CMP ENTERTAINMENT are proud to announce JOOLS HOLLAND AND HIS RHYTHM & BLUES ORCHESTRA as the opening act for The Liverpool Summer Pops Festival 2011. Fronting his 20-piece Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, Jools Holland will be performing at the Liverpool Echo Arena on Friday 1st July 2011. Tickets for this show will go on sale 9am on Friday 1st October 2010.

Chas Cole, promoter of the Summer Pops said, “Jools is the ultimate Summer Pops act, always a great family show. I love to watch his audience being truly entertained so it’s fantastic to confirm this as one of the first Summer Pops 2011 events.”

Jools Holland, OBE, has become a mainstay of the Summer Pops Festival, with crowds faithfully returning for an ever-promised evening of astounding musicianship and entertainment. Speaking of the festival Jools said, “I used to love playing the Summer Pops in the big tent on the waterfront. The arena is good too, but the tent holds very fond memories.”

Respected, not only as a performer, but as an authority on music, recently celebrating 250 episodes of his BBC 2 Live music show ‘Later… with Jools Holland’.

The 20-piece Rhythm & Blues Orchestra features, at it’s helm, former Squeeze drummer, GILSON LAVIS. Lavis has been drumming with Jools Holland for over 25 years, since their SQUEEZE days. Ruby Turner and Louise Marshall are sure to deliver true rhythm and blues boogie woogie with their show-stopping vocals.

Special guests are Liverpool-based, female ensemble, ANGELS IN WHITE, who are opening for Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra on selected shows during his forthcoming Autumn tour. The Angels; Rose, Azadeh, Oyana, Lissie, and SJ who hail from all over the UK and Ireland, call Liverpool a home from home, having undergone rigorous training and rehearsal schedules in the City since forming in late 2009.

Tickets for the above show will go on sale 9am on Friday 1st October 2010.
FOR TICKETS CALL 0844 847 1616 and for VIP tables of 10 call Jan Owen on 0151 708 6050

SUMMER POPS HOTLINE: 0844 847 1616 –
ECHO ARENA: 0844 8000 400 –
TICKETLINE: 0151 256 5555 –
SEE TICKETS: 0871 220 0260 –
GIGANTIC: 0115 959 7908 –

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