As the UK’s most popular pianist and bandleader, Jools Holland OBE has performed and recorded with some of the most talented musicians and songwriters in the world, including Eric Clapton, the late George Harrison and Luther Vandross, Sting, BB King and Paul Weller.

The 20-piece Rhythm & Blues Orchestra features, at its helm, former Squeeze drummer, Gilson Lavis. Lavis has been drumming with Jools Holland for over 25 years, since their Squeeze days. Ruby TurnerLouise Marshall and Mabel Ray are sure to deliver true rhythm and blues boogie woogie with their show-stopping vocals, and Jools is joined by special guest Soft Cell singer Marc Almond.