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Kenilworth musician tipped as next big thing by broadcasting legend

Leamington Editorial 28th Sep, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

BROADCASTING legend ‘Whispering’ Bob Harris believes a young guitarist from Kenilworth could be the next big thing.

Ten-year-old Crackley School pupil Toby Lee recently performed at the Cropredy Music Festival in Oxfordshire, which attracts some 20,000 people a year.

And former Old Grey Whistle Test host and Radio 2 presenter was there recording for his online TV channel ‘WhisperingBobTV’. Toby was one of those asked to film for the show.

The budding rock star performed a rendition of Stevie Ray Vaughan’s Pride and Joy.

Toby has become used to being in the limelight since he released a song dedicated to the now-late BB King. It went viral, being viewed more than five million times online.

And Bob – who presents a rock and country music show on Radio 2 – was left impressed by the youngster’s performance.

He said: “There was a ten-year-old guitarist, Toby, he was sensational. Been playing since he was six. I mean he was like Stevie Ray Vaughan. He was a great highlight of the festival.”

Visit www.youtube.com to watch the Bob Harris TV session or Toby’s song dedicated to BB King.

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