September 15th: Exciting news! Later... with Jools Holland is recording with a small and exclusive music-loving audience and you could be part of the action!
The BBC are offering you the opportunity to request one or two tickets to be part of a small audience on one of the following dates:

Monday 25th September
Tuesday 26th September
Monday 2nd October
Tuesday 3rd October
Monday 9th October
Tuesday 10th October

To enter the draw for tickets, please email with the following details:

* Your full name
* Your date preference (choose one from the list above)
* Number of tickets required (maximum of two)
* Any additional adjustments you require to help with accessibility

Please include BBC Audience and the recording date you are requesting in the subject line of your email.

You must be 18 years of age or older to attend.

If you wish to apply for 25th or 26th September, please apply before Wednesday 20th September. For all other dates, no applications will be accepted after Friday 29th September.

Please note that tickets are limited, and names will be chosen at random. We regret that we won't be able to accommodate all requests due to the intimate nature of our audience. Only successful applicants will be notified.

Additional information will be provided to successful applicants.

August 30th: Jools and Jim's Joyride, Series 6, Episode 8
Pulling into the bus garage and loading up on anti-freeze, Brian Clarke invites Jools and Jim to park up and stay put on the final Joyride of this series.

The painter and stained-glass artist warns of the deadly nature of travel, before discussing architectural epiphanies, mid-flight mock mochas, and an unfaltering skill for identifying the cars of 1960s Oxford. Jim shares his father's penchant for cheap petrol, while Jools laments the discrepancy in size between his car and its badges. The topic of backseat driving takes the front seat, and the three are faced with the ultimate conundrum: to wear trainers or not to wear trainers...

Jools and Jim's Joyride is available here.

July 21st: Brighter Days is Out NOW

I'm delighted to have played piano on this house reinterpretation of Emeli Sandé's original song; thank you to the musicians and all involved who have brought this track to life.

The recording session at Abbey Road Studios is out now on YouTube. You can also stream/download Brighter Days on Spotify and Apple Music.

July 20th: Brighter Days

Jools is excited to announce that tomorrow, Friday 21st July, Brighter Days will be released. A Revival Records dance re-interpretation of Emeli Sandé's original song, with choir vocals by GeO Gospel Choir, which Jools had the pleasure of playing keys on.

You can pre-save the track here.

July 13th: Saga Cruises

I'm delighted to continue my adventures with Saga Travel UK this year for two more ocean cruises. I'm so looking forward to travelling to beautiful locations and enjoying delicious food. In between all that, we'll be performing our music, in the specially built theatre, for everyone onboard. Have you ever cruised with Saga before?

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.

March 10th: The Barnestormers – Album Out Friday 26th May + Single & Video Johnny's Gone – Out Now

We are proud to announce the arrival of The Barnestormers.

Jools Holland, Jimmy Barnes, 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.

Watch the video for Johnny's Gone here.

February 2nd: Autumn/Winter Tour 2023

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 town!

Tickets are on general sale here from 10.00am on Friday 3rd February.

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