Rodway Leyland Duo

Rodway Leyland Duo

Real Name:
Johnny Rodway And Ken Leyland
THE RODWAY-LEYLAND DUO (CLUB DATES, weddings, hunt balls, high society gigs, parties) is one of the most musicianly bands and. as a result, was one of the busiest combos operating from Manchester.
Organist Johnny Rodway, from Birmingham. and drummer Ken Leyland, from Bolton, had both been professional musicians since leaving school.They first met in the Billy Forrest Band at the Empress Ballroom, Wigan, in 1947. Before that Ken had been with Charlie Bassett at the Ritz in Manchester and Johnny had been in the R.A.F. as a bomb-aimer. €˜The only ones I ever aimed were in training sessions. I wasn'€™t much good; from five hundred feet "I couldn'€™t even hit the officers€™ mess", €recalls
Johnny. During his service career, he played in a camp band with bassist Johnny Hawksworth.


Rodway Leyland Duo Discography Tracks


The Rodway-Leyland Duo* The Big Band Sound Of (Album) Not On Label UK 1969 Sell This Version
COUN LP 152 Rodway Leyland Duo The Big Band Sound of...(LP, Album) County Recording Service COUN LP 152 UK Unknown Sell This Version