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Janet Kay & Carroll Thompson at Boisdale Canary Wharf logo

Janet Kay & Carroll Thompson at Boisdale Canary Wharf

Feb 03
Tickets: £49:00 - £159:00 Buy Tickets
GGP Event ID: 395

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Boisdale of Canary Wharf Restaurant The Queen’s of Lovers Rock are back after two sell-out shows in August 2019. Janet Kay is best known for the Dennis Bovell produced track “Silly games” which went to Number 1 in the National UK charts in 1979. This was the first time a British born black female hit the top of the charts – a feat now immortalised in the Guinness Book of Records. Janet Kay had already had many underground hits on the Reggae charts prior to this with tracks such as “Loving you”, “That’s what friends are for”, “I do love you” and more. Janet Kay has worked with Fatboy Slim, Jackie Mittoo, Aswad, Omar, Sly & Robbie and more. She has sold more than one million records in Japan alone and tours the country regularly. Carroll Thompson first found fame with the Reggae Smash “I’m so sorry” and had a slew of hits such as “Hopelessly in Love”, “Make it with you”, “Love won’t let us wait” and “I’m still waiting”. Carroll has worked with Sugar Minott, Trevor Walters, Courtney Pine, Aswad & Mad Professor.

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Start Time: 21:30 End Time: 23:00
Last Entry: N/A Promoter: Boisdale
Dress Code: Smart - Casual Age Restriction: Over 18

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Boisdale Canary Wharf
Cabot Square
Canary Wharf
E14 4QT
England

Tel: 020 7715 5818
Website: https://www.boisdale.co.uk/restaurants/

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Boisdale Canary Wharf logo

Boisdale Canary Wharf

Venue Type: Live Music
GGP Venue ID: 394
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Ded­i­cat­ed to the fin­er things in life: Deli­cious food, fine wine & rare whisky, all set to the sound­track of the best in live Blues, Soul and Jazz music - Find us in four unique London locations.

Boisdale Restaurants (restaurant, whisky bar, Havanas terrace and live music venues), the brainchild of Ranald Macdonald first sprang to life in November 1988 as a bijou bar and restaurant in London's fashionable Belgravia. Over the years it has grown in size and reputation to become the embassy of Highland hospitality south of the border, spread across 3 stunning London locations.

Specialises in fine dining, Scottish cuisine, lize jazz, exquisite whiskies and cigars.

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Boisdale Canary Wharf
Cabot Square
Canary Wharf
E14 4QT
England

Tel: 020 7715 5818
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Website: https://www.boisdale.co.uk/restaurants/

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Carroll Thompson (Queen of Lovers Rock)

Carroll Thompson (Queen of Lovers Rock) image
Affectionately dubbed ‘Queen of Lovers Rock’ Carroll Thompson is an award-winning singer & songwriter, composer, record-producer, vocal
arranger, theatre maker, actor & musical director.

Her iconic solo album ‘HOPELESSLY IN LOVE’ sold over a million albums worldwide establishing her as one of the UK’s finest female singer/songwriters & includes classic singles ‘I'M SO SORRY’, ‘SIMPLY IN LOVE’ &’YESTERDAY’ Arranged & provided vocals for luminaries including; Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Sade, Petshop Boys, Natalie Cole, B.B. King, Chaka Khan, M People, Eric Clapton, Art Blakey, Jools Holland, Courtney Pine, Lee Scratch Perry, Kylie Minogue, Billy Ocean, Boy George, Maxi Priest, Aswad, Yolanda Brown, Omar & Annie Lennox.

Composed original music Film & Documentaries BBC1, BBC2, Channel 4, Formation Films, Oxford Films/TV, Initial TV, Comedy Central, Contributed to the soundtrack for Neil Jordan’s Oscar & BAFTA award winning film, ‘The Crying Game'.

2015 Developed her first theatre piece the ‘Lovers Rock Monologues’
collaborating with award winning singer/actor Janet Kay & Victor Romero Evans.

The work toured to sold-out audiences at venues and theatres including Birmingham Rep, Tricycle Theatre, Royal court, Millfield Theatre.
Always keen to ‘put something back’, when time permits Carroll works as A&R consultant, writing and producing for new talent and occasionally facilitating singing/song writing master classes; ‘surviving the music industry’ workshops for aspiring musicians.

Her musical achievements are currently being collated by the Jamaican government as part of the UNESCO cultural global heritage initiative for the protection & recognition of Reggae music.
The Home Office has just appointed Carroll Thompson the role of Windrush Community Ambassador

AWARDS
• UK's 100 BEST BLACK BRITONS published by the EVENING STANDARD • BBC Radio London Award ‘Queen of Lovers’
• 2007 UK Barclays ‘Woman of Merit’
• 2008 Outstanding contribution to Black music
• 2009 UK Artist to Artist award 'Outstanding Contribution to Lovers Rock'.
• 2010 The Lovers Rock Movement Award ' Best songwriter award'.
• 2013 Hidden Creative industries Award ' Best selling Lovers Rock

Upcoming Events

12th December 2021
Live night With Janet Kay & Carroll Thompson
@The Fox & Firkin
316 Lewisham High Street SE13 6JZ London hire me

My Demo Video

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Based In: London, England
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Country Club Trent Park

Venue Type: Club
GGP Venue ID: 391
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The Country Club is a lounge bar, restaurant and event space serving the best food & drinks with a large terrace area offering superb views of London.

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Country Club Trent Park
Bramley Road
Cockfoster
N14 4UW
England

Tel: 0208 363 8800
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Website: https://www.countryclubtrentpark.co.uk

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Janet Kay (Queen of Lovers Rock)

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Janet Kay, was born Janet Kay Bogle (the first of 6 children) in London to Jamaican parents. Janet is a descendant of the Jamaican National Hero the Rt Excellent Deacon Paul Bogle.
As a sixties child, Janet was exposed to the singing greats, especially those from the Tamla Motown stable and as a result of the exposure and inspiration, Janet's love for singing was born.

In 1977, whilst in Secretarial College, Janet was invited by her school friend Sonia Ferguson (who recorded a cover version of Smokey Robinson's 'Oh Baby Baby' in the late 70's) to a band rehearsal. Destiny saw to it that band member Tony Gad heard Janet singing in the rehearsal room. He was so impressed with the sweetness of Janet's voice that he introduced her to the reggae legend, the Late Great Alton Ellis.
That meeting resulted in Janet recording a cover version of Minnie Ripperton's 'Loving You' (produced by Alton Ellis), which became a reggae smash hit spending many weeks at No. 1 in the reggae charts.

The following year, 1978, saw Janet record 2 more cover versions, 'I Do Love You' and 'That's What Friends Are For', again, both spending weeks at No. 1 in the reggae charts.
In 1979, Janet made history by becoming the 'First British born Black Female Reggae Artist to have a No. 1 in the British Pop Charts' - Music Guinness Book of Records. The song 'Silly Games', (produced by Dennis Bovell) was a hit not only in the UK but also in Europe.
Janet's songwriting prowess became evident on the release of her first album 'Capricorn Woman'. The album was, and still is a best seller. All the songs except 2 were penned by Janet Kay.

By now, Janet had become known as the 'Queen of Lover's Rock'. In that same year Janet was presented with the awards for Best 7" Vinyl Single, Best 12" Vinyl Single and Best Female Vocalist 1979 by Black Echoes Music Newspaper.

Janet has since appeared in several films and has also made numerous TV appearances, theatre plays, (touring the UK and Europe) and radio plays.
In 1981, Janet also starred in the 'Black Theatre Co-operative's' TV sitcom 'No Problem' (LWT/Channel 4), the first black TV show which was created and conceived by a black theatre company. The show became a cult classic.
The late 80's saw Janet's collaboration with the singer/producer Lloyd Charmers with the cover album 'Sweet Surrender'.

In 1991, the album 'Sweet Surrender' was renamed 'Lovin' You, Best of Janet Kay', (which included a newly recorded version of 'Lovin' You'), and was released in Japan. The track 'Lovin' You' propelled Janet to stardom in Japan. Janet subsequently signed to Sony Music (Japan) from 1993 - 2003.
Over the years Janet has collaborated with top producers, Drummie Zeb and Tony Gad (Aswad), Junior Giscombe ('Mama Used To Say'), Jeremy Meehan, Shinichi Osawa (Japan), Kodama & Gota (Japan), Omar and Sly and Robbie. Janet's has had 3 Platinum and Gold selling albums in Japan, 'Love You Always' selling over 400 thousand copies in its first year alone.

Janet works from time to time as a vocal coach for WAC a Performing Arts & Media College provides training in the arts for children and young people up to the age of twenty-five.

Janet has also just recorded 2 concept albums for Universal Music (Japan) and Ariola (Japan) to be released 2012.

Janet performs live at venues throughout the UK and World including annual performances at the World famous Jazz Cafe, Under The Bridge, 02 Indigo and Billboard Live in Japan, to name but a few.
In, 2019, Janet is celebrated the 40th Anniversary of the release of 'Silly Games' her iconic hit track. Janet continues to perform at Live Shows and Festivals throughout the World.
For further information regarding events please refer to the 'WHATS-ON' page.
Janet's sweet, heart warming vocals has and continues to win her many friends and fans around the world. Her songs, 'Silly Games' and 'Lovin' You', reaching anthemic heights, on this side and the other side of the globe.

ACCOLADES
Silver Disc – Silly Games (1979)
Black Echoes, British Reggae Awards, Best Singer, Best 7” Vinyl Single, Best 12” Vinyl Single (1979)
Memorial Disc in Commemoration of 1 Platinum and 2 Gold albums in Japan, presented by Sony Music Japan (1994)
Contribution to British Black Music Industry (2001)
Men & Women of Merit, in association with Barclays, Award for Outstanding Contribution to Black Music (2002)
Hidden Creative Economy Awards (2010)
PowerSis Women of Substance, UK & International Female Reggae Vocalist (2012)
PowerSis Women of Substance, Best Lovers Rock Single ‘Silly Games’ (2012)
Voted one of the UKs ‘100 Great Black Britons’ by the Evening Standard
In recognition of 4 decades of hard work and service to the British Black Music sector, in particular for popularising Lovers Rock globally and putting Brent on the musical map. Presented by BritishBlackMusic.com/Black Music Congress (2017)
Reggae Fraternity UK Celebrating 40 Years in the Music Industry (2017)
Bright Star Lifetime Achievement Award (2020) hire me

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