Biography

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Leo is a Professional Drummer based in London. Since 2005 Leo has played live and recorded with many bands/artists, on tour, on Radio, TV and in Theatre. In 2006 Leo joined The New York Fund, releasing their EP ‘Guns’ the following year, touring and supporting Ash, The Hold Steady, Modest Mouse and Dirty Pretty Things. DJ Dermot O’leary became a fan and put ‘Nobody Home’ on his first Saturday Sessions record with artists Amy Winehouse and Massive Attack. The New York Fund also did a cover of ‘Have love, will travel’ by The Sonics for an MTV Christmas Ad Campaign. Later on Leo and the guitarist Adrian Woodward formed The Inky Depths, together writing and co-producing the album ‘Just a Phase’,  which was released in 2013.

More recently various sessions include pop star Rachel Furner, as well as independent records with Benedict, Rosie Adé and two albums with Norwegian folk writer Anne Furubotn. Touring includes American folk Artist and now Radio 2 broadcaster Nell Bryden, which peaked on a 2010 UK tour playing to 50,000 people in Hyde Park along side Sir Tom Jones, Craig David, Mica Paris and Scouting for Girls. In 2012 Leo also toured with Rockabilly artist Jake Allen, signed to Ambassador Records.

In the last few of years work has been incredibly varied ranging from film work with Fight Gravity films, right across to Musical Direction. For the 2016 (UK) and 2017 (International) tours of ‘Footloose’, starring Gareth Gates and Maureen Nolan, Leo was the assistant musical director, with the show penultimately finishing in the west end at the Peacock Theatre. Other shows include ‘Bugsy Malone’ at the Hammersmith Lyric and critically acclaimed off West End musical ‘Lift’. Leo has also played with fantastic Jazz artists such as Aisling Iris, Shany Moore and Trionomy.

In 2018 he set up his studio in South West London, and has done many remote recording sessions for Artists and Composers from all over the world for TV and Film including recently playing on some of the music for Joe Jonas’ new American series ‘Cup of Joe’.