Photo Credit: Macy Crawford
Aaron Leigh stepped into the role of Y&T bassist in April 2016.
As a kid in San Jose, California, Aaron grew up idolizing Y&T’s original bassist, Phil Kennemore. After purchasing his first Y&T album, Black Tiger, young Aaron would listen to the music and stare at Phil on that classic album cover, dreaming of being just like Phil some day. Dreams do come true.
Aaron is most known as the bassist for the Frank Hannon Band (Tesla’s guitarist). But he’s also jammed with some of the top names in rock—from Steve Vai, Jani Lane, and Mike Tramp, to Gary Hoey, Joel Hoekstra, Brad Gillis, and many more.
Not only is Aaron an accomplished bassist and vocalist, but he is also a noted studio engineer and producer. He has mixed and/or produced albums for a multitude of artists, including American Idol’s James Durbin (Riot on Sunset), Tesla guitarist Frank Hannon Band (World Peace), and Eyes of One (Beneath the Truth).
Aaron currently tours the world with Y&T.