Leslie Hardy

Leslie Hardy, Juned approx. 1995

Leslie Hardy, Juned approx. 1995

Leslie Hardy played bass for brief stints in both Hole (1993) and Kill Sybil (1994) before forming Juned with Kill Sybil guitarist Dale Balenseifen. They recruited Claudia Groom (My Diva) to join as the second guitarist and to share the vocal lead with Dale. Lenny Rennalls joined shortly after as their drummer and backup vocalist. Juned released two 7″ singles, two full-length albums on Sub Pop subsidiary Up Records, contributed to a compilation, and toured extensively (including a national tour opening for Dinosaur Jr) before breaking up in 1996. Near the end of Juned Leslie collaborated with Mike Johnson (Dinosour Jr) on a couple tracks for his release “Year of Mondays” (Circle & Say it’s So). She also toured with him to support the album. Leslie went on to join Love as Laughter as bassist between 1996 – 1998 releasing a 7″ and touring the US and West Coast. In 1999 she joined Murder City Devils playing keyboards & organ. She’s recorded multiple times with Murder City Devils and, as Leslie recalls, “toured too many times to list.” She continues to perform and record with them. In 2012 Leslie also joined Matt Skiba and the Sekrets playing keyboards for his 2012 US tour.

Songs from “Every Night for You”

Discography

Band Title Released
Juned So White 7″ 1994
Juned Juned 1994
Juned Possum 7″ 1994
Juned Every Night for You 1996
Juned Various Artists: Grace of My Heart Soundtrack 1996
Mike Johnson Year of Mondays 1996
Love as Laughter Bass on Nude ‘Hos/Watching Yer Fingers 7″ 1998
Murder City Devils MCD/Glucifer split 7″ 1999
Murder City Devils In Name and Blood 2000
Murder City Devils MCD/Botch split 7” 2000
Murder City Devils Thelema [CD/10″] 2001
Murder City Devils 365 Days/Dead by Christmas 7” 2001
Murder City Devils Various Artists: Give the People What We Want: Songs of the Kinks 2001
Murder City Devils Feather Bed Whiskey Blanket Box Set 2009
Murder City Devils Ballbusters/Everyday I Rise 7” 2012

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