Tuesday 28 October 2014 – Media Release

After Hours with…Ed Harcourt plus special guest Ren Harvieu

This November Canary Wharf’s East Wintergarden will host a very special evening of music in the company of singer-songwriter par excellence, Ed Harcourt. He will be performing his distinctive brand of melancholic piano-pop along with a smattering of gonzo-lullabies pulled from his charmingly weathered trunk of songs.

At the beginning of this year, Ed Harcourt released his album, Time of Dust to much critical acclaim. Described by one critic as “cinematic hip-hop” and another as “post-grave”, the Guardian named it the week’s ‘must hear’ album and comparisons elsewhere veered from Eels to James Blake via Elbow and Tom Waits.

Of Ed Harcourt’s six albums to date, one was Mercury nominated and the rest have attracted a series of plaudits from the music press. He has composed film scores, toured with the likes of REM, Wilco and Snow Patrol, performed with everyone from Patti Smith to Nick Cave and his CV is littered with co-writing credits, including Paloma Faith and Lisa-Marie Presley. Most recently he has been working with Beth Ditto, Marianne Faithfull and Lana Del Ray and he also produced and co-wrote Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s new album, which was awarded a silver disc in the UK, following its January 2014 release.

Join the extraordinarily talented Ed Harcourt for a wonderfully intimate evening of song at Canary Wharf’s East Wintergarden this November 11th. For anyone wanting to continue their evening’s entertainment, there are plenty of options for eating and drinking at one of Canary Wharf’s many bustling cafes and restaurants.

The ‘After Hours with…’ series is a perennial favourite on the Canary Wharf Arts & Events calendar, with concerts by top-quality established and new artists in the spectacular East Wintergarden.

ENDS

For further event information/interviews/photographs etc please contact:
Dorothy Howe, Freelance Press & Publicity
T: 020 8995 3920
E: press@dorothyhowe.co.uk

The Communication Group
Charlie Smith
T: 0207 630 1411
E: csmith@thecommunicationgroup.co.uk

NOTES TO EDITORS
After Hours with… Ed Harcourt (special guest Ren Harvieu)
East Wintergarden, 43 Bank Street, Canary Wharf, E14
Tuesday 11 November
7.45pm (Doors 7pm)
Tickets: £18
In advance: www.seetickets.com  or call 0871 220 2060 (Booking fee applies, max 6 tickets per order)
In person: On the door, subject to availability
Unreserved cabaret style seating
Full bar & cloakroom

About Canary Wharf Arts & Events
The Canary Wharf Arts & Events team produces and facilitates more than 100 events each year, many of which are world-class and premieres. The majority of these events are free and enjoyed by those who work at Canary Wharf, the surrounding community and visitors.

Its diverse programme ranges from music concerts, comedy nights, film seasons, outdoor festivals and dance performances to street theatre, sporting events, charity initiatives, theatre shows and art exhibitions.

For more information visit www.canarywharf.com, @yourcanarywharf or contact arts&events@canarywharf.com

About Canary Wharf Group plc
Canary Wharf Group plc is an integrated property development, investment and management group of companies. It is focussed on the design, construction, leasing and management of grade A office space and high-quality retail, residential and leisure facilities in central London. Over the past 20 years Canary Wharf Group has regenerated derelict wharves into one of the world’s premier business and shopping districts, constructing over 16m sq ft of office space; more than any other company in London. These buildings are now occupied by over 100,000 people.

Canary Wharf Group’s tenants, clients and occupiers include some of the world’s leading business organisations from the media, legal, accounting, financial services, IT, energy and transport sectors. Canary Wharf Group has also developed and successfully let over 300 shops, bars, cafes and restaurants including many of Britain’s leading brands.

In addition to development on the Canary Wharf Estate, the Group is also involved with projects across London. The Pan Peninsula and Drapers Gardens developments have been successfully completed and construction continues on 20 Fenchurch Street (Walkie Talkie) in the City of London which is already 87% let. The Group is also in a joint venture with Qatari Diar for the redevelopment of the Shell Centre on London’s South Bank.

www.canarywharf.com