Gary was born in Norfolk where he still lives with his family. The county is special to Gary and he loves to get back there after a tour. Growing up meant being surrounded by country music as his parents were great fans of the genre. Back then the artistes were all on vinyl - all the greats, the giants of country music. Whilst at high school Gary learnt to play the guitar and was soon playing along to all those classic country songs. Forward a few years and Gary now has his own taste and style in country music, listening to more contemporary artistes. As time went on his confidence grew and he eventually started his first band. Back then it was rock, but the country music always had an influence . After starting a fresh new band with Gary playing rhythm guitar he also became the lead singer, more by accident than design. After experience with different bands he decided it was time to go solo and Gary Leonard Music was born. Gary is one of the most sought after country and line dance artistes, touring venues both in the UK and Europe. A highlight of Gary's career was to appear on Stars in their Eyes where he performed as Neil Young, a great influence and musical hero to Gary.