Weed, Inc. was born in 1998 when three veteran Portsmouth, NH, musicians brought their combined talents together to form the alt rock band. Lead singer and songwriter Leo Ganley began his musical career by playing brass instruments such as the trumpet. It wasn't until high school when he formed his first band, Father Nature, that Ganley picked up the guitar. After that and before Weed, Inc., Ganley played in two other bands: the Olives and Chaining Texas. Bassist Tim McCoy has been in and out of East Coast bands for well over a decade, sometimes working with more than one band at a time. McCoy was also a founding member of the power pop band Heavens to Murgatroid. Drummer Norm Fuller has played drums since he was five-years-old, incorporating a variety of music influences (including punk, new wave, pop, and blues) to arrive at his own signature sound.
Weed, Inc. quickly achieved recognition and respect, gaining daily radio play, sharing the stage with the likes of the Flys, Fuel, and Candlebox, and being awarded Best Alternative Band and Best Rock/Pop Band honors locally. Spotlight on the Arts magazine awarded their debut Trampled, Beaten and Obeyed Best Album of 1999. ~ Roxanne Blanford, Rovi