Welcome To 2018

We hope you find a taste of paradise here at the official website of AJ Leonard, singer songwriter, recording artist, multi-instrumentalist and arranger.

A little bit of the aloha spirit goes a long way, as AJ has found on his world travels. Please take your time to have a look around the website and enjoy the sights and sounds of his world.

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LATEST NEWS

November 16-18

November 23

EAST COAST TOUR SEPT 7-26 2018

The uke/cello duo heads off this week for the annual east coast tour taking in Canberra, Ourimbah, Brisbane, Newcastle, Port Stephens and Wollongong. A few surprises in store. Check Calendar page for details.

April 17 2018

Making preparations for a big road trip to the Top End in July/August and hoping to include a performance at MUFF in Darwin. The Christmas Songbook sessions are continuing with David Billings with a planned release at the end of the year. 2017 photo highlights are now posted (see below) as well as the recent trip to Europe and Kauai from 2011 on Photos page.

 

PAST EVENTS

Free Reign 

June /August 2016

The return of the chamber folk outfit after a 20-year hiatus. Featuring Matthew Arnold, Jenny Rowlands and Wendy Rowlands.

Melbourne Guitar Show 

August 2016
 

A tropical paradise? No the back lawn at the Caulfield Racecourse, scene of the battlefield of ukes vs guitars, this time with the mascot in tow.

East Coast Tour 

September 2016
 

The seventh east coast tour covered Canberra, Stanwell Park, Sydney, Newcastle, Bellingen, Mullumbimby, Brisbane as well as newcomer Coffs Harbour in the form of a beautiful rainforest location known as Shangri-la. Thank you to our generous hosts.

Ozotica 

October 2016
 

Premiere performances of exotica flavoured quartet known as Ozotica featuring Craig Beard, Sam Lemann and Ben Robertson.

St Leonard's 

November 2016

Another restful sojourn at a favourite Bellarine destination. A bit of uke playing and some video shooting but nothing too strenuous.

Christmas Carols 

December 2016
 

The scenic town of Warburton played host to some festive music courtesy of the Little Yarra Steiner School and special guests.

House Concert With A View 

December 2015

A musician's life can be full of surprises and sometimes very pleasant ones. This afternoon summer soiree with Tropical Lounge in The Dandenongs was a great way to end the year.

Deni Uke Muster 

November 2015

Deniliquin NSW is the home of the iconic Deni Ute Muster, running since 1999 and is now the home of the Deni Uke Muster established in 2013. It has an almost boutique quality because of the limit on numbers.

Healesville Music Festival 

November 2015

Now in it's sixth year, this Yarra Valley festival has extended to a three day event. The opening act on the Friday night was the 16 piece Healesville String Band, a community group funded by a local grant. One of the repertoire highlights was Tubular Kazoos.


Gippsland Uke Muster 

October 2015

Beginning in 2009, this is the longest running ukulele based event in Australia. It is held in the Tyers Hall and is run by GAMC (Gippsland Acostic Music Club) led by Barry Stuckey. If the ukulele doesn't appeal you can go next door and fossick for gems.