Jools Holland and His Rythm and Blues Orchestra
Brighton Centre, 14 December 2019

The Brighton Centre welcomed Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra on Saturday night, treating the crowd to a jam-packed evening of stunning jazz, swing, ska and soul.

Promotional image of Jools Holland

The show kicked off with Jack Lukeman, who performed a mesmerising set accompanied with his ukulele, guitar and a twinkling accordion. The Irish singer/songwriter delighted the audience with a mix of original songs and Christmas classics to get us all into the festive spirit.

Suitably warmed up, we were more than ready for Jools and co to begin their fantastic two-hour set. Consisting of piano, organ, drums, electric and bass guitar, sax, trumpets, and trombones with special solos, guest appearances by Louise Marshall, Ruby Turner, Pauline Black and the two-tone band The Selecter kept us enthralled. 

There’s no denying Jools’ pure all-round musical talent, who charmed the crowd with his heartwarming tales of performing in Brighton and his real infinity to the city.

While the show is immersive and interactive, audience participation is not essential. Still, you can’t resist joining in – whether it’s dancing, clapping, singing or counting in one various talented musician after another – it’s a superb way to spend a festive Saturday night. See you next year, Jools!

Angela

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