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.
April 27th: Help the NHS Charities
Jools Holland has kindly agreed to support the The Blue Auction, run by Bonhams auctioneers in aid of the NHS Charities, by donating the extraordinary
opportunity for four people to join him and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra at one of their live shows, including the Royal Albert Hall (Lot 11). They will be
given special passes and meet Jools for a drink, before being thoroughly entertained by the uplifting live show. Date will need to be agreed in advance.
The online only auction finishes at 12 noon UK time, this Wednesday, 29th April, so be sure to get your bid in quickly by clicking
April 24th: Tour Dates 2021
We are delighted to announce that, following all the recent show cancellations due to Covid-19, we are re-booking shows for 2021 and the
first few are now on sale. Click here for dates.
April 1st: Jools Holland Presents #StayHome and Learn Boogie Woogie Piano #WithMe
In these trying days with people stuck at home, Jools will be giving fun free piano lessons to those stuck for some inspiration.
Taking the very basics of his beloved boogie-woogie piano, Jools will break down various musical techniques for everybody from complete
Even those bereft of a keyboard can still take part as Jools suggests: "If you donít have a piano, get Dad's shirt or Mum's tablecloth when
they are not looking and draw piano keys on it and practice silently".
Lesson number 2 has just gone live today here
and Lesson 3 will be joining soon. You can preview it on Jools' very own Instagram @ jools.holland.official
March 30th: Learn Boogie-Woogie Piano (Lesson One)
Jools Holland and his celebrated Rhythm & Blues Orchestra are announcing their much-loved annual tour
around the UK with Ruby Turner and her breath-taking gospel, soul, blues vocals, as well as Louise Marshall, whose mellifluous voice illuminates
all she sings.
Also on tour is original Squeeze member and powerhouse Gilson Lavis on drums.
The tour will feature some really special guests: music legend Leo Sayer (on all dates but Ireland); original Squeeze chum Chris Difford
(22nd October to 28th November, and 20th December); and, for three exclusive shows only, Ali Campbell and Astro from UB40 (7th November in Guildford
and 13th & 14th November in London).
Tickets go on general sale this Friday, 7th February at 10.00am via Ticketmaster, See Tickets, Ticketline, and Stargreen, as well as the direct
venue websites and are priced from £29.50 (+ booking fee), except the Royal Albert Hall concerts with tickets priced from £19.75 (+ booking fee)
upwards. For dates and special guests details please go to www.joolsholland.com/tourdates.htm.
With a tremendous collection of Jools tunes and his styling of ska, boogie woogie and blues, this UK tour promises to be an extraordinary and
unforgettable night out that will have audiences weeping and on their feet.