Welcome to lesliecosta.com


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

Leslie Costa: Lead vocal, acoustic & electric guitars
Mary O'Hare: Harmony, percussion & acoustic guitar,
John Zanella: Bass and vocal,
Chris Goane: Bass, vocal, Stuart Stahr: Drums 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.


HAN feature article (February 8, 2018)

The HAN Network, publishers of several Fairfield County CT newspapers published a feature article on the front page of the Arts & Leisure section.  To read the full online version, visit this link: 

 https://arts.hersamacorn.com/ 2018/02/08/searching-for-the- sun-in-the-city-of-hope- redding-womans-songs-help- through-challenging-times/

2018 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.


Invisible Soul and Waiting For Summer will be released January 2018. Both records are with CD Baby for global distribution. Awaiting notification and confirmation that iTunes, Amazon...etc are set up with files so please STAY TUNED!


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

Cinnamon Girl

In addition to continuing the original music (with popular covers mixed in at live shows), Leslie started the band Cinnamon Girl in 2015 which is a Neil Young tribute band that has received a very positive response. To learn more look up Cinnamon Girl Tribute at facebook.com.


Scheduled for 2018 are Electric Blue  and Rainmaker which are both underway with old and new songs. In addition, a third record is in the works entitled The Storm Chaser which will be all new songs.
Stay tuned for details!

2018 Live Performances

*Check website for updated schedule


*Check website for updated schedule

New Releases

Invisible Soul


Invisible Soul

Ask the Mountain

Chasing the Dragon

Borrowed Car

A Love Song

Face the Fall

Where I Stand

The Lucky One

When the Raven Flies


Tell Her That You Love Her

Red Sky

City of Hope

Waiting for Summer


Waiting for Summer

The River I Know

Feel The Love

The Letting Go

Out Of My Reach

Running Blind
Go Where The River Flows

Any Way

Let Me Know

Like A Runaway

Where Poetry Rhymes

Northern Lights
I Know It'll Come Someday


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 of Invisible Soul, Waiting for Summer,  Long Way Home, 'Til Tomorrow and The Early Days Live

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



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