On Friday night we went to see Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra at the Centaur venue at the Racecourse.Jools and the gang were on pretty good form, though they looked more comfortable and relaxed than really trying hard. Maybe that was due to the relatively cosy nature of the venue, with everyone pretty close to the action.Vocally, the normal Ruby Turner appearance was OK, though this time he added Louise Marshall who had a very good voice, and Lulu appeared to add some sparkle.Unfortunately, we were level with the stage at one side, and the sound reproduction was really not very good, rendering most of the singing, and the band when all playing together, very muddy. Still, a good time, and Martha and Fionna enjoyed boogie-ing.

AuthorJonathan Clark