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Sue Leonard / Bio

Over the past thirty years, Sue has performed and recorded with a stellar list of headliners. Sue was background vocalist on two world tours with kd lang in support of "Ingenue" and "Absolute Torch and Twang"..... Sue sang on kd lang's hit "Constant Craving" and Bon Jovi's "Lay Your Hands On Me" (New Jersey Album) Co-wrote the lead tune "Are You Ready" off of Billy Thompson's a (A Better Man CD) and currently writes and performs with Leonard Burns And Dell & Cootes Paradise
www.leonardburnsanddell.com and www.cootesparadiseband.ca
Garnered A Canadian Country Music Award For Best Back Up Band In Canada with kd lang & the reclines 1989/90

Bruce Willis: singer, harp, movie actor

Johnny Neel: piano player: Allman Brothers Bruce Willis & The Accelerators

Josh Kelly: drums, percussion: Bruce Willis, Otis Taylor, Paul Westerberg, Gary Moore,Warren Zevon, Ike Turner, Roger McGuinn, Johnny Neel

Tad Wadhams: bass Player: Sheryl Crow, Bruce Willis

Doug Hamblin: guitar, vocalist: Bruce

Miles Joseph: guitar, vocals, M.D. for Aretha Franklin.

Najam Sheraz: World Renowned recording artist (Pakistan, Toronto, USA)


"Dirty Things" written with Greg Leisz, Gordie Matthews (kd lang & the reclines) for Zayika Hooker (Another Generation Of The Blues CD)

Billy Thompson (Little Milton, Albert King, Earl King, and Art Neville)
and I co~wrote the lead tune "Are You Ready" from Billy's recently released CD "A Better Man" featuring
Grammy Award Winning Artists

Producer: Tony Braunagel, who drums for Robert Cray, Bonnie Raitt. He's drumming on Billy's CD.

Mike Finnigan: keyboards, whose credits include Jimi Hendrix, Crosby, Stills And Nash, Etta James and Joe Cocker.

Grammy winner, Johnny Lee Schell of the Phantom Blues Band, a former Bonnie Raitt/Ronnie Wood sideman, engineers and adds guitar and vocals

Hutch Huchinson: Bassist with Bonnie Raitt

Ed Cherney: mixed

Release 2011 "Drift Away" written by Sue Leonard & James Lancaster Recorded At Gemini Studios, Boise ID. www.jameslancaster.com

Release 2011 "Want You Baby" written by Sue Leonard & Randy Norton (Ovio Studio, Buhl , ID. Recorded at Audio Lab Studios Garden City, ID. www.audiolab.org

Release 2011 "It's Christmas" written by Sue Leonard & Sandy Scofield re-recorded for the Idaho Food Bank Compilation CD recorded Audio Lab Studio, Garden City, ID. Steve Fulton on keys

Re Recorded 2011 "Bend This Circle"
Written by Sue Leonard
Bill Sample acoustic version with James Lancaster: guitar, recorded at Audio Lab studios, Garden City ID.

Release 2012 "I Will Never Stop Lovin' You"
The musicians playing on this song are co-writer Bill Dillon, guitar & bass player extraordinaire (Daniel Lanois, Robbie Robertson, Ronnie Hawkins, Peter Gabriel) Co -writer Georgie Fab, singer, songwriter, guitar, producer co-owner of  A Celler Full Of Noise Studio


k.d. lang special - Buffalo Cafe (CBC)
Saturday Night Live
The Johnny Carson Show
Late Night with Jay Leno
Arsenio Hall
The David Letterman Show
MTV Unplugged Special
The 35th/36th Grammy Awards
The Juno Awards
Canadian Country Music Awards
Town and Country TV Special
Jools Holland Show
Top of The Pops (England)
TV5 (France)
Rock Steady TV
Pebble Mill TV Birmingham
Jonathon Ross TV London
Spanish TV
The Vicki Gabereau Show
Detroit Public Television Special
BBC 1 TV Special London with kd lang
The Early Edition - CBC Radio Vancouver
Breakfast TV -City TV
Pink Planet - Global TV (lead song)
Jim Marino - Free Wheeling Folk Show ~ CFMU
CHCH - Bob Cowan ~ Hamilton, Ontario
Douglas Dickens - Mixposure Radio ~ North Carolina
Mike Lidsken - Twirl Radio ~ Sacramento
Rick Wrigley ~ Our Generation Radio


k.d. lang - Igénue (Constant Craving) 1992
Bon Jovi - New Jersey (the sweet thing vocal association)
"Lay Your Hands On Me" produced by Bruce Fairbairn 1988
Roy Forbes & Connie Kaldor - New Songs For An Old Celebration 1989
Roy Forbes - Human Kind 1992
Glen Stace Road to Damascus - 1992
Spirit of the West - Faithlift 1993
Gaye Delorme - Borderline 1993
MTV Unplugged Vol. 1 with k.d. lang
(recorded live at the Ed Sullivan Theater) 1994
Tami Greer - Shadows 1994
Veronica Bay - Jam This Groove dance hip hop
(Sue Leonard solo album - pseudonym)
Ken Hamm - Eagle Rock Road 1994
Raffi - Bananaphone 1994
Sandy Scofield - Dirty River 1994
Roy Forbes - Love Turns to Ice 1997
Bonnie Ste.Croix - Flying High 1997
Faith Nolan - Freedom of Love 1989
Connie Kaldor - Gentle Of Heart 1989
Mark Perry - Dreams Of The Highway 1990
Mike Jacobs - You Know What Love Can Do 1992
Rick Bockner - Trouble With The Moon 1995
Megan Metcalfe - Love Is An Outlaw - "Just Can't Stay" 1995
Mike Jacobs - Time Is On My Side 1996
Geoff Gibbons - Love Tattoos 1998
Come Sing With Us - Ho Ho Watanay, a collection of children's songs 1999
Glen Stace - Redemption Game 1999
Tami Greer - tgreer 2000
Sandy Scofield - Reils Road 2000
Chuck Brickley - Blueshine 2003
Leonard And Sample - 2004
Bonnie Ste Croix - Here I Am 2007
The Precious Littles - Sometimes You Win 2008
Pinto Bennett - Echos Of Paradise 2011
Sue Leonard - Leonardville EP~ 2012
Leonard Burns And Dell - Perfect Strangers EP ~ 2015
Leonard Burns And Dell - Perfect Strangers CD - 2016

General Info

Band Members
The Perfect Strangers
Artist Name
Sue Leonard
Profile Page
Active Since
Indie / Adult Contemporary, Rock Soul, Pop / Blues

Contact Info

Hamilton, ON, CA