Pigalle Club

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Pigalle Club
Pigalle Club (1139575958).jpg
Address215 Piccadilly
London W1J 9HN
LocationPiccadilly, London, UK
OwnerVince Power
Genre(s)jazz, soul, pop, cabaret
Capacity400

The Pigalle Club was a supper club and live music venue in Piccadilly, in the West End area of Central London. It was owned by John Vincent Power.[1][2] Dave West also owned shares in the Pigalle Club.[3][4]

Originally located at another site in Piccadilly,[5] the club re-opened in April 2006.[6] Designed by Stephen Donald and furnished by Shaun Clarkson, the sophisticated Pigalle Club was inspired by the 1940s aesthetics.[7] It offered fine dining and live musical entertainment, with tables clustered around the stage. The 400-capacity venue hosted artists performing jazz, and occasionally soul and pop music, alongside cabaret and burlesque acts.[2][7]

The Beatles played a concert at the Pigalle on 21 April 1963.[8][9] Shirley Bassey's performance at the club on 12 September 1965 was recorded and released on the live album Shirley Bassey at the Pigalle the same year. Other acts that performed at the venue included Yana, Peggy Lee,[10] Boy George, Duffy,[11] Eartha Kitt, Sinéad O'Connor, John McKeown,[12] Basia, Horace Andy, Brian Kennedy, and Immodesty Blaize.[13]

In 2007, the venue was featured in the third series of Britain's Next Top Model.

The Pigalle Club closed down in 2012. It was replaced by a new establishment in 2014, Warewolf,[14][15] which soon also ceased operating.

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  1. ^ "Mr John Vincent Power | Directorships". duedil.com. Retrieved 18 April 2013. (Select 'Show closed' in the drop-down menu.)
  2. ^ a b "The Pigalle Club | Theatre in Piccadilly, London". Time Out London. Retrieved 5 November 2009.
  3. ^ Jon Stone (14 December 2014). "Man charged with killing nightclub proprietor father". www.independent.co.uk. Retrieved 3 May 2020.
  4. ^ Nicola Fifield; Anthony Bond (14 December 2014). "Dave West dead: Soho playboy and self-styled lord 'stabbed to death by his son' at home". www.mirror.co.uk. Retrieved 3 May 2020.
  5. ^ Michael Darvell (March 2010). "Can Cabaret Survive in London?". classicalsource.com. Retrieved 3 May 2020.
  6. ^ "The Pigalle Club, London". www.thecaterer.com. 30 March 2006. Retrieved 3 May 2020.
  7. ^ a b "The Pigalle Club". www.vpmg.net. Archived from the original on 30 March 2009. Retrieved 4 November 2009.
  8. ^ Miles, Barry; Badman, Keith (2001). The Beatles Diary, Volume 1: The Beatles Years. Omnibus Press. p. 94. ISBN 978-0-7119-8308-3. April 21 [1963] : Pigalle Club, Piccadilly, London. The Beatles travelled into London's West End after their NME concert for a performance at this more select venue
  9. ^ Gerald Jacobs (11 October 2012). "Vantage Point: I was there when The Beatles played a Jew do". www.thejc.com. Retrieved 3 May 2020.
  10. ^ "Miss Peggy Lee - Posts". www.facebook.com. 1 July 2019. Retrieved 3 May 2020.
  11. ^ Pierre Perrone (18 January 2008). "Duffy, The Pigalle Club, London". www.independent.co.uk. Retrieved 3 May 2020.
  12. ^ Huw Jones (15 September 2009). "John McKeown - The Pigalle Club, London (10/09/2009)". www.dailymusicguide.com. Retrieved 3 November 2009.
  13. ^ "Pigalle Club, London". Harper's Bazaar. 11 August 2010. Retrieved 3 May 2020.
  14. ^ "The former Pigalle club reopens in Piccadilly under new name of Werewolf". Evening Standard. 23 April 2014. Retrieved 18 December 2014.
  15. ^ Kaye Holland (25 April 2014). "Pigalle Club Reopens In London Under A New Name". hauteliving.com. Retrieved 3 May 2020.

Coordinates: 51°30′34″N 0°08′06″W / 51.5095°N 0.1350°W / 51.5095; -0.1350