Gary Lee

Gary Lee is an accomplished singer songwriter performing in the Cleveland and Northeast Ohio area for over 35 years. Always a fan favorite, Gary brings fun and joy into well-loved oldies music, and writes & performs exciting, original songs.

He currently performs solo, with The Kwiklees, and Two Souls.

In years past, Gary has worked in The Echoes, Abbey Road, and Jasmine & Tristand.

Looking for Local and National record distribution, as well as Live Venues.

A tried and true product of the 1960s pre British invasion and beyond, Gary Lee has been catching the attention of many listeners, not only with his strong Beatle-esque qualities, but also his collection of too-many-to-mention original songs.  He began composing in the late 1960s and continues writing and performing daily.

Recently reflecting on his long musical career, Gary stated, “There has not been one full week when I haven’t played guitar or did some form of music, since the late 1960s.”  The point clearly made is that Gary plays music with a true zest-for-life, and a youthful enthusiasm for providing his listeners with a TRULY enjoyable musical experience, that is a memorable one which people enjoy returning to time and again.

In addition to performing good old rock and roll, Gary has been playing music at an inner-city Catholic Church in Cleveland since 1985.

To quote Gary, “OH, and remember… Music Is Fun!”

Rare Blend

For over 15 years, Rare Blend’s music resonates with purists as well as those who embrace a progressive multi-genre approach to original instrumental music. Pulling from a variety of influences and musical styles, Rare Blend continues to receive favorable press reviews, and radio airplay, performing at a variety of concerts and outdoor festivals, and have been invited to be included on regional and national compilation discs.

Because of their diversity and growing catalog of music, Rare Blend can be found performing on bills that range from Jazz to jam band, fusion to progressive rock. They have shared bills or have opened for the likes of David Sanborn, Special EFX, Ozric Tentacles, Tunnels, Dark Star Orchestra, Kevin Eubanks, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Spyro Gyra, Frogg Cafe, Los Lobos, and others...

Started in 1994, Rare Blend (Samalot / Holt), released their debut independent CD entitled Cinefusion as a duo. Recorded and produced by Vic Samalot and Bobbi Holt, Cinefusion received local, national, and even international college radio airplay and was performed live in small intimate venues in Ohio.
In 1998, Rare Blend expanded to a four piece with bassist/composer Jeff Scott and drummer Paul Stranahan. As a quartet, Rare Blend added additional musical texture to the original concept and took the live performance to a new level.

Rare Blend continues to write, record, and perform at various concert clubs and outdoor festivals throughout the year and is looking forward to incorporating on the spot improvisations to audiences in 2010.


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