What the Fans Say

People say some lovely things about the band:

“The Earth Wind and Fire of Folk” 

Gig promoter who keeps booking us back, April 2018


– that well-dressed woman at that charity gig, April 2018

“Leather’o joined us from York last Sunday at the Mill Hey Brew House and put on a stellar performance … All of them are fantastic musicians who worked together to create an amazing sound of seamless music. Thanks a lot… we would love you to come back once again.”

Acoustic Sunday Session, February 2018

“I knew you were very good, but had no idea you were so awesome! I will be in contact!”

Folk Festival Organiser, October 2017
  • Hope you’ve got some energy left after last night’s brilliant gig. Really stunning. x (well known film and TV composer, September 2017)
  • I had heard a lot about the York band Leather ‘o. I saw them live for the first time last night at the Vale Radio Folk & Blues Club in Haxby and I was knocked out by them! Amazing musicianship with Irish & East European tunes absolutely brilliant! (fellow musician, August 2016)
  • “Lots of people I spoke to thought you should have headlined” (organiser of a three day folk festival in 2016 where Leather’o were second on the bill)
  • This is one of the best bands I have ever seen!!!! Amazing!!! (Spanish audience member, April 2016)
  • What a very fine set of musicians you all are! thanks for a superb gig in Selby! (Bar gig, December 2015)
  • I was completely flooded with emotions listening to your band. Celtic music haunts me with such a yearning to understand my heritage. You play so passionately it actually left me with tears on my cheeks. It was unforgettable. (Snickleway Inn gig, September 2015)
  • Hey guys! Just touching base to compliment you on your set yesterday at the Treehouse where I was doing sound. You were excellent! Really tight, polished band that complimented each other really well. Really enjoyed it (Festival gig,  May 2015)
  • Brilliant! You were wonderful there last year!
    (Facebook comment on the announcement that Leather’o will be playing Galtres in 2015)
  • It was a cracker! Bob’s band are sooooooo enjoyable!
    (Facebook comment after a Festival gig, May 2015)
  • “Brilliant musicians and a lovely sound. smile emoticon“
  • Leather’o were fantastic as always (Fibbers, May 2015)
  • Your playing was superb, thank you, victoria vaults, last night
    (Facebook comment on Victoria Vaults gig, September 2014)
  • Thanks for having Leather’o to play at the festival yesterday – what a great crowd! 
    Thanks for coming. You guys played a great set xx
    (Festival, May 2015)
  • “Straight in for a light hearted start to the evening, and fresh from the Cornucopia Festival that day, were incredibly exciting gypsy/Celtic folk rock/acoustic five-piece Leather’o. With full on fiddles and flutes, these guys and gals were high energy throughout. Far from flagging after a full day of performing, they were both brilliantly tight and incredibly vibrant, with their whistles, accordion and guitar. They whisked you away to mountain tops, valleys (and ice caps?) with their eastern European violins in God Give Me Strength. The fantastic mandolin solo soaring you high above the clouds and down to little village squares full of dance and gossip. Calling us all to the floor then with frisky recorders came From The New Country. The room then in full swing, the accordion gave way to an extra Irish whistle for a magical Celtic lilt.” (York Calling review, September 2015) (It’s not really just Bob’s band you know…)