New piano bar to provide key to city’s live music scene

Following a £250,000 investment, a duelling piano bar is set to open beneath the Utilita Arena in Birmingham this summer.

Featuring two back-to-back duelling grand pianos and an in-house band, the Jukeboxers concept sees guests tasked with creating the perfect party playlist by requesting songs to be played via the Jukeboxers app.

Husband-and-wife Samuel and Shannon Spreen are the founders behind the Jukeboxers concept and promise to bring the best of live music to Birmingham as they take inspiration from venues across the globe.

Following a refurb, the bar has created 12 new jobs for the city.

Shannon Spreen said: “We are so excited to be launching Jukeboxers this summer; the concept is something that is totally new and exciting for the city. Taking inspiration from our travels and performances over in the USA, we are confident Birmingham is ready to embrace Jukeboxers and bring the party to life!

“Though it’s been a difficult time for all, especially the hospitality industry, we believe there’s no better time than now to open our doors. We hope to bring joy and happiness, and all of your favourite tunes, so that you can dance the night away with your loved ones once again.”

Samuel and Shannon will be joined by hospitality professional George Sandbach, who has been the key to success for many hospitality venues across the UK, with his most recent position being the manager of piano and wine bar, Sandy’s in Oxford.