Jools Holland Lineup Announced for AECC

Musical maestro Jools Holland is returning to Aberdeen this December with that trademark ‘party experience’ and stunning musical performances that Jools Holland is renowned for. Joined by his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, Jools’ show will be held in the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre’s (AECC’s) Press & Journal Arena on Thursday 1st December 2011.

Jools Holland has announced this week that he has invited UK pop icon Sandie Shaw back out on the road with his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra as guest vocalist for the Autumn / Winter tour.

She will appear alongside the legendary Shane MacGowan to provide joint special guest duties and perform with Jools Holland & His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra on the last 16 dates of the tour, from 25 November at London’s Royal Albert Hall to Newcastle’s City Hall on 22 December.  MacGowan is special guest for all dates on the tour.

This exciting announcement follows a hugely successful Spring / Summer tour, for which Shaw has been the special guest for, with reviewers describing her performance as ‘fantastic…in her element’, and“[Shaw’s] genuine excitement and enthusiasm to be on stage was infectious and the crowd took her to their hearts.”

Jools Holland says, “We’ve had such good fun on the summer tour that I asked her to join us for the winter and Sandie delightfully said yes. So along with Shane MacGowan we now have Sandie Shaw, Ruby Turner, Louise Marshall, Rosie Mae and Rico Rodriguez on vocal duties. A right knees up to keep the party going until the end of the year.”

With long time guest vocalists Ruby Turner and Louise Marshall along with the inimitable musicianship of the Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, Jools Holland will perform tracks spanning his entire solo career, many of which can be found on his latest album release ‘Finding The Keys: The Best Of Jools Holland’ which was released last month.

Brian Horsburgh, AECC’s Managing Director says, “We are delighted to welcome back Jools Holland to the AECC. His show last November proved very popular and I am sure that this tour will be just as successful. With his special guest line-up, the North-East’s music fans are in for another treat.”

Tickets for Jools Holland’s tour are on sale now priced at £34.50 plus booking fee and are available from Ticketmaster on 08444 77 9000 or online at www.ticketmaster.co.uk. Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult (18+)

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