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Euan Leslie is an award-winning, gifted, and professionally skilled musician. He is a composer, music producer, and overall extremely talented artist. He has been working as a drummer/percussionist for more than 15 years.

His first 15-pound pay-check gig was at 8 years old. It was New Year’s eve on the Isle of Skye in Scotland. There he played traditional Scottish tunes for local punters with nothing but a snare drum and hi-hat. Born in Bristol and raised in Dumfries, South West Scotland, Euan moved around frequently, embarking on many different musical adventures at an early age. He is a citizen of Britain and Ireland, with a passion for both performance and composition.

From covertly entering music venues underage to jumping trains traveling long, Euan Leslie showed commitment to his craft. He traveled long distances to witness some of the most renowned musicians and fed his love for music with experiences, performances, and once-in-a-lifetime gigs.

Over time, his thirst to grow as a musician became even more intense, so he immersed himself in all sorts of genres of music like Jazz, Rock, Fusion, Blues, Gospel, Funk, Afrobeat, R&B, Folk, Latin, Reggae, and even D&B.

Accepted to Berklee College of Music at only 16 years of age on a merit scholarship, he has worked with and been mentored by some of the best music gurus in the world. Notable mentors include Billy Kilson, Dave Dicenso, Casey Scheuerell, Tom Brooks, Ralph Peterson, and
Tiger Okoshi.

Euan has received several awards, including:
  • Winner of the British Nationwide; Young Drummer of the Year Competition;
  • Winning Lee Ritenour's Six String Theory Competition; 
  • Recipient of Latin Grammy Scholarship;
  • Winner of Yamaha's USA Performing Arts Competition;
Awards & Accolades

Euan has worked, performed, and appeared on big-name records with the likes of GRAMMY Winning Guitarist Lee Ritenour (Frank Sinatra, Quincy Jones, Pink Floyd), Pianist Jesus Molina (Arturo Sandoval, Zedd, John Patitucci) 1/4th of UK boy band “The Shades” (Modest Management),
American Crew (Official Supplier to Men Grooming & Styling),
Singer Songwriter, Dancer, Actor & TV Host Gary Valenciano,
Three Divas Kuh Ledezma, Pops Fernandez & Jaya , GRAMMY Winning Music Producer Tom Brooks (Alan Parson, Nathan East, Chance the Rapper), Croatian Crossover Pianist star Maksim Mrvica, Filipino Comedian, Singer, TV host Vice Ganda, Guitarist Mike Stern (Miles Davis, Billy Cobham) , Bassist Melvin Davis (Chaka Khan, Larry Carlton), PickUp Music, Rick Day, Frank Louis, and BBC Radio 1 Presenter Luke Franks.

Collaborations

He has been performing all around the world and sharing his musical gift in top-tier places like Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club In London, The Blue Note in Tokyo, Festival Da Jazz St Moritz Switzerland, and Recontre Autour du Piano Festival in the Caribbean. He has opened for Aaron Spears (Usher), JP Bouvet (Steve Vai), Kevin Powell (Fred Hammond), and Nick Mason (Pink Floyd) at various master classes showcasing his approach to music.

Performances 

Hear him on records like “Agape” or “Reharms Vol 1” by Jesus Molina, “Black Lotus” or “Oracle” by AM Dandy & The Elements, or even his own “Purpose in the People” Single.

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