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Primary Instrument: Guitar

Steve Yarrington is an accomplished guitarist whose style centre’s on the “swing” of the earliest electric guitarists in jazz. Steve’s approach is to strip down the “Big Band” genre, to show how these guitarists might have sounded “swinging” with just a trio.

Steve’s passion for the guitar started when he moved over from the drums - which he started playing at the age of 13 – and transferred his sense of “swing” to this instrument. He soon joined the lively, semi-pro scene around Birmingham, UK and eventually progressed to performing nationwide, in theaters, as backing guitarist to a number of recording artistes, originally from the early 1960s: Ricky Valance, Tommy Bruce, Wee Willie Harris, Lee Curtis, Dave Sampson, Danny Rivers and Craig Douglas....
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Independent review: “In ‘Sketches’, Steve interprets familiar tunes…in a new light, giving them new accents. Steve Yarrington: the name is definitely in my future ‘Jazz Bag’ – I like!” “Swing Jazz at its best: Steve Yarrington – Sketches” (Marcus Muller – eezyvibes 23.01.13)


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