Osibisa: British Afrobeat band Thursday 30 September 2021 21:15 Boisdale of Canary Wharf Restaurant

Their music is a fusion of African, Caribbean, jazz, funk, rock, Latin, and R&B and highlife.

Osibisa, one of the greatest names in Afro-rock in the past 50 years, will bring their fusion of African, Latin and Caribbean music, R&B and jazz, to the Yamaha Music London stage at Boisdale of Canary Wharf.
Formed in London in 1969, but with its music heavily rooted in West Africa and the Caribbean and first known as The Beautiful Seven, Osibisa was made up of Ghanaian saxophonist Teddy Osei; drummer Sol Amarfio and Teddy’s brother, trumpeter Mac Tontoh. They were later joined by Caribbean bassist Spartacus R, keyboard player Robert Bailey, and guitarist Wendell Richardson. They were in turn joined by three Nigerians: guitarists Mike Odumosu and Fred Coker and saxophonist and percussionist Lasisi Amao. 
The rest as they say is history. Between 1971 and 2021, Osibisa would rack up 21 studio albums, six live albums and a whopping 24 compilation albums.
“Osibisa are the kings of their genre,” said Boisdale founder Ranald Macdonald. “They were playing world music to packed-out audiences long before the label became cool. They are genuine pioneers and gifted musicians.”

London during the 70s witnessed the band Osibisa - led by the Godfather of Ghanaian Afrobeat Teddy Osei - launch their unique brand of African fusion music on the world stage to an adoring public. Now in their 50th together, Osibisa will release their first new album in 15 years, coupled with a new show celebrating the band's achievements and their 'happy music' ideology.

Inspired by West African and Caribbean roots, Osibisa became one of the first African Caribbean groups that appealed to a mainstream audience with their fusion of jazz, funk, calypso, Latin, pop and rock references. The definition of 'Osibisa' is the criss-cross rhythms that explode with happiness and their hits include ‘Sunshine Day’, ‘Gong Gong Song’, ‘Dance the Body Music’ and ‘The Coffee Song’.

 ‘Osibisa criss-cross rhythms that explode with happiness’ – Nile Rodgers

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

Bar and heated Terrace available for pre/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

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Description Price Quantity
info   Special Offer - Window Live Music & Dinner £39.50
info   Special Offer: Window - Live Music £19.00

Dinner and Show

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info   Window - Live Music & Dinner £89.00
info   Standard - Live Music & Dinner £99.00
info   Premium - Live Music & Dinner £119.00
info   VIP - Live Music & Dinner £149.00

Show Only

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info   Window - Live Music £39.00
info   Standard - Live Music £49.00
info   Premium - Live Music £69.00
info   VIP - Live Music £99.00

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