Preview: Later Live … with Jools Holland

Jess Glynne

Joining Jools on the first show of this new series are five artists, all making their own debuts on the show.
From London, Jess Glynne, who this year became the first British female solo artist to have seven number one singles in the UK. She’ll be performing tracks from her upcoming second album Always In Between which is the follow up to her massive selling 2015 debut I Cry When I Laugh.
From Bristol, blistering intelligent punk from five-piece Idles, whose social commentary and sparky live performances have earned them rave reviews and a top five slot for their second LP, Joy As An Act Of Resistance.
Back together since their last record 16 years ago are synthpop duo and stars of the 1980s charts Soft Cell. Singer Marc Almond and producer Dave Ball perform on the show in the week of their farewell concert at the O2 Arena and will be performing a new track as well as a classic or two from their haul of top 10 hits.
South London R&B singer Ella Mai is still relatively unknown here in the UK, but last month she became the first British artist to top the US R&B charts since Lisa Stansfield in 1992. Now based in LA, where she is signed to hip-hop heavyweight DJ Mustard’s 10 Summers label, she’ll be making her debut on the show performing her sleeper smash Boo’d Up.
Completing the line-up is the prolific and gifted songwriter and one of the great storytellers Ralph McTell who is now celebrating more than 50 years on the road. Known for his virtuoso guitar style, Ralph made his debut in 1968 with the album Eight Frames A Second, and in 1974 his timeless track Streets of London earned him an Ivor Novello Award. He’ll be performing his track West 4th & Jones Street, which is based on the iconic cover of Bob Dylan’s Freewheelin’.
Other artists set to perform during the series include Muse, Jungle, Laurel, Interpol, Sigrid, Joe Bonamassa, Neneh Cherry and Paul Weller.
Later Live … with Jools Holland – Tuesday 10.00pm on BBC Two.