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Thea Gilmore guests

Acclaimed singer/songwriter Thea Gilmore joins Jools & the band, singing a Cole Porter classic live, and picking some of her favourite records.

Acclaimed singer/songwriter Thea Gilmore joins Jools & the band, singing a Cole Porter classic live, and picking some of her favourite records.

With a rich, soulful voice that has drawn comparisons to compatriots Alison Moyet and Annie Lennox, English singer/songwriter Thea Gilmore makes adult-alternative pop in which the influence of childhood idols Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan shines through. She is a great favourite of Bruce Springsteen.

After emerging with "Burning Dorothy" in 1998, she charted in the U.K. for the first time with her fifth studio album, "Avalanche" , in 2003. Gilmore found a balance between the alternately sparer and more well-polished sound of prior releases on 2010's "Murphy's Heart", which also landed on the U.K. album chart.

A collaboration with folk icon Sandy Denny using archival recordings, "Don't Stop Singing" followed in 2011, and she made her U.K. Top 40 debut with 2013's "Regardless". Her 2019 album "Small World Turning" committed to an acoustic palette with no traditional drum kit.

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Music Played

  • Smiley Lewis

    Big Mamou

    • Mama Don't Like It - 1950 - 1956.
    • Rev-Ora.
  • Howlin’ Wolf

    How Many More Years

    • The Wolf Is At Your Door.
    • Proper.
  • Fats Domino

    You Left Me

    • Let's Play.
    • London Records.
  • Mac Rebennack

    Storm Warning

  • Tony Hatch

    Round Every Corner

    • Downtown The Best of Tony Hatch.
    • Delta Music.
  • Édith Piaf

    La vie en rose

    • L'Integrale 1946 - 1963.
    • EMI Records.
  • Lindsay Ell

    I Don't Love You

    • BBR Music Group / BMG.
  • Thea Gilmore

    Cutteslowe Walls

    • Small World Turning.
    • Shameless Records.
    • 2.
  • Tori Amos

    Silent All These Years

    • The Atlantic Story (Various Artists).
    • Atlantic.
  • Elvis Costello & The Attractions

    (I Don't Want to Go to) Chelsea

    • Elvis Costello & Attractions- The Man.
    • Imp Records.
  • Thea Gilmore & Jools Holland

    What Is This Thing Called Love?

  • Thea Gilmore

    Don't Dim Your Light For Anyone

    • Small World Turning.
    • Shameless Records.
    • 4.

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