Musical virtuoso Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra have announced dates and special guests for their autumn/winter UK tour for 2019.

The world-renowned musician will be coming to Watford Colosseum on Friday 8 November, and tickets go on sale on Friday 1 February at 10am.

Accompanying Jools with the Rhythm & Blues Orchestra will be the supremely talented Ruby Turner, with her breath-taking gospel, soul and rhythm & blues vocals; Louise Marshall, with her beautiful soul and jazz tones; as well as original Squeeze member and powerhouse Gilson Lavis on drums.

Additional special guests will be BRIT Award winner Eddi Reader from 24 October – 23 November.

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Jools has previously described Eddi Reader as “one of (his) favourite singers of all time”. Jools and Eddi have been collaborating for more than 20 years, with highlights that include their single Waiting Game, which Jools co-wrote with Chris Difford. Eddi also famously harmonised with Annie Lennox whilst touring with the Eurythmics as well as leading vocals in the band Fairground Attraction, reaching the top of the UK charts in 1988 with the single Perfect.

With a tremendous collection of Jools tunes and other boogie-woogie classics to choose from, this is a night not to be missed.

Tickets go on general sale on Friday 1 February at 10am. Tickets are priced from £42 (+ booking fee).

Tickets can be bought on Ticketmaster, See Tickets, Ticketline and Stargreen as well as the direct venue websites.

Watford Colosseum, Rickmansworth Road, Watford, Friday, November 8. Details: 01923 571102