DJ duo open Jewellery Quarter cocktail bar

Danny Kane and Paulos Barron

Two of Birmingham’s DJ’s are set to open an independent cocktail bar, located in the Jewellery Quarter.

No.21, a beautifully stylish space, officially opened its doors on Frederick Street and will be serving “elegant” cocktails against a soundtrack of bespoke live music and guest DJ’s.

Owners and friends, Danny Kane and Paulos Barron first met in 2008 when Danny was running the Bushwackers club in Birmingham.

With a musical career spanning over two decades, musician, DJ and producer, Kane has worked with names such as Massive Attack’s Sara Nelson, All Saints, Reggae legend Bitty McLean and vocalist Robert Øwens. Kane was also a co-producer on the UB40 hit album Labour of Love 3 which saw him tour with the band. More recently, he produced Jack Tyson Charles’ album, the son of TV & BBC presenter Craig Charles.

Barron, known as DJ OneFour, has played at most clubs in the city and was the main resident DJ at Bushwackers for 5 years which saw him tour at Ibiza’s iconic Pacha club and hot spots such as the Garden Festival, Croatia and Marbella. He also co-promotes and plays at the monster house event VOCAL and Lab11.

Kane said: “We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to open a brand new cocktail bar, in what is already a neighbourhood filled with fantastic independent bars and restaurants.

“We have so much experience and contacts from our time working in the music industry, and we know what works! It will be a place where people can socialise together whilst being entertained by live music and DJ’s.”

In the spring, No.21 will also expand into a dining experience. Breakfast, brunch and lunch will be served from Monday – Saturday and customers can indulge in roast platters on Sundays.

Barron said: “It’s an exciting time for Birmingham. The city is finally getting the recognition it deserves following the success of the Commonwealth Games. We can’t wait to add to what is already a fantastic independent bar scene with the opening of No.21.”

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