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Instruments  Vocals, Guitar
Name  Edward Leeson
Albums  The Freedom Spark
Years active  2002–present
Role  Musician
Music group  Larrikin Love

Birth name  Edward Liam Bearchan Gregory-Leeson
Also known as  Edward Larrikin Edward Eke
Born  25 April 1986 (age 29) High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England (1986-04-25)
Occupation(s)  Musician, writer, performer, director
Associated acts  Larrikin Love, Sunless '97, The Pan I Am
People also search for  Micko Larkin, Alfie Ambrose, Coz Kerrigan

Edward Liam Bearchan Gregory-Leeson (born 25 April 1986 in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire) is an English musician, performer, writer and curator.

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Previously the lead singer for Larrikin Love in which he performed under the stage name Edward Larrikin, he currently performs with Sunless '97 under the stage name Edward Eke.

Leeson is the son of filmmaker and War Child founder Bill Leeson.

The Pan I Am

On 9 December 2007, following the split of Larrikin Love, Leeson unveiled his new project 'The Pan I Am' at the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith, December 2007. Lee stated that the band's shows would be "a step forward from your average concert and will blur theatre, performance and music".

Further shows took place, including a small UK tour, a slot for the BBC at 2008's South by South West festival in Austin, Texas, USA where they performed on the same bill as MGMT and Florence and The Machine as part of Steve Lamaq's BBC6 night, and a New Year's Eve show with Foals and Metronomy. The band released their debut single 'Young god/bad thing' on 10 November 2008. A double A Side single 'Fire Dance/O.R.L.D' was released in June 2009. Although plans were afoot for a debut album, the band split with no announcement.

Camusflage Krokodial

In March 2008, Lee showcased a short play/one-man monologue written and directed by himself, "Camusflage Krokodial" at the London Word Festival.

The play was also performed at the Laugharne Weekend, alongside performances by Patti Smith, Will Self and DBC Pierre.

Poetry and Prose

Leeson has written for a number of magazines, journals, pamphlets and books, most recently contributing to the German KP journal and Punk Fiction (Portico 2009)

He has also been published in print and online in The Delinquent, Alchemy of the Verb, Penned in the Margins, London Word Festival, Charm Offensive, Kunst Projects.

Leeson collaborated with visual artist Jonas Mekas at the Serpentine Gallery Poetry Marathon in Hyde Park in October 2009. The film/poetry performance was part of a 2 day event that featured Tracey Emin, Gilbert&George, Brian Eno, and Agnes Varda among others.

Other works

Leeson appeared in the episode "What In The Name of God..." of Ross Kemp's "Ultimate Force" playing a member of a religious commune.

Sunless '97

In 2011, Leeson formed Sunless '97 with Alice Davies and Matthew McGough. Their debut EP Making Waves was released on 28 November 2011, through Abeano. Further singles, Body Weatner/Azul in 2012 and Aurora in 2013 were released through Not Even. In 2014 the band released the single 'Pure4sure / Aia'.

Songs

Silver
Meet Me by the Getaway Car
Happy as Annie
Well - Love Does Furnish a Life
Edwould
At the Feet of Re
Downing Street Kindling
Six Queens
On Sussex Downs
Downing Street Kindling - Refix
Edshould
Well - Love Does Furnish A Life - Fyfe Dangerfield [Guillemots] Version
Little Boy Lost
Well - Love Does Furnish A Life - Jeremy Warmsley Remix
Dead Long Dead
A Burning Coast
Forever Untitled
Is It December?
Very Sad Ballad Of Brutus From No 72
A Little Peace In My Heart
It's A Long Way Home To Donegal
Ribbon Dance Mews
Paul My Dear
Downing Street Kindling - Master
The Spark
Cucumber

References

Edward Leeson Wikipedia


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