Closing WonderHall with an exciting and exuberant performance will be Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra on Bank Holiday Monday August 30. Everyone’s favourite boogie woogie pianist will be joined by former Squeeze bandmate and drummer Gilson Lavis with special guest Eddi Reader. Vocal powerhouses Ruby Turner, Louise Marshall and West End star Marisha Wallace will also perform, and the picnic-style event will be opened by Lytham St Annes Shanty Crew.
Under 25's require ID to purchase alcohol. Under 14's must be accompanied by an adult over 18 at all times.
Jools Holland & His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, featuring Gilson Lavis, with special guest Eddi Reader and guest vocalists Ruby Turner & Louise Marshall
Jools Holland OBE DL is a composer, pianist, bandleader and broadcaster. From playing pubs in the East End docks as a teenage greaser, to leading his rhythm and blues orchestra and selling millions of records this century, it is his passion for music that has made Jools Holland into a doyen of the music scene. Jools was awarded an OBE in 2003 for his services to the British music industry. In 2004 he collaborated with Tom Jones on an album of traditional R&B music.
He was an original member of the band Squeeze and has worked with many artists including Jayne County, Sting, Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, George Harrison, David Gilmour, Magazine, The The and Bono. Jools holds the unique status of performing with musicians who have achieved success in every decade of the 20th Century.