Leon Hunt is desrvedly the UK's best known 5-string banjo player. A former student of America's banjo virtuoso Bela Fleck, his exploits have been making waves on both sides of the Atlantic.
His trade mark has always been a healthy disregard for the banjo's traditional boundaries, experimenting with techniques, sounds and technology and using his earlier musical influences (both of Leon's parents are jazz musicians) to ultimately make it a more versatile instrument.
In 1999 Leon decided to take a three-year sabbatical from touring to do a degree in Music and Music Technology in his home town of Bath. Since graduating he has returned to his career as a professional musician with refreshed enthusiasm. Seasons playing with the Royal Shakespeare Company and The New Vic and composing the soundtrack for a production of 'To Kill a Mockingbird', (also at The New Vic) have kept Leon very busy. However, he still managed to find the time to record his first solo album Miles Apart.
Take a look at Leon's Website at www.leonhunt.com