Chris Leyland


Drums, Bass Guitar, Vocalist, Keyboard.


Hi, my name is Chris Leyland. I studied at Berklee College of Music and have been playing guitar/writing music for over 14 years. I am 28 years old and have been in a band for most of my musical career but i am currently giving guitar lessons. The music I am currently writing is mainly a blend of Classic/Modern Rock/Alternative/Blues/Jazz and Pop. I am currently looking for musicians who have a strong passion and dedication to music. Preferably with some experience playing live and a knowledge of theory and being able to read music and chord charts would be a plus, but not a necessity. I am looking for like minded musicians who are creative and really want to play original music. I don't want to just form a cover band and play a few originals here and there, been there done that. I have a home studio that doubles for a rehearsal space. I am also a producer/engineer so I can take care of the demos/cds and so forth. I would like to form either a 4 or 5 piece band consisting of a drums, bass, guitar, vocals and keys if it were to be a 5 piece. Please contact me if you are interested in getting together to jam. Also, I am always looking for vocalist to do some session work for my new cd (I can sing but it is not my main focus).

****If you need someone to mix or master your own music feel free to send me an email for an estimate!

Contact Me Via:

My E-mail: .cleyland777
Let me know what instrument you play,experience, location and when your available

My Cell: 864-680-4721 leave your name and number and some of the suggested info listed above

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Screen name:
Chris Leyland
Member since:
Jan 21 2008
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years together:
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
37 years


Pink Floyd, Radiohead, Beatles, Joe Bonamassa, SRV, Dave Matthews Band, Steely Dan, Albert King, BB King, Sublime, Pat Metheny, John Scofield, Larry Carlton, Red Hot Chilli Peppers Jimi Hendrix, Modest Mouse, Led Zeppelin, Yes, Steve Vai, Frank Zappa, Rush, Crosby Stills and Nash, Neil Young, Stevie Wonder, Buddy Guy,

Members Of Band

Members of My former band

Chris Leyland- Lead guitar/ Vocals/Keys/Tech/Composer and Arranger.

Konrad Gorski- Bass/Keys/Tech

Justin Preston-Percussion/Vocals

Contact Me:

Cell Phone- 864-680-4721

E-mail: .cleyland777


Other sites: .ourstage/profile/chrisleylandandthekinghtowls



-Eric Johnson Signature Strat.
-American Deluxe Strat.
-American Standard Strat.
-Les Paul Standard
-PRS Custom 24
-Taylor 814ce Acoustic Electric
-Taylor 712ce Acoustic Electric
-67 Martin Acoustic
-Martin- Eric Clapton signature Acoustic Guitar
-Fender Deluxe Bass
-Tama Silverstar 6pc drum kit
-All Zildgian Cymbals

-Mesa Boogie Mark V
-Fender Vibrolux Reverb
-Fuchs Overdrive Supreme 100
-Fishman Loudbox Artist
-Kustom KXB100 Bass Amp

My Studio Equipment


Presonus Studio Live 16.4.2 mixer
Apogee Symphony 16x16 AD/DA Converters
Apogee Thunderbridge
Mac Book Pro Retina 16g ram
Yamaha HS80M Active Studio Monitors w/ sub
23x13 live room
8x8 Isolation booth made by Used to track drums, guitar, and vocals


-Sennheiser HD 800
-AKG Quincy Jones Signature
-3 Beyer Dynamic DT 770 Pro
-Presonus HP6 Headphone amp


1 Royer SF24
1 Neumann U 87 ai
2 Neumann ksm184 M pair
1 Royer R- 121
2 AKG C 414 XLII pair
1 AEA R84
1 Shure KSM9
1 Rode NT 4
1 Crown CM113a
1 AKG C 214
2 Sennheiser MD 421
1 Shure Sm7b
1 Shure SM 81
6 Sennheiser E604 set of 3
1 Shure SM 87a
1 Rode Nt 1A
1 AKG D 112
1 Audix D-6
1 shure beta 52
1 Sennheiser E906
2 Shure SM 57 mod (L shape) pair
2 Sennheiser E609
2 Shure SM 57 pair
2 Shure SM 58 pair

Outboard Gear

Mic Preamps/Compressors

Millennium HV-3D
Avalon AD 2022
Universal Audio 4-710d
Universal Audio 2-1176ln
Auroa Audio GTQ


-Studio One 2.5 Professional
-Cubase 7
-Protools 10
-Logic Pro 9
-Wavelab 7 mastering software
-Waves- Mercury Bundle
-Slate Digital Audio- Trigger, VLC, VGX mastering suite
-Softube- Pultec EQ 1b, Summit Audio Channel, Fet Compressor, Pultec Pe Eq
-Sonnox- Limiter