Arthur Lea has been hammering honky tonks since his hands could first reach the keys. Somewhere between the London jazz scene and the American delta, he sings a retro brand of rhythm n blues, happening hooks, and southern soul. Bootleg Brass is a brand new bag, bringing blues n roots originals home to The Amersham with a funky, horn heavy line-up. New Orleans in tight jeans - warm harmony, fat beats & other treats, with beautiful blowing improv from a cracking line-up...
Pat Levett - drums
Oren Marshall - tuba
Jerome Harper - trombone
Jon Shenoy - reeds
Rob Greenwood – trumpet
Frances Lea – vocals
Arthur Lea - piano, vocals, tenor horn
“hard-riffing"” “excellent pianist...like a 21st-century Thelonious Monk”
John Fordham, The Guardian
“Like the blues legends he admires, Arthur Lea is not only a great singer and songwriter – he’s also a fantastic showman"
Rick Pearson, Evening Standard music critic
Check out Arthur's 'Wandering Story' EP