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Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra have been announced as the second act to perform in the Cumbrian village of Cartmel next spring.
They will play a full live concert at the home of Cartmel Racecourse on Sunday May 29.
The boogie-woogie pianist will be accompanied by drummer and percussionist Gilson Lavis while Ruby Turner and Louise Marshall will provide guest vocals.
The announcement comes a week after it was revealed British soul and pop band Simply Red are also heading to Cartmel Races on Saturday May 28.
The weekend of live music marks the biggest event to take place at Cartmel outside of the increasingly popular race meets.
It is being programmed and organised by music promoters Cuffe and Taylor in a partnership with Cartmel Racecourse.
Cuffe and Taylor promote live music across the UK. The hugely successful Lytham Festival, Betley Concerts and Greenwich Music Time are among the company’s festivals and events, which has seen them work with artists including Tom Jones, Neil Diamond, Billy Ocean, McBusted, Faithless, Collabro and Katherine Jenkins.
Next year the Cuffe and Taylor will be working with a variety of international musicians and pop stars including Bryan Adams, Will Young, Simply Red, Jamie Cullum, Collabro, Alfie Boe and Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott. They have worked with Jools Holland previously at Greenwich Music Time and director Peter Taylor said he is delighted to be able to bring the 20-piece band to Cartmel.
He said: “This is a second really exciting announcement for Cartmel Racecourse. Jools Holland is, without a doubt, one of the UK’s most incredibly talented and well-respected live performers and it is an absolute pleasure to be working with the team at the racecourse to bring him and his fantastic Rhythm and Blues Orchestra to Cartmel.
“We are looking forward to working with people throughout Cumbria next year to make this one incredibly memorable weekend.”
Jonathan Garratt, Managing Director of Cartmel Racecourse said “Cartmel Racecourse has been a popular destination on the Whit Holiday weekend for 160 years; the addition of the concert on Sunday is going to enhance the weekend even further. I am really looking forward to seeing Jools Holland perform here.”
Tickets to see Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra at Cartmel Racecourse are priced from £35 for adults, £15 for 13-17 year-old and free for children aged 12 and under.
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