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Artist:
Toby Lee

Aquarius: CD

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Release Date: 23 July, 2021

At just 16-years-old, Toby Lee has experienced more than many musicians do in a lifetime. He has performed with everyone from Joe Bonamassa and Buddy Guy to McFly, appeared on some of the world’s biggest TV shows, and enjoyed viral moments that have resulted in over 400 million video views. The immensely gifted guitarist, vocalist and songwriter is now set to achieve another landmark moment when his long awaited debut album ‘Aquarius’ is released on June 11th.  ‘Aquarius’ underlines exactly why Toby has become the most hotly tipped blues guitarist of his generation. But while the blues provides the beating heart of the album - see the emotional epic ‘The Search For Happiness’ or his take on the Leiber/Stoller classic ‘Kansas’ - it demonstrates that he’s a truly versatile musician. Performed with finesse, feeling and a youthful exuberance, ‘Aquarius’ covers everything from frenetic rockabilly (‘Love Bug’) to swaggering hard rock (‘Real Love’) and the pulverising Royal Blood meets Black Stone Cherry attack of ‘You Don’t Know Me’. His eclectic sound is best encapsulated in the new single ‘Take The Wheel’. It’s a Gen Z answer to an old school driving anthem: the purity and immediacy of a classic AC/DC riff within a blues-tinged hard rocker that recalls Bad Company. Toby called upon a selection of talented collaborators to help realise his full potential. RavenEye frontman Oli Brown is a key producer, co-songwriter and musician on the album, while another youthful blues guitarist, Laurence Jones, produced a selection of tracks and wrote ‘Real Love’, and Whitesnake veteran Bernie Marsden, wrote the ‘Platform 15’ instrumental for Toby to add his own flair to. Toby Lee first started playing music when he was just four-years-old, when his grandmother gifted him a ukulele. He was eight when he received his first guitar, a day in which he also coincidentally met Mick Box of Uriah Heap. Word of his talent went global when he posted a ‘get well’ guitar message to BB King, which proved to be his first viral moment. Since then, he’s been a young guy achieving big things: being cast as Zack in the West End production of ‘School of Rock’, again going viral for his Blues Heaven festival set, and performing with Joe Bonamassa at the Royal Albert Hall. The limited edition double-vinyl and double-CD formats feature the ‘Jams’ bonus disc, which includes a series of instrumentals inspired by Toby’s Sunday jam sessions video series. It will also be released on standard vinyl and CD.
Label:
Lee Records
Formats:
CD Album
Cat#:
LEECD1