Episode 195 ft Andy Pobjoy from Piano Bar Group
Creating a 6-venue group based on music, theatre and happiness in country Victoria with Andy Pobjoy from Piano Bar
This week’s guest Andy Pobjoy is a singer, multi-instrumentalist, cruise ship entertainer, live streamer, father of two, and founder of Piano Bar.
Performing in church from age ten, weddings at age fourteen, and nightclubs from age sixteen, Andy has said “yes” to every gig imaginable, performing at conferences, events, resorts, and luxury cruise liners in six continents.
In 2015, against all “good advice”, Andy took the plunge into small business, opening the original fifty-seat Piano Bar in Geelong. The concept was an overnight hit, and since then, Piano Bar Group has grown exponentially, with six venues across regional Victoria and Melbourne, I feel very excited to have Andy on this week’s podcast.
In this podcast we discuss:
-How Andy got you excited about performing early on.
-Why Andy made you make the leap into being a venue owner.
-What Piano Bar did to survive COVID times and keep the revenue flowing.
-What changes have been made to the business since the first Piano Bar started, and how that has elevated the brand to another level and allowed them to scale to multiple venues.
-How he is feeling about the entertainment industry moving forward coming out of covid, and what exciting projects does the group have on the horizon.
Please find our guest information here:
Website: https://www.pianobar.com.au/ (https://www.pianobar.com.au/)
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pianobargeelong/ (https://www.instagram.com/pianobargeelong/)
Please find us here at POH:
Website: https://principleofhospitality.com/ (https://principleofhospitality.com/)
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/principle_of_hospitality/ (https://www.instagram.com/principle_of_hospitality/)
Thanks to our supporter for this season – https://www.mryum.com/ (Mr Yum)
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Meet your hosts:
Shaun de Vries
Co-Founder & Host