Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra

with special guest Roland Gift

Watford Colosseum

Jools Holland at the piano


Boogie-woogie piano master Jools Holland is bringing his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra to the Colosseum once again for what has now become one of the UK’s most popular annual tours. The tour will bring Jools’ famous ‘big-band’ sound with the astounding vocals of Ruby Turner and Louise Marshall along with acclaimed trombonist, Rico Rodriguez. This is the ultimate party experience!

Jools will be joined by a very special guest, former Fine Young Cannibals frontman Roland Gift. The singer had huge success with the band during the 1980s with a No. 1 UK album (1988’s The Raw and The Cooked), and two No.1 hit singles She Drives Me Crazy and Good Thing – the latter also holds the honour of being the most successful record that Jools Holland has ever guested on, after it went No. 1 in 17 countries.

Roland Gift replaces Marc Almond as Jools' special guest, as regrettably, due to health issues, Marc is no longer able to join the Autumn Tour.

Important: Watford Football Club are playing at home today (3pm), and there is a large fireworks display in Cassiobury Park (6pm). Parking is likely to be very difficult so please allow plenty of time to park before the show starts.

Pre-Show Dining

Our elegant Forum Restaurant offers guests a stylish art deco environment in which to enjoy a delicious meal before a show.  We offer guests who dine in the Forum the option to return to their table to enjoy their pre-ordered interval drinks.

If you have already booked your tickets for Jools Holland and wish to add pre-show dining please select reservation time below:

Reserve for 5.30pm Reserve for 6.00pm

Rustic Bread

with olive oil & balsamic vinegar

Compliments of the Chef


Soup of the Day - V

with warm rustic bread

Sweet Pepper and Brie Cheese Tart - V

with tomato chutney & herb salad

Thai-style Grilled Fish Cake

with noodle salad & chili and coriander dip

Homemade Port Wine & Chicken Liver Pâté

with redcurrant jelly & brioche toast

To refresh your palate*

Raspberry Sorbet with Coulis
Champagne Sorbet with Strawberries


Roast Belly of Pork

with whole grain mustard mash & sage and onion gravy

Fillet of Scottish Salmon - GF

with crushed baby potatoes & dill and white wine sauce

Pan Roasted Breast of Barbary Duck

with braised red cabbage, fondant potato & plum and sherry sauce

Baby Leek, Spinach & Parmesan Arancini - V

with roasted pepepr dressing & vegetable spaghetti


Mixed Salad

Summer Vegetables

Triple Cooked Chips

All sides £2.05


Glazed Lemon Tart

with winter berry compote

Iced Hazelnut & Honey Parfait - GF

with pineapple Carpaccio

Vanilla Crème Brûlée

with almond biscotti

Dark Chocolate Torte

with brandy sauce

2 courses £19.50 | 3 courses including tea or coffee £23.50 | 4 courses including tea or coffee & sorbet £25.00

* £1.50 supplement

V denotes suitable for vegetarian, please inform your server.

GF denotes suitable for vegetarian, please inform your server.

All our dishes may contain traces of nuts. Menu subject to change without notice.


Tickets: £34.50
Please note that a £2.50 per ticket booking fee applies to this performance