Leslie Rich was born and grew up in Northern Ireland before moving to Minnesota later in his life. His experiences growing up in Belfast shaped his musical career. He does solo performances and performs with his band Rocket Soul Choir. The band Rocket Soul Choir was originally formed in Northern Ireland and released two albums Geek Love and The Written Lie. Years after Leslie Rich moved to Minnesota he reformed the band with new members Pete Boulger and Jason Wahl, and together they have recently released the vinyl EP Kidder's Son.
Leslie Rich performs a show called “My History Of The North,” which delves deeply into how his upbringing in Northern Ireland influenced him.