Joining Jools Holland on the third show of the series are Neneh Cherry, The Lemon Twigs, Echo & the Bunnymen, Sam Fender, Toots Hibbert and Ashley McBryde.
Joining Jools is Neneh Cherry, who showcases a song or two from her new and fifth solo album Broken Politics, which was produced by Four Tet and sees her turn attention to more political themes, such as tackling gun culture and the refugee crisis.
Long Island brothers Brian and Michael D'Addario, AKA The Lemon Twigs, delighted with their debut album Do Hollywood in 2016, which fused an array of beyond-their-years influences of the likes of Todd Rundgren, 10cc, Beach Boys and The Zombies. They make their debut showing off songs from their recently released second album Go to School, which has been described as 'an ambitious chimp-centred baroque rock musical'.
Liverpool legends Echo & the Bunnymen have released a handful of iconic albums over their 40-year career that has seen them become a touchstone and influence on a host of musicians. Original members vocalist Ian McCulloch and guitarist Will Sergeant perform a couple of their best-known songs, which they recently revisited for a new album called The Stars, The Oceans and The Moon, along with a brand new number.
Rising Tyneside musician Sam Fender writes lyrics about government surveillance, fake news and sexual harassment - he makes his debut on the show imbuing his nascent indie anthems with an acerbic bite.
Also this week, Frederick Nathaniel 'Toots' Hibbert, who practically invented reggae when he first referred to it in 1968's Do the Reggay, and along with his band The Maytals created some of the genre's finest with 54-46 Was My Number and Monkey Man. He treats us to a couple of classics acoustically, ahead of a UK tour.
Completing the line-up is one of the most talked about artists on the country music scene, from Nashville, Ashley McBryde brings her bourbon-soaked sound to the show with a track from her debut album Girl Going Nowhere.
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
|Director||Janet Fraser Crook|
|Series Producer||Alison Howe|
|Executive Producer||Mark Cooper|
|Performer||The Lemon Twigs|
|Performer||Echo & the Bunnymen|