Leo is a hugely respected musician who already has a proven track record playing live, both solo and as a guitarist / multi instrumentalist for many artists including Vashti Bunyan, Eliza Carthy, Kathryn Williams and June Tabor on the ‘Daughters of Albion' shows and the Sea Shanty project ‘Rogues' Gallery' with Richard Thompson, Martin Carthy and James Cooke. He has recently performed successful solo shows in across Europe, Russia and the US.
In the studio he has worked with a huge array of artists as both a producer and instrumentalist, including Brian Eno, The Waterboys, Paul Simon, King Creosote, David Holmes, Roxy Music, Nick Cave, Jarvis Cocker, Marianne Faithfull and recently produced the acclaimed album by new folk act Smoke Fairies.
His first album, Honeytrap, was critically acclaimed and explored instrumental acoustic, folk & world music. His second was a series of collaborations with artists such as KT Tunstall, Ed Harcourt & Foy Vance. This, his new album, is a more direct collection of English Folk pieces.
'Proof that you don't always need words to convey emotions' NME
'An amazing guitar player... showcasing impressive skills as both composer and arranger' Clash Magazine
'The deathless poise of his solo guitar shines brightly' Uncut Magazine
'Abrahams has explored English folk tunes with spacious beautifully arranged instrumentals, often closer to chamber jazz than stereotyped real ale and beards, with a sound akin to the pure guitar lines of Bill Frisell' Q Online
'With its masterful mood of yearning and melancholy, The Grape & The Grain is an unexpected delight' The Mail On Sunday