No Saints, the bar and club business launched by Steve Thomas, is in discussions with Jools Holland, the musician and television presenter to rollout the Jam House into a nationwide chain. No Saints, which was set up last year, has acquired the original Jam House venue in Birmingham plus a second in Ediburgh, for a combined £1.7m. Thomas, who launched the business with Mike Balfour, the founder of Fitness First, told The Times that talks were at an early stage. Holland helped with the launch of the first Jam House in 1999. It is thought that No Saints aims to strike an arrangement that would see Holland paid a retainer to advise on dealings with artists and agents plus appearance fees. In the decade that Holland was involved in the Jam House, it became a mecca for acts including Chaka Khan, The Stylists, The Specials, The Beat, Steve Gibbons, Buddy Greco and Paul Carrack. Jam House, for which a site in Bristol has been identified, is one of five concepts being developed by No Saints. No Saints is believed to have finished spending the £3.4m it raised last year, and has launched a second round of fund-raising for £5m.