Born into a family of show business, Gilly Leads came into this world as Aaron Gleason. His Grandfather is game show host Monty Hall. His father, Paul G. Gleason, is a very well known acting teacher in Los Angeles. His mother, Joanna Gleason, is a highly credited actress. In 1988, she won the Tony award for best actress in a musical for “Into The Woods”.
Aaron chose the name “Gilly Leads” when he was 19, with his parents blessings, and re-christened himself a Rock and Roller. After going to Emerson College and USC Film School, he devoted himself permanently to his music and his band, “The Midnight Radio”.
The Midnight Radio takes its name from a song in the musical “Hedwig and the Angry Inch”. With Gilly on ‘leads’ vocals, the band has gone on to become very successful while maintaining their street credibility.