Saturday, July 19, 2008

Live Act

Jools Holland Live - Westonbirt Arboretum, July 2008

As those who drop by here know, I have been pretty busy with my new job and other sundry things happening in my little corner of the world which I will post about soon. The other evening though I reserved for a little R&R and went and saw Jools Holland perform live in an open air event. The day was overcast but luckily by the time we got there in the evening the clouds had thinned a little and it stayed dry.

Jools is a talented Rhythm & Blues, Jazz and Boogie Woogie musician and is a brilliant entertainer who had an instant rapport with the audience. He was accompanied by Marc Almond, formerly of the 80's band Soft Cell who did a wonderful rendition of the classic 'Tainted Love' which was all the better for Jool's piano arrangement and also by the wonderful singer Ruby Turner. My what a pair of lungs that woman has and such a gorgeous rich voice which you can check out in the video clip below. All in all it was a great show made all the more atmospheric by the convivial woodland open air surroundings.

12 comments:

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Kewl. I know of Jools from the radio show he used to host.

kenju said...

That was great! That's MY kind of music!

rashbre said...

I saw Jools and his band live around a year ago in a summery open air venue. Ruby was there too. A fun evening.

Sounds as if you've been busy lately. I'm on low level blogging too until I get back to UK. ;-)

R. Sherman said...

Glad you're still around and making time for R&R. All work and no play, etc.

Cheers.

Sarch said...

What a great evening that must have been!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

So glad to read you were able to squeeze in a bit of R&R, my dear!
This looks like it was a great great evening!

June said...

Love this genre of music! Thanks for putting in the clip so I could get a fix. Must have been fun to be there in person...

Melody said...

My what a voice that woman has!! Live would be amazing...

Glad you got to have a bit of R&R... Nothing like it after all your hard work over the past few months/years.

Nikki-ann said...

Sounds like you had a good time. I've never seen Jools live, but I'd imagine he'd put on a good show :)

moon said...

Awesome music!
This last weekend, Paul Mcartney was doing a free concert in Quebec city, Canada not far from us. For the 400th yr anniversary here. I was unable to make it but 250,000 ppl thought it was awesome.

Dianne said...

A little R&R with some R&B - sounds perfect!

Annice said...

Keep up the good work.