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James Bay visits CME

It's Lollapalooza weekend in Chicago, and it has the whole city buzzing! With so many musicians and celebrities in town, you never know who you'll run into. Just ask any of the James Bay fans who spotted the talented gent in our showroom this evening.

James spent time playing in our practice rooms and handpicking several guitars to try out. Bay is a true vintage guitar lover and referred several times to the CME showroom as "magical". We couldn't agree more! As any musician knows, it isn't just about liking the way a guitar looks, it is about how it makes you feel when playing it. James tried out many models but kept coming back to this Fano, which he ended up taking home.

In all the way from the UK, James will be playing Friday night at Lollapalooza. His album, Chaos and the Calm was number one on the UK charts and number 15 in the US. To hear Bay's music, either head to his website or enjoy the video for the single "Hold Back The River" here.


We can't wait to see James back in Chicago- we've got an ever changing lineup of new and vintage guitars waiting!

To see who else has graced our presence, visit our Celebrity Guests page.

Colleen Harvey
Colleen Harvey