Lee Abraham - Guitars/Acoustic Guitar/Keys/Backing Vocals
Lee Abraham is a musician, guitarist and producer from southern England. A music fan first, Lee took up guitar and songwriting in his mid teens and played in a number of bands playing both covers and original material throughout his formative years.
In 1999 Lee took up recording and song production and started to record his song ideas. With his writing featuring both a classic AOR and progressive rock sound, early releases found a small audience online and with the release of Pictures in the Hall
in 2003 a small run of CDs were pressed and soon sold out.
2004 saw Lee write and record View from the Bridge
, a progressive rock concept album which impressed Martin Orford (IQ, Jadis) and Karl Groom (Threshold) enough for them both to make guest appearances on the album. The album sold well throughout the world with virtually no airplay or promotion.
In 2005 Lee successfully auditioned for the position of bass player for UK proggers Galahad. Many UK and overseas tours followed and Lee featured on their 2006 release Empires Never Last. A stunning gig in Katowice in Poland also in 2006 was released as a live DVD, Resonance. The band's legendary performance at the ROSfestival in Philadelphia in 2007 was released as the live album Sleepless in Phoenixville.
As Lee worked on a new solo album in 2008 he parted ways with Galahad to concentrate on songwriting and production. 2009 saw the release of the critically acclaimed album Black & White which featured many guests including John Mitchell (Lonely Robot, Arena, It Bites, Frost*), Jem Godfrey (Frost*), Simon Godfrey (Tinyfish, Shineback, Valdez) and Steve Thorne just to name a few. The album was immediately signed to Festival Music and released worldwide. Several gigs followed featuring the core band that Lee used to record the album (Gerald Mulligan, Rob Arnold, Christopher Harrison and Alistair Begg).
Lee then acted as producer, guest musician and mix engineer for Sean Filkins' album War & Peace and Other Short Stories, released in 2011.
2012 saw Lee retreat to his newly built Dockside Studio with his core band to record Distant Days
which took 2 years to complete but was again released to critical acclaim in 2014.
2016 news sees the release of Lee's newest album The Seasons Turn
. It features his core band and many guests (Marc Atkinson, Dec Burke, Simon Godfrey, Mark Colton and Martin Orford to name a few). Festival Music will release the album once again worldwide.