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Young blues guitarist and singer Toby Lee to perform at Rough Trade, Nottingham

A 19-year-old blues star is taking on a huge 100 shows this year — including a date at Nottingham’s Rough Trade.

Guitarist and singer Toby Lee is touring across the UK and Europe this year, as Jools Holland’s special guest for over 60 shows, and with at least 40 more of his own shows across the country.

He will be performing in Nottingham on May 20.

Toby Lee.
Toby Lee.

Celebrated as the Young Blues Musician of the Year in 2023, Toby is no stranger to the stage as he featured as Zack Mooneyham in the first West End production of School of Rock and has shared stages with blues heavyweights including his hero Joe Bonamassa — he featured at his Mediterranean Blue Cruise — Buddy Guy, Peter Frampton and Slash.

Toby’s been partnered by Gibson Guitars since he was ten and is endorsed by Blackstar Amplification and D’Addario Strings. He’s recently spent time in Nashville filming for Gibson as well as travelling to Texas at the invitation of the Buddy Holly Foundation for songwriting workshops.

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