Joining Jools in the studio is St Vincent aka multi-instrumentalist Annie Erin Clark, playing numbers from her acclaimed Strange Mercy release. Sheffield son Richard Hawley returns to Later... with songs from his eighth album Standing at the Sky's Edge. Another frequent visitor to the show is Damon Albarn, and this time he is showcasing his Dr Dee folk opera project.
Florida's screaming eagle of soul Charles Bradley is also in the room, with selections from his No Time for Dreaming debut. Also added to the bill is upcoming West London pop star Rita Ora, who has already started topping the charts with her smash with DJ Fresh, and for her own career finds herself under the wing of Jay Z and his Roc Nation label. Completing the line-up is Armenian pianist Tigran, who blends folk and classical themes in spellbinding style, performing from his self-titled debut solo piano album A Fable.