- Member #
- Member since
- 19 Jan 2012
- Last activity record:
- Active over 1 month ago
- Instruments played:
- Vocalist - General, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Background Singer
- R&B, Blues, Jazz
- Screen name:
- Leo Key
- Los Angeles, California, 90039
- 46 years old
- Level of commitment:
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 4-5 nights a week
- Most available:
- Vocalist - General:
- Vocalist - Bass:
- Vocalist - Baritone:
- Vocalist - Tenor:
- Rhythm Guitar:
- Lead Guitar:
- Acoustic Guitar:
- Bass Guitar:
- Background Singer:
Drums, Background Singer.
Leo Key has been touring actively for the past two
decades throughout the U.S. and Japan. Based in Los
Angeles, CA. for 28 years, he has an up close and
personal view of the music industry in all aspects.
Long before moving to Los Angeles, CA. Leo began a
journey into what would become a lifelong love of music.
Born in Birmingham, Alabama, he grew up surrounded
by all forms of Gospel, R&B, Christian and Rock music.
Leo is an accomplished guitarist with a five-octave voice
range who has worked with Motown Records, MCA
Records, Death Row Records, Ray Chu of Saturday
Night at the Apollo, Earth Wind & Fire, Chuck Rainey,
George Clinton, The Patrice Rushen Band, Cedric Martin
of Confunkshun, The Commodores and Louis Johnson
of The Brothers Johnson. He also has an amazing track
record of experience in studios (i.e Sky Sound Studio,Tokyo,Japan
Sunset Gower Studios, Hollywood,CA., Future Sound Studios San Diego,CA,.Oh
Henry Sound Studios, Burbank, CA) and stage production. Leo spent
the past year performing with his band and as a solo
artist at colleges, festivals, clubs and coffee houses. His
debut CD titled Leo Key Unlocked captures the essence
of his musical roots. This fiery guitarist/vocalist leaves
no stones unturned with his amazing musical
arrangements and a fantastic vocal range that will
simply astound you.
I still hear students saying
Awesome, Awesome and Awesome, they were great!
Bobbie Harrison, Director, Student Programs, Richland College Dallas, TX
Leo Key and his band always hits a grand slam with the
audience. His professional showmanship is tops.
"Richard S. Pollack, President Rainbow Entertainment"
Leo Key's performance at O'Riley's in Dallas was a great
night. Good people, great music, and fun were had by all.
Ted Brewster, Manager, O'Riley's - Dallas, Texas
Key proves his place as a true blues musician!
"San Antonio Blues Society"
Perceptive songwriting, terse and toneful guitar; and incredible vocals combine to
make Unlocked an impressive outing.
"Blues Revue Magazine"
Key has Unlocked an exceptional debut recording, establishing himself as a
powerful singer, guitarist and songwriter with a contemporary sound firmly
rooted in the blues tradition.
"Living Blues Magazine"
Wrett, WYEP; Pittsburgh, PA
James Brown, Sly & Family Stone, Hendrix, EW&F, Stones, B.B.King, SRV,
Miles Davis, Johnny Guitar Watson,Coltrane, Herbie Hancock, Prince....too many more to mention.
Fender Guitars & Amps., Sennheiser & Shure Mics., Soundcraft mixers., Bi- amped JBL Sound System,. Pro Lighting System.