leo&hyde release debut EP, GUY
A pop musical inspired by Years and Years, CHVRCHES and Lewis Capaldi
- Released after 2 UK tours, GUY is equally at home on stage and on Spotify
- A beautiful gay love story, about online dating, catfishing and self-confidence
GUY is a musical about the dating lives of gay men in their 20s in modern-day Manchester. Combining electronic, pop and musical theatre, GUY is Queer As Folk meets Bridget Jones with a catfishing musical twist. GUY includes 12 heart-pounding electronic pop anthems and witty, heartfelt story about modern dating through a diverse cross-section of gay men.
To date, GUY has toured the UK, to 22 venues, over 30 dates and audiences of thousands, including to Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre, Birmingham’s Old Rep and London’s Turbine Theatre. In a review, British Theatre wrote: “leo&hyde have the ear of today and speak directly to the heart… they could be writing for the pop industry.”
leo&hyde is a multi-award-winning pop musical duo based in Manchester. Started in 2016 by Cumbrian composer Stephen Hyde and Mancunian writer Leo Mercer, they write pop songs and build electronic soundworlds to tell stories about technology and modern life. The Hollywood Reporter praised their first show, The Marriage of Kim K, as “fizzling with inspired ideas… a dazzling technical achievement”.