|Born on: 05.05.1967
Les 'Lecter' Smith is an English keyboard player. He originally did session work on keyboards for the British band Anathema on their 1996 album Eternity before joining extreme metal band Cradle of Filth.
During his time in Cradle of Filth (1997-1999), his stage persona consisted of wearing a custom Vicar Priest top, black leather pants and goth make-up. He played keyboards in two of Cradle's releases: Cruelty and the Beast and From the Cradle to Enslave.
Les Smith was also a member, of the riotous band The Tourettes, which in turn was a spin off from the highly controversial Batley based thug band "The Healey Beats".
Post-Cradle of Filth, he accused only original band member Dani Filth of considering it his own solo project ("Dani and the Filths" he jokes). Les, like many other Cradle' members, is a northern person from England, and has appeared in video and interview on Cradle of Filth's 1999 DVD 'Pandaemonaeon'.
After his stint in Cradle of Filth, he rejoined Anathema for their 2001 album A Fine Day To Exit. He left Anathema in 2011.