Saturday, July 19, 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.