PREVIEW: Overtures Piano Bar

This new bar based in the basement of LGBTQ pub, the City of Quebec allows customers to enjoy a cocktail or two while singing along to musical theatre songs.

Considered to be London’s answer to the renowned Marie’s Crisis Café in New York, the Overtures Piano bar offers a spontaneous evening out with just just the crowd, the piano, the pianist and the showtunes to see you through the evening.

With no set list, no stage, no microphone and no shooshing, customers are invited to sing as much or as little as they want in an environment that welcomes all ages, all sexual orientations, all backgrounds and all singing levels.

Songs on offer for people to sing along range from popular classics – such as Les Misérables, Wicked, My Fair Lady, The Sound of Music and Grease – to the cult showtunes from Stephen Sondheim’s musicals and
everything in between.

The bar will also feature regular guest appearances from the famed pianists and singing bar tenders from Marie’s Crisis Café and will also showcase homegrown talent.

Talking about the bar Founder Ray Rackham said: “We never anticipated the hunger of the general public of London, in needing a place to sing out loud until the wee small hours. London welcomed this very New York institution with open arms, and I am delighted the pub and its clientele have entrusted my team to establish a singalong presence permanently in the heart of London.”

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