|The Crazy Coqs. Photo credit: David Loftus|
Give me a Z. Give me an L. Zédel
I’ve now been a couple of times (HERE and HERE) to the new cabaret room Crazy Coqs at Brasserie Zédel (the old Atlantic Bar and Grill) in Sherwood Street. They’ve been soft-launching this stunning, intimate, 66-capacity red white and black room, finding out what works, inviting performers like Ian Shaw, John Standing, Harold Sanditen and Hope Springs to put it through its paces. The buzz from the performers is that they like the ambiance. It is a cabaret room rather than a jazz room. I’m told that the buzz on show nights can be palpably felt in the vast subterranean (inexpensive!) brasserie, people can sense that there’s something going on….
Now the team behind it are ready for the next phase, and have just announced a programme through till Christmas, complete except for one week. Show-times are Monday-Thursay 8 30 pm. Two shows on Friday and Saturday at 8pm and 10pm.
THE CRAZY COQS OCTOBER – DECEMBER PROGRAMME
Monday October 15 – Saturday 20 Clive Rowe – Roses Front Stalls Bar
Tuesday October 23rd- Saturday 27th – TBC
Tuesday October 30 – Saturday November 3 Karen Akers – Anything Goes – Karen Akers sings Porter
Tuesday November 6 – Saturday 10 Issy Van Randwyck – Bright Lights and Promises
Tuesday November 13 – Saturday 17 Rosie Ashe sings Ethel Merman
Monday November 19 – Saturday 24 Steve Torme – Rhythm, Romance and Swing
Tuesday November 27 – Saturday December 1 Karen Oberlin sings Doris Day
Tuesday December 4 – Saturday 8th KT Sullivan Remembering Mabel
Tuesday December 11- Saturday 15 KT Sullivan and Steve Ross Together with Music
Tuesday December 18 – Saturday 22 Steve Ross By Myself