Irreverent entertainer and personality Leigh Hart was born into a coal mining family on the West Coast of New Zealand, but soon found himself living overseas for the bulk of his childhood, following his father who was a tunneler to exotic countries like Indonesia, Hong Kong and Peru where he lived for 5 years in a remote valley in the Andes, higher than Mt Cook.
He later attended Christ's College in Christchurch as a border before briefly following in his fathers footsteps and working under the ocean as a tunneler on the Channel Tunnel.
Leigh however considered himself more of a musician than a tunneler, so he started a rock band with his brother. The band toured the U.K and Europe before getting sent to jail for 11 days and then deported from France for visa technicalities.
Around this time Leigh saw his future in TV, he relocated to Auckland and has never looked back - except when the Crusaders are playing. As his alter ego 'That Guy' he was a long term member of the iconic Sports Cafe team, he has his own comedy shows, Moon TV & Leigh Harts Mysterious Planet which is now a webseries on WatchMe, and has made appearances on many other New Zealand television shows.
Leigh is also a columnist for the Herald on Sunday and runs his own television production company. Leigh has entertained at a vast array of events, and prides himself on being able to bring something different to any occasion, large or small.
In addition to live work, Leigh's production company has produced corporate video packages for many different clients including Lion Breweries, Coke, Telecom, Vodafone, The Warriors, The All Blacks, IAG, Hyundai, Auckland City Council, and for many small entrepreneurial companies, and this is an area that Leigh is keen to develop further. Leigh's adventures include featuring in the Air New Zealand 'Rico' viral series, plus fronting, producing & directing the viral 'morning after' for The Radio Bureau at the 2011 Axis Awards.
More recently he has joined Radio Hauraki as co-host on 'Bhuja' alongside Jason Hoyte, is part of the somewhat infamous 'Alternative Cricket Commentary' and sold the rights to his show The Late Night Breakfast Show to an Austrian production company.
It's obvious that Leigh's unique talents as a performer as well as creative producer and director allow him to add value to any assignment. As a speaker, Leigh has a raft of entrepreneurial, music & comedic experiences to draw on, which he delivers, as always, in his own inimitable style.