Samuel C. Lees
Samuel C. Lees has emerged as one of the UK's most exciting and entertaining Gypsy guitar players. Samuel's fusing of both the smooth melodic style of Django Reindhardt and the fire and flair of modern gypsy guitar players such as Jimmy Rosenberg and Joscho Stephen surpasses convention and crosses boundaries.
Samuel's performances combine an eclectic mix of Gypsy standards, Swing 42 and Djangoligy, modern songs, Valerie by the Zutons and Wishing Well by Free and his own original compositions. The floating rising phrasing of Florence Dream (inspired by his daughter Evelyn Florence) and All About Time...
Throughout his colourful career, Samuel has worked with such guitar greats as Yngwie Malmsteen, Robben Ford and Walter Trout. Samuel has recently enjoyed playing with Daniel John Martin, a truly wonderful violinist who is a usual side man for Angelo De Barre and Romane...more
Joseph has worked as professional bass player since leaving school and has most recently worked for Breedlove. He has played on the same bill as Hot Club Of Cowtown, Walter Trout, and many others. Joseph is an integral part of The Samuel C Lees Trio/Quartet and helps to pin down the pumping Gypsy Rhythm.
Jennifer's voice complements the group with its smooth tones and its underlying playfulness works in perfect partnership with Samuel's fire and flair
Paul is the youngest member of the group but a great driving force behind production and moving the band forward. Paul has worked with several pop rock outfits such as Outrage and Ian Erix but his love for guitar has led him to Gypsy Jazz and more predominantly the rhythm style of the genre.
Paul's steady approach but fun-loving attitude creates a vibrant and swinging sound to the Samuel C Lees Trio/Quartet