On Tuesday 14th September 2021, Boisdale’s Patron of Music Jools Holland and Ferne McCann hosted The Boisdale Music Awards on the Yamaha Music London stage at Boisdale of Canary Wharf, in celebration of the greatest musicians in jazz, soul, blues, reggae and pop. The evening began with a VIP cocktail reception where the star studded guests including Emeli Sande, Birdy, Kenney Jones, Naughty Boy, Tallia Storm, Suzi Quatro, Omar and Paul Young enjoyed Tequila Codigo 1530 Rosa Paloma cocktails before a three course gala dinner of Boisdale classic dishes served with incredible wines from Terrazas de los Andes.
Boisdale’s Patron of Music Jools Holland and Ferne McCann will take to the Yamaha Music London stage at Boisdale of Canary Wharf to host the fifth annual Boisdale Music Awards on Tuesday 14th September.
The star studded evening will see London’s glitterati enjoy a three course gala dinner of Boisdale classic dishes before celebrating and honouring some of the greatest entertainers in the worlds of pop, rock, jazz, blues, soul and reggae.
Craig Swan is a Yorkshire artist who is releasing his debut EP George’s Diner having previously been in several musical projects that life got in the way of. Influenced by a diverse range of artists including Hilary Woods, Nick Cave, Joni Mitchell, Kathryn Joseph and Keeley Forsyth.
George’s Diner artwork
Craig’s debut EP George’s Diner is an exploration into mental anguish, nihilism, hopelessness and eventual rebirth.
“Fans of Frightened Rabbit and The National will love Edinburgh’s wrest” Jim Gellatly
“One of Scotland’s most exciting emerging live acts” BBC Radio Rapal
“A band on a roll with sold-out shows” The National
“Scotland’s best new band” Border Telegraph
“An emotional adventure you have to experience – Ones to Watch” Independent Music News
Do you often find yourself thinking about what happened or went wrong yesterday, or what you have to do tomorrow?
When we think too much about yesterday, we miss out entirely on the present moment. While our body maybe present, our mind could well be thinking about your to do list for tomorrow.
It’s extremely easy and normal to get caught up in these thought processes because our brains are wired to focus on the negatives that have happened or could happen either side of the current moment. We end to live in fight or flight mode 90% of the time. By practicing mindfulness, we improve our self awareness of these thought processes and can slowly re train our mind to feel and be more present.
While staying present might not feel safe for some (those who have experienced trauma of any kind, need to check with a professional if practicing mindfulness is safe for them), for many of us, it can alleviate our anxieties of all past and future.