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Episode 6

Music programme featuring live sessions from contemporary and classic artists, including Rudimental, Simply Red, Joan Armatrading, Skepta, Leon Bridges and Ezra Furman.

Joining Jools on the show are south London's bass merchants Rudimental, who return to the studio to perform tracks from their upcoming second album, the follow-up to their best-selling Mercury- and Brit-nominated debut, Home.

Celebrating their 30th anniversary, Simply Red play a couple of tunes from their first new album in eight years, Big Love, plus one of their classics and from north London comes rapper and grime artist Skepta with his breakout tune Shutdown.

Currently on what is billed as her last tour of the UK, legendary singer-songwriter Joan Armatrading is also in the room with a song or two from her catalogue. From Fort Worth, Texas, comes Leon Bridges, who is steeped in the look of the 1950s drive-in with a voice in the style of Sam Cooke and performs a couple of tracks from his upcoming Coming Home LP. Also in the studio, from Illinois, is Ezra Furman, who recently signed to London's Bella Union label. He has been described as a 'ball of energy, bouncing around genre borders with glee', and with his group performs a couple of numbers in the style of 'the rebellion of 90s indie rock, a string of sunshine-y 80s pop, and the snarl of 70s punk'.

30 minutes

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • Rudimental

    Never Let You Go (feat. Foy Vance)

  • Simply Red

    Shine On

  • Ezra Furman

    Restless Year

  • Joan Armatrading

    Me Myself I

  • Leon Bridges

    Better Man

  • Skepta


  • Rudimental

    I Will For Love (feat. Will Heard)

  • Simply Red

    Money's Too Tight (To Mention)


Role Contributor
Presenter Jools Holland
Performer Rudimental
Performer Simply Red
Performer Skepta
Performer Joan Armatrading
Performer Leon Bridges
Performer Ezra Furman
Director Janet Fraser Crook
Series Producer Alison Howe
Executive Producer Mark Cooper


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