PizzaExpress has launched a late-night in-restaurant DJ residency at its Langham Place, Oxford Circus pizzeria and bar, extending its experiential offering in the capital.
Paul Weller’s daughter Leah will be hosting the residency every first Thursday of the month.
The chain says its ‘Langham Lates’ nights have been launched to celebrate the newly-opened venue, and build on the existing PizzaExpress: Live venues, which include its jazz club venue in Dean Street in Soho, along with The Pheasantry in Chelsea and pizzerias in Maidstone and Birmingham.
And it turns out the approach isn’t a new idea – the pizzeria chain has a long musical heritage, hosting its first ticketed show back in 1976.
It now presents more than 2,000 shows each year across its venues, with acts such as Gregory Porter, Laura Mvula, Van Morrison and the late Amy Winehouse having taken to the stage.
The first ‘Langham Lates’ DJ residency was kicked off this month with Leah Weller delivering a three-hour set, joined on the evening by her chart-topping mother – British Soul, R&B and pop singer of Wham! fame, Dee C Lee.
The ‘Langham Lates’ residency will be running for six months on every first Thursday, from 7.30pm ‘til late.