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"Leeboy-CD-Better Man Blues-In Review"

This album is a gem in blues music and Atlantic Sebreeze gives this album 5 stars out of 5 stars on its rating list. For more information regarding Leeboy and his music, refer to his website. - AtlanticSeabreeze.com


"CBC's Take Liberty Spotlight with LeeBoy"

" LeeBoy offers up some strong songwriting and a commanding performance as a lead guitar player and singer. His voice is a wonderous instrument, with a soul full, crystal clear delivery... He also has a few tenor moments with beautifully crafted songs, like the aptly titled One in a Million, and the instrumental The Dreamer, which is done with absolute finesse." - Jeff Liberty
- CBC, Jeff Liberty


"LeeBoy's Debut CD release, Better Man Blues"

"One in a Million is another great track on the CD, and The Dreamer features some great melody and wonderful instrumental work." - John Gillis

Better Man Blues features ten songs, nine of which were composed by Leeboy and a cover of the old blues standard written by Charlie Segar called Key To The Highway.

“I’ve been a musical hobbyist for about ten years now playing weekends and so on. For the past decade or so I’d also been working as a paramedic. In March, 2011 I had a chance to play an open mike gig in New Glasgow, and that turned into a regular once a month gig. Soon people started asking me for a CD, and at that time I didn’t have one,” Leeboy told The Oran last week.

With requests for a recording Leeboy went to work intending to create an EP with four or so songs.

“I started out at The Music Room in Halifax with some bed tracks and the intent to do an EP, but then I began talking to J.P. Cormier, and he was looking for artists to produce and he encouraged me to do a full-length CD.”
- John Gillis/ The Inverness Oran


"Playlist for the Big One - LeeBoy - One in a Million"

This is the beautiful folk tune ‘One in a million’ from Liam Brophy who now goes by the name Leeboy and calls Antigonish County home. The song has a gorgeous Celtic feel to it with perfectly fitting lyrics and real-world-ragged-around-the-edges vocals. - bigmedicine.ca


"Emerging Artist: LeeBoy"

" His classic blues licks mixed with Maritime acoustic folk is a sound that is immediately catchy. While undeniably versed on his six-string, LeeBoy’s passion for music is most obvious in his voice which climbs and dives through impressive ranges. In short, Brophy does everything right in constructing music that is highly original; full and resonant!” - experienceantigonish.ca


Discography

Better Man Blues - June 7th 2012
(Nominated for 2012 Music Nova Scotia award and 2013 East Coast music Award both in the category of Blues Recording of the year)

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LeeBoy, is an award nominated singer/songwriter from Antigonish County, Nova Scotia. Having taken a break from the daily grind of working as a paramedic for the last 9 years to focus on the music that is found at his very core, LeeBoy has just released his first LP, “Better Man Blues”. With help from award-winning multi-instrumentalist and album producer, JP Cormier, LeeBoy is sure “Better Man Blues” has hit all the right notes.

The album recently received nominations for Blues Recording of the year with Music Nova Scotia and The East Coast Music Association, and the song "One in a Million" was a top 10 finalist in the national songwriting competition, the VMIBC Great Canadian Song Race. In just a short time LeeBoy has shared the stage with highly regarded performers like The Daughter of the Blues Shirley King, JP Cormier, Terry Kelly, John Campbelljohn, The Divorcees, and Dave Gunning.

With an organic, earthy feel, “Better Man Blues” touches on the theme of realizing one’s true potential, and the heartaches that happen along the way. “It’s a mix of blues, bluegrass and folk”, says LeeBoy, “and I think people are able to relate to the stories the songs tell”.