Grantham’s Trevor Leeson is a music legend

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RARELY seen without his guitar in hand, Trevor Leeson is one of Grantham’s best known musicians.

His musical career is certainly an impressive one, spanning more than 50 years.

Trevor started out in his career in 1958, as a member of skiffle band The Rebels. He went on to rock ’n’ roll and toured American bases in France with a band called The Pontiacs, turning down a job as backing guitarist for Paul Raven, who eventually became Gary Glitter.

After a stint in Sleaford-based band Dawn and the Dee-Jays, he joined Grantham’s Gingerbread, with the band’s songs regularly being played on Radio 1.

Once disbanded, Trevor completed a cabaret season in Bermuda before joining The Merseybeats, a Liverpool band. After two years, he decided to embark on a solo career.

Caricature by Terry Shelbourne