14th - 17th May
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3-COURSE DINNER & SHOW £49.50
In what will undoubtedly be the most intimate UK concerts of her career, we are proud to present the legendary two-time Grammy award winning singer / songwriter, Rita Coolidge, who is making her debut on the Boisdale stage.
After moving to Memphis in the late 60s, Coolidge cut her teeth as part of Delaney and Bonnie’s brilliant band, although it didn’t take long for her to establish herself as one of the most in demand singers in the business. That’s her smoky voice on Eric Clapton’s After Midnight, Stephen Stills’ Love The One You’re With and Bob Dylan’s Knocking On Heaven’s Door.
Coolidge soon became a star all over the world - both as a solo singer and as half of the hugely successful duo she formed alongside her then husband, Kris Kristofferson – with a string of classic songs including Help Me Make It Through The Night, (Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher and Higher and All Time High (the theme to the James Bond film, Octopussy). As a songwriter, she co-wrote the Carpenters’ golden hit, Superstar and co-composed the dreamy piano coda to Clapton’s classic Derek & the Dominos love song, Layla.
For these hugely-anticipated shows, Coolidge will be performing all of her timeless hits alongside a host of songs from her superb new album, Safe In The Arms Of Time, which sees her return to the 70s Americana roots she made her name with. With her perfect blend of rock and roll and blues, Rita Coolidge’s sweet, soulful voice is sounding better than ever.
“I’ve written so many songs assuming a role like an actor, but this time I got to write from experience. This is the best record I’ve ever done. I’m extremely proud of it.” — Rita Coolidge
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, The Cigar Terrace, the world’s most extensive whisky bar (over 1000 malt whiskies!), and a stunning walk in cigar humidor & shop.
The food offering ranges from an excellent value bar menu with a wonderful selection of burgers starting at £7.95 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 real ales and draft lagers as well as an outstanding wine list with over 200 bins.