Colin joined his first jazz group the John Rae Collective at the age of 19 (which included Brian Kellock and Phil Bancroft). He then went on to work with Tommy Smith, Tom Bancroft Orchestra and pop band Hue and Cry. Find out more at https://www.colinsteele.com/press
Internationally acclaimed Lone Bear plays early Delta Blues and Ragtime Music on steel resonator guitar, harmonica and powerful vocals. His repertoire features classics from the early acoustic blues artists of the 1920s & '30s, infectious hill country blues numbers, upbeat ragtime tunes along with several originals with strong fingerpicking and the iconic bottleneck slide. Growing up in Brazil and now based in Scotland, he has toured across five continents in a career spanning the past ten years, recording five albums and a live DVD with 10,000 discs sold worldwide. His latest album “Live in Clarksdale” was recorded in the “Birthplace of the Blues” in Mississippi, USA during the renowned Juke Joint Festival 2018. Lone Bear is a fine story-teller, sharing an authentic songlist of spirited tunes and rogue tales from the Deep South.
Born in Glasgow, Konrad studied music at the University of Strathclyde and Berklee College of Music USA. He has released four original albums to date and has received two Scottish Jazz Awards for best instrumentalist in 2013 and again in 2017. With the group Brass Jaw, he recorded three innovative albums and was awarded the UK Parliamentary Jazz Award for Best Group.