Meet Buster

Buster Cornelius was born Stephen Fuller in 1966, at that renowned hotbed of the Blues, Croydon, Surrey.

He got hooked on the blues at a tender age upon hearing You’ll Be Mine by Howlin’ Wolf on Roger Scott’s Cruisin’ programme on Capital Radio.

He took up the harp in his late teens and was mentored by local Blues legend, Rod Garfield, without whose sage counsel and expert guidance, Buster admits he would probably still be struggling with Oh Susanna and She’ll Be Coming Round the Mountain.

Buster has fronted several Blues, Soul and Funk bands over the past twenty years, supporting such acts as Jools Holland, Jimmy Witherspoon and Mick Clark.

Buster’s idol is the great Sonny Boy Williamson (II), but he has developed his own style, also drawing on the influences of Little Walter, Howlin’ Wolf, Walter Horton, Sonny Terry and Snooky Pryor.

When not playing the Blues, Buster is an accomplished 8-ball pool player – a sure sign of a misspent youth! He has played at national level and won several prestigious events over the years.

Buster’s alter ago, Stephen Fuller, had his first book, Fuller’s Dictionary of Daffynitions, published at the end of 2008.


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