Marcia Griffiths: The Empress of Reggae Saturday 06 August 2022 21:30 Boisdale of Canary Wharf Restaurant

‘Young Gifted and Black’, ‘Feel Like Jumping’ and ‘Electric Boogie’

Doors: 5.30pm | Live Performance: 9.30 -11.30pm

 From touring the world with Bob Marley as a member of the I-Threes, her iconic duets with Bob Andy (‘Young Gifted and Black’) through to her astounding career as a solo artist scoring hits with ‘Feel Like Jumping’ and ‘Electric Boogie’ (the tune that sparked the Electric Slide dance craze), Marcia Griffiths unique musical career spans four amazing decades.

Marcia Llyneth Griffiths, better known as Marcia Griffiths, is a Jamaican Reggae singer. Hailing from the land of Reggae and music i.e. Kingston, Jamaica, Griffiths’ success is due to her captivating voice and smooth love songs along with her wonderful live performances. Over the course of her career, she has produced most of her music in the Reggae genre and has also tried her bit in the Roots Reggae too. Being active from 1964, Griffiths has had associated acts with The Wailers, I Threes, and Bob and Marcia.

Griffiths started singing professionally at the tender age of 15 when she performed on stage with Byron Lee and the Dragonaires. She was brought to the mainstream music industry by Philip James of The Blues Busters, who heard her singing in her neighborhood. Right after her performance, she was offered singing contracts by Clement Dodd and Ronnie Nasralla of which she chose the former and produced a series of duets for the Studio One label. Her popular duets are with Tony Gregory, Bob Andy, Bob Marley, and Jeff Dixon. Her career from then onwards sky-rocketed and she has collected accolades from all around the world. In 2014, she received the Jamaican Order of Distinction for her work in the reggae music industry. Here are my picks of “The Top 10 Marcia Griffiths Songs”

"Feel like jumping", "Dreamland","I shall sing", "Stepping out of Babylon","All my life, "Deep in my heart", "Love is automatic", "Fire burning", "Electric boogie", "Young gifted and black", "Everywhere", "Truly", "Tell me now"

Bar and heated Terrace available on the first floor 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 £12.50 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.

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info   Window -Live Music £29.00
info   Standard - Live Music £39.00
info   Premium - Live Music £49.00
info   VIP - Live Music £119.00

Dinner and Show

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info   Special Offer - Restricted View Live Music & Dinner £59.00
info   Window - Live Music & Dinner £79.00
info   Standard - Live Music & Dinner £89.00
info   Premium - Live Music & Dinner £99.00
info   VIP - Live Music & Dinner £179.00

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