Les Holroyd

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Les Holroyd
Background information
Birth name Richard Leslie Holroyd
Born (1948-03-12) 12 March 1948 (age 68)
Origin Oldham, Lancashire, England
Genres rock
classic rock
progressive rock
Occupation(s) musician
Instruments bass guitar, acoustic guitar, keyboards
Years active 1960's–present
Labels Harvest, Polydor
Associated acts Barclay James Harvest

Les Holroyd (born Richard Leslie Holroyd, 12 March 1948, Oldham, Lancashire, England), is an English bass guitarist, vocalist and songwriter, formerly with the British progressive rock band Barclay James Harvest.


Les Holroyd is a founder member of BJH and played with the band throughout its life.

Following the split of the original band, he now tours with his own version of BJH, known as Barclay James Harvest featuring Les Holroyd. Initially, the band featured BJH drummer Mel Pritchard. They released an album called Revolution Days, and later a live recording with the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.

Les Holroyd has collaborated with Alan Simon, notably in the 2009 rock opera Anne de Bretagne, in which he played King Henry VII of England.


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