Joe Leeway

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Pop Singer
Date of Birth November 15, 1955
Place of Birth England
Age 64 years old
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Joe Leeway

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
Origin: Islington, London
Genres: Pop, rock, dance, new wave, synthpop
Occupation(s): Instrumentalist, songwriter
Instruments: Keyboards, Congas, Backing vocals
Years active: 1980–present
Labels: Arista Records, Warner Bros. Records
Associated acts: Thompson Twins
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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.

Before Fame

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.

Family Life

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
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Latest information about Joe Leeway updated on October 25, 2020.

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