Jools Holland and this week's guest host Mark Ronson are joined by Yebba, Sampa the Great, Cate Le Bon, PP Arnold and Georgia.
The 60-minute show takes on a new refreshed feel and attitude to the 30-minute show. Think of it as its slightly more laid-back sibling! For the first time in the history of the show, Jools is joined by a different co-host each week to share hosting duties. First up in the hot seat is modern day music Midas Mark Ronson. Not only is he introducing and performing with much talked-about Arkansas singer Yebba, he also joins Jools in discussing his love of working with new female voices, as well as picking his favourite clip from the Later vaults.
Going forward, the 60-minute show each week offers more encounters with the artists performing and VT features that complement the guests each week. This show starts the series by celebrating female voices, and not only that, in their current guises they are all making their Later debut!
They are Yebba, Sampa the Great, Cate Le Bon, Georgia and PP Arnold. Our co-host and award-winning producer Mark Ronson performs a ‘sad banger’, to use his self-coined term, from his fifth album Late Night Feelings, alongside current protégé, Arkansas singer Yebba. She also makes her solo debut performing her breakthrough track Where Do You Go.
Next, a new star of the global hip-hop scene - Sampa the Great. Born in Zambia, raised in Botswana, and now based in Australia, the compelling rapper draws influence from all these experiences to create the unique sound that transcends genres and makes up her latest album The Return.
Welsh singer, producer and recent Mercury Prize nominee Cate Le Bon joins the debut crowd in the studio to play tunes from her fifth critically acclaimed album Reward, born out of the solitude of living in a cottage in the Lake District for a year and writing on the piano instead of her trusty guitar.
Amongst the emerging talent is the highly regarded soul singer PP Arnold, who rose to fame with her 1967 hit The First Cut is the Deepest. Her illustrious career has seen her work with everyone from The Small Faces and Mick Jagger. She brings a taste of The New Adventures of… PP Arnold, her first album in 50 years, which was put together with friends and fans like Steve Cradock and Paul Weller plus her son Kodzo.
Rounding off this week’s musical offerings is Georgia, a producer, songwriter, drummer, vocalist, an all-round one-woman band. Having grown up surrounded by music all over London, she cut her teeth drumming for the likes of Kate Tempest before penning her own pop hits, tinged with a nostalgic nod to 80s dance music.
Other artists appearing on the new series include Liam Gallagher, Celeste, Rex Orange County, Amyl and the Sniffers, Celeste, The SLP, Michael Kiwanuka, Little Simz, Slowthai, Kano, Nerija, Elbow, Lewis Capaldi and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds.
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|Executive Producer||Alison Howe|
|Director||Janet Fraser Crook|