About the Artist
With a weird & restless childhood spent living between Ireland, the US and then London and lyrical references drawn widely from Beckett & Burroughs to Shakespeare & Marlowe, Leonard's ability to meld the poetic with the political in a patchwork of broad ideas is exemplified in his most recent singles Jerusalem and Harold Pinter is dead. Jerusalem was released early 2011 and in a zeitgeist moment adopted by the 'Occupy' and 'Uncut' movements. Legendary Film director Ridley Scott then picked it up as a sound track to his unique documentary Life in a day exposing the song to a growing global audience. The song continued to resonate further reaching out across the internet to the 'Arab Spring', attracting attention as far afield as Iraq, Egypt, Turkey, USA and Russia. He has played the same stage as Bob Dylan, Billy Bragg, Mick Jones, Carl Barat, Peter Doherty, Graham
Coxon, Baba Maal, Fionn Regan, & Lee Mavers.