Vince Lee and the Big Combo
Vince Lee has been a mainstay on the South West’s live music scene for over 25 years. An authentic, virtuoso blues musician who’s band ‘The Big Combo’ have become almost legendary around the Devon & Cornwall area. Since forming in 1996 the band has gone through several line-up changes but has always kept it’s roots as a trio focusing on Vince’s considerable talents as a blues guitarist and singer. Al Wallis has been ‘The Combo’s bass player since day one & their latest drummer, Sebastian Boleslawski has become a semi-permanent member since 2010. Vince has always been an active promoter of blues music in and around his home town, Plymouth. His involvement with many of the areas finest players has lead to several notable musical projects, bands & recordings.
He toured the UK & Europe extensively for 10 years as frontman with The Wildcards, a 4 piece rockin’ rhythm & blues band releasing 3 successful albums between 2004 & 2010. He has recorded & helped produce 4 further albums with fellow blues songwriter/guitarist Thomas Ford who has received great acclaim on the European blues circuit in recent years. Vince & his partner Becca Langsford have performed together in various band settings since meeting in 2008. He produced and played most of the instruments on Becca’s debut album ‘Big Surprise’ in 2011. Their current live show features heavily on 1920’s & 30’s country, blues & ragtime duets driven by mandolin, guitar, double bass & washboard. A keen collector of vintage American guitars & amplifiers, Vince has become a slightly obsessive expert on Harmony guitars & related brands from the golden age of blues & rock ‘n’ roll.