Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra are set to play the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre this October.

The 55-year-old musician, composer, singer and TV presenter returns to Dublin on October 17, with his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra along with special guests Gilson Lavis, Ruby Turner and Louise Marshall.

Over 25 years ago, Jools formed The Jools Holland Big Band – comprising of himself and Gilson Lavis.

This has gradually metamorphosed into the current 20-piece Jools Holland and His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, which consists of pianist, organist, drummer, three female vocals, guitar, bass guitar, two tenor saxophones, two alto saxophones, baritone saxophone, three trumpets, and four trombones.

As well as live performances to over 300,000 people a year, Holland has maintained a prolific recording career since signing to Warner Music in 1996, including the multi-million selling Jools and Friends series.

Notable "friends" have included Sting, Chrissie Hynde, George Harrison, Norah Jones, Eric Clapton, David Gilmour, Bono, Joe Strummer, KT Tunstall, Robert Plant, Smokey Robinson, Ringo Starr, Peter Gabriel and Solomon Burke.

Tickets for his Dublin date on October 17 at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre go on sale on Friday, January 10. Check out for more details.