Joseph Martin Leeway is the former multi-instrumentalist, and stylings guru, for the 1980s band, Thompson Twins. Leeway joined Thompson Twins in 1981 after being one of their roadies. He was born to an Irish mother and Nigerian father, but was fostered to an English family in Dartford, Kent, from the age of two. At college he took English and Drama, then he began teaching English, which was how he met Tom Bailey. He joined a theatre group in Cardiff after failing to establish his own company. He spent a year with the Young Vic theatre before joining Thompson Twins as a roadie at Tom Bailey's invitation.
|Birth name:||Joseph Martin Leeway|
|Born:||November 15, 1955|
|Genres:||Pop, rock, dance, new wave, synthpop|
|Instruments:||Keyboards, Congas, Backing vocals|
|Labels:||Arista Records, Warner Bros. Records|
|Associated acts:||Thompson Twins|
|IMDb:||Joe Leeway's IMDb|
About Joe Leeway
English-born multi-instrumentalist best known as a member of the 80's pop group Thompson Twins. He later became a writer for television series like Undeclared and Everybody Hates Chris.
He was a member of a theatre group in Cardiff and later became a roadie for Thompson Twins. He became a full-fledged member of the band in the early 80's.
He is a certified hypnotherapist who has worked as a staff member at the Hypnosis Motivation Institute in Tarzana, California.
His mother is Irish and his father is Nigerian.
He collaborated with Thompson Twins member Tom Bailey on albums like 1984's Platinum-selling Into the Gap.
Information related to Joe Leeway
- Thompson Twins members
- British percussionists
- British synthpop new wave musicians
- Black British musicians
- English bass guitarists
- English new wave musicians
- British expatriates in the United States