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upcoming shows:

A very exciting and wonderful time has now come to an end today. On February 29th, we (IanAnnie & Bobby) set off for Switzerland. Starting our music-filled journey with a performance at the Gemmi Taverne in Kandersteg.

Our path led us (even through the mountains!) across Northern Italy, down to the Côte d'Azur, through Menton, past Nice to Cannes, further to Grasse and beyond Montpellier.

We played our songs on streets, in tunnels, on squares and on plateaus. The paths we traveled often left us speechless, so breathtakingly beautiful was what we were allowed to see.

We were able to capture some experiences and impressions as a vlog, and there are also posts about the road trip and the concerts on our social media channels.

There were very rainy days, the temperatures at night were really very cold, well below 10 °C, but ultimately the sun came out and gave us a wonderful feeling of spring.


14 nights - 11 cities - 3200 km


There were still 2 acoustic performances in Northern Germany, and today, Sunday, 24.03., we returned from Berlin: The band played a great concert at Schokoladen on Saturday.

Zum Schwarzen Keiler - Nienburg *** schön war´s:

Some impressions of last weekends´ gig  at BandsPrivat Jena e.V. where we played our first show with the new lineup. We had the pleasure to be accompanied by Vultures ahead.

Absolutely fantastic evening! 🖤🦇


We're delighted to announce that we will be travelling along the beautiful Cote d'Azur between March 3 and 15 to play our music on the streets. We will mostly busk in smaller cities and definitely on the beach too.
So if you're around in that area it'd be great to meet. Also any hint or advice busking or playing gigs in small venues along the coast is very welcome.

Come and join us! 🖤🦇🐾


+ + +   upcoming shows  + + +

full band lineup

First show in 2024:


Bands Privat presents


Ian Leding f.b.l.


Vultures ahead


03.02. 2024 - 20 p.m.


Jena, Johannisplatz 26

Großer Saal


Full band lineup in Meschede:


Ian Leding




13.04.2024 - 20 p.m.





more t.b.a.

 +++ first news in 2024 +++ first news in 2024 +++ first news in 2024 +++




- full band lineup -


The band is complete again:


Welcome to the man with the bass guitar


Detlef Kasper



Expect us coming back on stage this year very soon!



The new year promises many exciting events. Follow us on Instagram for all the latest news!

...and this is how an exciting year 2023 came to an end:


NCN - Deutzen

Tag des kreativen Hofes - Leipzig

Café und Köstlich - Salzhausen

Höfert´s Nachbarschaftsbar - Magdeburg

Zum Schwarzen

Keiler - Nienburg

"Das Schloss Rockt" was a blast!


next stop: AK bel Etage, Bad Oeynhausen 24.06.2023



So we say "Good bye!"


...to all the great hosts of our concerts

...to all the people who took part and listened to our music

...to all promoters who cared for us and made livemusic  possible

...to all the helping hands who made the private events possible

...to Plum Green for absolutely great conversations, so much fun and finally, of course, your music!


See ya!

Playing in ZLOT (Poznan) on 14.06.2023 has been absolute cool. We had so much fun that we didn´t take any pics :-)


It was all the worse that the booker of our performance on 15.06. in Walbrzych had a fatal accident. Of course, the gig was cancelled, and so we parted ways with Plum Green on the evening of June 14th. in Poznan.

Dear Kiwis, we miss you very much. It was a great time with you! Good luck with the next stages of your European tour <3

And so we set out on 15.06. on the way back home, because already on 16.06. Ian would be on stage again, this time with the full band lineup in Münster at "Das Schloss Rockt".

But on the way we made a stopover: Hoefert's Nachbarschaftsbar in Magdeburg spontaneously offered us to play there in the evening. Thank you Aaron! We'll meet again!




Ian Leding & Plum Green live at Chmury - Warsaw (PL)


We did it!


What a perfect venue for us to play at!

Perfect organization, perfect timing, perfect sound, perfect care and finally perfect crowd!


Thanks for Pawel & Sylwia from Deerhunter Booking for having us! We had a great time at Chmury and absolutely we like to come back again one day <3


pics by Plum Green, Ian Leding and Annie Rose



live at Chmury - Warsaw (PL)


first time playing in Poland - together with Plum Green


we´re really looking forward to it


following dates in Poland:

14.06. ZLOT - Poznan

15.06. A Propos Club - Walbrzych




once again with Plum Green - once again a weeping willow, but this time a very huge and impressive one.


Leipzig - Miltitz

home of



We loved it so much to play at this familiar place that we absolutely like to come back!


Thank you so much  B E N Felgentreff!


pics by Ronny Unger



live at Shakespeare Pub in Herdecke-

this time outside, because nobody wanted to sit inside on such a summer evening.


We had a lovely and very interested audience, and noone has been part of the "black scene".


Thank you all for listening and keep on hearing live music!



Secret Garden - near Hamburg


We met a lot of friends,

some of them had traveled a really long distance

to be able to take part

in this special event.


Cold at night - magic all time

pics by Mara Sund







live on "Kleine Sommerbühne - Biergarten Gretchen, Hannover


They say, it´s the most beautiful beer garden of Hannover...

we agree!



It was fun to play there.


pic by Luna Lioncourt (fb)




Our Tour started in Detmold, Gartenbühne Haus Niewald, together with Plum Green.


Fantastic Crowd - magical atmosphere


Thank you all who were with us and celebrated our touropening in such an intimate way 



pic by Thomas Simon

Tour starts 07th June:

In a few days we´ll start our tour together with Plum Green from Melbourne, Australia.
The first date is a very special gig in a private atmosphere: Gartenbühne - Haus Niewald



Busking WGT 2023 - Impressions

Schwarzer Frühling im Bärenzwinger - Dresden



Es war uns eine Ehre!





pic by Markus Digwa

12° Aetherloge

Frankfurter Allee




Es war uns ein Fest!



pic by Melanie Rummler

Ian Leding - full band lineup live at "Das Schloss rockt" - Münster

☆☆☆☆☆ Dates in June ☆☆☆☆☆


We are very excited to announce that we will go on tour with @plumgreenmusic from Melbourne, Australia starting early June this year.
We will accompany Plum Green on the German and Eastern Europe leg of their European tour.
Dates and details to be announced soon.


Spring is coming!!! --- First official dates in April --- more tba



Last two gigs of the year:


Ian Leding live in der Leserille!

Wann: 16.12.2022 um 19.30 Uhr

Der Independent-Künstler - Gitarrist, Songwriter und Sänger aus Detmold wagt sich ins Sauerland! Nähere Infos auch auf meiner Seite www.leserille.de oder auch bei #ianleding oder kommt einfach vorbei und erlebt einen feinen Abend im gemütlichen Ambiente. Für Speis und Trank ist gesorgt, der Eintritt ist frei. Wenn euch der Abend etwas wert war, dürft ihr gerne etwas in die Hutsammlung legen.

+++ Lucifleure +++ album release +++ 2nd September +++



Ian Leding full band lineup live @ a private birthday party in Preussisch Oldendorf, 10 September 2022



Thx to DJ Cyberpagan for the vid of "Storclouds"

Owls 'n' Bats - Festival 2022 - Impressions

pics by Petra Franke, Bettina Simon, Ian Leding and DJane Sally Shadowplay










It is with great pleasure to announce that we will play at tomorrow's Owls 'n' Bats Festival due to cancellation of Ropes of Night for health reasons.

This will be our first full band lineup gig in quite a long time...come and join us!

WGT *s p e c i a l*

After *Victorian Village* (and so our gig as well) has been cancelled, we decided to bring our music to WGT on our own way.


See us busking in the streets or in front of venues and also performing in a special way in parks...


Stay tuned!

Here comes 'Anachron', a song from the past in a new garment. And yet there´s more to come...

Recording has started!

When it's late at night and you can't stop listening. Must be something quite peculiar to hear. What it is...? Well, it's no secret anymore that I have started recording sessions for a new album. 🖤🦇

More details to be found on my patreon account.

2022 - first news and updates

You might have seen it in my story or on my Facebook that I've returned to #patreon.

As an artist I am sharing most of my art for free. You can listen to my music on several platforms without being charged. But this kind of "business model" doesn't fill my fridge or pay my bills, so I think it's absolutely fair for an artist to found a special club where you can become an exclusive member for a small fee.

Being a member of this "inner circle" means that you love the art I'm creating and are willing to support me on a regular basis. In reward you will have access to the process of creating my art, lots of very personal insights into my life as a musician and songwriter. This is in a way a triple A backstage pass, but with the difference that there's far more for you to explore than just crappy backstage rooms 😉

Will you join me on this trip? Let me know what you think (and don't worry, I will not shut down my usual social media networks).


Ian 🖤🦇




Autumn dates

Culture started again and so did Rock'n'Roll!

We proudly announced our first official indoor-gig since about 18 months: 08.10.2021 Hamburg - Fundbureau.

On 23.10. you could see us at mono-bar, Meschede.


We've also played a private gig in November, but we´ve been forced to cancel our private gig in December because of the actual pandemic situation.


Here some special Videos of the special event on 31.10.2021:

+++ late summer news +++

After months of social distancing, wearing masks and behave like hermits, life has now returned. We were already on the road for playing a special concert in a very wonderful setting, with unique hosts and guests. We do busking on the streets without wearing masks and now we're packing up our stuff again: This time we're heading eastwards. See you at "Schwarzes Lohm" in wonderful Brandenburg, Lohm castle and at the and  of August and we're finally back in our beloved Berlin.


If you also want a private concert with us: get in contact!

Dear friends and followers,
our first album 'Hidden Faces' (at that time still under a different name) is now finally running out. We still have exactly 18 CDs that can be ordered through our bandcamp. Once these 18 CDs are sold, the album will no longer be available.
This closes a chapter from the old days and to celebrate this farewell, there are three demos from the pre-production of the album available for download with every order.
There will be no reissues, remasters or anything like that. That finally concludes the chapter. As a reminder of this time, we have uploaded the tracks 'Hear me / Salvation' on our YouTube channel, which are highlighted with film sequences from a fan video originally created by Nomad.
salvation AMP: Hidden Faces
Recorded in 2011 at Sultan Studios Barntrup, released in 2012.
All songs written, arranged, recorded and produced by Ian Leding.
Ian Leding: guitars, bass guitar, vocals, backing vocals
Steve Leafs: drums, drum editing
Farewell 🦇🖤

What do you do when there's no club to play in? When it´s forbidden to meet some people in their living room and play a private gig? When there´s even no chance to hit an open air stage and many live streams have already been done?


***Go out and bring the music on the street!***


And if you like what we do and have forgotten your wallet at home...




During the time of lockdown, when it is no longer even possible to make music on the street, there´s still a place of refuge: The Studio. We played and recorded a number of songs for you live in the rehearsal room and we also started again to work on further streaming concerts. If you follow the LEDING-YouTube Channel you won´t miss any new Studio-Livevideo. Maybe you can also participate in new ideas and developments.


Livestreaming-concerts have been broadcasted via facebook or instagram, but we´re working tirelessly on further transmission options like e.g. twitch.







A lot of still unreleased and also numerous absolute new songs are waiting to be recorded.

Homebound - a live stream concert.

Recorded live in my kitchen during lockdown 2020 on April 1st. The concert was broadcasted live via Facebook live stream due to restrictions during the corona virus pandemic.


There are some videos of this very special concert on YouTube.




You can watch the whole livestream on our facebook page.

LEDINGs latest full band lineup album "the invisible man" released on 1st October 2019

It will exclusively be available on CD or digital download via our bandcamp and at our live shows.

first official video: LEDING (solo) "Things keeping us safe"