Boisdale Patron of Music Jools Holland and television personality Ferne McCann will take to the stage at London’s greatest live music restaurant Boisdale of Canary Wharf to present the third annual Boisdale Music Awards - a celebration of some of the greatest entertainers in the world of jazz, blues, soul, reggae, pop and rock. In attendance will be a host of luminaries who are destined to add their own individual sparkle to the evening.

Previous years’ winners have included Lisa Stansfield, Rebecca Ferguson, Imelda May, Alexander Armstrong, Chas and Dave, Paul Jones, Ginger Baker, Mica Paris, Mike Batt Eddie, Reader, Clare Teal to name but a few. Last year all the award winners performed a song and we hope the tradition will continue this year.

The 2018 award categories include Best Jazz Singer, Best Soul Singer, Best Country Singer, Best Instrumentalist, Best Band, Lifetime Achievement Award, Outstanding Contribution to British Music Award and Legendary Composer Award.

In a nod to the venue's strong Scottish heritage, Boisdale is also presenting 'The Great Scot Music Award', celebrating the achievements of Scottish musicians on the UK music scene.
The Boisdale venues are renowned for their peerless and vast selection of whisky as well as great British cuisine with the very best of Scottish ingredients including finest Aberdeenshire dry aged steaks, wild Highland game and Hebridean shellfish.

The evening will commence with a glass of Hennessy VS Cognac & Double Dutch Ginger Ale & Boisdale 1er Cru Champagne followed by a mouth-watering three-course meal inspired by two of the world’s most acclaimed music capitals – New Orleans and Havana.

The 2018 Boisdale Music Awards will be a unique and unpredictable night of live music and great entertainment from some of the finest musicians in the UK. This year’s nominees include Melanie C, Soul Legend Alexander O’Neal (Never Knew Love Like This), multi- million selling Brian McFadden (ex-Westlife), Natasha Hamilton (ex-Atomic Kitten), Horace Andy (Massive Attack) and Joe Jackson (Is She Really Going Out With Him?).

Tickets including Hennessy VS Cognac & Double Dutch Ginger Ale and Boisdale 1er Cru NV Champagne on arrival and a sumptuous 3-course dinner per person start at £85
Green Velvet Lounge - live music no dinner, tickets start at £45
Tickets can be purchased by clicking here.


1 Best Jazz Singer: Charlie Pyne, Iain Mackenzie, Georgina Jackson
2 Best Blues Singer: T.J. Johnson Vimala Rowe, J.P. Newton
3 Best Soul Singer: Fleur East, Jahmene Douglas, Wayne Hernandez
4 Best Male Singer: Brian McFadden, Jeremy Sassoon, Tom Seals
5 Best Female Singer: Natasha Hamilton, Orli Nyles, Jaelee Small, Melanie C
6 Best Reggae Singer: Horace Andy, Luciano, Ciyo Brown
7 Best Country Singer: Twinnie, Elles Bailey, Jake Morell
8 Best Instrumentalist: Yolanda Brown, Simon Bates, Mike Piggott
9 Best Newcomer: Emily Capell, Morgane Lola, Katie McHardy
10 Outstanding Contribution To British Music: Joe Jackson, Lulu
11 Legendary Songwriter: Bill Martin
12 Best Band: Jive Aces, Mississippi Swamp Dogs, Cuban Allstars


Boisdale Premier Cru NV Champagne & Hennessy VS Cognac & Double Dutch Ginger Ale on arrival

New Orleans Style Crab Cheesecake, Creole Meunière Sauce
Marinated Beetroots with Avocado & Wiltshire Goats’ Cheese
Pickled Walnuts, Chili & Mint

Roast Free Range North Yorkshire Chicken & Foraged Wild Mushrooms
Château Chalon Sauce, Kentish Wild Cabbage
Fresh Linguine with Scottish Chanterelles & Kentish Ceps White Wine,
Aged Parmesan, Tarragon

Cuban Single-Estate Dark Chocolate Torte,
Cranachan, Scottish Raspberries, Honeycomb
Selection of British Farmhouse Cheese
Doyenne Comice Pears, Date & Spiced Chutney, Oat Cakes

Hennessy XO Cognac & coffee