Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra Tuesday 20 July 2021 21:15 Boisdale of Canary Wharf Restaurant

Jools with his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra for a one off intimate gig


and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra 

with guest vocalists Ruby Turner, Louise Marshall & Lucita Jules

featuring Gilson Lavis

Jools and his Orchestra will be joined on stage by the legendary singers Ruby Turner, Louise Marshall, Lucita Jules and the amazing Gilson Lavis on drums for one night only.

* Please be seated by 7 pm for 7.30 dinner.

Jools Holland

Former Squeeze ivory-tickler and presenter of the legendary Later with Jools Holland. Since learning to play fluently at the tender age of eight, Jools has gone on to become one of the UK's most proficient jazz and blues pianists. Having toured extensively with his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, his charismatic personality, impeccably good taste and accessible music have made him one of the nations most well-respected, and well-loved, musicians. Jools was awarded an OBE in 2003 for his services to the British music industry. 

Ruby Turner

In a music career spanning more than 30 years, Turner is best known for her album and single releases in Europe and North America. She is also known for her work as a session backing vocalist, with artists including Bryan Ferry, UB40, Steel Pulse, Steve Winwood, Jools Holland, and Mick Jagger. She has also written songs that have been covered by musicians including Lulu, Yazz and Maxi Priest.

Turner achieved the rare feat, for a British singer, of reaching #1 on the US R&B chart, with "It's Gonna Be Alright" in February 1990. Between 1986–1995, eight of her singles appeared in the UK Singles Chart with "I'd Rather Go Blind" being the most successful, reaching #24 in 1987. Turner performed at the Birmingham Heart Beat 86 concert,[3] which featured George Harrison, and also has sung on BBC Television's Jools' Annual Hootenanny, from 2007–2020 inclusive. She has also appeared as an actress on stage, film and television. 

Louise Marshall

Born in Oldham, Lancashire, Louise was immersed in music from her youth. Marshall also joined the Oldham Girl’s Choir at seven and continued as a member under the esteemed Eileen Bentley’s (MBE) tutelage until age sixteen. Louise then began her accomplished session singing career prior to joining The National Youth Choir of Great Britain in 1990, where she wrote several Gospel arrangements. Louise has worked with Beverley Knight, David Gilmour, Michael Ball, Marti Pellow, Chris Difford, Robbie Williams, Bryan Ferry, Ronnie Wood, Van Morrison, Eric Stewart, Madeline Bell, Sheila Ferguson, Sam Brown, Russell Watson, Steve Winwood, Paul Young, Don Blackman, Solomon Burke, Karl Jenkins and John Rutter, to name but a few.

Whether performing on tour with BBC’s Jools Holland or Roxy Music, playing piano, performing with The BBC Big Band singing Ella Fitzgerald or Aretha Franklin’s American Songbook, Louise’s sonic skills span across genres: Jazz, Pop, R&B, Electronic, Classical or Gospel music. And all the while, her voice resonates, crackles, pops and burns as a phoenix rises from the flame. 

Gilson Davis

Gilson Lavis is an English drummer and portrait artist. He gained fame as the drummer with band Squeeze in the 1970s. Lavis is currently the drummer with his ex-bandmate Jools Holland's band Jools Holland's Rhythm and Blues Orchestra.

Before joining Squeeze, he had already built up a substantial amount of experience, having toured with Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis and Dolly Parton. He was working in a brickyard when he noticed the advertisement in Melody Maker for Squeeze.

Lavis now tours around the United Kingdom with Jools Holland, his long-term musical partner. They both appeared (uncredited) as members of "The Nice Twelve" in the 1994 partially-improvised comedy film There's No Business... starring Raw Sex (Simon Brint and Rowland Rivron) and The Oblivion Boys.

Lavis is also a portrait artist having had several exhibitions in London and the home counties. He has painted numerous musicians including Lily Allen, Paloma Faith, Lulu and Smokey Robinson.

AFTER SHOW DJ – Tue & Wed until 12am • Thu - Sat until 1am

Bar and heated Terrace available for pre or post-show drinks!


Jools Holland is Boisdale’s Patron of Music presenting the very best in jazz, blues and soul and occasionally rock’n’roll. Described as “London’s No 1 jazz venue” by Tatler Magazine, Boisdale of Canary Wharf is a two-floor venue overlooking the fountains of Cabot Square, which comprises an award-winning restaurant, four private dining rooms, The Oyster Bar & Grill, Terrace, the world’s most extensive whiskey bar (over 1000 malt whiskeys!)

The food offering ranges from an excellent value bar menu with a wonderful selection of burgers starting at £10.75and an A La carte menu celebrating great British ingredients with flair and imagination. The dry-aged Aberdeenshire steaks are simply amazing! You can also enjoy fabulous cocktails, a good selection of real ales, and draft lagers as well as an outstanding wine list with over 200 bins.

"London's number one jazz venue" Tatler

"Best Whisky Bar in the World" Whisky Magazine

"A carnivore's dream" Evening Standard

"Aged steaks are deemed incredible" Square Meal

"The world's most individualistic style bar & restaurant" Hot Tickets

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Dinner and Show

Description Price Quantity
info   Window - Live Music & Dinner £124.00
info   Standard - Live Music & Dinner £149.00
info   Premium - Live Music & Dinner £299.00
info   VIP - Live Music & Dinner £449.00

Show Only

Description Price Quantity
info   Window- Live Music £89.00
info   Standard - Live Music £99.00
info   Premium - Live Music £249.00
info   VIP - Live Music £349.00

Boisdale of Canary Wharf Restaurant - Cabot Place, Canary Wharf, London, E14 4QT