Lee Collinson - The Salts From the earliest age Lee has been blessed with fingers capable of guitar-playing beyond mere mortals! Reaching the BBC ‘Young Folk’ finals – twice, touring in a trio with Keith Hancock and Clive Gregson, and forging a successful solo career with his eclectic repertoire comprising folk in all of its forms. His albums, co- produced by Dave Swan, feature guest appearances from the likes of Christine Collister, Barb Jungr and Tom McConville and his career has taken him all over the world. The Salts has given Lee the opportunity to perform in a band environment and transfer his guitar skills to the 5 string banjo…an exciting departure!!
Lee plays a customised Shackleton Islander banjo with EMG pickup. You can see Lee's 'Salty Dog' Islander here
You can view the stock Islander here
Find out more about The Salts and where you can see them play here
Toby Wilson The Jake Leg Jug Band.
Toby received his first guitar at the age of four - a present from his folk singer father Bob, who was touring the folk clubs back in the late 60s. He grew up on a smallholding in the Staffordshire Moorlands where it was quite the norm for there to be rehearsals and impromptu music sessions going on into the wee small hours.
No wonder perhaps that he therefore started a band in high school and then went on through his teens to 'graduate' from 60s bands to touring cabaret bands eventually studying music at Leeds College of Music.
Toby fell in love with the banjo and dobro (resonator slide guitar) in the late 90's and soon after this met up with local musician and songwriter Graham Breeze and they have been performing together as a duo ever since. The Jake Leg Jug Band has set Toby on a brand new course into previously uncharted musical territory - and he’s enjoying every minute of it!
Toby plays a customised Shackleton Expeditionary Banjo with EMG pickup. You can see the Expeditionary here
You can find out more about the Jake Leg Jug Band and where you can see them play by clicking here
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