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TOBY LEE

13 YEAR OLD INTERNET SENSATION!

Just recently turned thirteen years old and brought out his first release at ten, Toby Lee is undoubtedly an absolute talent. Just back from two stints in America; Memphis for the International Blues Challenge and then Los Angeles where he was at The Gibson Studio in Beverley Hills and at Norman’s Rare Guitars shop playing with session guitarist Mark Agnesi amongst others. He has been nominated for this year’s UK Blues awards for Young Blues Artist of the year and has shared the stage with B.B. King’s All-Star Band, Walter Trout and jammed with Ronnie Baker Brooks. Can things get better than that? We will see as time goes on…

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DANA GILLESPIE

STAR OF THE STAGE, SCREEN AND WORLD-RENOWNED BLUES ROYALTY

I have always felt so lucky, nay blessed, to be involved in such a marvellous world of music and for it to be blues is even better. Blues musicians are a wonderful breed of humans and I’ve had  years of experience working with them, travelling with them and generally just hanging out. I think the whole scene has changed so much now, what with clubs and pubs putting on less ‘live’ music.

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KRIS BARRAS

IT CAN BE A SURPRISE WHEN KRIS...

It can be a surprise to a lot of people when Kris Barras opens his mouth to speak – his music is gritty southern-tinged rock blues and he looks every inch a modern southern rock gentleman. He is, but his ‘south’ is not New Orleans, it’s Torquay, a seaside town on the south coast of England! Kris has lived a colourful and varied life, having owned a guitar shop, and been a successful martial arts fighter he is finally at home, helming his own band, playing his own music, and being back in love with the art of making music…