Russell Leetch

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Russell Leetch
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Russell Leetch at the Eurockéennes 2007
Background information
Birth nameRussell Jonathan Leetch
Born (1982-03-05) 5 March 1982 (age 37)
OriginSolihull, England
GenresIndie rock
Occupation(s)Backing vocals
InstrumentsBass guitar, vocals, piano
Years active2004–present
Associated actsEditors

Russell Jonathan Leetch (born 5 March 1982) is the bass guitarist for Birmingham-based indie rock band Editors. He studied music technology at Staffordshire University where he met his fellow Editors band members. He went to secondary school at Arden School, Knowle.

He used to work with bandmate Tom Smith in a call centre before the band got a record deal. His favourite bands are Radiohead and Spiritualized.[1][2]

In February 2008, Leetch remixed The Hives single "T.H.E.H.I.V.E.S.", where it featured as a b-side on the single.[3] He also directed the video to Editors single "Bones" which was released in Europe.[4]

He ran the 2008 New York City Marathon for charity.[5] In April 2011 Leetch ran the London Marathon along with lead singer Tom Smith. They raised over £10,000 for Oxfam.

He supports Aston Villa F.C..[6]


  1. ^ David Medker (2006-01-20). "Interview with Russell Leech". Retrieved 2010-01-01.
  2. ^ "Interview with Editors". 2007-07-24. Retrieved 2010-01-01.
  3. ^ "Editors star remixes The Hives". Retrieved 2014-08-24.
  4. ^ "Tom & Ed Interview". 2008-03-20. Retrieved 2011-07-15.
  5. ^ "Pinkpop Interview". 2008-06-01. Retrieved 2011-07-15.
  6. ^ "Aston Villa | News | Blogs | Blogs Entry | Fan Blog: Bassist Leetch - Editors and Villa on the right road!". Archived from the original on 13 October 2013. Retrieved 24 August 2014.

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