Fade Kings, R&B, Blues, Jazz, and Classic Rock in the Quinte area

Leigh Moore, Fade KingsLeigh Moore – piano (electric + acoustic), organ, synthesizer, timbales, vocals

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Leigh began playing in bands in the mid-60's in Manitoba following ten years of classical training on piano.  Moving to Toronto in 1973 to pursue a full-time career in music, he later took several years of jazz instruction. His early musical influences include Jimmy Smith, Oscar Peterson, Brian Auger, Gene Harris, Santana, Allman Brothers and Tower of Power. 

Leigh has performed on stage with Meatloaf, Rick Derringer, Rick James ("Superfreak"), Liberty Silver, Sharon Lee Williams and Neil Chapman, and has recorded with Rich Dodson (Stampeders), Johanna Vanderkley and David Norris-Elye.  Dodson's song "Lookin' Back" hit Top 10 on Billboard charts in the U.S.

In the 70's Leigh's keyboards included a Hammond B3 organ and Leslie speaker, Fender Rhodes electric piano, Hohner clavinet and various synthesizers.  He also has an early 70's set of Rogers timbales with the original heads.  Having downsized substantially, Leigh now plays a Roland Rhodes 660 keyboard through a Yorkville 200 KB amp. 

Leigh has played in many bands over the years, including:

Prophet and the O-Men
4-piece group of high school friends playing chart rock tunes at dances in the southwestern Manitoba area.

Children of Stone
4-piece group in Brandon, Manitoba playing Doors, John Mayall, Yardbirds, etc.

Salem Witch Hunt
4-piece Brandon group covering Steppenwolf, Deep Purple, Argent, Led Zeppelin, Blues Image, Spencer Davis, etc.

Blind Justice
Progressive 8-piece horn band with female vocalist playing Chicago, Santana, Ten Wheel Drive, etc. in Brandon area.  Became a 4 piece band covering Allman Brothers, Santana, Stones.

Ram and The Mighty Pope
Toronto-based R&B / Soul band.  Played eastern Canada circuit – Ontario, Montreal, Quebec City, New Brunswick.  House band at Windjammer Hotel in Wasaga Beach every summer.

6-piece R&B /funk horn band with female vocalist playing Tower of Power, Average White Band, etc. throughout Ontario and Quebec.

Dancing Machine
4 piece R&B show band featuring female vocalist and 2 dancers playing throughout Ontario, including Toronto's Colonial Tavern and in Montreal.

Ebony Jam
6-piece heavy funk band with female vocalist playing Tower of Power, Average White Band, Brecker Brothers, Chaka Khan, etc.  Played top Toronto club circuit.
Members of this band went on to play with Long John Baldry, Chris de Burgh, Downchild Blues Band and the Stampeders.

Patricia Dahlquist
4 piece band backing Juno Award winning vocalist doing 40's swing and show tunes on a western Canada tour as well as at Ontario Place.

Rare Movement
4 piece R&B / funk band backing 3 vocalists doing obscure R&B material by Brothers Johnson, Graham Central Station, etc.

Maiden Voyage
4-piece R&B / jazz oriented band backing vocalist, former back-up singer for Aretha Franklin.

4-piece R&B / funk band featuring female vocalist.

High energy R&B band featuring female vocalist.

The Dance Band
R&B dance group featuring a female singer and Leigh as front vocalists.

Double Exposure
5-piece R&B group.

Tequila Mockingbird (which became) The Fade Kings


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