Bill Leverty 2007
|Birth name||William G. Leverty II|
|Born||January 30, 1967|
|Origin||Richmond, Virginia, U.S.|
|Genres||Rock, hard rock, melodic rock|
|Occupation(s)||Guitarist, musician, songwriter, producer|
|Instruments||Guitar, vocals, lap steel guitar, acoustic guitar|
|Associated acts||FireHouse, White Heat|
Yamaha GuitarsC.R. Alsip Guitars
William G. Leverty II (born January 30, 1967) is an American guitarist, who is a founding and current member of the American rock band FireHouse. Leverty was responsible for writing many of the band's hit songs. In the 2000s, Leverty has also pursued a solo career, releasing four albums; Wanderlust, Southern Exposure, Deep South and Drive.
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In 1984, his band White Heat auditioned for a drummer, where he met Michael Foster and was impressed with him. Some time later, they hooked up with C.J. Snare and Perry Richardson, and formed FireHouse. Leverty got an endorsement deal with Yamaha Guitar Development and played them for 16 years.
Leverty married his wife Kris in 1996; together they have a child named Dabney.
On July 4, 2006 GREM USA announced that Leverty signed an exclusive endorsement with the guitar manufacturer. GREM guitars produced "The Bill Leverty Free Radical" guitar and presented it to Leverty in July.
In 2012, Leverty began working with C.R. Alsip Guitars and became the guitar manufacturer's first endorsee. Leverty worked hand in hand with C.R. Alsip's master luthier & owner Jake Willoughby in the prototyping stages & Leverty's C.R. Alsip guitar known as "Lucky 13" was born. Shortly after Leverty received his second Alsip that he calls "Goldie" which was pictured on his solo album "Drive".
- Wanderlust (2004)
- Southern Exposure (2007)
- Deep South (2009)
- Celebrate Christmas (2009)
- Drive (2013)
- The Official Bill Leverty Site
- Firehouse Official Site
- Bill Leverty interviewed on Metal Rules! Radio episode 10.
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