040 Lyn JonesView Certificate 040

Lyn was founder of one of the premier Country artist booking agencies in the UK, Chelsea Artistes, named after his wife and partner in the business, Chelsea Sylvia Jones
Lyn started his musical career as a skiffle/rock 'n' roller in the 50s and 60s. By the time the 70s came he was performing in the band, Drover. He left Drover to form his own successful band, Tallahassee. It was while ringing around getting bookings for his band that clubs started asking if he knew any other acts and he realised there was a gap in the market for an agency.
By the early 90s he had become one of the leading suppliers of good Country acts. His working knowledge of each act became a feature, as did his legendary long telephone calls when negotiating a deal.
His Chelsea Party became the leading showcase for the industry and a must to perform at for his acts.
Among his associates was NAM founder, Les Evans, who worked with Lyn for many years.
Lyn developed his skill at providing the right acts for the right venues to the point where he was providing the complete line-ups for top venues like Pontins, Welshpool and the Norfolk
festivals.
He was also instrumental in helping to form bands and duos by introducing artists. One of his most successful was Pete Stothard and his act, Texas Tornados.

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