Songs of sobriety and struggle

A Victoria born indie rocker knows first hand the effects that the rock and roll lifestyle can have, and after conquering a substance abuse problem, he is back on the road promoting his sixth album.

Leeroy Stagger will be bringing his Americana inspired

Leeroy Stagger will be bringing his Americana inspired

A Victoria born indie rocker knows first hand the effects that the rock and roll lifestyle can have, and after conquering a substance abuse problem, he is back on the road promoting his sixth album.

Leeroy Stagger is bringing his latest album Little Victories to Sneaky’s in Elkford on June 24.

Little Victories is Stagger’s musical imprint for those who have faced difficulties, but refused to give in.

“While disappointment is a part of life, we can either spin in or out, and as long as we grasp onto the sense of purpose beneath the challenges, those are indeed our own Little Victories,” he said.

Stagger, at age 26, realized he had an alcohol problem that was affecting his ability to perform. Now he is clean and sober, and is showing young musicians that they do not have to succumb to the pitfalls of substance abuse, which can be prevalent on the road.

Growing up on B.C.’s West Coast, Stagger was exposed to the world of country music by his grandparents.

He formed his first punk rock band at age 18, and he began writing his own songs soon after.

The songs had themes revolving around his childhood, travelling, relationships, substance abuse and the tribulations of life.

Stagger received commercial recognition after he teamed up with one of his icons, Danny Michel, to create the song Just in Case, which appeared twice on the hit TV show, Grey’s Anatomy.