Following a triumphant show at 3Arena earlier this month, Jools Holland has announced he will return to Dublin next October with his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra. Joining Jools once again are Gilson Lavis, Ruby Turner & Louise Marshall.

Jools’ recent 3Arena show, which featured the iconic Jose Feliciano, was the highpoint of the musical year for all who attended. Multiple standing ovations, and mass sing-alongs as Jools brought out the best in his band and guests, with some special magic being weaved by his old Squeeze sidekick Mr Gilson Lavis.

Jools Holland OBE DL was born Julian Miles Holland on 24th January 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.