Leeroy Stagger

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Leeroy Stagger
Origin British Columbia, Canada
Genres Alternative country
Rock
Occupation(s) singer/songwriter
Years active 1998–present
Labels True North
Website leeroystagger.ca

Leeroy Stagger is a Canadian alternative country singer-songwriter.[1][2][3]

Raised in rural British Columbia, Stagger worked in several local bands until gaining attention from acts such as Hot Hot Heat and Carolyn Mark. Reinventing himself as a singer-songwriter, he released his debut independent EP, Six Tales of Danger, in 2002.

Stagger has gone on tour as a supporting act for The Pixies, Modest Mouse and Evan Dando, and has collaborated with Danny Michel.

Leeroy Stagger's 11th studio recording, Love Versus, was released April 7, 2017 through True North. The album was produced by Colin Stewart (Dan Mangan, Black Mountain, Yukon Blonde), and includes performances from drummer Pete Thomas (Elvis Costello), guitarist Paul Rigby (Neko Case), keyboardist Geoff Hilhorst (the Deep Dark Woods), and Stagger's longtime bassist Tyson Maiko.[1]

The first single from Love Versus, "I Want It All" was written as a meditation on being grateful for what one has.[4]


Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Dear Love (2004)
  • Beautiful House (2005)
  • Depression River (2006) [5][6][7][8][9]
  • Everything Is Real (2009)
  • Little Victories (2010)
  • Radiant Land (2012)
  • Truth be Sold (2013)
  • Dream It All Away (2015)
  • Love Versus (2017)[1]

EPs[edit]

Live[edit]

  • Live at the Red River Saloon (2010)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Calum Slingerland (16 Feb 2017). "Leeroy Stagger Signs to True North Records for 'Love Versus'". Exclaim!. Retrieved 20 March 2017. 
  2. ^ Lee, Jeffry (March 2005). "Leeroy Stagger » island boy goes from punk rock to productivity". BeatRoute Magazine. Calgary. beatroute.ca. Retrieved 14 December 2011. 
  3. ^ "Leeroy Stagger". Boompa Records. Retrieved 14 December 2011. 
  4. ^ Jenna Melanson (2 March 2017). "Leeroy Stagger releases video for "I Want It All"". canadianbeats.ca. Retrieved 20 March 2017. 
  5. ^ Greene, Jo-Ann. "Depression River". allmusic.com. Retrieved 19 January 2014. 
  6. ^ "Depression River". amazon.com. Retrieved 19 January 2014. 
  7. ^ "Leeroy Stagger and The Sinking Hearts – "Depression River" (Boompa Records, Sept. 19)". songsillinois.net. Retrieved 19 January 2014. 
  8. ^ "Leeroy Stagger "Depression River" EPK". youtube.com. Retrieved 19 January 2014. 
  9. ^ "Leeroy Stagger - Depression River CD". cduniverse.com. Retrieved 19 January 2014. 

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