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Sunday, August 25, 2013
“Hey, hey, ho” - those were the words that could be heard across the Holkham Hall estate last night as the legendary pianist, songwriter and bandleader Jools Holland took to the stage.
Hundreds brought their fold-up chairs, picnic blankets and taste for boogie-woogie to the stunning stately backdrop of the Earl of Leicester’s country mansion for the open-air show - a night not to be missed on the Norfolk calendar.
Joined a host of star guests including Roland Gift, the voice of the Fine Young Cannibals, and guest vocalists Ruby Turner and Louise Marshall, the Rhythm and Blues Orchestra had the crowd on their feet all night.
Jools Holland made his name with Squeeze, and although the band sold millions of records, the most successful record the pianist ever played on was Good Thing by The Fine Young Cannibals, which reached Number One in seventeen countries.
He has also gained fame from a series of TV music shows including The Tube, Later with Jools Holland and his annual festive Hootenanny.
Along with band-mates including long-time drummer Gilson Lavis and acclaimed trombonist Rico Rodriguez, Jools performed tracks spanning his entire solo career, as well as songs taken from his latest album The Golden Age Of Song.