PRESS | Press Release
Posted on 02/06/2013
Two New Entertainment and Dining Experiences Debut at Seminole Paradise at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Piāno Opens First U.S. Location Showcasing Live Music with Adjoining Sirocco Mediterranean Restaurant & Bar Bringing Exotic Flavors to South Florida
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (February 6, 2013) – Two new unique entertainment and dining experiences have debuted at Seminole Paradise at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Piāno, an upscale live music bar has opened its first U.S. location and the adjoining Sirocco Mediterranean Restaurant & Bar is now offering exotic flavors of the Aegean and Africa to guests.
Piāno, created by Bazz Norton and Moya Ruskin, offers guests a unique experience combining premium live music with highest quality beverages and an elegant small plate menu in sophisticated surroundings. Accomplished international piano entertainers treat music lovers to classic, new and yet-to-be discovered favorites, while they sip freshly made cocktails around a sparkling glass-topped boudoir-grand piano.
Piāno's graceful interior is in homage to all things musical - from the hand-painted jazz wall of fame to the "tongue in cheek" tribute to "Ol' Blue Eyes" and his pals.
Established in 2003 in London's Royal Borough of Kensington, Piāno has achieved renown, not only for its entertainment, but also for its cocktails using only fresh ingredients and finely crafted delicious small plates, perfect for enjoying individually or combining to share tapas style. Piāno will feature a selection of signature dishes expertly prepared by the adjoin Sirocco Mediterranean Bar & Grill.
Bazz Norton began his musical career at the tender age of eight as a choirboy at Canterbury Cathedral. Having struggled to maintain the good behavior required, he enjoyed a brief flirtation with the trumpet before settling into a long relationship with his first love, the piano. Norton has played in the most popular and prestigious piano bars throughout the world and spent seven years touring Scandinavia. In 1995, he returned to London to become the resident entertainer at the American Bar of the world-renowned Savoy Hotel.
Moya Ruskin began her career as a session singer while still at school. She went on to combine her love of music and theater, appearing in a variety of musicals from The Mikado to Little Shop of Horrors. Ruskin's credits include the hugely popular, award-winning show BUDDY. Her television work has included Hercule Poirot's Casebook with David Suchet and the award-winning Prime Suspect with Helen Mirren. Ruskin has always enjoyed performing in a variety of styles and has worked extensively in the music industry providing vocals for other artists including Michael Bolton and the French rock legend Jonny Halliday.
In 2001, Norton and Ruskin were sought out by Silversea Cruises to become their headline cabaret artists, a position they enjoyed for two years before returning to London to open the city's first authentic New York-style piano bar.
Piāno will be open Sunday – Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. and Thursday – Saturday from 5 p.m. to 3 a.m. For more information call 954-792-8722 or visit www.pianohollywood.com.