Jools Holland & his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra
featuring GILSON LAVIS
with special guest EDDI READER
with guest vocalists RUBY TURNER & LOUISE MARSHALL
Pianist, bandleader, singer, composer, television presenter and multiplatinum recording artist. It wouldn't be Perth Festival of the Arts without Jools Holland on the bill!
Jools Holland returns this year with special guests, accompanied by the sound of his unforgettable 19-piece Rhythm & Blues Orchestra. Featuring Gilson Lavis, with special guest Eddi Reader, and guest vocalists Ruby Turner and Louise Marshall.
From playing pubs in the East End docks as a teenager, to leading his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra and selling millions of records, his passion for music and formidable live performances have made Jools Holland a legendary figure in the music industry. Jools has maintained a prolific recording career since signing to Warner Music in 1996, which includes the multimillion selling Jools Holland and Friends series.
Jools' career as a television presenter has run parallel to his musical career. Later... with Jools Holland celebrated 25 years, 50 series and over 360 episodes of broadcast on BBC Two in 2017.
Jools' achievements were formally recognised in 2003, when he was awarded the OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.
Jools first came to the Festival in 1998 to play in Perth City Hall and is a great favourite with the Festival audience in Perth. Guaranteed to be a fantastic night out and a show that always sells quickly, so book your tickets quickly!
Photography by Mary McCartney