Leon Kechayas

Leon Kechayas is a live touring and studio session drummer based out of Melbourne, VIC.


Previously the winner of Australia’s Best Up & Coming Drummer Competition 2011 (Intermediate Age Category), Leon has since gone onto making a full-time career out of playing the drums, touring nationally and internationally with many different artists/bands since finishing high school in 2014.

Some of them include…


  • Reece Mastin – 2023 to present (currently touring)
  • Isaiah Firebrace – 2016 to present
  • The King Of Pop Show – 2017 to present
  • Goanna – 2022 AFL Grand Final Halftime Entertainment
  • Colin Hay – 2022 Melbourne Cup
  • James Johnston – 2023 Cox Plate
  • Better Man – Robbie Williams Biopic
  • Darlinghurst
  • Tones And I
  • Fatai
  • Jordan Astra (Canada)
  • Blush’ko
  • Erica Padilla
  • Kennyon Brown (USA)
  • Aydan
  • Big T
  • Tanya George
  • VSSS – 2012, 2013, 2014

Leon endorses DW Drums, Zildjian Cymbals, Promark Sticks, Evans Drumheads, Audix Microphones, and 64 Audio worldwide.

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