George Leach

George Leach

 Lillooet, British Columbia, CAN
BandRockBlues


Contemporary Rock with a Blues edge...a singer/songwriter known for his fierce guitar skills and his intensely passionate performances..he'll have the audience locked in on a journey from gentle and sincere ballads to full on rock anthems....original to the core and seriously the real deal.

Biography

…this undeniably bright star of the Sta’atl’imx Nation from the interior British Columbia has earned his artistic integrity. His debut album, Just Where I’m At (2000), garnered international recognition, establishing him as a respected singer, songwriter, guitarist, and performer. Leach composed, performed and arranged all of the vocal, guitar and bass tracks on the self-produced album, winning “Best Male Artist” and “Best Rock Album” awards at the 2000 Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards. The video of its popular single, “Young Enough,” reached the Top 5 on the coveted Bravo Video Hit List and the Top 10 on the Much More Music chart. Equally impressive is its win for ”Best Music Video Award” at the 2002 American Indian Film Festival in San Francisco.
Leach has since traveled internationally, performing as far as China for clubs, festivals, galas, events and television specials like The National Aboriginal Achievement Awards in 2009. He has shared the stage with such talented and legendary artists as Bo Diddley, the late Jeff Healey, Great Big Sea, Tom Cochrane, Robin Ford, Robert Randolph, 54-40, Doc Walker, Robbie Robertson, Susan Aglukark, Trooper, Chilliwack, and The Constantines. His music has enjoyed radio play across Canada. Not bad for a kid who picked up the guitar at the ripe age of 16 and taught himself to play by ear.
Today, George Leach is one of Canada’s foremost guitarists. His sound can best be described as contemporary rock with a blues edge. It is unique and distinctive, performed in a gritty, high-spirited blues style, and it is his fierce mastery of the guitar that irresistibly attracts respect from all walks of life. Lyrics are vibrant and provoking. Ballads are fresh, performed in an intimate and natural style, informed with charm. A charismatic performer, his stage presence is passionate and full of expression, with powerful vocals, and he is unwaveringly sincere and graceful with his live audience. His Video “You Got It” 2009 was nominated for Best Video at the 2010 Aboriginal People’s Choice Awards.
On his 2nd album, Surrender, to be released Fall 2011.. Leach takes the listener on a journey of dealing with change – of fear and resistance to it…of challenging values and beliefs and, gradually, acceptance of and surrender to change.
“its about being vulnerable to the experiences that make us human and real” he explains…Letting go…To free yourself from judgement in order to evolve.”
With the addition of Surrender, Leach is certain to continue establishing himself as an extraordinary singer, songwriter, guitarist and performer who brings his own distinctive talent, charisma, and energy to the music world. Change, in this case, is a welcome breath of fresh air, and with this bold, young artist, we can look forward to embracing more change to come.

Lyrics

Surrender

Written By: George Leach

I was brought to my surrender
when your love unfolded in me
you are the stars in my night sky
without you girl
i'm a sailor lost at sea

please don't hold back your love
cause i want you to be the one
I've cried watching you sleep
cause i cant believe
you're finally here

so darling don't let go
of this old love that we call home
cause theres been hard times
and theres been heart ache
but i know our love is stronger than
any earth quake

please don't hold back your love
cause i want you to be the one
I've cried watching you sleep
cause i cant believe
you're finally here

You Got It

Written By: George Leach, Thomas Salter

All you want / is what you become
we are all born to / shine like the sun
so shine all...your love
Bright woman

You Want you got it...inside yourself
You Want you got it...inside yourself

All you need / is what you give
We are all born with reasons to live
Reasons...to live
good woman

You Want you got it...inside yourself
You Want you got it...inside yourself

Bridge

You Want you got it...inside yourself
You Want you got it...inside yourself
You Want you got it...inside yourself
You Want you got it...inside yourself

Carry Me

Written By: George Leach, Thomas Salter

Carry Me
All my life
Shackles on my feet
I deny everything I see
Strip away the things you say and
you're left with what you do

I'm too scared to walk alone
and I feel far from home
If I fall will you carry me carry me carry me
Am I sinking in the sea
of what I've come to be
If I drown will you carry me carry me carry me
Home....

Holding on
When I should let go
Same ol songs on a radio
Strip away the
things you say and
you're left with the things you do

I'm too scared to walk alone
and I feel far from home
If I fall will you carry me carry me carry me
Am I sinking in the sea
of what I've come to be
If I drown will you carry me carry me carry me
Home....

I'm too scared to walk alone
and I feel far from home
If I fall will you carry me carry me carry me
Am I sinking in the sea
of what I've come to be
If I drown will you carry me carry me carry me
Home....

Discography

Just Where I'm At (2000) - full length album

- won "Best Male Artist" and "Best Rock Album" at the 2000 Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards.
- Video single, "Young Enough", reached the Top 5 on Bravo Video Hit List and the Top 10 on the Much More Music chart.
- won "Best Music Video Award" at the 2001 American INdian Film Festival in San Francisco.

Surrender (2011) - full length album

- Video single "You Got It" nominated for "Best Video" at the 2010 Aboriginal People's Choice Awards.