Music taste maker Jools Holland is bringing his incredible 19 piece orchestra to North Wales once again.

The band leader, television host and new wave pioneer will be stopping off at The Rhyl Pavilion with his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra on Friday, July 20 as part of his annual pilgrimage bringing electrifying live music around the UK.

While the maestro is perhaps more familiar ceding the stage to anyone who’s anyone on his BBC Two show Later...with Jools Holland - and the ultimate New Year’s celebration The Hootenanny - it is behind the piano that he truly proves his place as the pre-eminent authority of great music.

A founding member of the New Wave 80s band Squeeze, Jools Holland has continued to establish himself through prolific and incredibly energetic performances, incorporating his infectious enthusiasm for new sounds and an almost tireless dedication to introducing British music lovers to hidden gems.

Along with formidable live performances, Jools has cultivated the coolest of collaborative circles, creating the multimillion selling Jools Holland and Friends series featuring the likes of Chrissie Hynde, George Harrison, Norah Jones, Eric Clapton, David Gilmour, Bono, Joe Strummer, Robert Plant, Smokey Robinson, Ringo Starr and Peter Gabriel.

Joining the band this year - for a reunion of New Wave legends - is special guest, Soft Cell’s Marc Almond who will add 36 years of experience to the ensemble, bringing a list of hit songs including Say Hello, Wave Goodbye, Touch and, of course, Tainted Love.

Rounding off the band will also be vocalists Ruby turner, Louise Marshall and Rosie Mae

An evening that is a no brainer for any self-respecting music fan, Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra will be at the Pavilion on Friday, July 20 at 7.30pm.

Tickets are £37.50 and £45, and are available by visiting or by calling the box office on 01745 330000.