Thursday, February 23, 2006
Last night, after a little secrecy, I took J to see Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra! First we went to The Rectory in St Pauls Square for a very tasty tea. Over the other side of St Pauls Square we headed into the Jam House where Jools Holland is the musical diector. It felt like we were being ushered into someone's front room as they greeted us at the front door. Inside the floor around the stage was filling up with folk and we took up our bit of the floor. We had to wait til nearly 10 before the Orchestra got onto the stage but it was worth the wait. Jools played away furiously and we were treated to solos from all of the band in the next hour - all 5 saxaphones and trumpets and trombones!!!! And to add icing to the cake we also got to hear Sam Brown and Ruby Turner sing! Brilliant night!!