May 5th: Jools and Jim's Joyride – Series 2, Episode 5
Jools Holland and Jim Moir are joined by Suggs, lead singer of the legendary pop group Madness, for their weekly Joyride. Suggs chats to Jools and Jim about his life in music, gastronomy and travel, including his experiences of driving a tank and flying in a Spitfire fighter plane.

Jools and Jim's podcast Joyride is available to stream here.

April 7th: Jools and Jim's Joyride returns for Series Two today



For the new series of the travel podcast inspired by their humorous chemistry and shared love of all things travel, Jools and Jim have bussed in a fresh line-up of celebrity guests as they discuss the winding road of life and eclectic experiences behind the wheel. Stepping aboard Jools and Jim's Joyride for the premiere of series two is none other than Hollywood star Rita Wilson.

With an extensive career spanning performances in box-office hits like Sleepless in Seattle, production credits including My Big Fat Greek Wedding and Mamma Mia, a successful music career as well philanthropic work with her husband Tom Hanks, Wilson has enjoyed her fair share of travelling. During the episode, however, she admits that her travelling would often upset their unexpected houseguest: the resident ghost.

Upcoming guests also include a long-term collaborator of Jools, Ruby Turner, Madness singer Suggs and award-winning British artist Martin Creed. Previous guests on the podcast have included Moir's partner in laughs Bob Mortimer, pop superstar Jessie Ware and actress Sally Phillips.

Joyride is streaming from all major podcast platforms here.

February 12th: Rescheduled Tour Dates
With the COVID-19 pandemic yet unresolved, it is with great regret that Jools Holland, his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, the guests, the agent, management, all venues and promoters are forced for a second time to reschedule some 2021 live shows, moving them to 2022.

All previously purchased tickets continue to be valid for the corresponding rescheduled shows. Ticket holders are to contact their point of purchase for any refunds. Click here for the updated list of postponed dates.

December 21st: Special Guests announced for 2021 Autumn/Winter Tour



Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra featuring Ruby Turner, Louise Marshall and Gilson Lavis have today announced the special guests for their 33-date 2021 Autumn/Winter tour kicking off in Southend on Thursday 28th October 2021. Celebrating a massive 25th year, the 19-piece orchestra tour will be joined by music legend Leo Sayer, Britain's first great female rock and soul singer Lulu, and original Squeeze chum Chris Difford. Also on tour is original Squeeze member and powerhouse drummer Gilson Lavis.

In addition, for the very first time (postponed from 2020), the tour will be joined by singer-songwriter Leo Sayer (17th – 28th November and 9th – 17th December), Lulu (from 28th October to 14th November; 1st – 8th December; 11th December; and 18th – 21st December), and Chris Difford (from 28th October to 27th November and 19th – 21st December). All three special guests will take to the stage at London's prestigious Royal Albert Hall.

Jools is currently recording his next album which will focus on his piano stylings, some duets and collaborations with other top artists. Produced by Nitin Sawhney, the album will be released later in 2021.

Tickets are on sale now priced from 29.50 (+ booking fee), except the Royal Albert Hall concerts with tickets priced from 19.75 (+ booking fee) upwards. All tickets for the pandemic postponed October to December 2020 tour will be valid for their respective dates in 2021.

December 16th: Postponement of 2021 Spring European Dates
It is with great regret that due to the current spread of the Coronavirus and the uncertainty it brings for the next few months, the shows in April 2021 – 22nd Turnhout, 23rd Brugge, 24th Amsterdam – will be postponed to April 2022:

Thursday 21st April 2022 – Brugge, Stadsschouwburg
Friday 22nd April 2022 – Turnhout, De Warande
Saturday 23rd April 2022 – Amsterdam, Paradiso

Special Guest: Pauline Black and Arthur 'Gaps' Hendrickson from The Selecter.

November 12th: Armistice Day Ceremony
Jools Holland and Ruby Turner paid a touching tribute to the Unknown Warrior during a special service held at Westminster Abbey yesterday to commemorate the centenary of his burial and Armistice Day. Ruby, accompanied by Jools on piano, gave a wonderful rendition of 'Abide with Me', which was also sung at the burial 100 years ago.

Watch the Unknown Warrior 100 service on BBCiPlayer here to see the performance in full (43.49 mins in).

October 17th: Turn Up Tonight



Jools Holland will be part of the stellar line up in Turn Up For Recovery's #TurnUpFromHome 15th Episode. Tune in here at 7.00pm UK time.

September 30th: Turn Up Again



Jools Holland was part of the stellar line up in Turn Up For Recovery's #TurnUpFromHome 13th Episode, which went live on Saturday 26th September. For anyone who has missed it or wishes to re-watch it, please click here.

August 21st: Turn Up and Donate



Turn Up For Recovery, founded by Melia Clapton, have been running a series of special YouTube shows #TurnUpFromHome with exclusive performances from some very special guests. Tomorrow they will be going live with Episode 10, and Jools Holland will be part of the exciting line up. Tune in here.

The Turn Up For Recovery community organise fundraising gigs and events all over the world, bringing people together to talk about abstinence-based recovery and raise funds to help provide treatment at Crossroads Antigua Centre for those in need, so don't forget to donate if you can at www.turnupforrecovery.org/donate.

July 2nd: Let The Music Play



In 2019 live music added 4.5bn to the British economy, supporting 210,000 jobs across the country, as well as having an impact on a global scale. Up to 50% of the live music workforce is facing unemployment, leading to a catastrophic loss of skill, and 90% of grassroots venues are under threat of closure. We need the government to address the importance of live musicand support it in order to ensure its future once the pandemic has finally passed.

Show your support for live music and share a photo from the last gig you went to using #LetTheMusicPlay on your social networks. Thank you.

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