ACOUSTIC AFTER HOURS with… EDDI READER With special guest Boo Hewerdine

Venue: East Wintergarden, 43 Bank Street, Canary Wharf, E14
Date: Wednesday 17th February 2010
Time: 7.45pm (Doors 7pm)
Tickets: £20 (outlet fees may apply for all credit-card, on-line & telephone bookings)
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Canary Wharf Arts & Events Information Line: 020 7001 3016
Transport: Take Jubilee Line or Docklands Light Railway to Canary Wharf

A much loved figure of the British music scene, Eddi Reader makes a welcome return to Canary Wharf for what promises to be a superb evening of entertainment at the East Wintergarden on Wednesday 17th February. She will be joined by special guest Boo Hewerdine, an accomplished singer-songwriter, renowned for his unique style with overtones of folk, pop and Nashville.

Love Is The Way is Eddi Reader’s new album for Rough Trade Records. Since the early 1980s, Eddi has helped to define the landscape in which folk artists and singer-songwriters navigate. Her incomparable voice and positive outlook have been a mainstay in British music ever since her band, Fairground Attraction hit the charts with the song Perfect in 1988. Following Fairground Attraction’s break-up, Eddi Reader ventured into a solo career to the delight of fans and critics alike and, most recently, her album The Songs of Robert Burns met with international acclaim.

Eddi’s new, self-produced album sees her move away from the traditional folk leanings of her last two releases towards a rich vein of modern classic songwriting, her aim to communicate a similar feeling of intimacy and honesty with music. She says: “I love the way when you’re listening to a Willie Nelson record for example, you just feel like you’re in the room with the performer and musicians – you feel like you’re in company…”

With Love Is The Way she continues to fly the flag for original, distinctive songwriting. “I have a passionate love of instinctive, beautiful songs as well as a slightly insane attachment to romantic chord structures”, explains Eddi. “Words that speak of some universal humanist truth that can be ‘thrown away’ with no regrets.”

East Wintergarden

The East Wintergarden is a spectacular events venue in the heart of Canary Wharf. It features a unique high arched glass roof structure and is renowned for its natural light and other architectural features. The East Wintergarden is designed to accommodate large banquets, conferences and receptions, but is highly versatile providing an ideal venue for an intimate acoustic showcase.

Canary Wharf Group plc (CWG)

CWG is an integrated property development, investment and management group of companies. It is focused on the design, construction, leasing and management of grade A office space and high-quality retail and leisure facilities on its 97 acre Estate in East London which includes 20 acres of landscaped parks and plazas.

Over the past 20 years CWG has regenerated derelict wharves into one of the world’s premier business districts, constructing over 15 million sq ft of office and retail space in London more than any other company.

Canary Wharf is home to some of the world’s leading business organisations from the financial services, media, legal, accounting, energy and transport sectors. It is also home to over 200 shops, bars, cafes and restaurants including many of Britain’s leading brands.
As at 30 June 2009 the Canary Wharf Group investment portfolio of 7.9 million sq ft was 97.7% let. The weighted average unexpired lease length was 16.9 years.

Canary Wharf is set for further expansion. In 2009, CWG commenced work on the Canary Wharf Crossrail Station and has continued work on a new European Headquarters for J.P. Morgan. The opening by KPMG, State Street and Fitch Ratings of new office buildings on the Estate in 2009 and 2010 will also bring thousands of new workers to Canary Wharf on a daily basis.

CWG was named one of the Sunday Times Best 60 Green Companies in the UK in 2009.
For more information visit: www.mycanarywharf.com and www.canarywharf.com.