Guitar prodigy rocks the blues at BB King nightclub

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Talented guitar prodigy Toby Lee walked in the steps of blues legend BB King when he was invited to play in his nightclub in Memphis.

Toby, aged 10, visited BB King’s Blues Club with his family earlier this month and played two of BB King’s classics, Mustang Sally and Let the Good Times Roll.

Videos on social media of gifted Toby playing the guitar have been viewed around 30 million times.

Speaking to the Banbury Guardian, Toby said he loved playing a the blues club.

He said: “I was really scared at the moment I went up the steps to the stage but after that I felt like I was playing at home.

“I knew some of the people in the audience because some of them are fans of my Facebook page.

“All those people drove for miles just to see me play for 11 minutes.”

During the trip, which was a birthday present, Toby and his family visited his godparents in Boston. He also received a BB King ‘Lucille’ guitar as a present.

Toby is due to release an EP but said he was finding it difficult to decide which songs to put on it.

“I have written a lot of stuff but I keep saying, ‘This will go on the album’ and I keep changing my mind every time,” he said.

Toby used to live in Bloxham but has recently moved to Priors Marston with his family.

He goes to school in Kenilworth.

He has also started filming a series of tuition videos for other young guitarists called Toby Lee’s Rock Stars in Training. The videos are hosted by Epiphone Instruments.

He has recently performed on TFI Friday, hosted by Chris Evans.

During his trip to Memphis, Toby was taken on a tour of the Gibson factory and paid a visit to Graceland, the home of Elvis Presley.

To see videos of Toby playing, visit www.facebook.com/tobyleeguitar and to watch his videos, visit www.epiphone.com/News/Features/2015/Toby-Lee.asp.