Julian Miles Holland, OBE, DL is an English pianist, bandleader, singer, composer, and television presenter. He was an original member of the band Squeeze and has worked with many artists including Jayne County, Sting, Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, George Harrison, David Gilmour, Magazine, The The, Ringo Starr, and Bono.
Holland began his career as a session musician. His first studio session was with Wayne County & the Electric Chairs in 1976 on their track “Fuck Off. Holland was a founding member of the British pop band Squeeze, formed in March 1974, in which he played keyboards until 1980, through its first three albums, the eponymous Squeeze, Cool for Cats, and Argybargy, before pursuing his solo career.
Who is Jools Holland’s brother Christopher Holland?
Christopher William Holland is an English keyboard player, singer, and songwriter. He is the younger brother of pianist and band leader Jools Holland. Holland left school at 16 to concentrate on his first band, B Sharp, with twin brother Richard on drums and school friend Lisa Covington on guitar. They were signed to Miles Copeland’s label I.R.S. Records in the early 1980s, toured the UK, and released two singles with producers Pascal Gabriel and Dennis Herring before going their separate ways.