The incomparable Ruby Turner and Louise Marshall will join the uplifting party on vocals. 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.
Jools Holland OBE was born Julian Miles Holland on January 24, 1958 in Blackheath, South East London.
At the age of eight, he could play the piano fluently by ear, and by the time he reached his early teens he was proficient and confident enough to be appearing regularly in many of the pubs in South East London and the East End Docks.
At the age of 15 Jools was introduced to Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Difford; together they formed Squeeze, and shortly afterwards they were joined by Gilson Lavis (who had already played with, among others, B. B. King, Chuck Berry and Max Wall), who still drums with Jools.
Up The Junction and Cool For Cats gave Squeeze meteoric success and their popularity rapidly extended to America, where their tour included performances at New York’s Madison Square Garden.
In 1987 Jools formed The Jools Holland Big Band, comprising himself and Gilson Lavis. This has gradually metamorphosed into the current 20-piece Jools Holland and His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, which consists of pianist, organist, drummer, three female vocals, guitar, bass guitar, two tenor saxophones, two alto saxophones, baritone saxophone, three trumpets, and four trombones.
A stunning, state-of-the-art entertainment venue, with the kind of world-class acoustics that great music deserves. Even better, we’re more excited to tell 3Arena customers, that you will be eligible for priority tickets for you and your friends before they go on general release. Register today to be eligble for priority tickets. Enjoy the show.
If you are travelling by car you can book a regular or disabled car park space in the Point Village car park (€13), which is immediately beside 3Arena, through Ticketmaster.ie. (tickets must be pre-booked to use this car park)
Dublin Bus offers a high frequency, accessible and easy to use service from all over Dublin to within a 20 minute walk of the Venue.
The 151 route operates every 10 minutes during rush hour and will leave you on Castleforbes Rd, the closest stop to the Venue, only 2 minutes walk away. The last bus departs Castleforbes Road at 23.15pm Mon - Sat. For bus services times see www.dublinbus.ie
The LUAS RED LINE leaves you at 3Arena's doorstep. The RED LINE operates from Tallaght station right into the city centre and all the way through to 3Arena, its last stop. There are extra trams on show nights to cater for the large numbers that use the service on their journey home.