Jools Holland and Orchestra Play Birmingham NIA
Jools Holland and his Orchestra will play NIA Birmingham on Wednesday 19th January, Jools Holland was a founder member of the British pop band Squeeze, Holland played keyboards in Squeeze till 1981, after which he pursued a solo career. His first studio session was with Wayne County and the Electric Chairs in 1976.
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Holland has a touring band , The Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, which often includes singers Sam Brown and Ruby Turner. In January 2005 Holland and his band performed with Eric Clapton as the headline act of the Tsunami Relief Cardiff. He also headlined the Skegness SO festival in July 2010. Serviced City Pads supply serviced apartments.Jools Hollands career started in 1978, his first EP being Boogie Woogie ’78. He continued his solo career through the early 1980’s, releasing an album and several singles between 1981 and 1984. He branched out into TV , co-presenting the Newcastle based TV music show The Tube with Paula Yates. Holland achieved notoriety by inadvertently using the phrase ‘groovy fuckers’ in a live, early evening TV trailer for the show, causing it to be suspended for three weeks.
In 1987, Holland formed The Jools Holland Big Band which consisted of himself and Gibson Lavis of Squeeze. This became his 18-piece Rhythm and Blues Orchestra.Serviced City Pads supply Birmingham serviced apartments.Between 1988 and 1990 he performed and co-hosted along with David Sanborn during the two seasons of the music performance programm Sunday Night on NBS late night televison. Since 1992 he has presented the electric music proframm Later…with Jools Holland plus an annual New Years Eve ‘Hootenanny’.
Jools Holland is a fan of the 1960’s TV series The Prisoner. He owns costumes and props from the series, and occasionally appears wearing the trademark brown-with-white-pipe blazer featured in the series. Holland lives in Westcombe Park area of Blackheath in southeast London, where he has a studio, Helicon Mountain built to his design, heavily inspired by Portmeiron, the setting for the Prisoner. Serviced City Pads.
On 29 August 2005 Jools Holland married Christabel McEwan his girlfriend of 15 years. The wedding at St James Church, cooling near Rochester was attended by many celebraties including Ringo Starr, Robbie Coltrane, Stephen Fry, Lenny Henry, Neol Gallagher, Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders and many more celebrities which proved to be by all accounts a very entertaining evening. Serviced City Pads supply serviced apartments through Birmingham city area, this proves to be ideal for many leisure and corporate visitors to the city. Serviced City Pads can be contacted on 0844 335 8866.Jools Holland received an OBE in 2003 in the Queens Birthday Honours list, for services to the British music industry as a television presenter and musician. In September 2006 Holland was appointed as Deputy Lieutenant for Kent. He is also known for his charity work: in June 2006 he performed at Wells and Rochester Cathedrals to raise money for maintaining cathedral buildings. He is also patron of the Drake Music Project and has raised many thousands of pounds for charity.