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Leighton adores the life he was raised into, and the day he was born, out in a paddock when his mum drove a tractor right up until she went into labour. He can sheer sheep and milk cows, but his true loves are really music and horse riding. Still, he was a bit of a rebel, but nothing destructive like his older brother, who ended up in jail after getting involved in drugs when he moved to Sydney and never truly had the love of the land the rest of the family had. Leighton hasn't spoken to his brother since he got arrested, and never plans on speaking to him again. He would gladly have the farm passed to him, but his folks always recognised the true musical talent he had in him. When an X-Factor style talent show kicked off in Australia, they were behind him 100% when they travelled to Tamworth for him to audition, where he sung Never Tear Us Apart by INXS. He got through, and ended up going all the way, where he, along with four other guys from around Australia (Axel Beckett, Chase Walker, Lance Valentine and Jasper Cho), were hand-picked by the judges to form a new Aussie boy band called Electricks.
It was a shock to Leighton's system, to say the least. Never having really been to the city in his life, it took some getting used to, but he had a priceless friendship with all the other lads in the band from day one. They were like brothers, and even though they were all very different, they just gelled and their popularity kicked off, taking Australia by storm. It was when international popstar, Angel Shaw wanted them as his supporting act for his six month around-the-world tour that things really exploded for them. In fact, their success came so hard and fast, they signed with a new PR firm in New York, Lewis & Co, headed by Aiden Lewis-Preston, and the band now need to uproot to base themselves in New York. They have been given an awesome apartment in New York City to live together, and have the world at their feet.
Leighton is, without a doubt, a bit of a player and a ladies man. He can smooth-talk his way into what he wants and even living out in the middle of nowhere, he still wasn't short dates or romantic prospects. He likes drinking and smoking and partying, and of course, a lot of sex. It was like winning the lottery when he joined the band, but he also can have a broody side, especially when the homesickness sets in. He was probably more the loner of the group, and the dark horse, but he loves the guys like brothers and even though he's a long way from home and a long way from what he was raised as, he's taking every minute for what it is. However, you can take the boy out of the country, but you can never take the country out of the boy, and he is affectionately nicknamed 'Cowboy' by not only his band mates, but his fans at large.
Leighton's tag @ dreamlikenewyork is HERE
"He’s a good time cowboy casanova, leaning up against the record machine."Cowboy Casanova, Carrie Underwood
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