Jools Holland & his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra
featuring Gilson Lavis
with special guests Pauline Black & Arthur "Gaps" Hendrickson from The Selecter
and guest vocalists Ruby Turner, Louise Marshall & Mabel Ray.
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 guests Pauline Black & Arthur "Gaps" Hendrickson from The Selecter, and guest vocalists Ruby Turner and Louise Marshall. With support from Mark Kingswood.
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 legendery figure in the music industry.
Jools was awarded an OBE in 2003 for his services to the British music industry.
This will be Jool’s tenth visit to the Festival. He first came in 1998 to play in Perth City Hall and is a great favourite with the Festival audience. Guaranteed to be a fantastic night out and always a sell-out, so book your tickets quickly!
Support act on stage: 7.30pm - 7.50pm
Jools Holland on stage: 8.20pm. Finish time approx. 10.30pm.
Photography by Sally McCartney