Cousin Leonard is a Melbourne 3 piece contemporary alt-folk/soul-pop band, with a snappy hip-hop undercurrent!! Mutli-instrumentalist singer songwriter brothers Marty & Tom Williams are joined by beat-boxer Scott Gould aka MechMC who combines his wicked beats with the brothers’ many instruments and powerful vocal harmony, to captivate and uplift.

“cousin leonard’s mix of rootsy sounds, close vocal harmony and social comment, is at once heart-warming, ear tuning and thought provoking”   Wally De Backer (aka Gotye)

“..with awesome harmony and sophisticated lyrics, this is some of the best music I’ve heard come out of Australia for a while…”  Stephanie Howell - San Diego Reader

They regularly tour Europe & the UK, and have shared the stage with the likes of Bob Dylan, the Beach Boys, Bonnie Raite, as well as Paul Kelly, Tommy Immanuel, Archie Roach & Xavier Rudd.

Their latest record "Light Pass" was recorded live in the Gibson Wines cellar door in the Barossa Valley, South Australia with the help of a few close family and friends. It traces the amazing story of a relative of the Williams brothers' escape from persecution in 19th century Europe, and her eventual settling down to start her life anew, in a cottage in the northern Barossa town of Light Pass ...the home of Gibson's Wines!

Light Pass is a homecoming record, a celebration of the resilient spirit of our ancestors, and their strength, sacrifice and human conviction that has allowed us the privilege of new life and freedom.

“It was a real pleasure to play with the cousins! I’ve been associated with their music in some way or other over the years, but this album (“under one sun”) has distilled their songwriting into their best work. It was easy (and fun) to find the cooking groove for each song as they had a clear vision of the essence of it all.”  Nicky Bomba

“…sensational sibling harmonies with fresh energy to deliver enlightened melodic music….” 
David Sly - Adelaide Advertiser

“..timeless…evoking the feel of the open road, with the ocean beckoning…it’s a sound difficult not to like..” Brad Arundel - Buzz Magazine




Representative | Tom Williams | Australia |
Bookings | Marty Williams | Australia |
Representative | Ben Waters | England |
Representative | Reto Studer | Switzerland |
Representative | Phil Wise | Australia |



Cousin Leonard Magic Bus live @ Mahogany Hall. Bern. 2016 feat: Peter Finc & Freda Goodlett

Cousin Leonard - THIS LIFE (Beautiful Thing) *official music video*

Cousin Leonard - LUCKY - live in Switzerland

someday you will Fly

"this life this life, it's a beautiful thing"