Leah Jee

Leah Jee

 Pasadena, California, USA
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Leah Jee is infusing the music scene with her style of pop rock with a punk twist. An accomplished singer, guitarist, songwriter & lyricist, Leah plays with passion and loves to connect with the audience. With her drive, creativity, and amazing vocal & musical ability, Leah Jee is coming full force.

Biography

Leah Jee is infusing the music scene with her style of pop rock with a punk twist. Born and raised in Southern California, Leah's music reflects her deep west coast roots. Having lived in Milwaukee, WI for many years, Midwest overtones are also definitely apparent in her songs. An accomplished singer, guitarist, songwriter and lyricist with a stack of other credits to her name, Leah plays with passion and has a love of connecting with the audience on and off stage. With her drive, creativity, and amazing vocal and musical abilities, Leah Jee is coming full force.

Recently relocated back to where it all began in sunny Southern California, Leah is in the process of reforming her band and getting ready to perform all over the country this summer. Leah is currently a Go DIY Records Artist. A supporter of local musicians and acoustic music, Leah is one of the founding members of the Milwaukee Area Songwriters Alliance, aka MASA. Leah has performed all over the Midwest & California and been showcased in some of the country's largest festivals.

Leah’s songs have been featured on the FOX television network, with live on-air performances from Leah and her band, as well as radio and internet broadcasts. Featured on the Go DIY Records artist sampler, the original track "You Follow" is gaining radio play all over the country and is becoming a college radio hit. Leah’s song “The Perfect End” has a spot on two popular compilations cds, Wisconsin Rockers for Life and the Alverno College 2007 Compilation. Leah has performed her original music all over the country from intimate clubs to 100000+ attendance festivals including Milwaukee Pridefest, Bastille Days, The Milwaukee Rally, and the world’s largest outdoor festival – Summerfest.

Growing up in Southern California was hugely influential for Leah Jee as a musician and a performer. From the So Cal mentality to the musical styling of the west coast, Leah is the Midwest girl with California roots, ready to rock you out and make sure you have an awesome time at the show. Music is her passion, and one look at her up on the stage makes it evident – she is there to share that passion with you. So come on over, sing along and rock out. Leah will make you believe her mantra, “I’m Leah Jee, I'm here to rock you out.”

Leah Jee has performed with and/or supported festival dates with these artists:
Cyndi Lauper
Indigo Girls
Natasha Bedingfield
Brandy
Ceremony
The Young Immortals

INFLUENCES:
Alkaline Trio, Journey, Sublime, Third Eye Blind, No Doubt, Paramore, Collective Soul, Bon Iver, Matchbox 20, Ben Harper, Jimmy Eat World, Acceptance, Number One Fan, The Promise Ring, Motion City Soundtrack, STP, Train, Weezer, 311,

Lyrics

The Golden Ticket

Written By: Leah Jee

THE GOLDEN TICKET

Please believe me
we're the dreamers of the dreams
and we can change the world

Maybe we will be
the ones who suddenly
get everything
that we could ever want

And we'll live happily
Good morning love.
Take a good Look at the sun.

I'm hoping it will last
As I'm making my way home
And everything that ever was, and will ever be

Things will change…
Forwards to go back
You should never doubt what no one is sure about
Hold your breath. Make a wish. Count to three.

I know there're more important things,
many more important things
But I can't think what they are
But oh no don't you speak.
For some times there are no words
And the suspense is terrible

I'm hoping it will last
As I'm making my way home
And everything that ever was, and will ever be

Things will change…
Forwards to go back
You should never doubt what no one is sure about
Hold your breath. Make a wish. Count to three.

We are the dreamers of the dreams
We know who the lucky ones will be….

Things will change…
Forwards to go back
You should never doubt what no one is sure about
Hold your breath. Make a wish. Count to three.

Things will change… Forwards to go back
You should never doubt what no one is sure about
Hold your breath. Make a wish. Count to three.
Hold your breath. Make a wish. Count to three.
Hold your breath. Make a wish. Count to three.

Hero In Me

Written By: Leah Jee

I never knew, I didn’t realize
That it was you all along
We suffered through, but you complete me
In ways like never before

If you could only see
The influence you bring
The smiles are worth all our present tears
I’m still living with the loss
It’s my burden it’s the cost
Of living, loving, holding someone dear
I still haven’t come to terms
With all the memories that burn
But I wouldn’t want it any other way
Yeah

You’re the reason that I’m here
You’re the reason here to stay
You’re a permanent fixture in who I am today

It’s hard to still believe
In what you cannot see
But when I feel I’m falling down in places in between
I know
You’re the hero in me

You’re the reason that I’m here
You’re the reason here to stay
You’re a permanent fixture in who I am today

It’s hard to still believe
In what you cannot see
But when I feel I’m falling down in places in between
I know...
You’re the hero in me

I'm Just Saying (Let's Get This Started)

Written By: Leah Jee

So there’s so much honesty here
I’m taking what I can and shoveling the rest in the back
where my memory stores it but…
I never really thought that this message would overload
Could you tell me how it is that you wanted to go and
How you’d like, to be remembered

In 15 years, will you still know my name?
we’re here now and that’s all I’ve got to say
Well I’m just saying…

I’ve traded in my tickets for this world class souvenir
Redirected to the call of the commandeer
I’ve sensed we’re going overboard
But I’m just saying…

That you and me
Came together oh so randomly
And what’s hard to start
Is already its own entity

From damaged parts and a fist full of ious
This is better than from anything I'd have known I would lose
Well I’m just saying…

Fire up the engines and we’ll jet our way out of town
I’m ready for the city burning bridges down
So hey, let’s get this started

There’s never been a time when I’ve felt so alive
Not even on the 110 going 105
I know it’s confusing but it’s how we roll

Suck it up quickly cuz this car’s running out of gas
I’m grateful that this nervousness has passed
I’m just saying
Baby get this started
We’re just getting started oh yeah

Remember what I said to you?
We’re kicking off a conversation
Remember what I gave to you?
Reassurance and my number for posterity

Remember what I said to you?
We’re kicking off a conversation
Remember what I gave to you?
Some reassurance and my number for posterity

So there’s so much honesty here
I’m taking what I can and hoping that you’ll save me for last
cuz im wanting this always…..
So save your time for a time you can fit me in
Ready set go here we go now let us begin ….
To get this started….
Oh I’m just saying…
There’s too much drama in the good land now
Everybody’s antsy and we’re headed straight out of this town….
So I’m just saying….
We should get this started….
I’m just saying
Let’s get this started …. Right now.

You Follow

Written By: Leah Jee

So you tell me when you’re gone
And you tell me where my words went wrong
Cuz I’ve waited through a lifetime just to get it right
I’ve waited so long for you

But now it’s my turn
No it’s my turn
You follow me
You follow
Now it’s my turn
No it’s my turn
You follow me
You follow

Your innocence is blinding
A brighter day is what you’re looking for
A little time a little space is all you need
To find a place where the grass is really green

But now it’s my turn
No it’s my turn
You follow me
You follow
Now it’s my turn
No it’s my turn
You follow me
You follow

Don’t think I am mistaken
Cuz I have loved you for so long
Two bonded hearts are breaking
If it’s meant to be we’ll find a way
Cuz two solid hearts are shaking
If it’s meant to be we’ll find a way

But now it’s my turn
No it’s my turn
You follow me
You follow
Now it’s my turn
No it’s my turn
You follow me
You follow

Poignant

Written By: Leah Jee

I know I am not supposed to feel this way
I’ve been putting up the fences to block you out
I’ve tried to make the distance between us stay
And keep you off my mind

But you’re wandering my thoughts
And you hover in my dreams
Replacing you with memories
Cuz we could never be

But I won’t let you in
Decision has been made
It’s too late to tell my heart to change
And I won’t let you go
To walk this road alone
Even if I wanted so
Oh

I’ve seen nothing’s good with all that comes between
Hidden from my face a shining light reveals this true disgrace
A secret’s safe and sound once spoken all the lies invade my head
A simple melody replaces all of the lines I said

But you’re wandering my thoughts
And you hover in my dreams
Replacing you with memories
Cuz we could never be

And I’ve already let you in (3x)
Now I’m gone

OOOOHs
You wander in my thoughts
And you hover in my dreams
I won’t let you go
Even if I wanted so

But I won’t let you in
Decision has been made
It’s too late to tell my heart to change
And I won’t let you go
To walk this road alone
Even if I wanted so

And I’ve already let you in (3x)
Now I’m gone

Discography

DISCOGRAPHY
*New EP soon to be released – 6 songs
*"All The Things I Forgot To Mention" includes Leah's original songs: You Follow, Poignant, Better It Becomes, Great Divide and The Perfect End.
*Acoustic Hotness EP (available at live performances)

COMPILATION CD APPEARANCES:
“Fou Follow” – GoDIY Records Artist Sampler Compilation Disc
"The Perfect End" - Madison Rockers for Life 2007 Compilation CD
"The Perfect End" - Alverno College 2007 Compilation CD

RADIO AIRPLAY:
*You Follow
*Hero In Me
*What Does It Matter To You
*Better It Becomes
*Poignant
*The Perfect End
*I'm Just Saying (Let's Get This Started)
*I'm Sorry Now

INTERNET/COLLEGE AIRPLAY
*The "All The Things I Forgot To Mention" EP
Highly in rotation in the Midwest region: You Follow & The Perfect End

The first single, "The Perfect End" is on two compilation discs. A live "Acoustic Hotness" EP from Leah Jee & The Boys On Air Radio Performance on 91.7 WMSE is in production. Check it out in the Audio Section.

The “All The Things I Forgot To Mention” EP features five original Leah Jee tunes with Leah on vocals & guitars, Carlos Lebron on drums & bass, and Rob Olsen on lead guitar solos. Carlos Lebron is a great versatile musician, who has a great ear and amazing ability to play multiple instruments extremely well. Carlos has been working with Leah in bands and in her solo career for many years, and he has contributed greatly playing bass and drums. A talented musician, Carlos’ first love is the guitar, but he also a master of several instruments, including drums, bass, and trumpet. Rob Olsen is the General Manager for Hofner Guitars in North America. He holds many credits to his name, has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry, and has great experience in the studio and on stages all over the world as well.

Leah has been fortunate to work with some of the best in the industry on the engineering side as well... and not just the best from the Midwest - we're talking about the whole country! Leah recorded the tracks at Studio Z, a well-known Milwaukee studio run by Brad Zwieg. Some notable clients Brad has worked with include Jared Leto / 30 Seconds to Mars, MTV, Nickelodeon, Sony, Virgin, and Dreamworks. Mixing the tracks was done by the exceptional Kevin Arndt. Kevin works as a producer, engineer and mixer at acclaimed The Exchange studios in Milwaukee. Kevin has a natural ear for song production, and his abilities have taken Leah's songs to the next level. Trevor Sadler mastered the tracks for the EP at his renown studio Mastermind Productions. Trevor has been engineering, producing and mastering music for over 15 years and in that time has accumulated over 1000 album credits. Past work with artists such as Cracker, Moby, Madonna, Peter Gabriel, Live, Nine Inch Nails, and Rush among many others has yielded Trevor several gold, platinum and Grammy awards.

Set List

ORIGINALS in a Setlist typically include these tracks:
You Follow
Poignant
Better It Becomes
Hero in Me
I’m Just Saying (let’s get this started)
What Does It Matter to You
Sweet Girl
Circles
Great Divide
The Perfect End
Straight Up
The Golden Ticket

And other Originals in rotation include:
Legacy (you & me)
8 am
Falling Faster
For my song
Glory
I wish you would
Lucky #13
Mend
Message to You
No such thing as a last chance
Ping pong
Red car
Set up to fall
Smiles are free
Something happy
That sounds like heaven to me
These dreams, they never die
The storm
The tide
The title

*Sets also change depending on whether shows are solo/full band and acoustic/electric.

Most Popular ACOUSTIC SOLO COVERS
3am - Matchbox 20
Skinny Love – Bon Iver
To Be With You – Mr. Big
Use Somebody – Kings of Leon

FULL BAND COVERS
Any way you want it – journey
Boys of summer – the ataris version
Buddy Holly - Weezer
Don’t stop b