Leigh Newton is a songwriter/entertainer from SA who works in both secular and Christian contexts. These days he spends much time teaching primary school students but is now working only three days week which leaves more time for music.
Born in Broken Hill NSW, Leigh has performed around Australia. He is currently learning violin, although that’s a long-term proposition. In the 1980’s he played in the popular Adelaide bush band Three Corner Jack.
He has released nine albums variously for adults and children, probably being most known around Australia for Christmas In The Scrub which places the Christmas story firmly in the Australian culture. Its sequel Christmas in the Shed was published Nov ’99.