Jools Holland welcomes the new year with a host of musical stars, including Ronnie Spector, Ed Sheeran, Paolo Nutini and Wilko Johnson, along with his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra.
Jools Holland provides the best possible party to see in the last bit of 2014 and welcome the new year. Jools and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra are joined by a mix of artists - those who have had a stellar 2014 and those whose songs are timeless classics.
Ronnie Spector, lead singer of iconic 1960s girl group The Ronettes, joins Jools to perform some classic tunes. Ed Sheeran, arguably one of the most successful solo artists around the world right now, performs solo and with Jools and the Orchestra.
Boz Scaggs joins Jools to perform tracks from his 1975 bestseller Silk Degrees, while Paisley's own Paolo Nutini performs tracks with his band from his Caustic Love LP. Plus Ellie Goulding performs a couple of tracks with Jools and the Orchestra.
From Memphis, soul singer William Bell, long-time recording artist of Stax Records, lights up the room with some of his cuts including his 1968 hit Private Number.
Paloma Faith and her band perform tracks from her third album A Perfect Contradiction. Guitarist and original member of Dr Feelgood Wilko Johnson and his band perform classic tracks in the studio.
Clean Bandit and Jess Glynne join Jools to perform Rather Be, which spent four weeks at number one in spring.
Also joining Jools and the Rhythm & Blues Orchestra are Devon-born soul singer Joss Stone and the much-loved soul voice of Ruby Turner. Completing the line-up are Hayseed Dixie, who offer up hillbilly-esque reworkings of classic rock songs.
Jools chats to many faces from stage and screen between the performances. The Pipes and Drums of the 1st Battalion Scots Guards lead the way into the new year.
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
|Performer||Jools Holland's Rhythm and Blues Orchestra|
|Performer||The Pipes and Drums, 1st Battalion Scots Guards|
|Executive Producer||Mark Cooper|
|Series Producer||Alison Howe|
|Director||Janet Fraser Crook|