Lester Hunt

Lester Hunt

Full Name Lester Hunt
Date of Birth 21 February, 1956
Place of Birth Stretford, Manchester, England
Plays Guitar, bass-guitar, keyboards and vocals
Influences Inspired to play as a child, after hearing Django Rheinhart with Stephan Grappelli. Major favourites include Peter Green, Jeff Beck, Paul Kossoff and B.B. King and Rory Gallagher.

"The Legendary Lester" started playing guitar at the age of eight. He played his first gig at the ripe old age of twelve and turned professional three years later. He spent the next few years touring the UK supporting bands like Taste, Argent and The Average White Band.

In the mid 70 s, Lester wrote and recorded two albums with his own band, Hunter, that gained recognition throughout Europe, North America, Australia and the Far East. A few years later, he helped form British rock band Demon and was lead guitarist on their first three albums including The Plague, their most successful album to date.

A prolific songwriter in his own right, Lester has written songs for many other artists and was a finalist in the 1982 Yamaha World Popular Song Festival, staged at the Budokan in Tokyo.

He joined Climax Blues Band in 1985, after playing on and co-producing "Drastic Steps". For 23 years, Lester enjoyed a close friendship with Colin and the band playing many memorable concerts all around the world. Although Colin will be greatly missed, we are committed to maintaining the longstanding quality and musical integrity of Climax Blues Band .

Equipment: Black Gibson ES347 semi-acoustic, Black Fender Telecaster, Yamaha AX7 acoustic, Roland GP 100 Pre-amp, Korg rack mount tuner, Marshall 8080 power amplifier, Marshall stereo speaker system.