The Brand New Heavies Saturday 29 May 2021 21:30 Boisdale of Canary Wharf Restaurant

Acid Jazz Royalty comes to Boisdale of Canary Wharf

Hot on the tail of the release on vinyl of their iconic live-in-Tokyo album, Shibuya 357, acid jazz ensemble The Brand New Heavies, who’ve been knocking out pulsating hits since the early 90s, will take to the Yamaha Music London stage at Boisdale of Canary Wharf for three wild nights of funk on 21, 28 & 29 May. 

The line-up will include founders Simon Bartholomew and Andrew Levy as well as the velvety vocals of Angela Ricci.

Simon and Andrew formed The Brand New Heavies in Ealing in 1985, the name being a nod to soul legend James Brown, the self-styled “Minister of New Super Heavy Funk”. Dovetailing with the emerging Acid Jazz scene, the band, at the time fronted by vocalist N’Dea Davenport, developed a massive cult following before unleashing their explosive 1990 debut album The Brand New Heavies, which spawned the hits “Dream Come True”, “Never Stop” and the MTV favourite “Stay This Way” on both sides of the Atlantic. 

To date the ensemble have made 20 albums including Brother Sister and Shelter, both of which went Platinum, and 2019’s TBNH, and a whopping 32 singles, the most recent being “Getaway”, also in 2019.

The Brand New Heavies’ live shows are the stuff of legend,” said Boisdale founder Ranald Macdonald, “Angela’s voice delivers weapons-grade energy and when she takes to the stage at Boisdale of Canary Wharf in May, it’ll be massive!” 

AFTER SHOW DJ – Tue & Wed until 12am • Thu until 1am • Fri & Sat until 2am

Bar and heated Terrace available for pre or post-show drinks! 


Jools Holland is Boisdale’s Patron of Music presenting the very best in jazz, blues 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, Terrace, the world’s most extensive whiskey bar (over 1000 malt whiskeys!)

The food offering ranges from an excellent value bar menu with a wonderful selection of burgers starting at £10.75and an A La carte menu celebrating great British ingredients with flair and imagination. The dry-aged Aberdeenshire steaks are simply amazing! You can also enjoy fabulous cocktails, a good selection of real ales, and draft lagers as well as an outstanding wine list with over 200 bins.

"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

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Dinner and Show

Description Price Quantity
info   Window - Live Music & Dinner £89.50 Sold Out
info   Standard - Live Music & Dinner £99.50 Sold Out

Show Only

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info   Standard - Live Music £49.50 Sold Out

Boisdale of Canary Wharf Restaurant - Cabot Place, Canary Wharf, London, E14 4QT