Samuel C. Lees
Samuel C. Lees has emerged as one of the UK’s most exciting and entertaining Gypsy guitar players. Samuel’s fusing of both the smooth melodic style of Django Reindhardt and the fire and flair of modern gypsy guitar players such as Jimmy Rosenberg and Joscho Stephen surpasses convention and crosses boundaries.
Samuel’s performances combine an eclectic mix of Gypsy standards, Swing 42 and Djangoligy, (and modern songs such as Valerie by the Zutons and Wishing Well by Free) and his own original compositions.
The music of Django Reinhardt inspired the duo to commit their talents to breakdown the "jazz barrier" wanting to share and promote Gypsy Swing with many other talented players across the globe.
This love of music inspired the group to approach songs that are outside the gypsy jazz era.