Jools brings the rhythm to Northampton

Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra headline the Royal & Derngate on Thursday November 17

Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra headline the Royal & Derngate on Thursday November 17

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Musical master of ceremonies Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra are out on the road and bring their tour to Northampton next week.

Renowned as one of the UK’s most popular tours which is now in its 21st year, Jools will be joined by special guests The Selecter’s Pauline Black and Arthur ‘Gaps’ Hendrickson.

The Selecter released their debut album Too Much Pressure in 1980 and it still remains a milestone in British music history.

Vocalists Black and Hendrickson relaunched The Selecter in 2011 and have been an unstoppable force ever since entertaining audiences throughout the country with their live performances.

The show will also feature the vocals of Ruby Turner and Louise Marshall along with the new addition of Beth Rowley.

Beth is known for her love of blues and gospel and her top 10 debut album Little Dreamer was nominated for a BRIT Award. She is currently working on her second album.

Together with the inimitable musicianship of the Rhythm & Blues Orchestra which features the drums of original Squeeze member Gilson Lavis, Jools Holland will be performing tracks spanning his entire solo career as well as songs taken from his latest album Jools & Ruby which was released in December last year.

With a catalogue that reaches through decades, a night with Jools Holland is guaranteed to bring the greatest boogie-woogie party in town.

Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra headline Royal & Derngate on Thursday, November 17.

Doors open at 7pm, tickets cost £38 before fees. Support is by Christopher Holland with Jools taking to the stage at 8.15pm.

Tickets are available at www.joolsholland.com via SeeTickets, calling 0871 220 0260 or from the venue.

Tickets are still available for The Shires who headline the venue on Wednesday, November 23.