Arthur Lea has been hammering honky tonks since his hands could first reach the keys. He sings a retro brand of rhythm n blues, irregular riffs, and southern soul. In and out of London with his own music and other bands, he gigs greatly, writes constantly, promotes events, records, produces, teaches, and generally likes to play.
‘Like the blues legends he admires, Arthur Lea is not only a great singer and songwriter – he’s also a fantastic showman’
Rick Pearson, Evening Standard music critic
‘hard-riffing’ ‘excellent pianist’ ‘like a 21st-century Thelonious Monk’
John Fordham, The Guardian