Band of the Week: Will Leatherbarrow

Will Leatherbarrow is our featured artist on shmuFM

This week's featured artist on shmuFM is local singer-songwriter Will Leatherbarrow! You can hear him live on the Band of the Week Show on Monday the 5th of May from 8-10pm. 

Will Leatherbarrow is a 21-year-old singer-songwriter who has been playing guitar since he was 9. Leatherbarrow comes from a very musical family – he started writing music at 13. He first started playing shows in Aberdeen whilst at college, at the age of 17. 

He’s self-released 3 albums - all home recorded with only the second one having physical copies. His main influences include Bon Iver, Elliott Smith, Damien Rice, Frightened Rabbit and Mumford and Sons. He’s hoping to record in a studio later this year, for an EP or maybe even an album – with a small tour of Scotland also perhaps on the cards!

Keep an ear out for Will's tracks on our primetime shows - 7-9am, 11-12pm and 5-7pm each day. You can also request his music on any of our live shows, by getting in touch on 01224 483413, by texting 60300 (leave a space, type SHMU and then your message) or emailing the studio, on

As always, the Band of the Week Show is repeated every Friday at midnight until 2am on 99.8fm, and you can listen to the repeat at any time, right here. Will performed a couple of live tracks on the show - you can hear two here: