Jools Holland’s success as a musician began in the second half of the seventies with the band Squeeze. He was an original member of the band and his work has involved him with many artists including Sting, Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, George Harrison, David Gilmour, Magazine and Bono.
Since 1992, he has hosted Later… with Jools Holland, a music-based show aired on BBC2, on which his annual show Hootenanny is based. Holland is a published author and appears on television shows besides his own and contributes to radio shows. In 2004, he collaborated with Tom Jones on an album of traditional R&B music.
For this tour, he brings boogie-woogie queens Ruby Turner and Louise Marshall along. Enter soul. Enter blues. Enter gospel. Enter Jools Holland!