Known throughout the Inland Northwest (Eastern Washington) region as one of the better pocket drummers out there, Leo McLaughlin’s playing abilities range in style making him able to adapt to just about any genre. He’s a very well rounded musician with a near perfect internal metronome and a great ear. At this time (March 2020) he has over 300 live performances under his belt and over 130 hours logged in a recording studio.
At just 4 years old, Leo picked up his first pair of drum sticks and started playing in bands at the age of 13. A couple of his past bands have won Battle Of The Bands competitions, opened up for several National Artists, and played for as many as 10000 people. Playing and performing since a young age, he has been in some of the most awesome (and not so awesome) venues across the Inland Northwest and other cities.
Leo has also been playing guitar off and on since he was about 10 years old. Although he is able to bust out a simple lead here and there, his main focus on guitar has always been Rhythm. Playing Guitar and Drums has enabled him to help write songs and contribute fully to the projects he’s been a part of and is currently in.
In addition to his musical abilities, Leo is also a Graphic Designer. Over the last 25 years, he has helped create logos, banners, posters, signage, websites, and everything in between for clients big and small. Check out his portfolio under the Services menu on his website (leomclaughlin.com).
Leo’s goal right now is to network and collaborate with artists, musicians, and bands from anywhere in the USA and beyond. He works well in a rehearsal/studio setting and absolutely LOVES recording drum tracks…especially if he really enjoys the song at hand. One of these days, he says, he will audition for a National Act and/or fight for a Studio Gig with a well known Producer and/or Nationally known Artist! Time will tell.
Leo says “the ultimate pay off for hard work as a musician is performing, sharing your craft and your love of music with the world!”
Currently, Leo is the Drummer for Inland Northwest Rock/Southern Rock/Dark Country outfit Bret Allen & The Northern Rebels. Check them out @ https://www.facebook.com/BATNR/