The UK's No. 1 Bob Dylan tribute show
Bill Lennon - Bob Dylan
Bill has been performing in the UK and abroad since graduating from London’s Guitar Institute (now known as the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance) as best live performer in 2005.
Learning piano and banjo as a youngster, Bill switched to the guitar as a teenager. And although initially inspired by electric guitarists like Johnny Marr and Andy Summers, he gradually became drawn towards the acoustic guitar, thanks to the likes of Paul Simon, Cat Stevens, and of course, Bob Dylan.
Dylan’s second album “The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan” was a soundtrack to Bill’s childhood, and remains in his top three favourite albums of all time, but it was a chance hearing of Like A Rolling Stone and Positively 4th Street back to back on the radio as a teenager that sealed the deal. “The sound and vocal delivery just blew me away," recalls Bill.
Bill’s roles to date include touring with an internationally renowned Rolling Stones tribute as Keith Richards, and performing as James Taylor in 'You’ve Got A Friend'.
Leigh Chambers - Guitar/BVs
A multi-instrumentalist, Leigh's musical
background includes playing guitar in various classic rock cover bands, playing banjo, mandolin and lap steel in bluegrass, blues and country bands as well as solo acoustic performances of pop/rock songs.
Leigh has performed since the age of 14 and as a professional for the last 2 years, recently playing at the MOTO GP and this year's F1 at Silverstone race circuit.
Leigh also enjoys recording and sound engineering in his spare time and has mixed for bands for various small festivals and events around Oxfordshire.
Leigh's favourite Bob Dylan song is Tangled up in blue.
Tom Bayliss - Keyboards/BVs
Tom is a much in-demand MD/Keys/Pianist. Recently, he has been filming for MTV'S Hit Reality TV series, "Teen Mom" as on-screen session pianist airing across the UK and the USA. Tom's credits include: Peter Pan (MD/Keys Watersmeet Theatre), The Bob Dylan Story (UK Tour 2019), The Missing Company Of Sherlock Holmes (UK Tour), The Lionel Richie Songbook (Keys, UK Tour), Slapstick Symphony (MD/Keys, UK Tour), Jack and the Beanstalk (MD/Keys, Wyllyotts Theatre), Bananaman: The Musical (Associate Orchestrator and Keyboard Programmer, Southwark Playhouse), Our House (MD/Keys 1, Edinburgh Fringe Festival), Summer Holiday (AMD/Keys 1, Wyvern Theatre), Lullabies Of Broadway (Pianist, Hazlitt Theatre). Tom is also a passionate music producer with his work appearing on ITV News and the Elaine Paige Show (BBC Radio 2).
Tom is delighted to be a part of The Bob Dylan Story UK Tour 2020.
Phil Marriott - Drums
Phil has been playing drums since age 11. After gaining his Music degree in 1999, he hasbeen working as a freelance drummer in the UK and Europe.
Phil went on to play in the London West End production of Cabaret (Lyric Theatre), Masters Of The Musical (London Stage Ensemble) and The Wonderful West End (London Stage Orchestra). He is regularly involved in professional pantomimes for Jordan Productions.
Phil is thrilled to be playing on The Bob Dylan Story's 2020 theatre tour.
Al Parker - Bass/BVs
Al has been playing in bands since he was a teenager at school.
He first performed in the folk group 'Blackingrove' on accoustic guitar and accordion, this morphed into an electric folk Rock outfit when he took up the Bass guitar.
After a spell in club/function Bands on piano and Bass he worked many years with Blues Band 'The Breakers' and 12 piece soul outfit 'The Prangsters' on the university circuit, Festivals and Blues Clubs.
Over the last 10 years or so Alan has performed in various high profile theatre shows across Europe and the UK and is excited to be part of The Bob Dylan Story.
He also looks forward to performing for you tonight!