Introducing… Soho Sessions (and win!)

Music has been the backbone of PizzaExpress ever since our founder, Peter Boizot, thought the perfect side order to his margherita and glass of red would be a live jazz band. He later opened the PizzaExpress Jazz Club.

That was in 1969 and our love for live music hasn’t changed.

We are pleased to announce our new and intimate series of music nights – Soho Sessions – that will bring to light raw talent at one of London’s most iconic live music venues.

You could win tickets to this invite-only event (just scroll down).

Tuesday 24th July will see the launch of Soho Sessions with a soulful stripped down peformance by Grammy-nominated singer Gregory Porter who has sold out shows across the world and is a favourite for music lovers such as Jools Holland and Jamie Cullum.
Gregory will be supported by acclaimed beatboxer Shlomo and vocalist Mara Carlyle.

To get a taste of Gregory Porter’s brilliance watch his performance on Jools Holland’s Hootenanny show : Gregory Porter live with Jools Holland

Sorry guys. Entries for our competition are no closed
Win tickets to Soho Sessions:

We have five pairs of tickets to this exclusive invite-only event to give away.
Entries close Monday 23rd July at 10am. Five lucky winners will be selected at random and emailed by midday 23rd July 2012.

Twitter comp:
We are also giving away one pair of tickets to our Twitter followers (@pizzaexpress). We will select one winner who Follows and Retweets our Soho Sessions tweets. One winner will be selected at random. Entries close 23rd July 2012.

Bringing Jay’s Voice to the stage

Earlier this month we hosted an evening with Jay Norton, contestant from BBC music show The Voice.

We were delighted to hear that one of our team members was going so well on the show and that someone as influential and respected as showed him so much on national television.

The crowd at The Pheasantry included loads of people from the music and media world, friends and family plus some people who were lucky enough to grab a ticket.

So, on the 1st May Jay rocked up on stage, showcased some of his infectious charm and performed some beautiful acoustic gems backed by his pianist and guitarist.

We just wanted to thank Jay for coming down and performing some songs for us – we wish him all the best as he takes on the world.



The Pizzaiolo, our hero

We believe that our pizzas are the best, so we don’t let just anyone make them at PizzaExpress.

Our pizzaiolos (pizza chefs) are specially trained for 12 weeks before they get to wear one of our special striped t-shirts.

They learn how to toss and stretch our dough to make mouth-watering pizzas from scratch.

Come in and see them for yourself.

Get ready for stripes

Back in ‘48 our founder Peter Boizot visited Italy, where he saw pizzaiolos dressed in striped shirts tossing pizza dough high into the air. See how our origins have inspired our new look…