“When audiences come to see G. B. Leighton, it is clear they have a long and intimate history with Brian Leighton and his music. Audiences not only get up and dance, but they know all the words to their favorite Leighton tunes and sing loudly, becoming a part of the fabric of the evening's musical experience.”
— Janie Franz, High Plains Reader
Billboard.com's Top 10 Artists to Watch...
GB Leighton, a band named after one of the regions’ most incendiary live performers and consistently solid songwriters, Brian Leighton. Through more than two decades, Leighton and his five 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 crowd.
GB Leighton has 9 studio releases, 4 live albums and has sold over 70,000 albums, including GB Leighton's summer 2021 release, BELIEVE.
Brian Leighton - Lead Singer, Guitar, Harmonica
Patrik Tanner - Lead Guitar, Vocals, Band Director
Dave Crowell - Bass, Vocals
Ryan Inselman - Drums, Vocals
Adam Daniel - Keyboards, Vocals
Hope One Mile
Shake Them Ghosts
Live at MN Music Cafe
Live New Years Eve 2005
Live New Years Eve 2004
It's All Good
Live from Pickle Park
One Time, One Life
MARKETING | PRESS
GB Leighton, arguably Minnesota's top-drawing band, ranked as top regional sellers. The crowed floor literally shakes as concert goers jump up and down to the chorus of GB Leighton's original song, "Shag". -Melinda Newman, Billboard
Brian and his band seem to generate a good time wherever they play, whipping up audiences, not into frenzied crowds, screaming for his body or into drunken music fanatics, but into warm friendly places where people dance till they drop and sing along with Leighton standards. The band creates a Cheers type of atmosphere, where everyone knows your name–or soon will–while couched in musical refrains. -Grateful Web
Named one of Billboards ten artists to watch, Minnesota native GB Leighton has quite a fan following, his fans have en very much behind him, and very loyal, though some go to extreme lengths to prove it. -Chuck Dauphin, Billboard