Rory McLeod (singer-songwriter)
Rory McLeod (born London, England) is a British folk singer-songwriter. His career has included being a fire eater and circus clown and his performances include storytelling in the tradition of the traveling minstrel or troubadour, and playing a wide range of instruments including guitar, harmonica, trombone and his personally-made stomp box. Womad have said: "With Rory McLeod, you get the music of the world in one suitcase.[...] You can hear flamenco, calypso, blues and Celtic influences in his music, all wrapped together in an inimitable style". He has recorded and toured with (then) fellow Cooking Vinyl artist Michelle Shocked.
He also performed on Puddle Dive, the 1993 album by fellow singer-songwriter, Ani DiFranco. In 1996, McLeod's song Invoking the Spirits, which was inspired by time he spent in Zimbabwe, was a BBC "pick of the week". McLeod played the theme tune for the TV animation series, Creature Comforts.
- Swings and Roundabouts (2010)
- Songs for Big Little People (2007)
- Brave Faces (2005)
- Mouth to Mouth (2000)
- Lullabies for Big Babies (1997)
- Travelling Home (1992)
- Footsteps and Heartbeats (1989)
- Woody Lives! with Bert Jansch, Dick Gaughan, Rab Noakes, Rod Clements and Ray Jackson (1987)
- Kicking The Sawdust (1986)
- Angry Love (1985)
- Contributing artist
- Harris, Craig. "Artist Biography by Craig Harris". Allmusic. Retrieved 12 October 2014.
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- Harris, Craig. "Artist Biography: Rory McLeod". http://www.allmusic.com. Retrieved 27 March 2015. External link in
- "Rory McLeod / bio". Reverbnation. Retrieved 12 October 2014.
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