As I lay whimpering on my sofa in root canal agony last night, suddenly there was a light at the end of the tunnel. Instant pain relief came in the shape of the fabulous Jools Holland, how I do love that show.

Last night’s edition was particularly brimming with musical delicacies, some I’d never heard of before (Asher Roth), some current favourites (Little Boots, Lisa Hannigan, Daniel Merriweather) and a treat in the form of Annie Lennox to top it all off.

Without further ado, here are the clips for your enjoyment. Three cheers for Jools!

Little Boots – New In Town
London based electropop princess and critic’s pet shows a new boy around town.

Asher Roth – La Di Da
Pennsylvania frat boy surprises with sharp and witty rap skills.

Lisa Hannigan – I Don’t Know
Forever “the girl who used to sing with Damien Rice”, but utterly irrisistible in her own right.

Daniel Merriweather – Change
Soulful Australian singer songwriter, you know, that guy from Mark Ronsons’ delicious version of ‘Stop Me’.

Annie Lennox – Little Bird
The amazing Annie Lennox needs no introduction. Fabulous piano driven version of her 1992 song Little Bird.