TOBY LEE - Going Down (Joe Bonnamasa be careful, Toby Lee soon ahead of You)
Toby’s musical journey began at just 4 years old when his Grandma bought him a yellow and green ukulele. This little instrument went all over the place with him and he played it constantly until he’d broken every single string.
But it was when he was eight that he received his first full size electric guitar for Christmas. On that particular day he also met Mick Box from Uriah Heep, who happened to be staying at the same hotel. It was from this point that Toby knew exactly what he wanted to do when he grew up. And being the guru his is, Mick continues to be a great source of inspiration for him.
In a short time, his love of Blues and Rock became ever apparent, with a variety of riffs by Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Gary Moore, and BB King often emanating from his bedroom. And this passion swiftly pushed him to join the local rock school – The Witchwood School of Rock. Thanks to teacher, Aldie Chalmers, Toby’s playing swiftly went from strength to strength and whet his appetite for live performance.
It was at this point, however, that Toby’s love of music turned a corner. After hearing that BB King was seriously ill, he decided that he HAD to record a “Get Well Soon” jam for his hero and post it on his Facebook page. Though sadly Mr King passed away a few days later, Toby received a thank you from two of his daughters, and this set the scene for more excitement to come. Incidentally, this particular video has now been viewed over 50 million times.
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