Bassist/Keyboardist/songwriter Leigh Thompson, is the quite power behind Traded Youth. Hailing from Orange Park FL, Leigh was raised on Rock Music and knew from a young age that he wanted to play music that made an impact. Picking up a guitar at the age of 14 he quickly learned the ins and outs of music and after 4 years of playing and several bands later he finally came across Myles Joyner and Traded Youth was born.
Leigh’s style stands out for it’s rare combination of finesse, creativity, and power – all which are balanced with Leigh’s sense of humor and pure love of music. Driven by his passion and love for music Leigh brings his melodic basslines which are instantly recognizable in Traded Youth’s songs. Leigh is also known for his high energy stage performance. He doesn't stop. He brings the noise. Leigh's favorite bands are Nirvana, Dinosaur Jr. and The Smiths. In his free time, he enjoys reading, writing and bike riding.