Hello, I’m Lee Schofield. Among other things, I’m a singer, guitarist and songwriter. I live in Cumbria, in a windy spot with views of the mountains with my wife, two children, and various 4-legged creatures. I’ve been playing music for about as long as I can remember.

Lee Schofield
Lee Schofield & the Countryside

I spend a lot of time performing covers at functions and weddings (see Hire Me) but when I can, I try to record my own original music, and have an album of which I’m very proud (go see the discography page).

I used to play in a band called Artisan with Joe Steer, more recently of Broadcast 2000, which was fun. We made some great music together.

More recently, I played with Olfar, who now goes by the name of Lowpines. That was also fun. Olfar had me playing electric guitar, and I enjoyed the opportunity to be a bit noisy.

These days, I carry on being a bit noisy in a rock and roll band called The Long Players, with Harry, Jamie and Dan. We mainly play weddings and functions and enjoy blasting through sets of Beatles, Chuck Berry, Rolling Stones, Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent and the like.

I also play solo sets of covers and currently have a weekly booking entertaining the diners at the Whitbarrow Village Hotel, which is handy, since it’s only about a mile from my house. I also play at weddings and functions, and you can read more about this and listen to some recordings on the Hire Me page.

When I’m not being a musician, I’m a conservationist, and manage a chunk of land around Haweswater in the Lake District for the RSPB.