It’s been announced the Late Late Show will get its first ever house band when James Corden takes over next year. Historically the Late Late Show has been the only late night talk show not to have a band.
Musician Reggie Watts will serve as band leader, Ben Winston & Rob Crabbe will be executive producers and Sheila Rogers (of the Late Show With David Letterman) will be supervising producer. Rob Crabbe previously served as supervising producer for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and had the same role on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.
The start date for the Late Late Show With James Corden has been pushed back slightly from its original date of 9th March 2015 to 23rd March to allow more time for preparation.