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Jools Holland has born in London in 1958, Jools showed unusual flare for the piano from an early age. By the time he was eight he had mastered the rudiments of Boogie Woodier and Blues piano, and by his teens was playing in various clubs in South London and the East End.
When he was fifteen he met up with Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook, and together they formed Squeeze. With hits like 'Cool for Cats' and 'Up the Junction', Squeeze achieved spectacular success, selling millions of records and breaking America, where they carried out lengthy stadium tours and sold out New York's Madison Square Garden.
In 1990, Jools sowed the seeds of the Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, when he and Gilson Lavis, Squeeze's virtuoso drummer, began touring as a duo. That evolved into a powerful and disciplined 12-piece band, capable of selling out hundreds of shows a year all over Britain and Europe. The band has also made numerous television appearances, including Chris Evans' highly successful Don't Forget Your Toothbrush for Channel 4, backing such artists as Cher, Robert Palmer and Barry White.