Leeroy

Leeroy

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Upbeat rock band with dance elements. HOOK-laden electric guitar, swirling keys, solid rhythm section...AND ALL THE WHILE FEMALE HARMONIES SWOON IN AND OUT OF ROCKIN RHYTHMS WHICH MAKES YOU WANT TO GET UP, SCREAM, AND DANCE!!!!!!

Biography

ABOUT THE BAND?
WE'RE FOCUSED ON PLAYING AS MANY SHOWS AS WE CAN AND GETTING LEEROY'S MUSIC TO ALL TYPES OF PEOPLE WHO CAN APPRECIATE GOOD
LYRICS AND CATCHY TUNES!

WE WRITE MUSIC ABOUT OUR ROCK STAR LIFESTYLES, LOVE TRIANGLES, DISCO NIGHTS, DIFFERENT SCENES, GLOBE TROTTING, LOSING GIRLFRIENDS, AND THE THINGS THAT KEEP US
UP AT NIGHT.

IT'S NOT ABOUT LOVE. IT'S ABOUT LOSS. IT'S NOT ABOUT BEING CALM. IT'S ABOUT LOSING IT.

THE MUSIC HITS HOME AND GIVES YOU HOOKS TO HOLD ON TO...DANCE...ROCK...SCREAM....

LEEROY IS FRONTED BY TWO BEAUTIFUL AND TALENTED LADIES...KRISTY AND JESS...AND
BACKED UP BY JAMES ROBERT KING, PAUL STRABBING (of paulstrabbingphotography.com), and
ROCK STAR DRUMMER, RICHIE TOWNSEND.

THIS LINE UP IS HOT!
By having cross genre influences, LEEROY is a band pushing boundaries. With an understanding of traditional song writing, LEEROY defies the listener's initial expectations by turning accessible rock songs into rave ups.
Influences range from Madchester bands and Creation Records artists like the Stone Roses to other recent UK acts such as Basement Jaxx and Kasabien.
LEEROY has a contemporary sound that is similar to Dandy Warhols, Garbage, The Killers, Veruca Salt, then maybe some Lucious Jackson, PRIMAL SCREAM, AND/OR GOLDFRAPP...

WHAT SETS US APART FROM OTHER BANDS?

LEEROY's songs wield all of the universal themes that we love so much into an entangled sense of urgency which hasn't been heard since Janis.

WHAT'S SO FUN ABOUT A LEEROY SHOW?
Our many fans come and yell "LEEEROYYYY!!!!" They know the story told below...

WHY LEEROY?
The story behind Leeroy requires a little gossip about
Jessica's Baptist preacher family. Her parents forbid anyone in the house to listen to music unless it was gospel (and not the good kind) or classical.

Five years ago, her parents adopted a 43 year old man with special needs, named LEEROY. While
her family provides food, shelter, and employment
opportunities for LEEROY, they forbid him to listen
to music.

When Jess went home, LEEROY always complained because he wasn't allowed to listen to any music that he liked. Eventually, they took away all of his CD's. ("for his own good...cause it's the devil's music...") He was clearly upset because they would only let him listen to gospel or classical and LEEROY doesn't ROLL like that.

So she made LEEROY a promise to make him music,
and bring it to him cause TURNS OUT, LEEROY LOVES
MUSIC!!!!!

LEEROY is a tribute to one of music's biggest fans.

LEEROY is a victim of the bastardization of religon
and rock music.

WHERE IS LEEROY? (the band...)
LEEROY changed singers and drummers last year, and
LEEROY is working feverishly to finish an extended demo, set for distribution by the end of May. We're putting together summer shows and a fall tour...

LEEROY
has played more than a dozen shows in the last year and we
will play several shows in the next few months. STAY TUNED!

Lyrics

MY FRIEND

Written By: JESSICA D'ANDREA

VERSE 1
THE MORE YOU TAKE TIME TO
REARRANGE, FACES CHANGING
STATES, OH AND IT MAKES,
MY HEAD JUST ACHE...
TOOK SOME TIME TO ERASE...
THE FIRE FELT BY ALL OUR MISTAKES...
OH IT TOOK SOME TIME,
TO LET ME IN
OH IT TOOK SOME TIME,
TO WALK AGAIN.

CHORUS

V2
THE MORE YOU LIVE, LIFE JUST
FADES AWAY...FRIENDS CHANGING
PACE...OH ON A PAIR...ON A PAIR OF MISTAKES...IF LIFE HAS LEFT YOU DISENGAGED, DON'T WANNA
LEAVE YOU IN THIS PLACE, BUT
I WILL, LEAVE AGAIN, OH YEAH YOU
WILL RUN AGAIN...

CHORUS
MY FRIEND WHO IS NOT WELL
TURNS TO ME TO MAKE IT BETTER
MY FRIEND WHO LIVES IN HELL
TURNS TO ME TO MAKE IT BETTER
SOMEHOW...

BRIDGE
THE MORE YOU STAY AND JUST
STAND IN MY WAY...COULDN'T
EVEN KICK IT FOR, JUST ONE DAY...
THEY SAY IN TIME...ALL GOES
AWAY...I SAY SAME TIME, DIFFERENT DAY...

CHORUS

OUTRO
THE MORE YOU TAKE TIME TO
REARRANGE
FACES CHANGING STATES
OH AND IT MAKES...
MY HEAD JUST ACHE...

GREEN

Written By: JESSICA D'ANDREA

V1
I CAN TASTE THE SALT BETWEEN
THE SALT BETWEEN YOU AND
ME...I CAN TELL BY THE WAY YOU
STARE, THAT YOUR LIFE HAS GONE
NO WHERE...MIXING SCENES WITH
DESPERATE LIES, ALL MY LIFE, LOST
THIS TIME, WHO KNEW YOU'D END UP KILLING ME, IN THE NIGHT SO NO
ONE SEE

V2
A KNIFE COULD CUT THE SPACE BETWEEN, THE SPACE BETWEEN YOU AND ME...YOU CAN'T BELIEVE THAT I'M HERE, LOOK AT ME, I'M EVERYWHERE... TWISTED WORDS WHILE YOU HIDE, ALL MY LIFE LOST THIS TIME, WHO KNWE WHEN IT CAME TO YOU, THAT MY GLUE WOULD STICK TO YOU.

CHORUS 1,2 & OUTRO

GREEN
YOU SEE GREEN
GREEN
YOU SEE GREEN

RUNNING

Written By: JESSICA D'ANDREA

V1
WALKING THROUGH THE PARK TODAY
I THOUGHT I HEARD YOUR VOICE
AND SAID, MY GOD IT'S BEEN SO
LONG, I DON'T KNOW WHERE THE
TIME HAS GONE...AND I CAN BARELY
THINK TODAY, BECAUSE I SAW YOU FACE AND SAID...MY GOD IT'S BEEN
SO LONG, I DON'T KNOW WHERE
THE TIME HAS GONE...

CHORUS
AND I ASK MY SELF THE REASONS
WHY...I'M RUNNING INTO YOU...
I TELL MYSELF TO RUN AND HIDE...
I'M RUNNING INTO YOU

V2
CHASING SHADOWS OF OUR PAST,
THIS CHANCE HELLO, WILL BE OUR
LAST, MY GOD IT'S BEEN SO LONG,
I DON'T KNOW WHERE THE TIME
HAS GONE, AND I CAN BARELY
BREATHE TODAY, BECAUSE I SAW YOUR FACE AND SAID, MY GOD IT'S BEEN SO LONG, I DON'T KNOW WHERE THE TIME HAS GONE...

CHORUS
AND I ASK MY SELF THE REASONS
WHY...I'M RUNNING INTO YOU...
I TELL MYSELF TO RUN AND HIDE...
I'M RUNNING INTO YOU

V3
LYING IN MY BED AWAKE, THESE
DREAMS OF YOU, I CANNOT TAKE,
MY GOD IT'S BEEN SO LONG, I DON'T KNOW WHERE THE TIME
HAS GONE, AND I CAN BARELY
DREAM AGAIN, MY LOVE FOR YOU,
IT HAS NO END, MY GOD IT'S BEEN
SO LONG...I DON'T KNOW WHERE
THE TIME HAS GONE...

CHORUS
AND I ASK MY SELF THE REASONS
WHY...I'M RUNNING INTO YOU...
I TELL MYSELF TO RUN AND HIDE...
I'M RUNNING INTO YOU

JAM

OUTRO (SOFTER)
AND I ASK MY SELF THE REASONS
WHY...I'M RUNNING INTO YOU...
I TELL MYSELF TO RUN AND HIDE...
I'M RUNNING INTO YOU

HAPPIER

Written By: JESSICA D'ANDREA

INTRO
I REMEMBER BEING HAPPIER
THAN WE ARE TODAY...
I REMEMBER WHEN THE
WINTER DIDN'T, STEAL
OUR LIGHT AWAY...

V1
TIME STOOD STILL FOR US
SO MANY TIMES...ALWAYS
THOUGHT YOU'D STAY,
CHOKE BACK MY TEARS,
WHILE I SWALLOW THE
YEARS, WE LET IT FADE
AWAY, AND I REMEMBER
PLAYING MAKE BELIEVE,
EVERY NIGHT, EVERY DAY,
AND I REMEMBER FEELING
HAPPIER
THAN WE ARE TODAY...

CHORUS
YOU CAN LEAVE IF YOU WANT
TO, CAUSE BRICKS OF WALLS
THEY SURROUND YOU, SEEMS
TO ME, WE SUNK DEEPER THAN
WE PLANNED TO, YOU CAN LEAVE
IF YOU NEED TO...

V2
I REMEMBER FEELING BEAUTIFUL,
10 TIMES A DAY AND I REMEMBER
WHEN A SIMPLE SMILE WOULD
WASH IT ALL AWAY...FINDING LOVE
WITH YOU SO MANY TIMES, ALWAYS
THOUGHT YOU'D STAY, AND I REMEMBER FEELING HAPPIER, THAN
WE ARE TODAY...

CHORUS
YOU CAN LEAVE IF YOU WANT
TO, CAUSE BRICKS OF WALLS
THEY SURROUND YOU, SEEMS
TO ME, WE SUNK DEEPER THAN
WE PLANNED TO, YOU CAN LEAVE
IF YOU NEED TO...

JAM

OUTRO
YOU CAN LEAVE IF YOU WANT
TO, CAUSE BRICKS OF WALLS
THEY SURROUND YOU, SEEMS
TO ME, WE SUNK DEEPER THAN
WE PLANNED TO, YOU CAN LEAVE
IF YOU NEED TO...

YEAH YOU CAN LEAVE
IF YOU WANT TO...

Discography

1st-3 song demo recorded at Gravity Studios in Chicago IL by Adam Newman and mastered by Doug McBride.
8 song live show streaming at gojangle.com
Featured on Compilation CD "Best of GoJangle:Volume I"
Featured on Radio One (WLUW 88.7 Chicago)
http://www.myspace.com/leeroy (ALSO CHECK OUT THE VIDEO SECTION ON MYSPACE...)
latest EP recorded by Tim Robbins Studio '06
OUR WEBSITE IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION...WILL
BE UP AGAIN SOON!

Set List

ALL ORIGINALS!!!

SET LIST

MY FRIEND
GREEN
ERASE YOU
RUNNING
HAPPIER
FIRST CHOICE
ROCK STAR
STOP
ABANDONED
FLY ON THE WALL (written for Kurt Cobain)

THERE ARE PLENTY MORE ORINIAL SONGS...
THIS WAS OUR LAST SET LIST!

Usually 10-12 songs in 40 minutes
We are always working on new music...and currently
putting together our first album...looking to be famous by August, but not sure of which year...