|Genres:||Big Band & Swing Musicals & The Arts Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||jazz blues big band piano rock british|
|Decades:||1980s 1990s 2000s|
|Links:||BBC Music Fan Page Official Homepage Wikipedia|
Julian Miles Holland, 24 January 1958, Blackheath, London, England. An effervescent pianist, television host and model car collector, Holland learned the piano as a child and later came to the attention of fellow Deptford residents Glen Tilbrook and Chris Difford who invited him to join their new band Squeeze in 1974. Signed to Deptford Fun City in 1978, Squeeze began their aural assault of the pop charts at the same time as Holland had his first solo release, the Boogie Woogie EP. Holland left Squeeze in August 1980 after a farewell gig in their native Deptford, whereupon he was replaced by Paul Carrack. He then formed the Millionaires with Mike Paice (saxophone), Pino Palladino (bass) and Martin T. Deegan (drums). Bumble Boogie, their debut, trickled out in April 1981. After a few more singles with the Millionaires he went solo in 1983 with Crazy Over You. Further singles followed at various junctures in his multi-media career.