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October 18, 2013

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Local business-woman Rebecca Weaver with extensive experience in the hospitality industry is to open an exclusive live music destination in Exeter.  Located in Cowick Street adjacent to St. Thomas’ station, Charlie’s Live Lounge will cater strictly for the over 25s’ market.  It will offer three floors of entertainment and hospitality and will open to the general public on the weekend of Friday 8th November featuring local bands.

Rebecca formerly owned Exeter-based Company Gumshoe Business Consultancy to measure and help improve customer service particularly in the hotel industry.

Rebecca Weaver (pictured) – Charlies Live Lounge says: “I have always had a passion for music and am a people person as well as a firm advocate of offering excellent customer service, so it’s a perfect new business venture for me.  The three-storey building was formerly a Chinese restaurant and although there have been many challenges, the property is generally in good repair and as a result I am able to turn this new project around in just 6 weeks.”


‘Charlies Bar’ playing popular music is located on the ground floor and will open from 5pm to late serving bottle beers, spirits and wines with a piano as a centre piece for ‘Wine Wednesdays’.   The mezzanine floor above has the Karaoke Room and +a designated VIP member’s only lounge-suite where guests will be able to relax and enjoy the music but still hold conversation. ‘Charlies Live Lounge’ strictly for the over 25’s is located on the upper level and will serve a range of cocktails and showcase local bands and DJ’s which is licensed to 2am.  Food will be served throughout the evenings on weekends and a waiter service ensures there is no queuing at the bars.

Rebecca’s inspiration to open this sophisticated new live music venue came as a result of there not being any clubs in Exeter aimed at a more mature audience.

Rebecca Weaver – Charlies Live Lounge says: “The majority of clubs in Exeter are aimed at students.  I wanted to be able to enjoy a sophisticated night out with my like-minded friends without the rowdiness of a younger crowd which often ensues because of an irresponsibility towards alcohol intake.  I am so excited about opening this fabulous new venue and am looking forward to the launch weekend where we will be offering great music and half-price memberships.  Charlies is aimed at the discerning customer offering three floors of fun, fizz and providing the feel good factor including groove and soul music which is very much my era. Going forward I am buzzing with so many ideas and plan to host comedy nights; burlesque and theme nights and so much more.  My aim is to make Charlies the ultimate meeting place and entertainment destination for the city.”

‘Charlie’s Live Lounge Grand Opening Weekend’

Date: 8th/9th November 2013

Time: 17.00 Charlie’s Bar and VIP Lounge opens, 21.00 Charlie’s Live Lounge opens – 02.00am close

Venue: Charlie’s Live Lounge, Cowick Street, Exeter

Exeter’s newest Live music venue with style and class! We are an over 25’s club that offers three floors of fun, fizz and feel good factor

Cost: £6 entry

Tel: 01392 499 888


Don’t miss the grand opening of Charlie’s Live Lounge, an exciting new live music venue strictly for the over 25’s with three floors of fun, fizz and feel good factor.  Charlie’s will be bringing local live bands, funky tunes and 80’s dance plus reggae and pure swing.

A sophisticated destination; Charlie’s has a smart casual dress code with no T-shirts or trainers, however shirts available for hire at just £5.

A waiter service means no long queues at the bar and food is available all night for eat in or takeaway.

Special opening weekend offer of half-price membership entitles you to many ‘members’ only’ benefits including exclusive access to the VIP suite and half price entry to the Live Lounge.

We are looking for funky fresh bands with a twist of classic rock, jazz, swing and rock and roll. We also have theme nights that are 80’s, disco, salsa, reggae, and decades Please get in touch as we are looking for bands in November and December

Contact Details
Name Charlies Live Lounge
Address 1 Cowick street, Exeter, Devon EX4 1AF    nearest mainline station Exeter
Tel 07791 060062
Contact Name Rebecca
Enquiries Send a private enquiry
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