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Hammering honky tonks since his hands could reach the keys, Arthur Lea sings eclectic rhythm n blues with southern soul. Lewisham schooled, Royal Academy of Music trained, he has played everywhere from Ronnie Scott’s to the Olympic Stadium, working with everyone from Kate Tempest to Kylie Minogue. He performs solo, and in many combos - his own Bootleg Trio, The Coalminers, Tongue Fu, to name a few. He has recorded in studios from Nashville to Berlin, and produced several albums of original music. A lifetime Londoner, he listens and learns whether making music in concert halls, care homes, or cocktail speakeasies.


'Piano legend in the making' - Jazz FM


‘21st century Thelonious Monk' - John Fordham, The Guardian
‘Great singer and songwriter' - Rick Pearson, Evening Standard
‘Barnstorming’ - The Jazz Mann

‘Sheer gumption and skill…just wonderful to hear…classy stuff’ -


‘Effortless musical gumbo’ -


‘All-original’ - Blues In Britain

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