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Finding The Keys: The Best Of Jools Holland released 6th June

| On 20, May 2011

Monday 16 May 2011: Master of the ivories and the UK’s most popular band leader Jools Holland will release a brand new collection of his finest work, Finding The Keys: The Best Of Jools Holland, on 6 June 2011 on Rhino UK.

Comprising of 20 songs, all personally selected by Jools himself, Finding The Keys features collaborations with acclaimed artists such as Solomon Burke, Eric Clapton, Sam Brown, Richard Hawley, Tom Jones and Michael McDonald, along withsongs featuring the much loved Rhythm & Blues Orchestra and regular vocalists Louise Marshall and Ruby Turner.

With songs spanning ten studio albums, plus one unreleased track plus one live song, this anthology is a wonderful example of the musicianship and artistry that Jools Holland hasbecome famous for. Including ‘Message To My Son’, a collaboration with King of Soul Solomon Burke and guitar legend Eric Clapton from the 2000 album Jack O The Green – Small World Big Band Friends 3, 200lbs of Heavenly Joy’ featuring Tom Jones (from 2004’s Tom Jones & Jools Holland), several compositions with fellow Squeeze man Chris Difford (including ‘Scorpio Rising’, ‘Maybe I Need Her’, ‘Blue Guitar’), ‘I’ve Got News For You’ with Michael McDonald from Jools’ most recent album Rockinghorse plus covers such as the Randy Newman song ‘I Think It’s Going To Rain Today’ featuring David Gray, and Hank Williams’ ‘I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry’ starring Richard Hawley, this collection is a must have for fans of Jools Holland and his big band sound.


1. Message To My Son – with Solomon Burke & Eric Clapton (Jack O Green – Small World Big Band Friends 3)

2. 200lbs of Heavenly Joy – with Tom Jones (Tom Jones & Jools Holland)

3. The Informer (Ash Howes Radio Mix) – with Ruby Turner (The Informer)

4. I’ve Got News For You – with Michael McDonald (Rockinghorse)

5. Scorpio Rising – with Chris Difford (Sex & Jazz & Rock & Roll)

6. Where In the World – with Beverley Knight (Swinging The Blues, Dancing The Ska)

7. I Think It’s Going To Rain Today – with David Gray (Jack O Green – Small World Big Band Friends 3)

8. A String Of Pearls (instrumental) (Rockinghorse)

9. I Went By (Ash Howes Radio Mix) – with Louise Marshall (The Informer)

10. Honeydripper (instrumental) (Hop The Wag)

11. Seven Acts Of Mercy – with Sam Brown (Swinging The Blues, Dancing The Ska)

12. Maybe I Need Her (Live Performance)

13. Blue Guitar (Hop The Wag)

14. I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry – with Richard Hawley (Moving Out To The Country)

15. Boring – with Ruby Turner (The Informer)

16. Odd Man Out (demo) (unreleased)

17. Dead Hosts Welcome – with Dr. John (Moving Out To The Country)

18. Waterloo Bridge – with Louise Marshall (The Informer)

19. Loutette – with Norman Wassberg (Hop The Wag)

20. Moving Out To The Country – with Solomon Burke (Moving Out To The Country)

Jools Holland and his Rhythm & BluesOrchestra are currently on tour in the UK, see below for full list of dates. Joining Jools for the Spring / Summer dates is pop icon Sandie Shaw, with folk legend Shane MacGowan appearing as special guest for the Autumn / Winter dates.


Special Guest: Sandie Shaw

MAY 2011

Wed 18th Bridlington, SPA

Thu 19th Middlesborough, Town Hall

Fri 20th Perth, Concert Hall

Sat 21st Preston, Guildhall

Wed 25th St. Albans, Arena

Thu 26th Croydon, Fairfield Hall

JUNE 2011

Thu 9th Hampton Court Palace Festival

Fri 17th Newmarket Racecourse

Tue 21st London, Boisdale Canary Wharf

Thu 23rd Jersey, Fort Regent, The Gloucester Hall

Fri 24th Waddesdon Manor (nr Aylesbury)

Sat 25th London, Kenwood House

Thu 30th Llandudno, Venue Cymru

JULY 2011

Fri 1st Liverpool Summer Pops

Sat 2nd Alcester, Ragley Hall

Wed 6th Milton Keynes, Theatre

Thu 7th London, Kew Gardens, Kew the Music

Wed 13th Tollard Royal, Larmer Tree Festival

Sat 16th Ripley, Harrogate, Ripley Castle

Sat 23rd Sherborne, Dorset (Yeovil), Sherborne Castle,

Sun 24th Macclesfield (Cheshire), Capesthorne Hall

Sat 30th Exeter, Powderham Castle


Sat 6th Elstree, Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School

Tickets are available from all venue box offices, or visit

Special Guest: Shane MacGowan


Fri 28th Norwich, UEA

Sat 29th Ipswich, Regent

Sun 30th Cambridge Corn Exchange


Wed 2nd Southend, Cliffs Pavilion

Thu 3rd Southend, Cliffs Pavilion

Fri 4th Reading, Hexagon

Sat 5th Reading, Hexagon

Thu 10th Oxford, New Theatre

Fri 11th Nottingham, Royal Centre

Sat 12th Harrogate, International Centre

Sun 13th Bradford, St. Georges Hall

Wed 16th Watford, Colosseum

Thu 17th Bristol Colston Hall

Fri 18th Cheltenham, Centaur

Sat 19th Manchester, 02 Apollo

Wed 23rd Stoke, Victoria Hall

Thu 24th Leicester, De Montfort Hall

Fri 25th London, Royal Albert Hall

Sat 26th London, Royal Albert Hall


Thu 1st Aberdeen, Exhibition & Conference Centre

Fri 2nd Glasgow, Clyde Auditorium

Sat 3rd Glasgow, Clyde Auditorium

Sun 4th Sheffield, City Hall

Thu 8th Portsmouth, Guildhall

Fri 9th Plymouth, Pavilions

Sat 10th Brighton Centre

Sun 11th Brentwood Leisure Centre

Fri 16th Cardiff, International Arena

Sat 17th Birmingham, National Indoor Arena

Sun 18th Bournemouth, International Centre

Tue 20th York, Barbican

Wed 21st Newcastle, City Hall

Thu 22nd Newcastle, City Hall


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