Supported by Rocco Buonvino Productions
THURSDAY 10 OCTOBER
On Thursday 10 October 2018 pianist, television presenter, composer and Boisdale Patron of Music Jools Holland will take to Boisdale of Canary Wharf’s stage alongside lawyer, author, entrepreneur, TV personality and recently appointed Global Ambassador for the beautiful Puglia region of Italy, Nancy Dell’Olio, to host the fourth annual Boisdale Music Awards, a celebration of some of the greatest entertainers in the world of jazz, blues, soul, reggae, country and pop. Each Boisdale Music Award winner will give a short performance after receiving their accolade and luxury limited edition Boisdale sunglasses created by the UK’s number one eyewear designer Tom Davies.
The dinner will be a fabulous celebration of the wonderful food, wine and culture of Puglia. Puglia is the undiscovered gem of perfection on the heel of Italy. Sustainability and authenticity are at the core of all the produce of Puglia where time seems to have stood still for centuries. All the ingredients and the wines on the evening have been carefully selected by Boisdale Executive Head Chef Andy Rose and Nancy Dell’Olio.
In previous years’ winners included Donovan, Mike D’Abo, Brian McFadden, Natasha Hamilton, Fleur East, Luciano, Lisa Stansfield, Rebecca Ferguson, Paul Jones, Imelda May, Alexander Armstrong, Chas and Dave, Paul Jones, Ginger Baker, Mike Batt, Eddie Reader, Clare Teal to name but a few.
- Best Newcomer
- Best Jazz Act
- Latino Award
- Best Reggae Artist
- Best Male Soul Singer
- Best Female Soul Singer
- Best Solo Act
- Legendary Songwriter
- Special Award
- Best Solo Artist
- Best Instrumentalist
- Outstanding Contribution to British Music
- Lifetime Achievement Award
- Best Band
Nominees attending this year include Heather Small, Courtney Pine, Joe Jackson, The Real Thing, Toploader, Tallia Storm, The British Collective, Mutya Buena of Sugababes, Richard Hadfield of Collabro, Dawn Penn, Incognito, Omar, Jocelyn Brown, The British Collective, Rob Davies, Ladyva and many more.
In attendance will be a host of luminaries who are destined to add their own individual sparkle to the evening.
The 2019 Boisdale Music Awards will be a warm, intimate, unique and unpredictable night of live music and great entertainment from some of the finest musicians in the UK accompanied by wonderful Puglian food and drink served in the most beautiful music room in the world.
For more information and to purchase tickets please visit WWW.BOISDALE.CO.UK
or contact venue directly T: 020 7715 5818 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Boisdale of Canary Wharf, Cabot Place, London E14 4QT
Tickets including a glass of Boisdale 1er Cru NV Champagne on arrival and a sumptuous 3‑course dinner per person start at £149.
Live music and no diner tickets start at £125.
Burrata di Andria soft cheese from the town of Andria, roast peppers, cold pressed Puglian olive oil
Orecchiette con cime di rapa fresh‘ little ears’ pasta, turnip tops, chili & Parmesan
Tagliata di manzo con purée di fave e cicoria rosemary & lemon marinated fillet of beef, traditional fava been purée, sautéed greens
Miele zenzero e mandorle salate semifreddo honey, ginger and salted almond iced parfait
Notes to editors:
Puglia in the heel of Italy’s famous “boot”, offers a slow pace, stunning beaches, great food, authentic villages and wonderful year-round sunny weather. Part of the charm of Southern Italy’s rising star is its slow approach to everyday life. Centuries old farmland are hemmed by a superb sun-bleached sandy coast and attract travellers looking for a little more authenticity and the peaceful nature of this region.
Puglia has plenty of architectural interest, as each ruling dynasty left its own distinctive mark on the landscape – the Romans their agricultural schemes and feudal lords their fortified medieval towns. Perhaps most distinctive are the kasbah-like quarters of many towns and cities, a vestige of the Saracen conquest of the ninth century – the one at Bari is the biggest and most atmospheric. The Normans endowed Puglia with splendidly ornate cathedrals while the Baroque exuberance of towns like Lecce and Martina Franca are testament to the Spanish legacy.
Puglia is also known as the breadbasket of Italy. It is the source of 80 percent of Europe’s pasta and much of Italy’s fish; it produces more wine than Germany and more olive oil than all the other regions of Italy combined. It is famous for olives, almonds, dark juicy tomatoes (often sun-dried), cime di rapa (turnip tops), fava beans, figs (fresh and dried), cotognata (a moulded jam made from quince) and for its melons, grapes and green cauliflower.
For more information visit https://www.viaggiareinpuglia.it/hp/en
About Tom Davies
Unable to find customised spectacles that suited the wearer’s needs and facial features, British eyewear designer Tom Davies launched his eponymous eyewear brand in London in 2002 built on the made to measure principles of couture. Tom has since been on a mission to create perfectly designed and fitted individual eyewear using the highest quality materials and artisanal techniques available.
With now five boutiques, a factory in London and over 1000 optical retailers worldwide, Tom has built an impressive customer base of stylish celebrities, sports personalities and discerning individuals, such as singer Ed Sheeran and chef Heston Blumenthal.
Tom Davies is known for the skill of its designs and refined handmade artistry. All of the frames are produced by hand, so every step of the process is meticulously controlled. This ensures flawless quality and the highest level of craftsmanship.
About Rocco Buonovino Productions
Rocco Buonvino has staged some of the biggest global entertainment events,
from sold-out concerts to musical theatre productions and bespoke events
with music superstar artists such as Dame Shirley Bassey, Cliff Richard, Rod
Stewart, Chemical Brothers to name just a few and not forgetting Robin
Gibb and his first classical work ‘The Titanic Requiem’ with The Royal
In June 2013 Rocco brought Hollywood icon Al Pacino to the UK with
his acclaimed event, An Evening with Pacino for the very first time, for one
unmissable night at the London Palladium. The event was a great success
and Rocco went on to bring a series of other Hollywood legends to London
including Sylvester Stallone, John Travolta, and Arnold Schwarzenegger with
more names on the horizon for 2019.