Join us for an Evening w/Lee Vilensky Trio + Allison Lovejoy

The Lee Vilensky Trio

A Bay Area sideband of well traveled sidemen, The Lee Vilensky Trio joined together to create their own curious blend of instrumentals. Former members of Pearl Harbour and The Explosions, Queen Ida, the Dils, The George Porter All Stars, The Billy Nayer Show, and Alvin Youngblood Hart, Just to Name a Few, The Lee Vilensky Trio have become a cult favorite in Northern California and are progenitors of the Spy/Soul Movement.

Lee Vilensky - guitar  
Bill Macbeath - bass
Jamie Lease - drums


Lee Vilensky is a SF Bay Area musician and composer who currently leads the popular instrumental group, The Lee Vilensky Trio. He also runs the record label 658 Records out of SF, which recently released the trio's second full length cd, “Destination: Love”. Lee started his career in the San Francisco North Beach blues scene as a bassist then guitarist in the early'80's for many Bay Area luminaries such as Johnny Nitro, Cool Papa, Curtis Lawson and many others. He then co-formed Thee Hellhounds with accordionist Big Lou and wound up playing bass for cult heroes The Billy Nayer Show and Pearl Harbour. Film scoring with Cory McAbee led Lee to work in film and the idea for a pure instrumental genre of music coined "Spy/Soul". Mixing together elements of 60's soul and Socal surf music with late 50's cool jazz and a love for all things Fellini/Rota, Lee has developed a style of music that draws from the past and leans forward to the future. The trio is rounded out by Bassist Bill Macbeath and percussionist Jamie Lease.


Allison Lovejoy is a classical pianist, keyboardist, composer, cabaret vocalist, accordionist, music director, educator and producer of musical events. She received her Bachelors degree from the University of Pacific and the Royal Academy of Music in London, and graduated with a Masters Degree in Piano Performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She teaches at the Academy of Art University and the Community Music Center of San Francisco. Her cabaret rock-opera entitled “The Seven Deadly Pleasures” will be premiering in San Francisco in April 2014. Her recordings of classical and original cabaret music include “New Nocturnes for Piano” and “Cabaret Nouveau”, which can be found on ITunes and CDbaby. Visit her at


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