Joining Jools on the first show of the series are five artists all making their own debuts on the show - Jess Glynne, IDLES, Soft Cell, King Princess, Hak Baker and Ralph McTell.
Joining Jools on the first show of the series are five artists all making their own debuts on the show. From London, Jess Glynne, who this year became the first British female solo artist to have seven number one singles in the UK. She performs tracks from her upcoming second album Always In Between, which is the follow up to her massive selling 2015 debut I Cry When I Laugh.
From Bristol, blistering intelligent punk from five-piece IDLES, whose social commentary and sparky live performances have earned them rave reviews and a top five slot for their second LP Joy As An Act of Resistance. Back together since their last record 16 years ago, synthpop duo and stars of the 1980s charts, Soft Cell. Singer Marc Almond and producer Dave Ball perform on the show in the week of their farewell concert at the O2 Arena and perform a new track as well as a classic or two from their haul of top 10 hits.
Making her TV debut on the show is Brooklyn based 19-year-old songstress Mikaela Straus aka King Princess. The first signing to Mark Ronson's new Zelig label, one of the tracks she performs is 1950 which has been described as one of this year's political anthems and a beautiful homage to the LGBTQ+ community.
Also making his debut is unsigned artist Hak Baker from The Isle of Dogs, a singer songwriter forming a genre of his very own - G-Folk - simple and soft melodies filled with tales of east London life, doomed romance and solitude.
Completing the line-up is the prolific and gifted songwriter and one of the great storytellers Ralph McTell, who is now celebrating more than 50 years on the road. Known for his virtuoso guitar style, Ralph made his debut in 1968 with the album Eight Frames a Second and in 1974 his timeless track Streets of London earned him an Ivor Novello Award. He performs his track West 4th & Jones Street, which is based on the iconic cover of Bob Dylan's Freewheelin.
Other artists set to perform during the series include Muse, Jungle, Laurel, Interpol, Sigrid, Joe Bonamassa, Neneh Cherry and Paul Weller. The Later... website features a host of archive performances.
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|Director||Janet Fraser Crook|
|Series Producer||Alison Howe|
|Executive Producer||Mark Cooper|