Jools' Annual Hootenanny 2013

Jools' Annual Hootenanny 2013
Radio Times
Review by:
David Butcher

It's the night when TV's big guns mount a barrage of merriment to blast us over the finish line of 2013. Point your remote pretty much anywhere and a party mood is guaranteed, without the need for an actual party. 

Top of the bill is Jools Holland, who again imposes a Hootenanny state on BBC2. Among those in his punchbowl of promise are Rudimental, the Proclaimers, Haim, Ray Davies and Laura Mvula. There really is no excuse for letting the fizz in your glass go flat.

About this programme

Jools Holland presents his 21st annual Hootenanny, featuring a mixture of veteran artists and modern chart stars. The line-up features former Kinks frontman Ray Davies, singer-songwriter Lisa Stansfield, Edinburgh duo the Proclaimers, Spice Girl Melanie C, Jamaican vocalist Dawn Penn, who teams up with Madness saxophonist Lee Thompson, east London outfit Rudimental and Colorado band the Lumineers. Others to watch out for include rising soul star Laura Mvula, Haim, Charlie Wilson of the Gap Band, North Yorkshire lad John Newman and a woman who's become a fixture on the annual show - veteran Ruby Turner. As usual, Jools' own Rhythm and Blues Orchestra will be backing many of the solo stars, and as the clocks strike 12, the Pipes and Drums of the 1st Battalion Scots Guards help ring in the new year in their own rousing fashion. As well as the musical entertainment, Jools chats to the celebrity audience members, asking them to share their thoughts on the past year and give their predictions for 2014.

Cast and crew

Cast

Host
Jools Holland
Performer
Ray Davies
Performer
Lisa Stansfield
Performer
The Proclaimers
Performer
Melanie C
Performer
Dawn Penn
Performer
Lee Thompson
Performer
Rudimental
Performer
The Lumineers
Performer
Laura Mvula
Performer
Haim
Performer
Charlie Wilson
Performer
John Newman
Performer
Ruby Turner
Performer
Jools Holland's Rhythm & Blues Orchestra

Crew

Director
Janet Fraser Crook
Executive Producer
Mark Cooper
Producer
Alison Howe
Categories
Music

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