Genre: Country, Americana
Band Members: Megan Lee, Stephen Lee and Kay Lee
Location: Wrexham, UK
Discography: Small Town Rumours EP (2015)
Record Label: Jroom Productions (Independent)
It is always very exciting to hear a talented new band for the first time and our next showcase artists are no exception. One of the many highlights of the acoustic stage at the recent Buckle & Boots Country Festival were a North Wales family band Blue Genes, featuring of parents Kay and Steven and 12 year old daughter Megan. Our chosen song above 'Something You Can Kiss' is taken from their debut EP 'Small Town Rumours' released last year.
Although Blue Genes are a brand new band two of its members are seasoned Musicians and performers who have almost two decades of experience in the music industry. Kay and Stephen now in their thirties have performed as duo Calon since the mid-nineties, touching on all genres of music including country. Kay’s roots lie firmly in country music and Stephen the former blues man has been happy to indulge her passion, growing to love the genre equally. When their daughter Megan was born in 2003 the couple raised her very close to the stage and it soon became apparent that she shared not only their musical ability but their love of music. The former blues guitarist didn’t stand a chance of influencing their daughter’s musical tastes as the sounds of Dixie Chicks, Faith Hill, Carrie Underwood, Little Big Town and Lady Antebellum filled their home. Now at the tender age of 12 Megan is an accomplished musician and singer songwriter who plays guitar, ukulele and violin. Megan’s passion for country music is unrivalled and with this in mind the family decided to form Blue Genes towards the end of 2014.
The band are passionate about the USA and UK country music scene and hope to bring a unique blend of contemporary country covers and self-penned material to audiences nationwide. The bands diverse talents allow them to perform a huge range of songs from acoustic ballads to country rock. What appears to appeal to audiences is their tight three part harmonies, strong musicianship and family chemistry. The young family from North Wales hope to show audiences in the U.K that the family who sing together stay together and remind them of the family values that country music has always held close to its heart.