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Celebrity bartender Gaz Regan mixes it up his way

Quirky English bartender and book author does things the way he wants, right down to stirring cocktails using a finger to get smiles.

Published on Apr 21, 2014 1:54 PM
Gaz Regan may have his quirks but he is highly respected for his bartending skills all over the world. -- ST PHOTO: CHEW SENG KIM

English bartender and book author Gaz Regan is a quirky chap with a big personality, to say the least.

The 63-year-old wears thick, black eyeliner under his right eye and likes to be referred to these days as Gaz Regan, The Bartender Formerly Known As Gary Regan.

It is a concept that he borrowed from American singer The Artist Formerly Known As Prince, he says.

Asked about his signature eyeliner look which he has been sporting for the past two years, and Regan replies, looking at this reporter intently: "Look at me. Look at me. Look at me. I stole that line from the late British actor Laurence Olivier, who said that to someone who asked him why he was an actor."

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