Leee John of IMAGINATION : Up Close & Personal Friday 16 July 2021 21:30 Boisdale of Canary Wharf Restaurant

“Body Talk”, “Just An illusion”, “Flashback”, “Music and Lights”, “Changes”

With record sales in excess of over 30 million albums, the incomparable Leee John and his group Imagination produced some of the most celebrated Brit soul, jazz and funk from of the 80s.

Join us in the company of one of the world’s most beloved 80s star in an intimate setting. A unique experience to see this legend in our magnificent dining room. 

We present an exclusive performance with LEEE JOHN OF IMAGINATION performing many of the classic IMAGINATION hits songs and Jazz Numbers.

With a remarkable career spanning over 3 decades and with record sales in excess of over 30 million albums the incomparable LEEE JOHN and his group IMAGINATION released and successfully had so many amazing classic hits singles and platinum, gold and silver albums such as, “Body Talk”, “Just An illusion”, “Flashback”, “Music and Lights”, “Changes” and many more presenting the perfect Brit Soul/Jazz/Funk songs and establishing their position as essential 80’s crossover hit-makers and an influence for future generations in the music industry.

It’s fair to say founding member, lead singer and songwriter LEEE JOHN is one of the hardest working men in music, touring internationally both as LEEE JOHN of IMAGINATION and as LEEE JOHN in his ever popular solo performances showing his continuous diversity across  multi genres from the pop stream as well as his more classic presentation in the jazz world, none better reflecting this than with the release of his last critically acclaimed solo album “Feel My Soul”.  www.feelmysoul.co.uk

More recently, we see the release of Imagination featuring LEEE JOHN’s  penultimate long awaited new album “Retropia”  which delivers a distinctive combination of soul, funk , jazz with a classic contemporary retro sound from that back in the day feel, which creates a very special atmospheric sensitivity with mid-tempo grooves and that unmistakable LEEE JOHN vocal sound with those famous IMAGINATION harmonies creating that familiar blend of melody which makes you remember each individual song, supporting from its release the “Retropia”  album scores an incredible 2 x Number # 1 songs in the UK Soul Charts with ‘Do It Right Now’ and “Make Your Mind Up/Fantasia and  with  “Police & Thieves”  Produced by British Reggae maestro legend Dennis Bovell (the originator of Lover’s Rock and producer of big hits such as Silly Games (Janet Kay) securing a third Number 1 in the UK Reggae Charts taking you on a magical musical adventure into the world of “Retropia”:-  www.retropia.co 

Singer, Songwriter, Live Performer, Producer &  Director LEEE JOHN  forever continues to challenge his own unique creativity and  driving force in its endless boundaries and remains to delight fans around the globe with his timeless classic hits and new music releases:-   www.leeejohn.com    and continues to tour the world and has appeared with many world renowned Artists such as The Jacksons, Earth Wind and Fire,  Kool and the Gang, Nile Rogers of Chic, Incognito and  Kid Creole and the Coconuts. 

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.

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Meet & Greet

Description Price Quantity
info   Meet & Greet £30.00

Dinner and Show

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info   Special Offer - Window Live Music & Dinner £79.50
info   Window - Live Music & Dinner £99.50
info   Standard - Live Music & Dinner £129.50
info   Premium - Live Music & Dinner £149.50
info   VIP - Live Music & Dinner £189.50

Show Only

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info   Special Offer Window - Live Music £29.50
info   Window - Live Music £39.50
info   Standard - Live Music £59.50
info   Premium - Live Music £89.50
info   VIP - Live Music £129.50

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