Jools chats to double Grammy-winning soul and jazz singer Gregory Porter about the artists he loves and is influenced by, and Dublin band Fontaines D.C. perform A Hero’s Death.
Jools Holland returns for the fifth and penultimate episode in this special and very different series, filmed at Jools’s creative home, his studio in south London.
This week, Jools chats to double Grammy-winning soul and jazz singer Gregory Porter. From Bakersfield, California, over the past decade Porter has brought jazz to the masses with his contemporary take, fast becoming one of the best-selling artists of the genre. He is set to release his sixth album All Rise in August and his success doesn’t stop at music - last year he launched podcast The Hang, which sees him chat to old and new friends, from Jeff Goldblum to Annie Lennox. Jools and Gregory discuss the artists he loves and is influenced by, illustrated with some treats and surprises from the extensive Later… archive.
And finally making their debut on the show are Dublin band Fontaines D.C. Since the release of their debut Mercury Prize-nominated album Dogrel in April 2019, the Dublin quintet have had an unstoppable rise, having first met at college and bonded over a love of poetry. They bring a unique and exclusive performance of A Hero’s Death, the title track from their forthcoming album, recorded in a myriad of interesting locations in Ireland.