After a short stint at the legendary Blue Note Café in New York, and a forthcoming short and intimate European club tour, Jools will be embarking on his Spring/Summer UK tour (http://www.joolsholland.com/tourdates.htm ) with The Rhythm & Blues Orchestra. This will kick off in May with Marc Almond as the special guest*, who will also join Jools and the Orchestra on stage for this year’s Autumn/Winter tour of the UK and Ireland. Marc was awarded an OBE this year for his services to arts and culture.
Jools formed The Jools Holland Big Band – comprising himself and Gilson Lavis. This has gradually metamorphosed into the current 19-piece Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, which consists of pianist, organist, drummer, three female vocals, guitar, bass guitar, two tenor saxophones, two alto saxophones, baritone saxophone, three trumpets, and three trombones.
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As well as formidable live performances, Jools has maintained a prolific recording career since signing to Warner Music in 1996, which includes the multimillion selling Jools Holland and Friends series. Notable ‘friends’ have included Sting, Chrissie Hynde, George Harrison, Norah Jones, Eric Clapton, David Gilmour, Bono, Joe Strummer, KT Tunstall, Robert Plant, Smokey Robinson, Sugababes, Ringo Starr, Peter Gabriel, Solomon Burke, and many more.
Jools Holland will bring his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra featuring Gilson Lavis and singer Marc Almond as special guest to the Rhyl Pavilion Theatre on Friday 20th July at 7:30pm
Tickets are priced at £45, £37.50 no concessions and are available from the Rhyl Pavilion box office by calling 01745 33 00 00 or book online below.