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Bill Leverty

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Background information
Birth name William G. Leverty II
Born January 30, 1967 (1967-01-30) (age 42)
Origin Richmond, Virginia, U.S.
Genres Rock, Melodic rock
Occupations Guitarist, songwriter, producer
Instruments guitar, vocals
Years active 1988-present
Associated acts FireHouse, White Heat
Website www.leverty.com

William G. Leverty II (born January 30, 1967 in Richmond, Virginia) is an American guitarist, who is a founding and current member of the American rock band FireHouse. Leverty, along with vocalist C.J. Snare, was responsible for writing many of the band's hit songs including "Don't Treat Me Bad". In the 2000s, Leverty has also pursued a solo career, releasing three albums; Wanderlust, Southern Exposure and Deep South.

Biography

Leverty was born in Richmond, Virginia. His parents gave him a guitar when he was 4 years old, but didn't take it up seriously until he was 15 years old, and studied music theory in high school.

In 1984, his band White Heat auditioned for a drummer, where he met Michael Foster and was impressed with him. Some time later, they hooked up with C.J. Snare and Perry Richardson, and formed FireHouse. Leverty got an endorsement deal with Yamaha Guitar Development and played them for 16 years.

On July 4, 2006 GREM USA announced that Leverty signed an exclusive endorsement with the guitar manufacturer. GREM guitars produced "The Bill Leverty Free Radical" guitar and presented it to Leverty in July.

After almost 10 years with FireHouse, Leverty released his first solo album called Wanderlust.

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On October 9, 2007, Leverty released his first instrumental solo album called, Southern Exposure

Leverty married his wife Kris in 1996; together they have a child named Dabney.

He is also a fan of ice hockey, and has played on several amateur teams in Florida and Virginia.

Bill Leverty's official website is www.leverty.com.

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