Gerry Leonard

Gerry Leonard is an Irish lead guitarist and solo artist, known for his harmonic and ambient guitar style, and for his work with David Bowie. He has recorded and toured, usually as lead guitarist, with various artists including Laurie Anderson, Cyndi Lauper, Suzanne Vega, and Avril Lavigne. As a producer, Leonard has also worked on albums for artists such as Donna Lewis.

Leonard worked extensively with David Bowie, featuring on the Heathen, Reality and The Next Day albums. He toured with Bowie on the Heathen and Reality tours, and was musical director for the Reality tour and DVD. He has the only original writing credits other than Bowie on The Next Day, for the songs "Boss of Me" and "I'll Take You There".

As a solo artist, Leonard works under the name Spooky Ghost. The first, self-titled album was primarily an exploration of ambient guitar atmospherics. A second Spooky Ghost album, The Light Machine was released in 2002. David Bowie described it as "Quite the most beautiful and moving piece of work I have possessed in a long time."

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