Solo artist managed by Sean Mclusky
The making of debut album ‘Good Luck Everybody’ is a strange journey littered with stories, starting out in the Hollywood Hills with a detour through the Mojave Desert, a cabin in Nashville, and a gothic church on the Yorkshire moors, and ended with the recording at Childwickbury Manor in St Albans, the former home of legendary film director Stanley Kubrick. The album was engineered by Kubrick’s grandson in a studio adjacent to the great mans study, recording in the place where parts of famed movies like The Shining, Barry Lyndon and Eyes Wide Shut were filmed.
In the past few years Leonard has toured the UK and USA supporting and playing shows with Ryan Adams, Father John Misty, Bob Dylan, The Strokes, Beck, The Libertines, Billy Bragg and Wolfmother. The live band then further honed their skills through extensive touring and festival appearances (including Glastonbury, Reading and Leeds, The Great Escape, Port Elliot festival, SXSW, British Summer Time in Hyde Park and All Points East Festival supporting Nick Cave. Saint Leonard has been played on KCRW in Las Angeles and across UK alternative radio.
Explaining further, Saint Leonard says: “I wanted to make a record that unflinchingly documented and almost forensically examined the extremely peripatetic and emotionally turbulent two years I had during the odyssey of its conception. To that extent the album is a self-analysing artefact of my psyche. I wanted it to express the intense polarities of the experience both internal and external, psychic and geographic, in all it's ecstatic, beatific, horrific, glamorous, occult, painfully narcissistic, quasi-mystical, robustly loving and ultimately redemptive wonder. Essentially: The feel good hit record of late Autumn/Winter 2016 (nee; Soundtrack the twilight of our species.)”
Signing his recording contract to Extra Mile on grave of William Blake in the city of London, and his publishing contract to Notting Hill Music on Sigmund Freud’s desk not ten feet away from the infamous couch, his debut album ‘Good Luck Everybody ‘ was released on Xtra Mile Recordings 2016
"Top notch stuff that draws comparisons with Neil Young and Father John Misty” - Tom Doyle Q Magazine
“It’s a surrealist, mystical odyssey of self-discovery, maximal hedonism and jaws-of-death revelation” - Mark Beaumont, NME