LESTER SIMPSON

Tue 23rd July 2002

Melodeon & small pipe player Lester makes a welcome return to the Heart Of Lincolnshire Club. Best known as a member of a cappela trio Coupe, Boyes & Simpson, Lester released his excellent debut CD 'One' in 2000 & was featured in session on Mike Harding's BBC Folk programme the same year.

Multi - talented Lester is a singer, songwriter, actor, musician & sailor. He works with the internationally acclaimed a cappella trio Coope Boyes & Simpson. His work in file & theatre includes a period with the Royal Shakespeare Company at The Barbican Theatre in London. A talented writer Lester has written commissioned works for 'Kershaw Comes Home' (BBC Radio 1), Peace Concerts Passendale, 'The Belper Suite' (Belpher Millennium Celebrations) and 'The March Of Time' for Wellingborough Council. He has performed no both national and European TV and radio, including several sessions for BBC Radio's 1, 2, and 4, the latest being a summer 2000 session playing tracks of his latest CD 'One', on Mike Harding's folk programme. A musician who has 'shed loads of talent' (Mike Harding) whilst Lester is also known for producing 'some of the best songwriting in Britain' (Andy Kershaw).

Lester is also co-presenter of the informative 'Folkwaves' programme on BBC East Midlands on Monday evenings (between 7 - 9pm). In addition to his continuing work with Coupe Boyes & Simpson with whom he has recorded a number of CD's, he is also performing as a soloist and with a band featuring musicians from his first solo album 'One'.