Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra
plus special guests
Musical maestro Jools Holland and his revered Rhythm & Blues Orchestra are set to hit the road once again this winter for a slew of UK dates. Renowned as one of the country’s most popular tours, this year’s show features The Selecter’s Pauline Black and Arthur ‘Gaps’ Hendrickson, plus Grammy winning singer Joss Stone as special guests.
Fans will be thrilled to hear that the shows will once again feature the outstanding vocals of Ruby Turner and Louise Marshall, as well as the highly talented Sumudu Jayatilaka, who joined Jools for the first time in 2022. Together with the inimitable musicianship of the Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, which features drums from original Squeeze member Gilson Lavis, Jools Holland will be performing tracks spanning his entire solo career.
With a catalogue that reaches through decades, prepare to enjoy the greatest boogie-woogie party in town!
Presented by Harvey Goldsmith by arrangement with One Fifteen
Format: Reserved seating
Age: 14+ (Under 18s to be accompanied by an adult)
Interval: 20:00 – 20:20
All timings are approximate and subject to change
“An explosion of styles and excitement […] versatile, entertaining and sensationally good.”
UK Music Reviews
with special guests
Pauline Black & Arthur ‘Gaps’ Hendrickson
The founding duo of influential Coventry based two-tone band and ska pioneers, The Selecter are no strangers to Jools and the orchestra, having joined them for a memorable tour in 2016.
Their 1980 debut ‘Too Much Pressure’ remains a key moment of British music history. The two vocalists have been an unstoppable force since relaunching The Selecter, entertaining audiences throughout the country with their incredible live performances, including hits like the classic ‘On My Radio’.
The UK queen of soul is set to join musical maestro Jools Holland and his revered Rhythm & Blues Orchestra for three dates of their upcoming Autumn / Winter UK tour.
A known collaborator of Jools and his orchestra, she has brought her famous vocals to the recording studio and the stage with them on numerous occasions, including as a special guest for their 2014 tour – a year in which she also appeared on Hootenanny with Letting Me Down and Bei Mir Bist Du Schön.
Plus support from
Multi-instrumentalist, composer and session musician Adam Double is restlessly talented, having performed with the likes of Seasick Steve and Lighthouse Family, and composed for a number of film and TV soundtracks such as Stardust, a mini-biopic about the creation of David Bowie’s renowned alter-ego.
As a session musician, Adam is best known for his contributions to the Rocketman soundtrack, in which he played bass on the Academy Award-winning rendition of Elton John’s ‘I’m Gonna Love Me Again’.
About Beacon Hall
Our new flagship venue at Bristol Beacon
at Bristol Beacon
Getting to the venue
Location: Beacon Hall is located within Bristol Beacon. Head to Level 1 and follow signs to find the auditorium.
Bicycle racks can be found in front of the main entrance on Trenchard Street, Colston Street, and on the city centre promenade. Find your nearest cycle routes using Cycle Planner.
Trenchard Street multi-storey car park is 200m away, directly behind Bristol Beacon.
Bristol Clean Air Zone
Bristol Beacon is inside the Bristol Clean Air Zone. Check if your vehicle will be charged and how much you’ll have to pay.
Most bus services stop in and around the city centre promenade, 250m from Bristol Beacon.
Spaces for wheelchair users are in:
- row S in the centre of the rear Stalls (10 spaces)
- row Z in the left and right wings at the back of Lower Tier (4 spaces, 2 on each side),
- rows G/H on the left only at the back of Upper Tier (2 spaces)
Assistance dogs and emotional support animals are allowed in the performance space. Seats in row F are most suitable. If you prefer, you can leave your animal with a member of staff during the performance.
A Sennheiser MobileConnect assistive listening system is installed in the venue. Download the free App and use your own mobile device and headphones to listen to the performance. (Devices are available on request.)
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