The Real Thing: British Soul Giants Thursday 11 November 2021 21:30 Boisdale of Canary Wharf Restaurant

The 70s Soul Sensations land in E14
 
In the 70s the face of British soul was a quartet of gifted singers from Liverpool who helped the nation (and the world for that matter) find love on the dance floor. The Real Thing are still grooving four decades later and will host two consecutive nights of silky sounds on the Yamaha Music London stage at Boisdale of Canary Wharf on 10 and 11 of November.
 
“The Real Thing are British soul aristocracy,” said Kavitha Rao, Boisdale’s Director of Music. “Songs like ‘You To Me Are Everything’ helped define the landscape of the 70s and we can’t wait to give them a proper Boisdale of Canary Wharf welcome.”  
 
The Real Thing was formed in 1970 by scousers, Chris Amoo, Dave Smith, Kenny Davis and Ray Lake. They racked-up a string of hits, including the international smash “You To Me Are Everything”, “Can’t Get By Without You” and “You'll Never Know What You’re Missing”, all of which appeared on the first album, Real Thing, making them the most successful soul acts in the country at the time.
 
Further singles included “Love’s Such A Wonderful Thing”, “Whenever You Want My Love”, “Let’s Go Disco”,  “Rainin’ Through My Sunshine”, “Let's Go Disco”, “Can You Feel The Force”, “Boogie Down (Get Funky Now)” and “She's A Groovy Freak”. The Real Thing’s reputation stretched in the 80s with further remixes and hits in the disco charts, while the group continued to influence more contemporary outfits such as Daft Punk and N-Trance who sampled their songs in the early and mid-noughties. In all, The Real Thing, released eight albums and 34 singles.
Bar and heated Terrace available for pre/post-show drinks! DJ's from 7 pm • Wed until 12 am • Thu until 1 am • Fri & Sat until 2 am 

ABOUT THE VENUE

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 £9.25 and 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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info   Window - Live Music & Dinner £99.50
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info   VIP - Live Music & Dinner £189.50
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Boisdale of Canary Wharf Restaurant - Cabot Place, Canary Wharf, London, E14 4QT


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