Balladeer. Country, Blues and Jazz singer. Entertainer. Band member. Horseman.
Leith Ryan is no tv cowboy. He is a cattle worker. He is a campdrafter. He is a Rodeo rider and a Polo player. And above all, he is a renowned equine dentist. He is a true ‘Singing Cowboy’ and this is what makes his music so authentic.
When you listen to Leith play country music, it is guaranteed to bring back your dog, horse, mother or lost love – even if only in your memory. His interpretation of the Blues invites you to sip along and dwell on colorful songs – then splash it up again with some ‘good ole Rock'n'Roll’ to dance to and remember happy days.
In 1960, ‘The Strangers’ started playing at the Villawood Migrant Hostel Australia – the same place that spawned bands like AC/DC, Easybeats, Bee Gees, Atlantics, etc.
Moved on to join ‘The Delawares’ in 1964 who were the ‘go to’ band for many artists to follow and use as their backing band on recordings.
Texas Tavern, Kings Cross Sydney
Toured Asia and Vietnam with Tony Sheridan (Beatles, Hamburg) in 1969 entertaining US and Australian Troops.
Bands: Scattered Aces, Mayberry Park, Moonshine, Sugerfoot. Solo gigs in various restaurants, pubs and bars.
A popular choice as bass and guitar player as well as harmony singer for recording sessions and live concerts in Australia, USA, South East Asia and Europe. Leith worked with artists like The Bee Gees and Roger Miller, just to name a few.
Currently living and working between Australia (QLD) and Europe, based in Switzerland.