Where are you from?
Where do you/have you worked?
Portobello Star, it’s kinda easy, too easy not to like if that makes sense? I love it there. Elsewhere in the UK, the Liars Club is a pretty good bar…
Tiki bars: Keko Moku, I ran that for a long time and it will always have a piece of my heart. Further afield El Batey in Puerto Rico. It’s a f*cking cool bar covered in graffiti, really dark and dirty and dingy, a bar that you go to to drink and get drunk.
How do you like your Martini?
I don’t drink Martinis.
The drink I drink all the time is Rum and Ginger beer or give me a Mai Tai, Zombie anything Tiki…. I drink quite a lot behind the bar though and I can’t be drinking Zombies all night. My favourite Rum is VXO to go with my Ginger Beer.
Bad ass barman/Rock n Roll moment?
I’ve got many that I’m not gonna tell you! (shout from across the room “ You had sex in my shower”)… I did have sex in your shower.
BC: With a barman?
L: No it was above his bar….but I got told off for that.
Ever done it on a bar?
Do you know what….I actually haven’t.
What's next for you?
Another bar, another Liars club maybe but not in Manchester, further afield, maybe Leeds.
BC: Come to London!
L: London’s been pulling…
BC: London would love you!
L: I love London. I want to open a bar called “Tiki is dead” after the recent press about how it is… but it’s not!
BC: It won’t ever be…
Best/worst chat up lines you've heard at a bar?
Music’s to loud to hear them in here. It’s normally someone just getting dragged to the toilets, which I think is the best and worst chat up line.
What did you want to be as a kid?
Not a bartender! it was a f*cking long time ago, maybe an astronaut.
Tell us a secret or something we don't know?
Jake Burgers gay.
If you were to make a barchick cocktail, what would you put in it?
I’d make you anything you wanted darlin’.