Gerry Leonard is a Dublin-born guitar player, songwriter, and producer, now based in New York. When not touring or recording, Gerry heads up his own project, Spooky Ghost.
As part of the New York scene, Gerry’s distinctive ambient style has led to his working with many great artists over the years. A recent highlight was his stint as music director/guitarist for David Bowie on the year long “Reality” world tour and DVD. In addition to Bowie’s last two records, “Heathen” and “Reality,” and their subsequent tours, he has also recorded and toured with artists such as Laurie Anderson, Duncan Sheik, and Avril Lavigne.
As a producer, he has recently completed the new record “In the Pink” for Platinum artist Donna Lewis as well as Pamela Sue Mann’s “L’Oeuf.” He has also recently completed guitar work on Rufus Wainwright’s “Release the Stars” and the most recent Blue Note release from Suzanne Vega entitled “Beauty and Crime. In the world of music for film, Gerry’s guitar playing is featured on Peter Nashell’s soundtracks for “The Deep End” and “Bee Season.” He has also just completed an original score for a new independent movie called “32A.”
Under the name Spooky Ghost, Gerry has recorded two solo albums. The first recording, simply called “Spooky Ghost,” was primarily an ambient guitar record, made in his New York apartment in 1998. His second, 2002’s “The Light Machine,” has been described by David Bowie as one of “the most beautiful and moving pieces of work I have possessed in a long time."