Musician Jools Holland and his celebrated Rhythm & Blues Orchestra return to Southampton with their renowned Autumn/Winter tour, which is now in its 24th year, joined for the very first time by music legend Leo Sayer.
The much-loved annual tour features dazzling long-term vocalist Ruby Turner, with her breathtaking gospel, soul, blues vocals and songs written with Jools, as well as Louise Marshall, whose mellifluous voice illuminates all she sings. Also on tour is original Squeeze member and powerhouse Gilson Lavis on drums.
Leo Sayer is an extraordinary global musical success story with his first seven hit singles in the United Kingdom all reaching the Top 10. A prolific songwriter, he is responsible for writing songs such as When I Need You, You Make Me Feel Like Dancing, Thunder In My Heart and many other hits covered by artists all over the world.
Followers of Jools Holland will be familiar with his Squeeze co-founder, sometimes songwriting and touring partner, Chris Difford. As well as his work with Glen Tilbrook in Squeeze, he’s written with Elton John, Paul Carrack, Lisa Stansfield, Bryan Ferry, Helen Shapiro, Elvis Costello and, of course, Jools Holland, who describes him as ‘the John Lennon of London, the John Betjeman of Blackheath and the Alain Delon of Deptford’.
With a tremendous collection of Jools tunes and his styling of ska boogie woogie and blues, this UK tour promises to be an extraordinary and unforgettable night out that will have audiences weeping and on their feet!
Approximately 2 hours 45 minutes including an interval.
Recommended age 12+
Under 15s to be accompanied by an adult.
May include flashing lights.
Please note tickets will be mailed 5 days before the concert.
There are no discounts available for this show.
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Make it an extra special night with a VIP experience!
VIP Packages include a selection of chefs’ canapés and handmade chocolates, plus interval ice-cream. Also included:
1 x bottle of Prosecco for 2 people - £60.00
1 x bottle of Prosecco for up to 4 people - £90.00
2 x bottles of Prosecco for up to 6 people - £150.00
3 x bottles of Prosecco for up to 10 people including the private hire of executive suite pre show - £295.00
VIP packages are not available to book at the moment. Please check back when we re-open to book ahead of your visit.
Please note that package prices do not include your show ticket. Bookings are required at least 48 hours before your visit.
VIP packages are suitable for 18+ customers. Soft drink alternatives are available for those under the age of 18 years.
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