Danny Leigh

Danny Leigh

 London, England, GBR
BandFolkJazz

Danny Leigh is a contemporary English Folk artist and acoustic singer/songwriter. He fuses Jazz and Soul into his sound to create a unique blend of melodic and poetic music. He writes heart-felt songs about love and romance, accompanied on stage with a soaring piano and grooving double bass.

Biography

Danny Leigh is a contemporary English Folk artist and acoustic singer/songwriter. He fuses Jazz and Soul into his sound and music to create a unique and interesting blend of genres and influences. He writes poetic, heart-felt songs about love and romance with a positive message. Uplifting melodies and subtle arrangements continuously building to a climax with a soaring piano, rhythmic acoustic guitar, grooving double bass and smooth, rustic vocal delivery with retro references.

His musical influences and inspiration come from artists such as: Nick Drake, John Martyn, Leonard Cohen, Damien Rice, Jose Gonzalez, Jeff Buckley , Bob Dylan, Bob Marley and the Daydream Club.

Danny Leigh self-released his debut six track EP Velvet Eyes on the 17th November 2010 which can be listened to on Spotify and www.myspace.com/dannyleigh. One of his songs has been featured on the 30:30 compilation album, which was released through Round House Records.

He is currently planning the recording of his next EP to be released later this year and has been booking regular gigs throughout Guildford and London supporting emerging artists such as: Jazz Morley and Leddra Chapman.

Lyrics

Velvet Eyes

Written By: Danny Leigh

I trusted you, look what happened.
I realise you have no compassion.
I was in a trance for so long, lost at sea in my boat.

And when I look at you
I feel blue and I know I was a fool, yeah.
And when I look at you, your eyes don't shine,
Your velvet eyes are broken.

My eyes are open, my eyes have opened again.

I trusted you against my own will;
No loyalty and sadly I suffer.
Words can't express how I feel,
Land appears on the horizon.

And when I look at you
I feel blue and I know I was a fool, yeah.
And when I look at you, your eyes don't shine, your eyes are broken.
Your velvet eyes are broken, they're broken.

I step onto the sand,
Now I am a free man,
To be who I want to be,
I can finally breath,
I can finally breath.

And when I look at you
I feel blue I feel blue and I know I was a fool, yeah.
And when I look at you, your eyes don't shine,
Your velvet Eyes are broken, they're broken.

My eyes are open, my eyes are open again
My eyes are open, my eyes are open again
My eyes are open, my eyes are open again....

Passion Skies

Written By: Danny Leigh

I will paint passion skies for you,
Endless horizons of blue.
I will paint passion skies for you,
Endless horizons for you.

Van Gogh on a bright summers day,
Monet by the river, shades of silver,
The sky melts beneath the shooting stars,
And I know this feeling is going to last so long,
So long....

I will paint passion skies for you,
Endless horizons of blue.
I will paint passion skies for you,
Endless horizons for you.

Warhol, such freedom to express.
Iconic portraits like a diamond dress.
Love I cannot define with just one line,
I know this feeling is going to last so long,
I belong...

I will paint passion skies for you,
Endless horizons of blue.
I will paint passion skies for you,
Endless horizons for you.

You are the woman I desire,
Let this dream last forever,
You are the woman I admire,
Your beauty ignites my fire,
And inspires me..

I will paint passion skies for you,
Endless horizons of blue.
I will paint passion skies for you,
Endless horizons for you.

Discography

Debut six track EP 'Velvet Eyes.' Available to listen to on Spotify and www.myspace.com/dannyleigh. Physical copies and digital downloads available from Tunecore.

Set List

You are my Lover
Misty Morning
No More Running
Unspoken Words
Velvet Eyes
Memories
Scarlett
Moonlight
Passion Skies
Moondance