Perth Concert Hall - Horsecross Arts Ltd Perth
Pianist, bandleader, singer, composer, television presenter and multiplatinum recording artist. It wouldn't be Perth Festival of the Arts without Jools Holland on the bill!
Jools Holland returns this year with special guests, accompanied by the sound of his unforgettable 19-piece Rhythm & Blues Orchestra. Featuring Gilson Lavis, with special guest Eddi Reader, and guest vocalists Ruby Turner and Louise Marshall.
From playing pubs in the East End docks as a teenager, to leading his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra and selling millions of records, his passion for music and formidable live performances have made Jools Holland a legendary figure in the music industry. Jools has maintained a prolific recording career since signing to Warner Music in 1996, which includes the multimillion selling Jools Holland and Friends series.
Jools' career as a television presenter has run parallel to his musical career. Later... with Jools Holland celebrated 25 years, 50 series and over 360 episodes of broadcast on BBC Two in 2017.
Jools' achievements were formally recognised in 2003, when he was awarded the OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.
Jools first came to the Festival in 1998 to play in Perth City Hall and is a great favourite with the Festival audience in Perth. Guaranteed to be a fantastic night out and a show that always sells quickly, so book your tickets quickly!
Support act on stage: 7.30pm - 7.50pm
Jools Holland on stage: 8.20pm. Finish time approx. 10.30pm.
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Tickets for this event will go on sale to Festival Friends on March 16th and to the public on March 23rd and will be available for purchase through the Perth Festival Website.
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Perth Festival of the Arts is an annual ten day May Festival, founded in 1972, and taking place in Perth and is one of the oldest continuously running arts Festivals in Scotland, Perth Festival of the Arts started as an opera and classical music festival in the early'70s and now covers all artforms.
With performances in Perth Theatre, Perth Concert Hall and other venues across the city, the annual Festival features the best in classical music, opera, theatre, rock, folk, jazz, comedy, dance and contemporary visual art.