HENRI DEFOE QUARTET – LIVE IN THE LOUNGE! Thu Jun 23 (8pm-12am/ Free Entry) – We are thrilled to welcome back, truly immaculate, heavyweight guitarist HENRI DEFOE and his original Live Jazzed Up Quartet. Henri (best known for his work with Central Line) has played with everyone from Ronnie Laws to Dennis Bovell, Benjamin Zephaniah to Sly and Robbie, Dennis Rollins to Robert Palmer and tonight brings you his own sound with his own spectacular live jazz band, Free Entry at The CLF Art Lounge and Roof Garden.


If you like jazz, you’ll absolutely love this! Book your table now!

HENRI DEFOE (Band on stage around 9pm) Guitarist/ vocalist and composer Henri Defoe was born in London. He is best known for his work with the group Central Line, who was signed to Mercury Records and marketed by Polygram Records. The band released numerous singles and two albums in 1981 and 1983 respectively. The albums are BREAKING POINT, Mer 001 1981 and CHOICE, Mer 133 1983. Central Line went on to have hits in the USA, France, Holland and also Japan, Africa and North and South America.

Henri has a healthy history of freelance work behind him. He has worked with the poet Benjamin Zephaniah as his musical director. Henri also collaborated on four compositions on Benjamin’s album US AN DEM on the Mango (Island records cidm 1043 1991).

Henri has also toured with Robert Palmer and the group Right Said Fred. He has also toured extensively with the poet Linton Kwesi Johnson and producer/composer Dennis Bovell. He has played on numerous recordings by pop artist Jackie Graham, Peter Andre ‘single mysterious girl’. And Dee C. Lee (Paul Weller) album and single SEE THE DAY. Reggae top producers SLY AND ROBBIE have also called on Henri’s services as a guitarist.

Live In The Lounge Runs: 7pm -11pm (doors + food from 5pm) Live Music: 8pm onwards (2-3 live sets) Close: 12am (Midnight) Entry: Free (however we recommend you book a table to guarantee your space)

www.clfartlounge.com/book Walk-Ins Always welcome!

Next Event: Fri Jun 24 – Awale Live In The Lounge, Free Entry

See you deep inside or up on the roof X


Artist: Henri Defoe Quartet

Additional Info

Date of Event (Leave blank if you are not listing a gig)On Thursday June 23, 2022 at 8:00 PM - 11:45 PM