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John W



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 10:04 pm    Post subject: Music in Restaurants Reply with quote

What do you think about music playing in restaurants?

Not many feature live music round here (Cov & Warks & WM land). I know the chap who plays piano at the Birmingham Museum restaurant, there's also a pianist resident at the classy cocktail Bar Epenary at Birmingham Mailbox (near Beeb studios), but I can't think of anywhere else that features live music around here.

Ever been to a Frankie & Benny's ? (New York Italian style diner) The decor is very 'Happy Days' with photos of customers to Frank & Benny's original restaurant in NYC. I like the recorded music played there, mainly 1950's with rock'n'roll, Nat King Cole, Sinatra, sometimes some 1960's. It's like Radio 2 on a Saturday morning or Sunday! They sell CD's of their playlists.

Ever been to a Nando's ? (Portuguese style chicken). A mix of Latin and reggae music, gets you in a holiday mood Smile The reggae is cover artists, never heard anything Marley or Toots, but it's pleasant enough Latin music to me, going well with the Algarve decor and spicy Peri~Peri menu, but likely not Portuguese music.

I think music adds to the enjoyment.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As long as it is not too loud i don't mind what they play.Went to one place that played a full Michael Buble CD.
Helped the meal to go down very nicely Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My local Wetherspoons has a "Steak & Swing Night" where the food is good and cheap and a lad sings Sinatra-style swing music very well indeed. It's a good time out, although the music is a bit too bass-y to actually eat easily!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Ian...i thought Weatherspoons didn't play music.
I'm sure i read that they don't play any music to attract people who want to sit and chat without resorting to shouting.
There again i could be wrong Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah yes, if only ours was like that! We have a sort-of halfway house: up until 6pm it's a Wetherspoons, and then it becomes a Lloyds No 1 Bar which means they play music. I wrote to Head Office saying that was exactly what Chorley didn't need, but what do I know...? I only live here!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian..you are very lucky where you are as you NOW have the
Wonderful Chorley FM.
Have you tuned the old transistor radio in yet?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh yes. It's not too bad actually. Some presenters are very amateurish, but there's quite a diverse playlist. It's supposedly a "community station" but I've not really got that impression.

They promote the Film Society I run (which is nice) but so do Radio Lancashire - I was on Ted Robbins' show yesterday!
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2007 4:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it justifiable to walk out of a restaurant without paying if Katie Melua's 7,682 trillion bicycles in Beijing is played...?? Confused
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2007 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

childprufe wrote:
Is it justifiable to walk out of a restaurant without paying if Katie Melua's 7,682 trillion bicycles in Beijing is played...?? Confused

If you don't mind washing up 7,682 trillion dishes, pans etc Laughing
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