Lazer Lloyd

Lazer Lloyd

 
Jerusalem, Jerusalem District, ISR
BandRockSinger/Songwriter

Lazer Lloyd is a singer/songwriter influenced by blues, gospel, southern rock, and the great guitar traditions of power and groove from Hendrix to Willie Nelson to Wes Montgomery. Lazer's inspiring songs will have the audience singing along to "By Your Side", opening hearts with his "world soul groove" on "Way Down", and dancing with irresistible tunes like "Good Man Down" and "Rockin' in the Holy Land". Lazer's music reaches inside the soul with joy and passion and lets the love light shine.

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Biography

Lazer Lloyd is an Israeli singer/songwriter whose music is influenced by blues, gospel, southern rock, and the great guitar traditions of power and groove from Hendrix to Wes Montgomery.  Lloyd has spread love of the blues rock, acoustic blues and his own form, "world soul groove", across Israel with constant touring - playing both acoustic solo shows and electric gigs with the Lazer Lloyd Band. Lazer has recorded several solo albums, acoustic and electric. His 2012 electric record, My Own Blues was the Israeli Blues Societies award winning CD that year.  He released an acoustic blues CD, "Lost on the Highway" on Blues Leaf Records in 2013. "Lost" was popular on college indie, blues and blues rock programs, even winning some AAA radio spins across the US as well as in Italy, Germany, and the UK. He has a new record of blues rock originals on track for release in earl 2015. 

Lazer has toured around the world and opened for such artists as Johnny Winter, Prince, Snowy White, Olie Brownas well as headlining in clubs and major festivals in his home country Israel.

Raised on the roots of rock and blues growing up in Connecticut in the USA, at age fifteen Lazer was playing in night clubs along the Connecticut shoreline and in New Haven with his group Legacy. At eighteen, Lazer went to study music at Skidmore College where he played and studied under famous blues men such as Milt Hinton (bass player for Louis Armstrong), Randy Brecker (Blood, Sweat and Tears), and Gene Bertoncini.

After college, Lazer returned to Connecticut to form his own rock and blues band called The Last Mavericks. The Last Mavericks became very popular and their first demo gained them a showcase with Atlantic Records. Toby Mofet from A&R at Atlantic took Lazer to Manhattan to record more material and wanted Lazer to go to Nashville to work with producer Gary Talent (the bass player from The E-Street Band).

At this point Lazer was given a gig with the legendary Shlomo Carlebach. Shlomo invited Lazer to play with him in Israel, he did and quickly decided to move his life and his music to Israel. Lazer moved to Israel in 1994, married Elana and they live together with their 5 children in Beit Shemesh. For a decade Lazer toured around the world as lead guitar player and second singer for legendary Israeli jam band Reva LSheva.

Then he formed the power trio Yood and produced the record Passin Over in 2007. The band toured Israel as well as US college campuses for three years. In recent years, Lazer has shifted his focus to a new project, the Lazer Lloyd Blues Band, which has successfully crossed over into the Israeli mainstream music scene, been featured on Israeli television, radio and in the international media.

Lazer plays live in Israel regularly as well as touring abroad. He played in Russia and the USA in the summer of 2013 with plans to return to North America in 2014.



Discography

"Lost on the Highway", Blues Leaf Records, 2013

"My Own Blues", Helicon, 2012

"Lazer Lloyd Unplugged", Lazer Lloyd, 2011

"Blues in Tel Aviv", Lazer Lloyd, 2010

"Real People", Tightrope Productions, 2008

"Passin' Over", Tightrope Productions, 2007

"Higher Ground", Lazer Lloyd, 2004