Leon O’Leary

Leon O’Leary is an indie folk singer-songwriter from Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England. Influenced by artists and bands such as, Damien Rice, Ben Howard, James Bay and Bruce Springsteen, O’Leary implements roots of folk with ethereal soundscapes, shimmering guitars and the electric energy of rock to create the melancholic sound discovered within his music. Backed by BBC Introducing Suffolk and Access Creative, Leon has performed live radio sets including backstage at Latitude and has received their title ‘Track of the Week’ for recent single ‘Stray Dogs’. Taking to the stage with his sister, Issy O’Leary, who reinforces the sound with soulful guitar and haunting harmonies, Leon has featured at venues and festivals such as The Norwich Arts Centre, The Portland Arms, The Waterfront Studio, Latitude Festival, Bardfest, Ipswich Sound City, Wild Paths and The Apex. O’Leary has also been listed as a HOT VOX Future Icon and recently has been nominated for an NMG award.