By Lucy Cooper

27th February 2020

Dollhouse Leeds: Is It Worth The Hype?

Dollhouse Leeds is the result of a business venture by DJ Tom Zanetti and business partner Kane Towning, brining a touch of glamour to Leeds’ City Centre.

Zanetti first hit the charts with his hit ‘You Want Me’ which often plays on BBC radio, and has accumulated 30 million streams on Spotify. His next release ‘More and More’ caught even more media coverage thanks to his steamy music video with model Demi Rose.

 

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Of course being one of the UK’s most-known DJs, Zanetti wasn’t a stranger to the club scene. The ‘You Want Me’ star’s journey on the club scene, like other big success stories Joey Essex and Mark Wright, started with club promoting.

As well as DJing in clubs across the world, Zanetti also played Love Island in 2018, where he actually met his ex, Hayley Hughes. The 30-year-old has also played on home turf at Leeds Festival multiple times, as well as running his own record label, SIC records.

Dollhouse Leeds: Where It began

Recently, Zanetti’s career has gone beyond partying in and promoting other people’s clubs, as he’s now started up his own night club. Teaming up with his friend and business partners Kane Towning (AKA KO Kane), the pair have transformed a venue in their stomping ground of Leeds.

The DJ and entrepreneur Kane, both Leeds born and bred, have been friends and business partners for years, filling dancefloors across Europe.

 

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Pull my finger

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Speaking about their ultimate dream to have a club of their own one day:

“We would never have opened anywhere but Leeds. You can’t beat Leeds City Centre for a vibe. A lot of DJs that we have booked from London to play in Leeds say it is the best place to play. There is no pretentiousness, everybody is up for a good time.”

Then they came across an old grade ii listed building, formerly known as Red Door bar, just off Leeds’ ‘strip’ Call Lane, and they knew it was the one.

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“We stood outside and saw the traditional windows and the balcony and it looked like a doll’s house and the design went from there. It is a fantasy land where you go and play and it takes you away from real life and that is what we want – for people to feel happier than when they came in.”

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A quarter of a million pound investment and a decor refurb later, their dream venue, Dollhouse Leeds, was ready. Think pink, floral, birdcages and insta-worth, basically. It’s an Insta lovers dream, given the market of today:

“We have an eye on the market and we understand that clubbers are a dying breed. People don’t want to be in a dingy bar at 6am, people want to be dressed up, they want to be seen in a nice place.”

Dollhouse Leeds: Take A Look Inside

There are two sections to Dollhouse Leeds- upstairs for their signature cocktails and downstairs where the real party happens. The vibe in there is helped along by their state of the art sound system.

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VIP tables for up to ten people go for a minimum spend of £600 and if you’re really treating yourself, ‘Owner’s table’ can be hired for £900 a night. We’d expect something special for that- a hangover-free day the next day ideally.

Dollhouse Leeds: Getting His ‘O’Doll’ Girlfriend On Board

Tom has promoted the Dollhouse Leeds with the help of Insta famous sisters Ellie and Dasiey O’Donnell, who happen to go by the name of ‘The Dolls’- how fitting.

 

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Your first look inside our Dollhouse 🎠 @dollhousevip

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What’s even handier, is that 19-year-old Daisey is actually Tom’s girlfriend, as of recently. If anyone can promote the Dollhouse, it’s those two- with over 1.6m followers between them, they’re likely to pull in a bit if a crowd.

From their Instagram, it seems Tom often takes Daisey to his stomping ground for date night- at least she fits in being one half of ‘The Dolls’.

 

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All I want & all I’ll ever need ❤️

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