Lee CollinsonThe last decade has seen Lee Collinson emerge as one of Britain's finest acoustic guitarists and singers. Lee's immense versatility is demonstrated in the range of music he plays - from traditional and contemporary folk to bottleneck interpretations of modern rock and blues.
Lee's solo career began in 1987 after experiencing life as a lead guitarist in a number of rock bands. His impact was immediate, captivating audiences at folk clubs and festivals and becoming finalist two years running in the Young Tradition Award on BBC's Folk on Tweo. This radio broadcast and a chance meeting with a representative of Spiv Records resulted in a signing with Spiv Records and the release of his brillant debut album "limbo", which has received excellent reviews, extensive airplay nationwide and was voted British Folk Album of 1990 by Scansfolk magazine.
In 1990 Keith Hancock invitet Lee for studio recordings and an exciting five-year partnership began, which took the duo on tours of Europe, Canada, Australia and Hongkong, including many of the major festivals.
Lee's return to a solo career was marked by the release of his highly-acclaimed second album "Slip the Driver a Fiver" on Fledg'ling Records, featuring Christine Collister, Barb Jungr and Tom McConville, which, in the words of Taplas magazine, "has style and class stamped all over it".
"Cover me in vinegar and call me a fish supper if this doesn't put Collinson in the big league."
"An album of impeccable taste and superb quality that comes highly recommended"
"Buy this with confidence..."
* CD "Slip the Driver a Fiver"