Saturday 17 June
Percy’s Pearls in duo format is Steve Mead aka Percy on lead vocals and acoustic guitar and Tony Graham on mandolin dobro and acoustic guitar. The original material is mainly written by Steve Mead with musical arrangement by Steve Mead and Tony Graham.
Steve comes from a very jazzy family – his father was a jazz violinist and his brother is a prominent saxophonist. Having travelled extensively during his career Steve’s musical influences are far and wide, from Latin America to the far east. Steve has a large repertoire of self-penned material and Percy’s Pearls are currently recording an album of these songs.
Tony Graham is also from a musical family – his father played piano and trumpet in 40s / 50s swing bands and his grandfather played piano and the musical saw. Tony has played guitar, dobro and mandolin in folk rock bands and various covers bands. His son is Rory Graham, aka Rag n Boneman and Tony has performed on stage with Rory and at his gigs. Tony’s composition Waiting for the Unborn Child is included on the last Rag N Boneman album Life By Misadventure.