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01 December 2015
Jools Holland to perform in Taunton

Piano maestro Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra have announced that they will perform in Taunton as part of Somerset Rocks, a series of music events, taking place in August.

The renowned pianist, singer, composer, broadcaster and television entertainer will take centre stage for an open air performance at Vivary Park on Sunday 28 August 2016. He will be joined on stage by Gilson Lavis along with special guests Pauline Black and Arthur ‘Gaps’ Hendrickson from The Selector and guest vocalists Ruby Turner, Louise Marshall and Mabel Ray.

Jools Holland’s passion for music combined with his endless musical talent, is evident in his live performances as he dazzles audiences around the world with his eclectic mix of music.

Jools Holland OBE, said:

“I’m excited to be headed to Taunton and to be one of three large acts to be performing during Somerset Rocks. It’s great that live music is becoming more accessible at local venues – it’s going to be special.”

St. Margaret’s Somerset Rocks is being promoted and organised with LCC Live, the same partnership that brought Rod Stewart to Taunton in 2014. Somerset Rocks will host three shows, featuring three different artists, the first of which is Jools Holland, and takes place over the August bank holiday weekend (Friday 26 to Sunday 28 August 2016).

Claire Kidger, Director of LCC Live, said:

“We’re thrilled to have secured Jools Holland as the first of three artists for Somerset Rocks. Jools Holland is a legendary musician and is simply superb live and will entertain music lovers of all ages.”

Somerset Rocks will also help to raise awareness for St. Margaret’s Hospice. Ann Lee, Chief Executive of St. Margaret’s Hospice, said:

“It is wonderful to be part of another major magical music event in the heart of Somerset. We are looking forward to welcoming Jools Holland to Taunton as well as raising awareness of our services as we continue to deliver much needed support to those in the local area living with life limiting conditions.”

LCC Live is finalising the other two artists for Somerset Rocks’ weekend and will release more information in the coming weeks.

Tickets for Jools Holland go on sale on Friday 27 November at 9am priced from £37 and are available to buy online at www.ticketline.co.uk; by phone: 0844 888 9991 or from St. Margaret’s Hospice’s shops across Somerset.

Take a look at Jools Holland in action here.

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