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Kenilworth schoolboy rocks Chris Evans Breakfast Show

Leamington Editorial 5th Feb, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

ROCK star wannabe Toby Lee turned teh volume up to 11 on national radio this week.

The ten year-old pupil at Crackley Hall School in Kenilworth showed off his guitar skills on the Chris Evans Breakfast Show on Radio 2. He played laying live as part of the ‘Kids’ Fanfare’ slot.

He rocked out a little AC/Dc for the nine million listeners which had the Twitter and Facebook accounts singing with praise, Evans described him as a “natural”, and Radio 2 newsreader Moira Stewart calling him “a budding Jimi Hendrix”.

The blues and rock mad youngster is no stranger to online fame – the most recent video on his Facebook page, managed by dad Terry, has scored 1.4 million views to date.

And last November Seattle Radio Station 95.7.KJR posted him playing a Stevie Ray Vaughan favourite whipping up an astonishing half a million views in three days..

Toby said: “I just love playing. The music industry is where I want to be to follow in the footsteps of the all-time greats.”

Crackley Hall Headteacher Rob Duigan said the school had many talented musicians and was full of praise for Toby.

He added: “Toby’s obvious love of the electric guitar shines through. When he plays, he quite literally goes into another world and the sounds he makes are just extraordinary for a little boy who has only recently turned ten.”

Toby Lee wowed listeners to the Chris Evans Breakfast Show. (s)

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