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Leslie Costa

Leslie Costa is a singer/songwriter who has been playing live and recording her original music in Fairfield County, CT. She started her band Leslie Costa & the Usual Suspects in 1990. Over the years she and the band built a loyal following while performing live and recording CD's. Her songs are engaging and authentic while always speaking a personal message. She is highly respected in the local area as one of Connecticut's  best singer/songwriters.

The musicians

The  musicians are: Leslie Costa: Lead vocal, acoustic & electric guitars, Mary O'Hare: Harmony, percussion & acoustic guitar, Stuart Stahr: Drums and vocal, Chris Goane: Bass and vocal  and Dave Robicheau: lead guitar, harmonica and vocal. Also in the lineup at times is John Zanella on bass and vocal.

These musicians are all world-class and have contributed to the local success of the band. Without loyalty and friendships, this would not still be alive.

The music

The songwriting has and always will be the core of the music. Leslie has written a large volume of quality songs that has been consistently written with craft and style. She is highly prolific offering a large catalog of songs ranging from all acoustic to acoustic/electric with the full band and all electric. The songs still translate even in the rawest form as solo acoustic.


Summer/Fall live shows

Come out and enjoy live acoustic and full band shows this season. Help support us by coming and bringing your friends. We appreciate it greatly.

NEW! CD Release coming soon

Invisible Soul will be the first new CD slated for release this summer. Stay tuned as to exactly when it will be released. The songs are all recorded and mixed.

*Additional CD releases

In addition to Invisible Soul, Waiting For Summer, Rainmaker and Electric Blue are all underway being recorded. The last CD release was Mission Bell in 2003. It has been way too long to not have released any new material. These new collections will be coming soon. They are all amazing songs. Stay tuned for details!


To purchase any CDs or single songs, please visit iTunes, CD Baby.com and Amazon.com. Every song and CD release is for sale on those sites. Select CD booklets are offered as FREE downloads.

Cinnamon Girl

In addition to continuing the original music (with popular covers mixed in at live shows), Leslie started the band Cinnamon Girl, a Neil Young tribute band that has received a very positive response.
To learn more, go to: cinnamongirltribute.com


Keep checking website for updates

Recorded Songs

Invisible Soul


Invisible Soul, Ask the Mountain, Chasing the Dragon, Borrowed Car, Where I Stand, The Lucky One, Face the Fall, A Love Song, When the Raven Flies, Angel, Tell Her That You Love Her, Red Sky, City of Hope

Mission Bell

Beacon Street, Dreamtown, Somewhere Else, Thought I Saw Your Ghost Today, The Harder I Look, Fast Train, Mission Bell, Everything Is Fine, Be Like You, Don't Know Why We Said Goodbye, Hide Your Love, Silver Eldorado, The Station,
In Harm's Way, American Dream

September Rain

Comfort Me, September Rain, Heartland, The Inside, Out of the Dark, A Little Bit Colder, Angel Eyes, Shotgun To My Heart, All Tangled Up, No Mercy, Stepping Stone, Turn To Blue, Like A Freight Train,
I Give To You

'Til Tomorrow

Shelter You, "Til Tomorrow, Street of Dreams, Burning Bridges, Don't Let Go, Stand Alone, No Man's Land, Already One, Along The Way, The Distance

Long Way Home

Long Way Home, Moonlight On Ellsworth Street, When The Walls Come Tumbling Down, Bad City, Heart of Steel, Summer Nights, What You Need, Change, Winter Rain, Only With You

The Early Days Live

Back In The Game, No Need To Cry, The Giving Tree, Wishing Well, Fine Line, Nice To Know, Lost Love, Hometown Girl, When Angels Cry, State of Love

CD Booklets

Free downloads on Long Way Home, 'Til Tomorrow and The Early Days Live

*Septrember Rain and Mission Bell booklets included with purchase of CD only.

Invisible Soul booklet will be a free download when available. Coming Soon.



Come join us at our live shows

See Calendar for the latest schedule


Available for private parties

We are always looking for new venues and the opportunity to play private parties

EMAIL: lcostad35@yahoo.com

Thank you for your continued support