– UK's Finest @ Indigo2
– Ultimate Boogie Night @ Indigo2
– The Stylistics @ Indigo2
– Waterson:Carthy @ East Wintergarden
UK’s Finest, Indigo2
Blending music and fashion, the UK’s Finest aims to showcase the cutting edge new talent that the country has to offer.
Kicking off at Indigo2, the event will see new faces on the cat walk (want to have a go as model or presenter? – visit alizay.co.uk) to the pumping music of NDubz, Bashy, Chipmunk and Kill A Instinct.
Behind the glitzy event, is Alizay.co.uk which says: “We are one of the few organizations giving young Urban Talent a chance to be heard. We are very proud that Artists like: N Dubz, Tinie Tempah, DJ Ironik and Bashy have all been involved in our previous events and have now gone onto gain mainstream success.��?
NDubz, featuring Tulusa, pictured, are supporting their new album Uncle B which came out on Monday.
– Nov 22, doors 7pm, £15-£25, 0844 844 0002, www.theindigo2.co.uk, Jubilee: North Greenwich
Ultimate Boogie Night, Indigo2
From Criticise to Celebrity Wife Swap, it’s a strange kind of life for singer Alexander O’Neal. He’s even covering Take That in his latest album, Alex Loves.
Meanwhile he’s back in London to team up with with soul sensations Heatwave, Kenny Thomas and Junior for the first time and for one night only.
Following the success of the Kool And The Gang show, McKenzie Samuel Events is laying on another Ultimate Boogie Night.
Headliner Alexander O’Neal, as well as Heatwave (Always And Forever), Kenny Thomas (Thinking About Your Love) and Junior (Mama Used To Say) will share the stage – each rocking the crowd with their chart-topping hits from yesteryear. This show will be followed by an after-party with DJs playing soul classics until 2am.
– Nov 21, doors 7pm, £20-£35, 0844 844 0002, www.theindigo2.co.uk, Jubilee: North Greenwich
The Stylistics, Indigo2
What started as the union of two ex-high school bands, developed into one of the longest standing, most accomplished soul bands to grace the R&B scene.
The Stylistics continue to perform as only they can, bringing with them the sweet, soulful memories of years past.
When The Monarchs and The Percussions, two Philadelphia high school bands dissolved in the late ’60s, it led to a merger that would impact soul music for years.
Russell Thompkins, Jr, Airrion Love and James Smith of The Monarchs, joined forces with James Dunn and Herbert Murrell of The Percussions, it was then that The Stylistics were born.
They went on to produce 12 top 10 hits in the early 1970s. With the 1996 release of Love Talk, The Stylistics have shown they are the masters of longevity.
– Nov 25, doors 7pm, £10-£25, 0844 844 0002, www.theindigo2.co.uk, Jubilee: North Greenwich
Waterson:Carthy, East Wintergarden
As part of the Acoustic After Hours series, Canary Wharf Arts and Events is present Waterson:Carthy.
For more than 30 years Norma Waterson and Martin Carthy have been at the forefront of the English folk scene.
Joined by their daughter, double Mercury Prize Award nominee and winner of numerous BBC Folk Awards, singer and fiddle player, Eliza Carthy and melodeon player Saul Rose, they form one of Britain’s most successful and influential folk bands – Waterson:Carthy.
For this concert they will be joined by songwriter and singer Mike Waterson, best known as a member of The Watersons and Blue Murder.
Waterson:Carthy’s latest album Holy Heathens And The Old Green Men is a rousing mix of ritual and religion, customs and carols, savage imagery and soaring songs of celebration, which come together in magnificent style.
– East Wintergarden, Nov 26, £13 7.45pm, www.mycanarywharf.com