Leander's repertoire crosses over genres from Folk, Indie, Blues to Pop, Soul and Hip Hop.
Over the last decade, Leander has managed a number of projects leading him to tour across the UK opening shows for Richie Havens, The Stranglers, Glenn Tilbrook, Cara Dillon, Seth Lakeman, The Spencer Davis Group, Country Joe McDonald, Tinariwen and many more. Leander has performed the pubs/folk clubs, Arts Centre's and has equally had the opportunity to perform to sold out concert halls. His festival appearances have seen him take to the stage at Wychwood Festival, The Village Pump Festival, Bristol Folk Festival, Boomtown Fair and Glastonbury Festival. More recently Leander appeared in a stunt to perform two shows 3500 miles apart in Westbury New York and Westbury Wiltshire. Leander's mission also saw him performing New York City's oldest rock club "The BItter End" almost 50 years after his mother performed there.
Raised on Queen, Dylan, Hendrix, The Beatles, Deep Purple, Sabbath, Baez, Run DMC, Beastie Boys, Billy Joel, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Chili Peppers, Blind Melon, Beck and Ben Folds Five, Leander's biggest musical influence was his mother Jeanette Morales (aka January Lynn) was a familiar face on the folk scene of New York/Long Island in the 60s, performing at the coffee houses including the "Bitter End" in Greenwich village.
Gm3 Music began when Leander was working on an experimental project with his friend Mark Standing. Whilst it was hard to choose some kind of title, Leander eventually named them Gm3. Although they performed live together, they also worked together to create music ranging from Rock to Dance/Hip Hop. This was a fun but serious project put together, ultimately trying to gain the experience to write commercial music for a living. This is a rare snippet from one of their early creations.
One of Leander's songs from his EP, titled The first lesson.
In 2010, Leander and fellow songwriter Jon Watts's project Morales/Watts came to a halt.
Whilst Leander concentrated on working as a music promoter and events co-ordinator Jon Watts successfully gained a degree in History.
Although it has been a while since the duo toured and worked together, they do have their sights on working together in the not too distant future.
"This was one of my favourite projects. It gave me valuable experience working in the extremely friendly world of Folk. We both had a great time performing some beautiful concert halls with some of our musical influences." LM
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WEDS 13th APRIL BATH SPA UNIVERSITY - BATH (Students Only)
FRIDAY 15th APRIL THE THREE DAGGERS - EDINGTON (WILTSHIRE)
SATURDAY 23rd APRIL THE PIGS NOSE INN - EAST PRAWLE (DEVON)
Photography by Chris Bailey
Leander will be showcasing a live acoustic set at three venues between April 13th - April 23rd 2016.
Violinist, Katherine Brewer will be joining Leander onstage to showcase some new material.
Support for Three Daggers from "Lauren Kate"
Support for The Pigs Nose Inn from "Nicky Swann"