AARON LEIGH is an American Rock musician / multi-instrumentalist born and raised in San Jose, Ca.
Aaron is the current Bassist for the legendary Hard Rock band Y&T and is also a solo artist in his own right.
Aaron is most known as the bassist for Y&T and the Frank Hannon Band (Tesla’s guitarist). But he’s also jammed with some of the top names in rock—from Steve Vai, Jani Lane, and Mike Tramp, to Gary Hoey, Joel Hoekstra, Brad Gillis, and many more.
As Y&T was about to wrap up their 27 city 2020 U.S. Tour in mid March, the virus hit.
Three shows canceled, and sent home...3 days early.
Fast forward 5 months later...no touring or Y&T shows to be had and nothing but time to kill.
After doing a few solo acoustic live streams, Aaron started writing some new SOLO material in June.
“I've been wanting to release some solo material for a while now, but with Y&T's usual year round touring schedule, it made finding time to record difficult...but now the time is right!”
INSANITY...the new single was written and produced with all vocals and instruments performed by Aaron Leigh with the exception of a guest spot featuring Aaron's good friend Frank Hannon, (Co-founder/Lead Guitarist of platinum selling band TESLA) who played a guitar solo on the track.
"I believe INSANITY is a song for the times, and beyond. With all the ups and downs in every day life, living in this crazy world...we all wish we could just get away from the INSANITY for a bit."
From noted radio/T.V. personality Eddie Trunk: "Aaron’s done a great job playing bass in one of my favorite bands Y&T, but his new solo single shows he has a lot to offer as a solo artist as well. Insanity is a great melodic rocker!" ~Eddie Trunk-TrunkNation SiriusXM.
With the first single released, Aaron decided to go further and record his first SOLO E.P. released in February 2021.
Aaron Leigh’s solo EP release is a departure, a welcome revelation of this artist’s musical origins and roots. Aaron's earliest musical influences are on full display throughout this entertaining set. Steeped in the sounds of Classic 70’s California Pop/Rock, these three original tracks, buoyed by the inclusion of an early-era Fleetwood Mac cover, brings this artist full circle, to beginnings that needed to be shared. A solid debut that certainly creates anticipation for more.
Not only is Aaron an accomplished musician, but he is also a noted studio engineer and producer.
He has mixed and/or produced albums for a multitude of artists, including...
Y&T "ACOUSTIC CLASSIX VOL. 1" EP (2018) *Mixing*
DAVE FRIDAY BAND (San Francisco Bay Area Hard Rock Band)
Album "Life Imitating Art" (2017) *Mixing*
JAMES DURBIN (American Idol)
Album "Riot On Sunset" (2016) *Mixing*
EYES OF ONE (Los Angeles Hard Rock Band)
Album "Beneath The Truth" (2016) *Mixing*
Frank Hannon Band (Tesla Guitarist)
Album "World Peace" (2015) *Mixing*