Fri Feb 10 2023 at 09:30 pm to Sat Feb 11 2023 at 11:00 pm
Boisdale of Canary Wharf | London, EN
About this Event
ABOUT THE ACT:
Roachford has become one of the most compelling and consistent rock and soul artists the UK has produced, since Cuddly Toy (a mainstay of radio airplay for over three decades) reached number four in the charts back in 1988. He has released 10 studio albums and several greatest hits collections, been sought-after as a songwriter by the likes of Michael Jackson, Joss Stone and Chaka Khan, and consistently toured on his own and with contemporaries including Terence Trent D’Arby and The Christians. In 2019, Roachford received an MBE for Services to Music. When the Princess Royal asked him what he does, Roachford replied “I try to evoke emotions from people through music.”
And so, in 2020, Andrew Roachford found himself writing and recording new music for his album “Twice in a Lifetime”. The single “High on Love '' reached an impressive 5 weeks of Radio 2 A-list airplay, the track echoes Womack and Womack in both its celebration of the purity of love and the acknowledgement that love can often come from a dark place.
To coincide with the album release, Roachford embarked on a run of UK & European dates throughout 2021 and 2022. With shows at London’s Hammersmith Apollo, Rye International Jazz Festival as well as performing at Hamburg’s Reeperbahn Festival and CarFest North.
Throbbing with musicality and soul, ‘Twice in a Lifetime’ is the sound of someone at the top of their game, of one who knows his craft inside and out. Produced by Jimmy Hogarth, who has previously worked with Paolo Nutini, Duffy and Amy Winehouse, and featuring several members of Winehouse’s band as well as a duet with Beverley Knight, the album is full of grit and the most tremendous sonic energy.
For the past nine years, as well as touring consistently as Roachford, Andrew has been a lead vocalist and keys player in the band Mike + the Mechanics, recording and touring across the world with Mike Rutherford’s post-Genesis supergroup. In Spring 2023, the band begin their next sell out UK tour with 34 dates around the UK including headlining the Royal Albert Hall.
Roachford is someone who channels the energy of James Brown before going on stage each night, and who, on record, summons up the spirit of everyone from Al Green to Joe Cocker. When he sings, you listen.
Bar and Terrace available for pre/post-show drinks!
DJ – Tue & Wed until 12am • Thu until 1am • Fri & Sat until 2am
*Please note tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable.
Your dining time is 7.00pm - if you wish to change this to an earlier or later dining time, please contact our reception team after you have purchased your tickets on 0207 715 5818 or email [email protected] attaching your ticket.
BOISDALE of Canary wharf
Jools Holland is Boisdale’s Patron of Music presenting the very best in jazz, blues, reggae and soul and occasionally rock’n’roll. Described as “London’s No 1 jazz venue” by Tatler Magazine, Boisdale of Canary Wharf is a two-floor venue overlooking the fountains of Cabot Square, which comprises an award-winning restaurant, four private dining rooms, The Oyster Bar & Grill, The Cigar Terrace, the world’s most extensive whisky bar (over 1000 malt whiskies!), and a stunning walk-in cigar humidor & shop.
"London's number one jazz venue" Tatler
"Best Whisky Bar in the World" Whisky Magazine
"A carnivore's dream" Evening Standard
"Aged steaks are deemed incredible" Square Meal
"The world's most individualistic style bar & restaurant" Hot Tickets
Where is it happening?Boisdale of Canary Wharf, 15 Cabot Square, London, United Kingdom
GBP 49.00 to GBP 199.00