This October, musical genius Jools Holland is playing two nights at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, alongside his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra.
Jools and the Rhythm and Blues Orchestra play to audiences of over 500,000 each year and, as well as his renowned live performances, Jools has maintained a successful recording career since signing to Warner Music in 1996.
The Jools Holland Big Band was formed by Jools with Gilson Lavis in 1987, and over the years, the band has gradually become the current 20 piece orchestra, which is made up of a pianist, drummer, organist, guitar, bass guitar, three female vocalists, two tenor saxophones, three trumpets, four trombones, a baritone saxophone and two alto saxophones.
Jools has worked with many famous musicians throughout his long career, including Sting, Bono, Eric Clapton, Chrissie Hynde and Ringo Star. In 2004, Jools collaborated with Tom Jones on an album. He received an OBE in 2003 for services to the British music industry as a musician and as a television presenter.
Since 1992, Jools has hosted his BBC2 music-based show Later…With Jools Holland as well as his annual Hootenanny show on New Year’s Eve. Jools also regularly hosts Jools Holland on BBC Radio 2.
Alongside these shows, Jools is a published author. His autobiography, Barefaced Lies and Boogie Woogie Boasts, was published in 2007 and he is the co-author of four other books.
Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra will perform on October 17th and 18th at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre at 8pm. Tickets are priced at €49.50 and can be purchased online or by contacting the box office on 0818 719 377
Bord Gáis Energy Theatre
Grand Canal Square
Tel: 0818 719 377 (Box Office)
Lead image via Bord Gáis Energy Theatre website