LEON DAYE & THE LEON DAYE BAND
Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist/Alternative Rock Band
LEON DAYE Acoustic Rock/Pop/folk covers and originals
THE LEON DAYE BAND Alternative Rock Orginals
Leon has been writing, recording and performing as a musician for over 20 years, playing regularly at a variety of
venues, from pubs and clubs to festivals and weddings.
Leon ia an energetic performer who draws inspiration from various musical styles, his songs range from
upbeat pop-rock sing a longs to folk based traditional songwriting with delicate melodies and heartfelt lyrics.
Leon has also built up a healthy repertoire of cover songs from a large variety of artists, he performs each
with his own unique style and energy.
Since 2002 Leon has recorded 3 albums of his own material and in (2015) he returned to the studio to record a new EP
'BIRD ON A WIRE', and more recently 'THE GIFT' (2018).
Leon is currently performing a wide range of his own material with his new project THE LEON DAYE BAND at venues and
festivals, as well as solo acoustic shows incorporating original material and popular cover versions from well known artists.
Leon has a huge range of influences, all of which contribute in some way to his writing style, it can be a folk inspired piece or hard hitting rock tune.
He is a big acoustic music fan and grew up listening to Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Simon & Garfunkel as well as John Denver, Donovan and Neil Young. His favourite acoustic artists of today include Jack Johnson, Grant Nicholas and the wonderful Newton Faulkner.
Leon is also a fan of many other artists ranging from : The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foo Fighters, Feeder, Reef & Green Day as well as The Clash, Buzzcocks, The Jam, ELO, Supertramp, Squeeze, The Beatles, Stones, Faces and The Kinks, Crowded House, U2 and REM.
In early 2018 Leon started his new project THE LEON DAYE BAND to perform the recently recorded EP 'THE GIFT' and other originals suited to a fuller sound, the band are a five piece outfit and have an Alternative Rock and Pop/Rock sound.
Band members include Leon's long time friend Ian Keates on bass and backing vocals, Jason Hughes on Keys and backing vocals, Mike Herbert, Lead and Rhythm guitars and Brendon Downs-Hall on Drums, with Leon on his trusty acoustic, playing Rhythm
guitar and singing lead vocals.