Former Squeeze ivory-tickler and presenter of the legendary Later with Jools Holland. Since learning to play fluently at the tender age of eight, Jools has gone on to become one of the UK's most proficient jazz and blues pianists. Having toured extensively with his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, his charismatic personality, impeccably good taste and accessible music have made him one of the nations most well-respected, and well-loved, musicians. Jools was awarded an OBE in 2003 for his services to the British music industry. He is married with four children and lives in a world of his own.
Pauline Black's career of three decades has been as long-lasting and legendary as the Two-Tone movement spearheaded by her band, The Selecter, as well as Two-Tone luminaries The Specials and Madness. In 1982, Pauline left The Selecter to pursue an acting career that spanned Theatre, TV and Film, winning the Time Out/01 Best Actress Award in 1990 for her stage portrayal of Billie Holiday.
From 1991-2006, she returned to the scene as The Selecter reformed for several extensive worldwide tours. From 2009, she has taken to the ska stage once again, performing with Skatalites' Doreen Schaffer as 'The Queens of Reggae and Ska', as a featured artist with the Neville Staple band and touring as a solo act, playing her original material as well as classics from The Selecter.
Ruby Turner is renowned for hits such as 'If You're Ready (Come Go With Me)', 'I'd Rather Go Blind' and the No 1 hit single in the US R'n'B chart 'Its Gonna Be Alright'. She has released numerous solo albums and guested on releases for the likes of Brian Ferry, UB40, Steve Winwood and of course Jools Holland. This amazing singer/songwriter is blessed with a voice to die for, whether she's performing jazz, soul or r'n'b. In addition to her solo singing career, Ruby is an accomplished actress on TV, film, and the West End stage.