No way, José: José Feliciano for Jools Holland's Belfast show

Musical legend Jose Feliciano will be playing with Jools Holland in Belfast this October

JOOLS Holland has announced the final addition to the line-up for his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra show at the Waterfront Hall in Belfast on Friday October 13 – musical legend Jose Feliciano.

The Grammy-winning Latin American star will soon be recording an album with Jools, scheduled for release on October 27.

Over the years, José has worked with the likes of John Lennon and Joni Mitchell and his catalogue of hits include his covers of The Doors' Light My Fire and the Bee Gees' And The Sun Will Shine, along with his popular Christmas tune Feliz Navidad.

"A man whose voice and guitar I've idolised all my life," says Jools of his imminent recording partner and tour mate. "A unique innovator whom I am immensely looking forward to working with."

José says of Jools: "My gosh! Jools Holland is an icon who's played a major role in the life of contemporary music throughout the United Kingdom and way beyond. He continues to do so and for that I admire him greatly. Don't ever deny us of your magic, Jools; it's an honour to be working (playing!) with you."

The band will also include Squeeze drummer Gilson Lavis and guest vocalists Ruby Turner, Louise Marshall and Beth Rowley, with Jools performing tracks spanning his entire solo career and songs taken from his latest album Jools & Ruby.

:: Tickets available now in person from The Ulster Hall box office, by telephone on 028 9033 4455 or online at

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