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Who is Jools Holland?

Julian Miles Holland, OBE, DL (born 24 January 1958) is an English pianist, bandleader, singer, composer, and television presenter.

He was an original member of the band Squeeze and has worked with many artists including Jayne County, Sting, Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, George Harrison, David Gilmour, Magazine, The The, Ringo Starr, and Bono.

Jools Holland Biography, Wiki

Julian Miles “Jools” Holland, OBE, DL (born 24 January 1958) is an English pianist, bandleader, singer, composer, and television presenter. He was an original member of the band Squeeze and his work has involved him with many artists including Sting, Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, George Harrison, David Gilmour, Magazine, The The, and Bono.

Since 1992, he has hosted Later… with Jools Holland, a music-based show aired on BBC2, on which his annual show Hootenanny is based. Holland is a published author and appears on television shows besides his own and contributes to radio shows. In 2004, he collaborated with Tom Jones on an album of traditional R&B music.

Holland also regularly hosts the weekly program Jools Holland on BBC Radio 2, which is a mix of live and recorded music and general chat and features studio guests, along with members of his orchestra.

Holland was educated at Shooters Hill Grammar School, a former state grammar school on Red Lion Lane in Shooter’s Hill (near Woolwich), in the Royal Borough of Greenwich in southeast London, from which he was expelled for damaging a teacher’s Triumph Herald.

Holland was educated at Shooters Hill Grammar School, a former state grammar school on Red Lion Lane in Shooter’s Hill (near Woolwich), in the Royal Borough of Greenwich in southeast London, from which he was expelled for damaging a teacher’s Triumph Herald.

Jools Holland Biography Wikipedia
Jools Holland
Birth nameJulian Miles Holland
Born24 January 1958 (age 64)
Blackheath, London, England
GenresBoogie-woogie, jazz, blues, R&B, punk rock, new wave, ska
Occupation(s)Musician, composer, television presenter, bandleader
InstrumentsPianokeyboardsvocalsguitar
Years active1974–present
LabelsEastWest, I.R.S. Records
Associated actsSqueezeJools Holland’s Rhythm and Blues Orchestra

Jools Holland Career

Holland began his career as a session musician; his first studio session was with Wayne County & the Electric Chairs in 1976 on their track “Fuck Off”.

Holland was a founding member of the British pop band Squeeze, formed in March 1974, in which he played keyboards until 1981 and helped the band to achieve millions of record sales, before pursuing his solo career.

Holland began issuing solo records in 1978, his first EP being Boogie Woogie ’78. He continued his solo career through the early 1980s, releasing an album and several singles between 1981 and 1984. He branched out into TV, co-presenting the Newcastle-based TV music show The Tube with Paula Yates.

Holland used the phrase, “be there, or be an ungroovey fucker” in one early evening TV trailer for the show, live across two channels, causing him to be suspended from the show for six weeks. He referred to this in his sitcom The Groovy Fellers with Rowland Rivron. Holland also appeared as a guest host on MTV.

In 1983 Holland played an extended piano solo on The The’s re-recording of “Uncertain Smile” for the album Soul Mining. In 1985, Squeeze (which had continued in Holland’s absence through to 1982) unexpectedly regrouped including Holland as their keyboard player. Holland remained in the band until 1990, at which point he again departed to resume his solo career as a musician and a TV host.

In 1987, Holland formed the Jools Holland Big Band, which consisted of himself and for the show Gilson Lavis from Squeeze. This gradually became the 18-piece Jools Holland’s Rhythm and Blues Orchestra. The Orchestra includes singers Louise Marshall and Ruby Turner and his younger brother, singer-songwriter and keyboard player, Christopher Holland.

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Who is Jools Holland?

Julian Miles Holland, OBE, DL (born 24 January 1958) is an English pianist, bandleader, singer, composer, and television presenter.

How old is Jools Holland?

Jools Holland is currently 63 years old.

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