- Leo Appleyard – Guitar
- Duncan Eagles – Tenor Sax
- Max Luthert – Double Bass
- Eric Ford – Drums/Percussion
- Featured Guest: (On Album – “Pembroke Road”) – Neil Yates: Trumpet
The Leo Appleyard Quartet have been playing together in various forms since 2007, with members – Eagles, Luthert, Appleyard – meeting at secondary school at age 11. The band have played at many venues and festivals over the last few years, highlights including the London Jazz Fesitval 2013 and 2014 (Pizza Express, Dean St) and a host of other jazz clubs around the country including; Dempseys (Cardiff), The Verdict (Brighton) and The Hive (Shrewsbury).
The group is a platform for “Appleyard’s vibrant and melodic compositions” and in August 2013, Leo recorded his début album “Pembroke Road” (F-IRE Records) featuring special guest: Neil Yates on trumpet and Flugel horn.
The CD recieved numerous reviews (which can be found on the PRESS page of this website) as well radio play on BBC Radio 3 (Julian Joseph) and a TV appearance.
There is a soundcloud player below with the Album sampler and you can purchase the CD from the following online retailers.
The album was released on the prestigious F-IRE presents label, all information can be found on the F-IRE website here: http://www.f-ire.com/label/releases.html
“It’s a wonderful sound world, played and written exquisitely…” – Jazz UK