JOOLS HOLLAND AT BOISDALE OF CANARY WHARF, 21 JUNE 2011
Legendary bandleader, singer, composer and television presenter Jools Holland will be performing an intimate gig at Boisdale of Canary Wharf on Tuesday 21 June. Holland, who is currently in a break from filming his BBC2 programme ‘Later with Jools Holland’, will performing with his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra joined by special guests Ruby Turner and Sandie Shaw.
Ruby Turner is a major star in her own right who posseses one of the finest soul, gospel and R&B voices in the world. To date, Ruby has released 14 albums plus the BBC’s ‘Live From Glastonbury’, as well as appearing on releases by the likes of Brian Ferry, UB40, Steve Winwood and Mick Jagger.
Sandie Shaw, an English singer described as “the barefoot pop princess of the 1960s”, was one of the most successful British female singers of her era. With no 1 hits such as “(There’s) Always Something There to Remind Me”, “Long Live Love” and “Puppet on a String”, in 1967 she was the first UK act to win the Eurovision Song Contest.
One of Holland’s most intimate performances to date, there will be a maximum of 180 guests in the room, whom, in addition to the music, will also be able to enjoy a sumptuous dinner cooked by Michelin trained chef Andy Rose and choose their drinks from the bar that offers the world’s largest collection of malt, single grain, premium blended Irish and American whiskies, including rare vintages and bottlings.
Boisdale of Canary Wharf hosts live jazz, soul and blues performances every evening which can be enjoyed in the Restaurant and Whisky Bar on the second floor. The venue is also home to a 1,000 ft2 Cigar Terrace, Cuban Cigar Library and Shop as well as art-deco inspired Caviar & Oyster bar on the first floor.
Tickets to the Jools Holland concert are priced at £80 — £160 and are available from http://www.boisdale.co.uk/tickets/ or 020 7715 5818. Doors open at 6pm.