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Les Back


Band to Join.


I am a guitarist both acoustic and electric who can also play dobro and electric slide guitar. I live in Catford, south London and also have a lot of experience playing in bands. I am in my 50s now.

I am looking for new band please email me if you might be interested leslie.back [at] btopenworld [dot] com

Screen name:
Les Back
Member since:
Dec 27 2017
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:


I spent ten years in Earl Green's blues band and enjoyed some success - nomination for best British Blues Band and played all over the country and some international festivals. Have included some links of me playing with Earl and some tracks from the Live at Bronte Blues CD that feature my playing. I am the guy stage left doing the breaks.

Blues is my first love I really love R&B and funk and also folk, bluegrass and country music. One of my favourite bands is Little Feat and Lowell George is someone else whose slide style I emulate along with people like Duane Allman and Ry Cooder. I am a versatile player and hope I am easy to work with too and I have my own transport.

Have included some recent clips of me accompanying Stevie Tate doing pop tunes like Treasure and Turning Tables and also playing folk band called A Grande Scheme too as some examples of my acoustic playing.

Instrument experience:

Lead Guitar:
Acoustic Guitar:


Taylor 712
Gretsch Honey Dipper Resonator with Gold Tone ABS amplification system

Electrics for slide
70s Fender Stratorcaster for the Lowell George sound with a slide rig double compressor
Les Paul Goldtop for Duane Allman southern rock tone
Customised arch top guitar with a Dearmond pickup like the one Elmore James had for blues

Electric standard tuning
Epiphone Zephyr Blues Deluxe and a Fender Telecaster Thinline

Amp: Fender Vibrolux.