The Flair Project is a one year journey taking me to the Roadhouse World Flair competition, and I need your help!
Many years ago I entered the Roadhouse World Flair competition down in London’s Covent Garden. I did ok, probably entered 3 times and always came mid table. I never set the world on fire but I put in fairly solid, if slightly nervous performances.
Move on to 2015, the world of flair bartending has got far, far more competitive. The bartenders today are using 5, 6, 7 & 8 items at a time, multiple nested tins and spend their working lives practicing.
So, it’s time to go back to Roadhouse World Flair!
I’m planning to enter the Roadhouse World Flair competition in 2016, with an ambition to reach the the UK final (and of course ultimately the World Final!).
But I need your help. With a few years since I’ve been actively flaring behind the bar every day, my flair is a bit rusty and outdated. Three items is generally my limit at the moment but we can fix that.
The World’s First Crowd Sourced Flair Routine
When I first learned to flair, the internet was in its infancy (yes, its been that long.) There was no YouTube. There was no Facebook. There was no Twitter. All I could find online to learn from was short trailers from flair VHS tapes that you could buy from Barproducts.com. Because the internet was so slow back in 2000, these were poor quality and postage stamp sized. Not the best!
Today, a big part of the reason the standards of flair have improved so much is that you can find flair video online anywhere. People can self publish their moves on YouTube, shot from a smartphone and the world can find it instantly. But I don’t want to take people’s moves.
I want you to GIVE me moves!
The Flair Project is a way for everyone to contribute to my Roadhouse Flair routine. To OUR flair routine.
How can I get involved in The Flair Project?
The first step is to sign up below. That way I can keep you up to date on what’s going on let you know when things are happening. Don’t worry, I won’t share your email with anyone else.
Flair Bartenders, Jugglers, All Other Performers
If you’re a Flair Bartender and you want to get involved, I’d love to hear from you. If you’d like to submit a move, join the mailing list above and I’ll be sending out all the details on how to get your videos to me in a way we can use on the YouTube channel and the podcast.
Smartphone videos are absolutely fine, but please make sure you’re shooting landscape video, that means your phone should be on its side in general while videoing. Please also include a clip where you’re introducing yourself on camera with your name, where you work etc so we can give you a shout out.
Brands, Sponsors, Media etc.
If you’re interested in supporting The Flair Project, please get in touch via the contact form here so that we can work out the details. If you’d like to feature The Flair Project in your news outlet or to arrange an interview, please use the same form and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible. Alternatively you can get in touch with @BartenderHQ on Twitter for a quick response.
You can also keep up with The Flair Project on the BartenderHQ Podcast