
A wide range of PizzaExpress’ most popular dishes will be available to order as well as drinks and cocktails.
Early booking is strongly recommended.
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Notes to Editors:
Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.
*one classic pizza, one portion of doughballs, one glass of Prosecco per person on the £99 premium tickets.
** one 9” pizza from limited menu per person on the £57 ticket.
PizzaExpress, 450 Strand, Charing Cross, London, WC2R 0RG
Nearest tube: Charing Cross
A Pizza History:
Steve Strange, lead singer of 1980s pop band Visage, has died aged 55 following a heart attack, his record label says.
The Welsh New Romantic icon - best known for the hit Fade To Grey - died in hospital in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.
Ex-Visage bandmates Midge Ure and Rusty Egan said they were "devastated" to hear of his "untimely passing", adding: "Steve was a major face of the 80s."
Boy George tweeted he was "heartbroken" about the death of Strange, saying he was "such a big part of my life".
Duran Duran frontman Simon Le Bon tweeted that Strange was "the leading edge of New Romantic. God Bless him".
Fellow 1980s pop star Billy Idol tweeted: "Very sad to hear of my friend Steve Strange passing, RIP mate."
Spandau Ballet guitarist Gary Kemp dedicated the band's performance in Italy to "a maverick to the end", while his brother and the band's bassist, Martin Kemp, tweeted: "RIP Steve Strange goodbye my dear friend. I will miss you!"
Strange's agent, Pete Bassett, said he would be remembered as "a hard-working, very amusing and lovable individual who always was at the forefront of fashion trends".
"Up until last year he was putting together a book of fashion styles based on the New Romantic movement and it comes as a great shock.
"We understood that he had certain health problems but nothing we knew was life threatening.
"His friends and family are totally shocked, we had no idea anything like this was likely to happen."
He had suffered ill-health, including in December last year when he was admitted to Princess of Wales Hospital, in Bridgend, with a bronchial infection and an intestinal blockage.
Born Steven Harrington, in Newbridge, Caerphilly county, Strange got involved in music after seeing the Sex Pistols in concert in 1976.
He went to London aged 15 to work for Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McClaren before co-founding the Blitz Club in Soho, central London, which would become a focal point for the New Romantic movement.
Bands including Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet and Culture Club all got their start at the club before finding stardom.
His band, Visage, formed in 1979 and their breakthrough single, Fade To Grey, peaked at number eight in the UK in 1981.
It reached number one in both Germany and Switzerland, and was the first of five UK top 40 hits for the band, which also numbered Midge Ure and Rusty Egan among its members.
Strange also starred in the video of his good friend David Bowie's number one single Ashes to Ashes in 1980. At the time, the futuristic mini-film was hailed as the most expensive pop music video in history.
Strange - who admitted he faced drug addiction problems in the years that followed his early success - recorded a new Visage album, called Hearts and Knives, in May 2013, with the band boasting a new line-up. The band also recorded a new classical interpretation of Fade To Grey last year.
In the intervening years, he had become a sought-after commentator on pop culture, appearing on a number of TV shows recalling the New Romantic era.
In a nod to his involvement in the Ashes to Ashes single, he appeared as himself in the BBC One police drama of the same name.
He also made a series of memorable appearances in BBC3 reality show Celebrity Scissorhands, winning the first series in 2007 and returning the following year as an "image consultant".
It may only be January but we are all looking ahead to when the sun shines on the UK and we get the urge to stand in a field somewhere, listen to music and dance around in our wellies!
Last year we looked after the fabulous ‘Mr & Mrs Vintage Competition’ at Twinwood Festival in Bedfordshire and this year we are so excited to have won the the contract again to handle Festival PR for Twinwood 2015! Twinwood is the UK’s leading vintage festival (now in its 14th year) and attracts thousands of visitors every summer, festival goers can expect; top orchestras and bands, eleven venues, unlimited dance floors, dance lessons, air displays, fashion shows and much much more!!
Quite Great Communications will be working to deliver informative relevant, fresh, newsworthy content which will speak directly to Twinwood’s core target audience through news and features in specialist press areas and beyond to wider print and broadcast media.
Quite Great Communications has a proven track record in delivering multi- faceted high impact PR campaigns specialising in music, consumer and lifestyle brands.
The creative PR team at Quite Great have worked with some of the biggest names and brands in the music industry and to work with Twinwood again will be an exciting venture for the team!
Brilliant TV result from the consumer guys of our sister company www.2gr8consumerpruk.com getting a fantastic feature on the BBC 1 flagship TV programme The One Show. It brings to an end an amazing campaign that has seen this small circus, Chaplin’s , be featured in nearly every national newspaper as well as an array of local and national radio.
It just shows what the guys can do for small businesses and how they really love a PR challenge. Congratulations and here is to a great 2015.