Jools Holland is, quite simply, one of the biggest names of the UK jazz and blues scene. Acclaimed by the King of the Blues, BB King, who said “I didn’t think anyone could play like that. Jools has got a left hand that never stops”, Jools has been awarded an OBE for services to music and performed in front of dignitaries such as Bill Clinton, Jaques Chirac, Tony Blair and Boris Yeltsin.
The list of jazz and rock greats that Jools has performed with reads like a ‘who’s Who’ of the music industry: Squeeze [naturally!] Sting, Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, George Harrison, David Gilmour, Bono, Dr John, Kylie Minogue, Amy Winehouse, Eartha Kitt, Joss Stone and Tom Jones to name a few – not to mention the myriad of artists that have appeared and played on his show, ‘Later… with Jools Holland’, which is quite simply required watching for anyone with even the slightest interest in music. As the Daily Mail wrote in 2013, “After 21 years, Later… with Jools Holland is still the only show every musician wants to be on.”
Ten Millennia were thrilled to be able to support Jools and his legendary Rhythm and Blues Orchestra [which often features soul singers Ruby Turner and Sam Brown] when they performed at the beautiful Spa theatre in Scarborough in May.
Ten Millennia’s pop/jazz sound was ideal for a large-capacity venue. The crowd embraced Ten Millennia’s set, with new songs such as Give it up and Turn me on got people out of their chairs, dancing and swaying along to the music.
If you missed your chance to see Ten Millennia perform on the big stage, then we have some great news! As Jules explains “We’re absolutely delighted to announce that Jools has invited us to support him later in the year. For details of upcoming gigs, join our mailing list.”