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leonbass@me.com      705 266-7787

      Lee is a Canadian singer/songwriter/bassman originally from Vancouver, British Columbia, currently residing in Iroquois Falls, Ontario, Canada. Lee is a graduate of the music program at Capilano University in Vancouver.  In March 2012, Lee formed Lee Holmes & the Beautitones, based in Venice, Italy. The band has performed in Italy and Canada. In 2020 Lee formed his Canadian band, the B.C.Boys. 

     Lee has just completed his fifth CD, Don't Hesitate, in Surrey, British Columbia with John Kieselhorst and PAul Taylor on guitars with Randy Jakob on drums. All songs are original by the Pierini/Holmes writing team.

      In 2015, Lee toured with Sue Foley in Europe. Lee has performed with the following  musicians:  Amos Garrett, Kenny Blues Boss Wayne, Michael Pickett, Chuck Jackson, Jack De Keyser, Dutch Mason, Michael Fonfara, David Rotundo, Julian Fauth, Peter Karp

and Steve Marriner.

CDs

- Lee Holmes/Don't Hesitate, 2023

John Kieselhorst and Paul Taylor on guitar, Randy Jakob on drums.

 -Lee Holmes/Venice at Night, 2019        John Kieselhorst on guitar, Randy Jakob on drums.

-Lee Holmes/Sit Down Blues, 2013

Sue Foley on guitar, cello. Steve Marriner on harp and Peter Karp on National Steel and keys.

 

- Hurtin Blues Band - Mouse 2003  with David Rotundo on harp.

 

 

 

- Hurtin Blues Band - Piece of Cake        2000

"This sounds great...Thanks very much.. I've enjoyed playing your releases over the years.   Keep em' coming!"

       -Holger Peterson

        Saturday Night Blues, CBC Radio

“We were very pleased to have the Beautitones perform here tonight. We have had many bands play here over the past year but this group was the best ever by far,”

      - Fabio Ballottari, Ai Crociferi

        Venice, Italy

"I’m a song guy and it’s not often you find great ones in the contemporary blues genre. This record (Sit Down Blues)  is a mold breaker.”

    - Peter Karp,

     singer/songwriter, producer. USA

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