BBC mainstay and New Year’s Eve star Jools Holland will play the Brighton Centre next Saturday with his renowned Rhythm and Blues Orchestra.

Jools Holland’s December visit has become a prominent fixture on the Brighton arts calendar.

This year, Jools and co will be accompanied by R&B and soul singer Ruby Turner and jazz singer Louise Marshall.

Additional guest for the December show include fellow original Squeeze member Gilson Lavis as well as Arthur “Gaps” Hendrickson and Pauline Black from ska band The Selecter, who are celebrating their 40th anniversary.

Pauline and Arthur featured in Jools Holland Orchestra’s performance last December, along with Soft Cell frontman Marc Almond.

Starting out as founding member and keyboardist of English rock band Squeeze, Jools left in 1981 to pursue a solo career. He formed the Jools Holland Big Band, later his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, in 1987.

  • Jools plays the Brighton Centre on December 14