1989 abby and dean do their first show together at brackets & jam, an open mike night at the crossroads theatre in sydney
1990 together they travel around europe and america busking and playing in bars and clubs. 250 shows over 16 months. choice gigs include: sin-e in new york; hen & chickens in london; les voultes de lutece in paris; zorba's bar in santorini, greece
1992 leonardo's bride first play at the rose, shamrock & thistle, rozelle, sydney. line-up includes abby (vocals), dean (guitar, bouzouki, vocals), alex hewetson (double bass) and antero ceschin (drums)
1993 release debut e.p. 'leonardo's bride'
. john gauchi (hammond, keyboards), mark 'trooper' howard (double bass) and david sanders (drums) join the group
1994 patrick hyndes (double & electric bass) and jon 'howler' howell (drums & percussion) join the group
1995 release 'temperamental friend' e.p.
. tour australia with the badloves
. tour east coast with big geraniums (ireland)
1996 release 'so brand new' single
1997 release 'even when i'm sleeping' single
. john gauci leaves the group
. tour australia with everything but the girl (uk)
. release debut album 'angel blood'
. single 'even when i'm sleeping' reaches #4 in national charts and goes gold
. album 'angel blood' goes gold. group receives 3 ARIA nominations [australian recording industry association] for best single, debut album & cover art
. release "buddha baby" single. goes top 40
. tour new zealand, singapore and play at livid festival, brisbane
1998 "even when i'm sleeping" voted song of year at APRA awards [australian performing rights association]. also collects award for most performed australian work
. tour u.k. playing in london and at the edinburgh festival.
. group play a short run with neil finn (n.z)
1999 leonardo's record a new album
2000 release 'sonic' single. tour australia with tom jones
release 'open sesame' album
group perform at the reconciliation day concert at colonial stadium in melbourne
nelson mandela and rubin carter give speeches
leonardo's perform at the sydney domain with neil finn and paul kelly to an estimated crowd of 70,000 people
2001 group announce they are indefinately off the road