October 15th: Later... with Jools Holland
In this week's episode 3, Jools Holland chats to music legend Elton John about his new album The Lockdown Sessions and some of his favourite performances from the Later... archive. From North Shields, Sam Fender performs from the Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade, and Birmingham raised, Zimbabwe born SIPHO showcases a track from his debut EP.

Tune in on Saturday 16th October 2021 at 9.30pm on BBC Two.

October 6th: New Album from Jools

Jools Holland is proud to announce his new album PIANOLA. PIANO & FRIENDS. A loving tribute to the black and white keys, it celebrates the community and conviviality that the piano inspires and the spark of Jools' deep love for music. The album showcases the vibrant versatility and virtuosity of Jools Holland and his lifelong friend, along with a truly unique line-up of some of the world's greatest artists: Lang Lang,; David Gilmour; Ruby Turner; Herbie Hancock; Booker T.; Tom Jones; Gregory Porter; Mousse T.; YolanDa Brown; Dr. John; Joe Bonamassa; Trombone Shorty...

Recorded through the lockdown period and from many corners of the world, the album has been produced by multi-instrumentalist Nitin Sawhney and Jools' longtime producer Laurie Latham, with one track co-written and produced by Mousse T. Do The Boogie.

'I'm humbled to have made this record with the greatest instrumental and vocal artists of our day. And so grateful to my lifelong friend the piano for making it possible.' – Jools Holland

PIANOLA. PIANO & FRIENDS is available for pre-order now, and is set for release on Friday 19th November 2021 via Warner Music on CD, double LP, and all major streaming services. Click here for full tracklist details.

The first single from the album to be released is the collaboration with Mousse T. Do The Boogie, which also features the Rhythm & Blues Orchestra Horn Section and is available from today via JoolsHolland.lnk.to/DoTheBoogie.

September 9th: Vic Reeves Joins 2021 Autumn/Winter Tour
Due to present travel restrictions, Leo Sayer will sadly no longer be able to be part of the forthcoming Autumn Tour. However, we are delighted to announce that legendary artist, number one selling popstar and comedian Vic Reeves will join the tour instead, singing a selection of songs on stage with his usual comic flare alongside Jools and the 19-piece orchestra across five special nights.

Jools' podcasting pal and all-round performer extraordinaire will be live on Sunday 28th November from Southampton's Mayflower then at The Forum, Bath, on Thursday 9th December, Plymouth Pavilions on Friday 10th December, Brighton Centre on Saturday 11th December, and finally on Friday 17th December at Leeds' First Direct Arena.

Other special guests lined up for the tour include the first-lady of rock 'n' roll Lulu (from 28th October to 14th November, 19th to 20th November, 1st to 8th December and 18th to 21st December). Unfortunately, due to a scheduling clash, Lulu will not be able to appear at Brighton Centre on Saturday 11th December as originally planned, with Vic Reeves stepping up to take her place instead.

Meanwhile, Jools' original Squeeze bandmate Chris Difford will join from 28th October to 27th November, and then 19th and 21st December.

For dates and tickets, click here.

June 17th: Good Morning Britain

Jools Holland popped into the Good Morning Britain (ITV) studio this morning for a chat with Susanna Reid and Adil Ray about his Jools & Jim's Joyride podcast with Jim Moir, the excitement of going back to the stage with live shows, and a wonderful insight into his new album due later this year, with a special live link with Lang Lang, one of the star collaborators on the album.

June 4th: Angels of the Nation
Angels by Kindred Spirit is the outcome of a wonderful project initiated by legendary producer Steve Brown. A multitude of stars have come together to complete it and raise awareness and funds for the Angels of the Nation Appeal and now, sadly, in Steve's memory.

Each artist recorded their contributions to the cover of Robbie Williams' iconic song during lockdown. You can watch the touching collaboration here. Please donate on the JustGiving page. The funds will be used to produce statues for the grieving families of NHS workers who lost their lives to save others. Any money left will be donated to other worthy NHS charities.

Joyride with Jools Holland and Jim Moir

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