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Pianist, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist & composer of music ranging from funk 'n' groove to jazz, blues, boogie-woogie & atmospheric chill-out.

“I've had a love of music stretching back as far as I can remember. Began composing music in my mid-teens and have since released 10 albums.

Early influence was predominantly jazz & blues piano players such as Oscar Peterson, Jools Holland & Monty Alexander but soon started to get into funk and add other styles into the mix. Released my first album ‘Beyond Reflection’ way back in 2005 but it was my second album ‘Take the Sidewalk’ when I really found my 'sound'. Combining groove-laden jazz with chill & a dash of funk, it was released in late 2006 on Innervision Records and achieved extensive radio airplay, particularly in the U.S. This set the tone for future albums 'Utter Karma' (2010), 'All Kinds of Fine' (2017) & my most recent 'Gone For Now' (2019). I experimented with different moods, African & ethnic sounds on 'Suniwahle' (2018) and released a seasonal album 'A Winter's Walk' in 2014. I also released two albums with my funk band 'Fujalada' plus a blues 'n' boogie woogie collection of songs & instrumentals under my alter ego 'Fingers Slim'.

Over the years, my songs have found placements in various media & films such as ‘Beyond the Lights’ (2014) & my track 'En Route' was chosen among the top 5 tunes of 2017 by Rich Edwards on his Smooth Grooves Radio Show.

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'Truly living up to his album title ALL KINDS OF FINE, British pianist and composer Rupert Leighton stirs up an enticing mix that includes groove-driven, in the pocket smooth jazz, improvisational straight ahead jazz, stride and soothing new age elegance. Adding to the expansive sonic intrigue, Leighton also plays vibraphone, alto sax and bass. All of these delights add up to ALL KINDS OF FINE!' ~JONATHAN WIDRAN

‘Englishman Rupert Leighton has a way with making his piano dance, whether to digital bass and rhythmical programs or to lavish cymbal and horn formations. The album is a synthesis of Jamiroquai-like beats and Chopin’s rattling piano flitters…club/dance jazz that forms great escapes to plunge into and feel free

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Album Limitlesss by Rupert Leighton

Limitlesss

Miquid Licks Records
2020

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Album Gone For Now by Rupert Leighton

Gone For Now

Rupert Leighton
2019

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Album Suniwahle by Rupert Leighton

Suniwahle

Miquid Licks Records
2018

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Album All Kinds Of Fine by Rupert Leighton

All Kinds Of Fine

Rupert Leighton
2017

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Album A Winter's Walk by Rupert Leighton

A Winter's Walk

Rupert Leighton
2014

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Album Utter Karma by Rupert Leighton

Utter Karma

Rupert Leighton
2010

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Way Beyond

Way Beyond

Rupert Leighton
Limitlesss

Vanity

Vanity

Rupert Leighton
Groovz Revisited

En Route

En Route

Rupert Leighton
All Kinds Of Fine

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