Leslie Rich

Leslie Rich grew up in Northern Ireland, listening to a mix of indie rock, acoustic songwriters, and traditional Celtic music. Inspired by artists like Luka Bloom and Throwing Muses, Leslie became the principal songwriter, singer, and guitarist for bands such as Emily Ryder, A Little Of The Ready, and the Celtic folk band Hounds of Finn, recording on various labels including Immortal Recordings, Time To Be Proud Records, New Folk Records, and Loud Folk Records. He founded the Rocket Soul Choir in 1994, mainly as an acoustic response to the heavy, guitar-driven, Irish bands cropping up at that time.

Even while Leslie recorded solo albums, played in other projects, and relocated to Minneapolis, the Rocket Soul Choir continued in various configurations over the years--always with the mission to create stripped-down rock. The band has released four albums, including the 2016 EP Kidder's Son, which received high praise on both sides of the pond, and their new album The Butcher Boy (2021). When not making music, Leslie loves to bake and cook and claims his best songs have come from picking up a guitar while waiting on a cheesecake to come out of the oven.

Past Shows


Jun
16
th
2022
Turf Club
Jun
16
th
2022
Turf Club

Paul McCartney 80th Birthday Tribute

featuring TAYLOR JAMES DONSKEYBEN COOK-FELTZEMILY HAAVIKTED HAJNASIEWICZHER CROOKED HEARTDAN ISRAELZACHARY SCOT JOHNSONMEGHAN KREIDLER (KISS THE TIGER), MARE LENNONLESLIE RICHATOM ROBINSONJAMES RONEKATY TESSMAN w/ PAPA MBYEKATY VERNONSCOTT WOOLDRIDGE

More Shows

Sep
23
rd
7th St Entry

Noah Vonne

with Faith Boblett and John Forrest and the Model Citizens
Nov
8
th
Palace Theatre

Omar Apollo

with Ravyn Lenae
Sep
20
th
7th St Entry

Divide and Dissolve

with Thor CB and DIN.DRONE
Sep
18
th
7th St Entry

Flasher

with Pig in the City and Pleasure Cube