Damien Leith is an Irish-Australian singer–songwriter. In 2006, Damien won Australian Idol. Since winning the title, Leith has released nine studio albums, four of which peaked in the top two of the ARIA Charts, including two number ones. He has been awarded seven platinum and one gold certification for albums and singles by ARIA, which equates to sales of just over half a million.
Before auditioning for Australian Idol, Leith worked in Sydney as a chemist with Pharmalab utilising the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry he obtained from University College Dublin and postgraduate experience within the Metallosupramolecular Research Group in the Chemistry Department of Trinity College Dublin.