December 3rd: Jools Holland & Dr. John – Boogie Woogie Twins



'We were doing this TV show in America (Night Music, NBC) and we decided to dress up with top hats that we'd be called the Boogie Woogie Twins. We played our piece, which we wrote, to celebrate Pete Johnson and Albert Ammons. Without artists like them there wouldn't be any modern R'n'B music. It is the greatest music and it's great to celebrate it. Marcus Miller was on stand-up bass and Omar Hakim on drums, part of the house band. Incredible.' – Jools Holland.

From Jools' new album Pianola.Piano & Friends.

December 2nd: Tour Update
We are delighted to announce that Eddi Reader will be joining Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra as special guest on the SEC Armadillo stage in Glasgow on Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th December, alongside the exuberant Lulu, boogie-woogie and gospel queen Ruby Turner, guest vocalists Louise Marshall and Lucita Jules, and Gilson Lavis on drums. For tickets, click here.

December 1st: Pianola.Piano & Friends – Out Now



To Whom It May Concern is a song written by Jools Holland and Nitin Sawhney. It stars multi-talented cellist and brilliant singer Ayanna Witter-Johnson and features Moses Boyd on drums and Jools on harmonica, as well as piano. From Jools' new album Pianola.Piano & Friends.

December 1st: Jools and Jim's Joyride – Season 4
Legendary comedian Joe Pasquale hops in the passenger seat for series four's season finale. The celebrated stand-up comedian and reality TV star, winning 2004's series of I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! discusses his vast talents, from his flying experience to writing horror novels, and his encyclopedic knowledge of Dracula. A keen aviator, Joe recounts a somewhat uncomfortable experience as a passenger with the Red Arrows, a spooky sacrificial ceremony in Machu Picchu, and dodging missiles and mortars while stopping through Baghdad.

Stream now.

November 29th: Pianola.Piano & Friends – Out Now



We are delighted to bring you today another highlight from Jools Holland's new album: Rockin'-Lock-in, a collaboration with one of the greatest exponents of groovie organ, Booker T. Jones. From Pianola.Piano & Friends.

November 26th: Pianola.Piano & Friends – Out Now



Love Letter to Groningen is an evocative piece written by Jools Holland and Nitin Sawhney, which sees Jools play alongside the world's greatest concert pianist: Lang Lang.

Click here to order your copy or stream.

November 24th: Jools Holland and Ruby Turner 'The Piano', from Pianola.Piano & Friends



Jools and Ruby have enjoyed a long-standing, wonderful working relationship. This clip features Ruby singing The Piano and Jools on his nan's pianola, one of the most meaningful and reflective songs on Jools' new album Pianola.Piano & Friends.

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November 22nd: Pianola.Piano & Friends – Out Now



After an uplifting weekend at the Royal Albert Hall, what a way to start the new week: Jools Holland and Joe Bonamassa, another gem from the new album Pianola.Piano & Friends.

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November 19th: Pianola.Piano & Friends – Out Now



Pianola.Piano & Friends is out today. Jools' new album features a truly unique line-up of some of the world's greatest artists: Lang Lang; David Gilmour; Nitin Sawhney; Tom Jones; Ruby Turner; Herbie Hancock; Booker T. Jones; Gregory Porter; Mousse T.; YolanDa Brown; Dr. John; Joe Bonamassa; Trombone Shorty; and many more.

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November 17th: Pianola.Piano & Friends – Out 19th November



Here is a clip from the recording session of Forgive Me with the legendary and inimitable Tom Jones, for Jools Holland's new album Pianola.Piano & Friends.

November 16th: Good Morning Britain



Jools Holland joined the Good Morning Britain (ITV) team this morning to talk about his new album, which features some of the world's greatest artists. If you have missed it, you can watch the interview and Jools playing a couple of pieces from the album here.

November 15th: Pianola.Piano & Friends – Out 19th November



Here is another glimpse into Jools Holland's new album Pianola.Piano & Friends: Blues To The End Of Time, an inspiring piece featuring David Gilmour on guitar and soundscapes by Dhani Harrison.

The album is out on Friday; you can pre-order it here.

November 11th: Pianola.Piano & Friends – Out 19th November



Here is a new clip, featuring the talented YolanDa Brown, from the exceptional array of artists that have collaborated with Jools Holland on his new album Pianola.Piano & Friends.

November 9th: Pianola.Piano & Friends – Out 19th November



October 29th: Jools, Jo & Co



Jools Holland joins Jo Brand for this week's episode of The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice. Joined also by guest Joel Dommett, they chew over recent events in the contest, featuring unseen footage from Pastry Week and an interview with the week's eliminated baker. Tonight on C4 at 8.00pm.

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.

PODCAST
Joyride with Jools Holland and Jim Moir

RADIO & TV
Meridian Meets Jools Holland (19/11/21)
Good Morning Britain (16/11/21)
The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice (29/10/21)
Celebrity Gogglebox (02/07/21)
Celebrity Gogglebox (25/06/21)
The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice (13/11/20)
Armistice Day (11/11/20)

PRESS
Blackpool Gazette (31/08/21)
Blackpool Gazette (17/08/21)
Henley Standard (02/08/21)
The Sunday Post (03/03/21)
Times Diary (13/02/21)
Guardian Guide (13/02/21)
Aberdeen Evening Express (15/02/21)
The Guardian (12/02/21)
Daily Star (08/02/21)
The Sunday Times (Culture) (07/02/21)
The Times (06/02/21)
Kent Media Hub (03/02/21)
 
 
 
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