Leigh Nash was born Leigh Bingham
in New Braunfels, Texas. She grew up singing Patsy Cline
songs in Texas dance halls. A 13-year-old Leigh met then 16-year-old Matt Slocum
in 1989 at a youth summer camp
. Leigh and Matt founded the band Sixpence None the Richer
. In 1996, Leigh married PFR
drummer Mark Nash.
Leigh is one of those people with an extremely distinctive voice. No one else sounds like her; she's got a light, airy, almost ethereal sound. She's also a thoughtful songwriter, although Matt seems to write most of the band's songs. She performed at Lilith Fair. Leigh recently recorded a solo for the soundtrack to Bounce, on which Sixpence also has a song.