The Leonard Lothlen Band's sound is powerful and energetic! The Bands sounds consist of various musical styles; from hard hitting Gospel, Blues, Jazz, Contemporary Christian, Hip-Hop, Rock, R&B & Urban Contemporary. The LL Band can adapt its style of play to fit any musical venue.
The LL Bands influence was the early Motown and Philadelphia sounds with groups such as the Temptations and the Delfonics..
The bands sound can also be compared to that of Earth, Wind and Fire and Lenny Williams & Tower of Power. In the early days of Gospel, Leonard was influenced by the Mighty Clouds of Joy and the Violinaires. He loved going to the Gospel Quartet concerts whenever they visited the west coast.
What sets the LL Band apart from other bands is the anointing upon their music and the message in their songs. You would have to be there to experience it. The songs are all original and mostly written by Leonard Lothlen. The songs he has written throughout the years has always been unique and uplifting. I would have to say that
there is no sound like the LL Band.
The “Leonard Lothlen Band” is a Gospel / Neo-Soul Music Group recently started by Leonard Lothlen who is a Bay-Area product. Leonard was born and raised in Oakland California. Inspired by his father, who played the guitar and preached on the streets of Oakland, CA. Leonard began playing the guitar during church services at the age of 13. He started playing professionally and formed his first quartet group at age 15. Leonard has published and written over 200 songs, recorded over 7 albums, played for various recording artists, and was even nominated for a Grammy Award.
Leonard has traveled throughout the United States and Canada performing in prisons, concerts, and festivals e.g. Blues, Jazz, Folk and Gospel. Over the years, Leonard has written songs for various recording artists, and now is launching a new sound with the newly formed “Leonard Lothlen Band”. Leonard just finished completing his new 15 song CD which was released in September of 2009. The Leonard Lothlen Band CD recording will demonstrate a genre of explosive, high-energy, contemporary styles including Traditional Gospel, Adult Contemporary, Jazz, Hip-Hop, R&B, Rap, and Urban. This cutting edge CD has major crossover appeal and transcends the various musical styles to a new level that rises above the norm. The Leonard Lothlen Band CD has the potential to be played in every major Radio/Television market throughout America. It will definitely catch the ear of music listeners throughout the world.
As a result of Leonard’s efforts and hard work, doors are open for the band to travel overseas and throughout Europe.