Gareth Leach (Distro only)
“Part of the appeal is the excellent lyrics, and he combines them with musically inviting songs that showcase the tone of the lyrics.” Gerald Stansbury - 3 Songs & Out TX, USA
Drawing inspiration from the introspective and reflective lyrical concepts of his Outlaw heroes, is established songwriter Gareth LeachHis debut single “Freeway Lines” from his debut solo EP Settle Like Stones was released in September of 2016 and peaked at No.10 on Australian Country Radio.2017 was a year of touring and new music, with 2018 marking his return with debut full length album, Death & Taxes, released on September 14, 2018.
Produced by Tyson Fish (Vance Joy) and featuring collaborations with songstress Gretta Ziller, the album is rich in heartfelt moments and unwavering emotion.“Turn Back Jimmy Creek”, the first single from the debuted at No. 4 on iTunes, was added to Apple’s A-List Americana Playlist and Aussie Country Playlists, CMC programming, ABC Country and across country radio.
The title track was added to the Apple Music Americana A-List Playlist and CMC programming and debuted at No.3 on the iTunes Country Charts. “Better or Worse?”, the third single was added to CMC and was a 2018 semi-finalist in the TSA alt-country song of the year and helped pave the way to performances such as the 2019 Deni Ute Muster and the 2020 Tamworth Country Music Festival Main Stage for Americana in the Park.
With an already completed brand new album set for release later this year, 2020 saw his return to releasing new music with “Down the Rabbit Hole” and “Old Crow Feather” serving as the first tastes and indicators of the new direction taken of his forthcoming second full-length album with large, earthy, big acoustic instrument tones and traditional instrumentation featuring a band comprised of Australian folk and bluegrass stalwarts Ewen Baker (Shane Howard Trio) and Hamish Davidson (Davidson Brothers).
Gareth’s latest single, My Crime, is a vocal collaboration with up and coming SA alt country artist, Michaela Jenke.