Chris Leonard | Seven Drunken Nights

Chris Leonard

Featured Artist

Chris Leonard

Born in Dublin and raised in Ballivor, Co. Meath, Singer/Songwriter Chris Leonard was enthralled by music from the moment he could walk and talk.
As a young child, Chris was heavily influenced by his father Paddy, a balladeer and prominent performer on the Irish music scene.
Chris recalls “Growing up, my house was always filled with musicians and amazing characters. My dad was friends with The Fureys and Barney McKenna and I used to sit in on their music sessions as a young lad, watching them play Irish trad and ballads until the early hours of the morning”.
Unbeknownst to anyone at the time, the exposure to these unique experiences would lay the foundations of Leonard's own musical journey.
At 3 years old, Chris's mother Trish took him to watch his father's band play.
Moments after snacking on some crisps and a fizzy drink at the gig, Leonard decided he wanted to join in the fun. He jumped out of his seat and hopped up on the side of the stage beside his dad, where he fashioned his empty Pringles can into a Bodhran. 

From that young age Chris has continued to hone his craft. He has performed along side some of the biggest names in music including music royalty “Queen” and in 2021, he collaborated with BRIT and Ivor Novello Award-winning Singer/Songwriter KT Tunstall and legendary Producer Ted Hutt on a cover version of Chuck Berry’s Christmas hit “Run Rudolph Run”, which went on to reach Number 1 and 4 in the Irish and UK iTunes Christmas charts respectively. The following year, Leonard supported Tunstall on her sold out tour of the UK & Ireland and regularly performs live to huge crowds across the world. 

Having developed a great friendship with Hutt, the pair have most recently been working together in Los Angeles on Leonard’s new music

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