On Friday 27 – Saturday 28 November multi-talented pianist, bandleader, singer, composer, television presenter and boogie-woogie master Jools Holland returned to the Royal Albert Hall to kick off the festive season.
Jools and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra have been bringing their ever-popular jazz and blues bash to the Hall since 1997, and it has become an annual staple of the festive calendar.
This year’s two concerts proved no exception to the lively show audiences have come to expect from Jools’ Royal Albert Hall concerts, and the crowd were on their feet before long, dancing to the band’s set of jazz, ska, blues and swing.
Scottish singer KT Tunstall joined the band as a special guest, singing the crowd-pleasing Suddenly I See, as well as a cover of the Jackson 5’s Want You Back.
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rubyturnersoul</a> we saw you guys Thursday. BLOWN AWAY. KT Tunstall, Ruby, Gilson, Jools and the band gave it all!!!</p>— Now Mrs Perfik (MissCJWright) November 28, 2015
Still buzzing morning after great night watching— Kevin (@Praggers50) November 28, 2015
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The band were also joined by the unforgettable vocal force of Ruby Turner, the soulful tones of Louise Marshall, the stunning sounds of Mabel Ray and the tireless drums of original Squeeze member Gilson Lavis.
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Double ‘O’ Boogie
Early In The Morning
Sweetheats On Parade
When The Saints Go Marching In
Favourite Game Mabel Ray
This Time Its Real Mabel Ray
Valentine Moon Louise Marshall
Misfit Louise Marshall
Mr Roberts Roost
Suddenly I See KT Tustall
Night And Day KT Tunstall
I Want You Back KT Tunstall
Train To Skaville
On My Radio
Jumpin In The Morning Ruby Turner
Pray Have Mercy Ruby Turner
Same Old Heart Ruby Turner
Rollout This Hole Ruby Turner
Peace In The Valley Ruby Turner
I’ll Be Seeing You Jools Holland & Ruby Turner