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GB Leighton makes his Stone Toad debut Saturday, April 21. This is going to be a FREE show so spread the word and save the date. No stranger to the Fox Valley the band makes their first stop back in the area in awhile and their ever trip at The Stone Toad

GB Leighton Bio
More than 200 shows a year. Jubilant fans who follow him from Minnesota to Mexico. More than
70,000 albums sold. A new release “Get Up” and a state-of-the-art nightclub named after one of
his songs -- all without the support of a major record label…
Meet GB Leighton, a band named after one of the regions’ most incendiary live performers and
consistently solid songwriters, Brian Leighton. Through more than a decade and eleven studio
albums, Leighton and his six piece band have been tearing up rock clubs, festivals and even a few
fan’s living rooms with a slew of songs that connect with the heart and couples singing along out
on the dance floor. “A man of the people” is a phrase usually reserved for statesmen and
politicians, but for Leighton, it’s a fitting description when you see him in action working a
Where have we seen this phenomena before? Springsteen in Asbury Park before he lit out for
New York and the wider world; Mellencamp back in those anonymous Indiana bars; Hootie and
the Blowfish lightin’ up the southern circuit…Leighton delivers that same inescapable rock ‘n’
roll spirit night after night. “If I hadn’t heard a bunch of Bruce’s bootlegs or seen the videos I’d
be a much different musician,” he says today. “He’s always been a great songwriter and
performer, like a preacher almost who commands an audience. That’s the place I’m coming
from. But at the end of the day, I’m just a common guy, a working class kid from a Twin Cities
suburb who loves to put on a good show and hopefully write some good songs in between.”
When approached to have a first-class, high-tech nightclub – not far from his house in New
Brighton - named after a song his first album, “Pickle Park”, Leighton was in. Not since Prince
opened Glam Slam in downtown Minneapolis has any Minnesota musician opened a club where
fans can expect to see a hometown rocker and his band play live and hang out “to catch a Vike’s
game or just kick back”. He adds, “It’s another way to keep fans happy and to share a space with
them. It’s something I’ve wanted for a long time and when club owners Tom Tomaro and Mike
Tupa approached me about the idea, I was all over it.”
Leighton makes his national country debut with “Get Up”, his eleventh album. For Leighton, who
was also recently honored by as a Top 10 Country Artist to Watch in 2014 as well,
this project is something his fans of all ages and interests can enjoy. Leighton’s music has clearly
left a lasting impression in the Midwest as fans have inked themselves with his lyrics.
“This is the only thing I ever wanted to do. I don’t see stopping or changing it up no matter
where it takes me and the band.”


Saturday, April 21st 2018 08:30pm


Stone Toad
1109 Oneida St
54952 Menasha


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