Friday 12 July 2013 - Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra
Featuring Roland Gift, Gilson Lavis and guest vocalists Ruby Turner & Louise Marshall
Kew is delighted to welcome back longstanding Kew the Music favourite Jools Holland. Jools and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra will return to our glamorous grounds to host a boogie-woogie bonanza on the Friday. Just the thing to start your weekend!
Booking fees apply
From Squeeze to The Tube and beyond!
By eight years old, Julian Miles Holland - or as he’s better known, Jools - could play piano by ear. From these promising beginnings, Blackheath-born Jools went on to play the keyboard for Squeeze who found fame in the 70s with Up the Junction and Cool for Cats.
Working as a solo artist from the late 70s onwards, Jools also took up stints in his old band Squeeze and presented the cult music programme The Tube with Paula Yates. Despite having one of the busiest schedules in showbusiness, Jools also formed his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra during this time and has been touring with this veritable musical army for more than 20 years.
A prolific recording artist, Jools has recorded with an enviable line-up of performers including Sting, George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Tom Jones, Chrissie Hynde, Solomon Burke, Eddi Reader and Robert Plant. For the last 20 years, Jools has welcomed in the New Year on BBC2 with his annual Hootenanny and has been a much-loved regular at Kew the Music.
So 'Squeeze' room in your diary and come along and enjoy Jools’ trademark easy banter and boogie woogie brilliance in our glorious Gardens at Kew.
- Standard tickets £37.50
- Reserved enclosure £45.50
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