Guy Leroux is self taught songwriter, from a little northern town in Ontario Canada. Sings mostly private parties. Guy was born in Noranda Quebec, parents are George Leroux married to Marie Ange Benoit. He writes a combination of Country, Country rock, Northern Rock, Gospel, some Blues, and Children's songs.
His early music influences were: Elvis, Dion, Everly Brothers, Johnny Cash, Johnny Horton, Rod Stewart, Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Roy Orbison, Michael Jackson, Neil Diamond, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Neil Young, Cliff Richard, Eagles, Dean Martin, Beach Boys, Tom Jones, Simon & Garfunkel. He was an avid fan of Marty Robbins. He also to this day is a huge fan of Stompin' Tom Connors.
He got to like crooners like Frank Sinatra - New York, New York, Jim Reeves and Perry Como - Catch a Falling Star. Other influences were Jimi Hendrix - Hey Joe , Bryan Adams Summer Of 69’, Led Zeppelin - Stairway To Heaven, Bobby Vinton - Roses are Red.
Later influences were: Stompin' Tom Connors, Toby Keith, Also, Brian Wilson & The Beach Boys, George Strait, Charlie Pride, Garth Brookes, Brookes & Dunn, rock bands AC/DC, Rolling Stones, Nickleback, etc.
Some people say Elvis, some say Merel Haggard, so probably somewhere in between. He has his own very unique style.
⦁ His parents were always listening to music, Bing Crosby, Perry Como, early Elvis, all on 78 rpm records. They liked a lot of opera. They always sang their french songs at parties, songs like Alouette, a favorite amongs people of all nationalities.
⦁ He writes, produces, and record songs. His new CD is called: "This One's For You" released around April 2011.
He wrote his first song in 1981, "If You Love Me" is on a cd he produced called
"Slice of Life".
He has been writing songs with and without co-writers for many years. He really enjoys writing with co-writers. He never under estimates the quality of material his co-writers provide him. His latest song co-written with his two boys called "All The Way To Hell" is what he calls Northern Rock. He will be writing more songs this year with his two boys, Derek and Neil Leroux. Derek is the lead guitarist, while Neil plays rhythm guitar, piano. Neil also records in his recording studio, which he built. He uses the top of the line recording software, and mics.
⦁ One of Guy's true loves is writing Children's Songs. His Children's CD'S are: A Children's Paradise: Podo Christmas: and From This Place to the Moon. He has been producing Children's Videos, and 2012 is no exception. His son, Derek's first song that he co-wrote with his dad was called: Dinosaurs and Cavemen. Derek was 6 years old at the time.
His other cds are:
A Cowboy Doing Country: Slice Of Life: How's Your Lord: A Hot July's Night: You Only Rent The Beer: Changin' Time Again: The Shaggin' Wagon: This One's For You:
He has released 12 cds, all of which are available through CD Baby, http://cdbaby.com/cd/guyleroux12 Just released 2017
New CD "2017"