The Hawth, Crawley
& his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra
featuring GILSON LAVIS
with special guest CHRIS DIFFORD
and guest vocalists RUBY TURNER, LOUISE MARSHALL & BETH ROWLEY
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, Luther Vandross, Sting, BB King and Paul Weller.
Jools is respected not only as a performer, but also an authority on all music. His BBC 2 Live music show Later… with Jools Holland is now broadcasting its 46th series featuring artists from all time periods, countries, and genres!
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. With Ruby Turner and Louise Marshall and Beth Rowley delivering true rhythm and blues boogie woogie with their show-stopping vocals, Jools promises a dazzling and exuberant performance.
Support act Chris Holland
In between working on his own music Chris has toured and recorded with various artists including Green On Red, Squeeze, Stereophonics, Paul Weller and Tom Jones (to name but a few). He has also regularly played organ and with his brother’s Rhythm and Blues Orchestra.