LEO STANNARD UNVEILS NEW TRACK: ‘NOW IS NOT THE TIME’
The tiny village of Ragdale, Leicester provided the solitude for 19-year-old Leo Stannard to hone his craft and become the artist that he is today.
Having been taught classical guitar since the age of 9, he’s developed his own, unique percussive style of play, taking hues from the likes of John Martyn, John Butler Trio and Ben Howard.
After debuting his early songs on The Mahogany Sessions, his stunning solo performances (including an incredible Alt-J cover) have now racked up hundreds of thousands of views.
Following a sold-out European tour in April, and a headline slot at The Lexington in June, Leo returned to the studio with producer Hugh Worskett (Crystal Fighters, Jamie N Commons, Delphic, Famy, etc) and had to balance exam notes and studio notes as they worked on the record at Flesh and Bone Studios in Hackney.
‘Notions’, Stannard’s second EP (out in October), marks a significant point his life. Finally music is able to take centre stage as school comes to an end, and whilst his music is well beyond his tender years, he’s only just getting started.
‘Why Don’t We’: