Bar owner’s extension plans for live music

The owner of The Galleon Bar Stephen Pierre.
The owner of The Galleon Bar Stephen Pierre.
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There’s capacity for more live music in Blackpool, says bar owner Stephen Pierre, and now he’s hoping to create more space for it.

The owner of The Galleon Bar is putting on an evening of jazz at his Abingdon Street venue later this month, and it’s just one of many factors prompting him to draw up plans to extend the bar.

But first to the night itself - piano player Frank Flynn, wife Janice on bass and veteran drummer Derek Sutcliffe, all no strangers to the North West music scene, are topping the bill for a night of jazz, blues and beyond on Wednesday, August 21.

Stephen said: “This accomplished trio produce a close harmony American sound which is rarely heard in Blackpool these days.

“I look forward to guest-singing with this band, and have invited an array of guest musicians and vocalists for this ‘old school’ style get together too.”

With such nights as this in mind, Mr Pierre is hoping to extend the Galleon Bar, creating a large purpose built stage to invite bands to perform on.

He added: “I would like to be in a position to host music academy show cases.

“Blackpool has the capacity to promote original talent and what is considered less commercial music.

“It is my intention to create a new purpose built bar area and cellar and build a new stage for bands.”

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