Leigh Foxx has surpassed the 20-year mark as Blondie’s bassist. His relationship with Debbie Harry and Chris Stein spans over 30 years as it began when he joined Debbie’s solo band and first performed with them on Saturday Night Live in January, 1987.
Two decades prior, Leigh’s career in music started as a high school teenager from Vauxhall (Union), New Jersey playing drums and bass in his rock and roll band, which opened for many recording acts of the day. The summer of 1967 they played weekend matinees at the famous Café Wha in Greenwich Village.
It wasn’t long before Leigh’s musical pursuits took him to Berklee School of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. He settled in Cambridge and joined The Sidewinders who were signed by RCA Records in 1971 after reps noticed them at Max’s Kansas City in New York.
Eventually, Leigh moved back to the New York area and enjoyed recording and touring with such artists as Tom Rush, Patti Smith, Benny Mardones, Randy Van Warmer, Karen Lawrence (produced by Jack Douglas), Scandal, Holly & The Italians, Lori Chacko, Yoko Ono, Debbie Harry, Cyndi Lauper, Iggy Pop, Henry Lee Summer, Chris Whitley and Blondie.
Leigh is also a songwriter with credits on The Sidewinders, The Paley Brothers, Debbie Harry and Blondie albums.
Credits: Instruments & Performance / Writing & Arrangement
2017 Blondie – Pollinator (BMG)
2014 Blondie – Greatest Hits Deluxe Redux / Ghosts of Download (Noble ID)
2010 Blondie – Panic of Girls (Five Seven Records)
2006 Blondie – Greatest Hits: Sound & Vision [CD + DVD] (Capitol/EMI)
2005 Blondie – Greatest Hits: Sight & Sound [CD + DVD] (EMI)
2005 Iggy Pop – A Million In Prizes: The Anthology (Virgin Records USA)
2004 Blondie – Live by Request (Sanctuary)
2003 Blondie – The Curse Of Blondie (Sony)
2003 Holly & The Italians – Demos Federico (Wounded Bird Records)
2003 Rod Price – West Four (Trillium Records)
1999 Blondie – Live (Beyond)
1997 Blondie – No Exit (Beyond)
1996 Iggy Pop – The Best of Iggy Pop (Virgin)
1993 Deborah Harry – Debravation (Sire/Reprise)
1989 Deborah Harry – Def, Dumb, & Blonde (Sire/Reprise)
1989 Cyndi Lauper – A Night To Remember (Epic/CBS)
1989 Henry Lee Summer – I’ve Got Everything (CBS)
1988 Iggy Pop – Instinct (A&M) 1988 – Deborah Harry – “Married To The Mob” soundtrack (Reprise)
1986 Lori Chacko – Lori Chacko (UK Release) (Polygram)
1984 Randy Van Warmer – American Morning (Japan Release) (Warner Bros.)
1984 Franke & the Knockouts – Makin’ The Point (MCA)
1983 Nicole Wills – Tell Me (Bearsville)
1982 Franke & the Knockouts – Below The Belt (Millennium/RCA)
1982 Brian Briggs – Combat Zone (UK release) (Bearsville/Warner Bros.)
1981 Franke & the Knockouts – Franke & the Knockouts (Millennium/RCA)
1981 Randy Van Warmer – Beat Of Love (Bearsville/Warner Bros.)
1980 Benny Mardones – Into The Night (Polygram)
1979 Karen Lawrence & The Pinz – Girls Night Out (RCA)
1978 The Paley Brothers – The Paley Brothers (Sire)
1972 The Sidewinders – The Sidewinders (RCA)