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James Leg – 29th November 2015

15/11/2015

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Bandicoot Promotions Presents JAMES LEG (ex Black Diamond Heavies) on Sunday 29th November 2015 at 5pm (afternoon show). Admission is free.

James Leg aka John Wesley Myers of the Black Diamond Heavies. Back in his days with the Heavies, Leg laid the foundation for his solo work with his down-n-dirty keys, fervent live performances and trademark gruff howl mixed with equal measures of bourbon, butane & nicotine.

Leg, the son of a Texas preacher, started playing piano when he was just six. Raised on southern gospel music, he began preaching at the church his father pastored at the age of 14. Two years later he became infected with the lure of rock-n-roll. It was this contrast of good & evil, heaven & hell that would affect not only his music – solo and otherwise – but also his impassioned live performances evoking some sort of fervid snake-handling Pentecostal preacher in the middle of a lung-busting, jugular-popping sermon (just replace the slippery vermin with a fifth of whiskey and Leg pounding on his signature Fender Rhodes and you get the picture).

Following the success of both his acclaimed 2011 solo debut, and his 2012 joint venture with label-mates Left Lane Cruiser, Leg recorded his second album “Below The Belt” earlier this year in the dead of winter with several guest musicians at Johnny Walker’s (Soledad Brothers, Cut In The Hill Gang) studio: Masonic Sounds located in a Masonic Lodge in Dayton, KY.

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