Leigh James sings and plays guitar effortlessly, as if music was as natural to him as breathing…
“I just love to make beautiful music, whether writing or interpreting: Jazz, Latin, Funk, R&B, Pop from James Taylor to Stevie Wonder, Sting to John Mayer, Tony Bennett to Michael Buble and everything in between.”
Leigh has a keen ear for the right sound (and volume) for any venue. State of the art sound system, tasteful lighting, and the appropriate repertoire for each individual event: a true professional with a sparkling talent!
Four Dolphin Awards to his credit, for Funk, Pop, Gospel, and Country, and was recently highly commended in the prestigious International Songwriting Competion for his song Make Peace, Leigh has supported/backed Shane Howard, Graeme Connors, Kate Ceberano, The Black Sorrows, James Morrison, Renee Geyer, Marcia Hines and Brian Cadd to name a few!
Since 2006, Leigh has performed a tribute to James Taylor, featuring an eight piece international band. More recently Leigh has teamed up with his wife Elizabeth Lord to present ‘Youv’e Got A Friend-a tribute to Carole King and James Taylor. Leigh and Elizabeth met with Carole and James after their Brisbane concert March 2010 at the invitation of James Taylor who had met Leigh in West Massachusetts 2009.
CDs : 1994 Get Loved: Hip Pocket (Band)
1997 Share : Elizabeth Lord & Leigh James
2011 The Circle Turns : Leigh James (solo)
Leigh James, simply voice,acoustic guitar, stomp box, loops…