Eel Pie Club, Twickenham.
Led by original vocalist, Pete French (also of Atomic Rooster fame), Leaf Hound was a product of the South West London rock scene of the late sixties which spawned the likes of Free and other blues-rock acts, and their 1971 Growers of Mushroom album achieved massive cult status and now sells for over £4,000. Pete's reputation as a potent lead vocalist led him to stints as frontman to Atomic Rooster and Carmine Appice's US band, Cactus. Later in the '70's, he served as frontman for popular German act, Randy Pie, before recording his acclaimed solo album, Ducks in Flight, which featured Brian Robertson, Micky Moody and Kenney Jones. This album has recently been re-released on Repertoire. Pete reformed Leaf Hound in 2004 and since then the band has re-issued the Growers of Mushroom album with 1 additional track and recorded a new album, Unleashed. Leaf Hound's Live in Japan CD/DVD and Vinyl was released 4 years ago. Tonight's line-up is Pete on vocals, Luke Rayner on guitar, Pete Herbert on bass and Dominic French on drums. www.leafhound.net.
Pete's vocals on Leaf Hound's song, 'Freelance Fiend', was the soundtrack to the Casio G-Shock Watches advert on cinemas worldwide and his song, 'Too Many Rock 'n' Roll Times' is featured in the new Hollywood movie, Adolescence. His voice was also featured on the theme song from TV's 'Life on Mars'.
This will be a rare UK appearance for Leaf Hound.