Alison Moyet

Alison Moyet

Jools Holland has announced today that he will tour the length and breadth of the UK throughout 2010 with his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra and will be joined for the very first time by one of the UK’s most enduring and acclaimed vocalists, performers and songwriters, the extraordinary Alison Moyet.
Renowned for bringing the ultimate party experience to stages around the country, the 2010 tour will begin on the Isle of Wight on Friday 23 April and end on 22 December in Cheltenham.
Jools Holland commented, “These are shaping up to be some of our best shows yet. Not only do we have the truly remarkable talents of Ruby Turner and Louise Marshall, but we will be joined for the first time by the incredible Alison Moyet. Her voice is truly unique and has a blues and soul quality that fits perfectly into the Rhythm & Blues Orchestra party.”
Last year, Alison Moyet celebrated her 25-year career with the release of the massively successful ‘The Best Of Alison Moyet’, which was a true reflection of the extraordinary music she has produced, and a testament to the diversity of her talents. Her stunning and vivacious vocal style and range, from subtle blues and bombastic soul to big pop chart hits is the perfect fit for the party atmosphere of the Jools Holland & his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra live extravaganza.
“I first sang with Jools in the early 80s on The Tube (the non public transport variety) and often times since and it is ever a pleasure,” says Alison Moyet. “Taking part in his tour will be both a fabulous sea change and a return to the beginning. It's a great thing being invited to work with musicians of this fine calibre.”
This annual event has seen Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra perform to 4 and a half million people around the UK, and continues to acknowledge and highlight the vocal brilliance of the legendary Ruby Turner and soulful Louise Marshall. They will be joined again this year by Ska / Reggae icon Rico Rodriguez.
Tour dates are as follows:
APRIL 2010
Fri 23rd                                   Isle Of Wight, Ryde Arena
Wed 28th                              High Wycombe, Swan Theatre
Thu 29th                                Coventry, Warwick Arts Centre

MAY 2010
Wed 5th                                Basingstoke, The Anvil
Thu 6th                                  Hastings, White Rock Theatre
Wed 12th                              Tunbridge Wells, Assembly Room Theatre
Wed 19th                              Middlesbrough, Town Hall
Thu 20th                                Bridlington, SPA Royal Hall
Wed 26th                              St. Albans, The Alban Arena
Thu 27th                                Croydon, Fairfield Hall

JUNE 2010
Wed 23rd                               Isle Of Man, Royal Hall
Thu 24th                                 Isle Of Man, Royal Hall*

JULY 2010
Fri 2nd                                     Llandudno, Cymru
Sat 3rd                                   Carlisle Racecourse.  
Tue 6th                                   London, Kew Gardens
Sat 10th                                  Ledbury, Eastnor Castle       
Wed 14th                              Tollard Royal, Larmer Tree Festival
Sat 17th                                 Alnwick Castle
Sat 24th                                  Ipswich, Christchurch Park
Sun 25th                                 Staffordshire, Shugborough Estate

Sat 7th                                   Godalming, Charterhouse School
Sun 8th                                   Swansea, Singleton Park
Thu 21st                                  Castlebar, Royal Theatre (Ireland)
Fri 22nd                                     Belfast, Waterfront Hall
Sat 23rd                                   Belfast, Waterfront Hall
Sun 24th                                  Dublin, Olympia Theatre
Fri 29th                                    Norwich, UEA
Sat 30th                                  Ipswich, Regent
Sun 31st                                  Cambridge, Corn Exchange

Wed 3rd                                 Reading, Hexagon
Thu 4th                                   Reading, Hexagon
Fri 5th                                     Southend, Cliffs Pavillion
Sat 6th                                    Southend, Cliffs Pavillion
Thu 11th                                 Stoke-On-Trent, Victoria Hall
Fri 12th                                    Oxford, New Theatre
Sat 13th                                  Bristol Colston Hall
Thu 18th                                 Aberdeen, AECC Press and Journal Arena
Fri 19th                                    Glasgow, SECC
Sat 20th                                 Glasgow, SECC
Sun 21st                                 Harrogate, International Centre
Wed 24th                               Nottingham, Royal Centre
Thu 25th                                 Leicester, De Montfort
Fri 26th                                    London, Royal Albert Hall                       
Sat 27th                                 London, Royal Albert Hall

Wed 1st                                  Bradford, St. George’s Hall
Thu 2nd                                  Sheffield, City Hall
Fri 3rd                                      Newcastle, City Hall
Sat 4th                                   Newcastle, City Hall
Thu 9th                                   Portsmouth, Guildhall
Fri 10th                                   Plymouth, Pavilions
Sat 11th                                  Brighton Centre
Fri 17th                                   Cardiff, International Arena
Sat 18th                                  Birmingham, NIA
Sun 19th                                Bournemouth, IC
Tue 21st                                 Manchester, Apollo
Wed 22nd                              Cheltenham, Centaur
*Alison Moyet will not be appearing on this date. Dave Edmunds will be guest star for the 24th June.

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