Leigh grew up in Minnesota. He started playing accordion at age 9.
He has always enjoyed the ethnic folk music of his French Canadian and German ancestry as well as other European countries. Leigh served in the Navy for 20 years, and holds BA and MA degrees. Leigh worked at Scottsdale Airport Honeywell Aerospace. Leigh is one of the most popular performer in Phoenix. He plays at many local German restaurants, resorts, festivals and ethnic gatherings. He also heads the “Arizona Hoolerie” band.