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Later… with Jools Holland | Series 62 Preview (BBC Two)

Later…with Jools Holland returns to Alexandra Palace Theatre in North London with another show packed full of live music and chat.

Kicking off this week, Jools welcomes Irish singer-songwriter Hozier. Hozier first made his debut on the show in 2014 with his hit Take Me To Church, which remains one of Later…’s most watched performances ever. He will be debuting tracks from his recently released Eat Your Young EP and his forthcoming new album.

Also returning is 2021 Mercury Prize winner Arlo Parks, who first appeared on the show back in 2021 during lockdown and now makes her debut in the Later… circle to perform songs from her highly anticipated second album, My Soft Machine. Arlo gave the global premiere of two tracks from My Soft Machine at the BBC Radio 6 Music Festival in Manchester last month.

Three artists are all making their debut on the show this week. The first is Irish folk singer-songwriter Lisa O’Neill from County Cavan, who is a great storyteller and a captivating performer. She shares her track Silver Seed from her fifth album All Of This Is Chance. From San Diego, soulful trio Thee Sacred Souls perform Easier Said Than Done from their self-titled LP, released on the legendary Daptone label.

Completing the musical line-up is one of the female artists leading the current resurgence in UK Drum n Bass. Hailing from Chatham in Kent, VENBEE has already had a top three hit in the charts and has recently been nominated for an Ivor Novello award.

Plus, Jools will be chatting to the legendary music photographer Jill Furmanovsky about the retrospective exhibition of her work being held at Manchester Central Library, which celebrates 50 years of her photography featuring some of the biggest names in music.

Other artists featuring this series include Alison Goldfrapp, Baba Ali, Dave Okumu & The 7 Generations, Eddie Chacon, Fatoumata Diawara, Gaz Coombes, Jessie Ware, Kara Jackson, Mahalia, Olivia Dean, Rodrigo y Gabriela , Sleaford Mods, The Jordan, The Lathums and The Waeve. Plus, Jools will welcome Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds for a special one-off exclusive show.

Returns Saturday 20th May on BBC Two.


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