June 2nd: Later...
with Jools Holland, Series 62, Episode 3, Saturday 3rd June, 10.10pm, BBC Two
This week Jools invites more classic and contemporary artists to the north London Alexandra Palace Theatre:
Supergrass frontman Gaz Coombes performs songs from his solo album Turn The Car Around; singer-songwriter
Mahalia makes her solo debut performing her single Terms and Conditions; and two returning duos grace the floor,
Mexico City's Grammy-winning Rodrigo y Gabriela and Brighton rockers Royal Blood.
Completing the line-up is debutante and 2019 US youth poet laureate Kara Jackson who has just released her debut album.
April 21st: The Barnestormers
Real Wild Child, the new song from The Barnestormers, is out today. Written by Johnny O'Keefe and band members Johnny Greenan
and Dave Owens and released in 1958, it was inspired by a fight at one of their gigs in the inner-Sydney suburb of Newtown.
The song was originally titled 'Wild One', but after hearing Johnny O'Keefe's version, Buddy Holly's manager took the song back to the US,
where it was renamed 'Real Wild Child' to avoid confusion with the Marlon Brando movie The Wild One. Jerry Lee Lewis recorded a
signature version of the song while decades later Iggy Pop's interpretation hit the UK Top 10 and reached #1 in New Zealand. It
was featured in the blockbuster movies Pretty Woman and Crocodile Dundee II.
The Barnestormers, the album, is out on Friday 26th May and you can pre-order here.
April 13th: Autumn Tour
We are thrilled to announce that Joss Stone will be joining Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra as an additional
special guest during the Autumn / Winter Tour for three shows: Wednesday 6th December at the Forum in Bath; Thursday 7th December at the
Beacon in Bristol; and Friday 8th December at the Plymouth Pavilions. Click here for tickets.
April 11th: Rescheduled Show in Antwerp
We are delighted to announce that Jools Holland has made a full recovery and the show at the De Roma in Antwerp has now
been rescheduled for Tuesday 27th June 2023. All tickets originally purchased for Thursday 6th April will be valid. For those
not able to be there on the new date, please contact the venue before Tuesday 30th May through this
Jools Holland would like to thank you all for all the kind messages of support, love and understanding he has been receiving.
April 6th: Urgent message from Jools Holland
"It is with deep regret that I must postpone tonight's show in the Roma Theatre, Antwerp. This morning I went down
with a bug and had not been well all day and then briefly uncharacteristically fainted at the sound check. I'm
currently at ZNA Stuivenberg Hospital where the wonderful doctors and nurses have advised me not to proceed with
the show tonight, which will hopefully allow me enough time to recover so we can continue our tour tomorrow. I have a
deep affection for the city of Antwerp and for its dear people. I sincerely apologise and hope to reschedule the show
for as soon as possible."
March 10th: The Barnestormers Album Out Friday 26th May + Single & Video Johnny's Gone
We are proud to announce the arrival of The Barnestormers.
Slim Jim Phantom,
Chris Cheney and
Kevin Shirley, got
virtually together from three corners of the world and recorded the finest rockabilly, finger poppin'
grooves to shake your local juke joint since the glory days of fenders and fins.
The album The Barnestormers will be released on Friday 26th May and you can pre-order
it here. It features artwork by the unmistakable
Vince Ray. Watch the video for Johnny's Gone, the first single,
with Vince Ray's Rock & Roll Voodoo trashcomic art brought to cartoon life by Marco Pavone.
Jools Holland and his revered Rhythm & Blues Orchestra
have today announced the run of dates and special guests
of their 2023 Autumn/Winter UK tour.
Starting in Southend on November 2nd, the tour will
take in 30 shows across the UK including two dates at
London's Royal Albert Hall on Friday 24th and Saturday
25th of November. Renowned as one of the UK's most popular
tours, this year the show will feature The Selecter's
Pauline Black and Arthur 'Gaps' Hendrickson
as special guests.
Fans will be thrilled to hear that the shows will once
again feature the outstanding vocals of Ruby Turner
and Louise Marshall, as well as the highly talented
Sumudu Jayatilaka, who joined Jools for the first
time in 2022. Together with the inimitable musicianship
of the Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, which features drums
from original Squeeze member Gilson Lavis, Jools
Holland will be performing tracks spanning his entire
solo career. With a catalogue that reaches through decades,
prepare to enjoy the greatest boogie-woogie party in
Tickets are on general sale here
from 10.00am on Friday 3rd February.