Leila

Leila

BandLatinR&B

A "deliciously sensual" fusion of Soul, Latin and Worldbeat flavor!

Biography

Leila pronounced (Lay-la) is a multi talented, multilingual artist/songwriter that has the capability of reaching many different cultures and crossing many musical genres. A truly international artist, she was born in Argentina to Spanish parents, grew up in Barcelona and Valencia Spain and later moved to Canada.

Embracing Soul, R&B and Latin rhythms with "World" undertones in a style that is smooth, sultry and warm, Leila's sound is a soulful, seamless combination of passionate rhythms, percolating grooves, steamy, sensual vocals and romantic flamenco guitar.

Her independently released debut, “Of Life” with tracks recorded in both English and Spanish has resulted in a huge worldwide fan base! Recently voted best R&B artist on Cyberstation U.S.A. an online radio station with an audience of over 2 million listeners, Leila has also made the
top of every online music site she can be found on resulting in numerous features/interviews.

These include, the late MP3.com, (above numerous major label artists) and other sites as follows with:

* #1, #2 & #3 on the R&B chart
* #1, #2, #3 and #4 on the Soul chart
* #1 on the Latin/Pop charts
* #1 in Spiritual/Easy Listening
* #1 on the World Fusion chart
* #2 in the pop/love songs chart
* #16 on MP3.com Overall TOP 40 chart above 100,000 songs in all genres
* #1 on Soundclick
* #5 and #6 on Garageband
* The top 5 best rated R&B songs - Digizaar
* 6 out of the top 10 in DIGITAL SALES - Digizaar
* 5 out of the top 10 best rated World/Latin songs - Digizaar
* # 1 on Sonic Garden

**Charts are compiled from: most requested, most streams, digital sales, best rated, most added to playlists and song page traffic/hits!**

TELEVISION PLACEMENTS:

Her music has been featured on “The Young And The Restless” “Days Of Our Lives” “All My Children” HBO’s “Soulfood” series, “90210” and several made for tv movies including “They Call Me Sir” starring Michael Clark Duncan of “The Green Mile”

LIVE PERFORMANCES INCLUDE:

She has opened up in concert for Latin Grammy winners Gilberto Santa Rosa, Gisele, Charlie Zaa and Tony Vega at Mohegan Sun Arena and had the opportunity to perform at Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch after receiving an invitiation to perform in order to help raise money for The Make A Wish Foundation.

Leila has also performed at The Globe Theatre (Univeral Studios) Hollywood, honoring the legendary Jim Henson and with her exciting Afro/Latin/Funk band and 11 dancers Leila has also appeared at BB King Blues Club - Foxwoods Resort and Casino and Summerfest 2006 to packed audiences!

Leila was also recently chosen as one of only 40 up and coming writers invited to attend the "Oneness Songwriter Summit" with such industry greats as Narada Michael Walden, MOTOWN LEGEND Lamont Dozier and KC Porter (of Santana, Toni Braxton and Ricky Martin fame) The song entitled "Change" co-written by Leila, K.C. and Frankie Richard (who has written for Patti Labelle) was recently released on the Oneness compilation CD entitled "Songs Of Hope And Unity," which features among others, Malik Yusef and Carl Thomas. Available at www.cdbaby.com/oneness

For more information and to hear Leila's songs log onto her official website www.leilasworld.com or visit www.cdbaby.com/cd/leila

Lyrics

"If You're Gonna Leave"

Written By: (c)(p)2007 Leila, Bobbi "Funkeeboy" Tammaro - Power Of One Music/Ascap (admin by BUG music) Groovn'U

From "Leila...Of Life"
AVAILABLE AT: cdbaby.com/leila and Itunes

Verse:

He doesn't notice her
or take the time
he ignores her tears and doesn't hold her close at night
she has no warm hellos
or sad goodbyes
going through the motions with a baby he denies

Chorus:

If you're gonna leave hold your head high take control...
you can make it on your own
If you're gonna leave look deep inside and you'll know...
you were meant to make it

Verse:

Across the city working nine to five
giving up on dreams he dreamt when he was just a child...
no one believed in him
he lost his way
but I know inside he'll find the strength to fly one day

Chorus:

If you're gonna leave hold your head high take control
you can make it on your own
If you're gonna leave look deep inside and you'll know...
you were meant to make it

(Repeat Chorus)

Bridge:

This time is your time to let go..
spread your wings rise higher
this time is your time
search your soul
...and you'll know

(Repeat Chorus)

baby your life is within your control..you can make it
you can make it

"That's Love"

Written By: (c)(p)2007 Leila, Carey (Kmelz) Mellers

(Bonus sneak peak release from upcoming album)

VERSE:

A group of strangers building homes
giving a chance
to those they barely know
and a child saving pennies in a jar
cause' he knows in Africa
they'll go far
That's love...
it conquers all

CHORUS:

What makes a flower grow
a bird take flight... a river flow and
tears fall for those
whose pain we see
give a helping hand
to a homeless man
turn a hardened heart...
to a brand new start
the answers love it conquers all

VERSE:

The Jones adopt their foster child
although they know his wounds
will surely take awhile
and like Rosa Parks
through adversity...
they know nations were changed because she believed
that's love...
it conquers all

CHORUS:

What makes a flower grow
a bird take flight... a river flow and
tears fall for those
whose pain we see
give a helping hand
to a homeless man
turn a hardened heart...
to a brand new start
the answers love it conquers all

BRIDGE:

That's Love
the teacher who believes in the prodigy yet to be seen
That's Love
a doctor becomes the bridge for those who cannot reach
That's Love
it's in the lover
in a beggar... a dancer
a painting
a song
and everything in between

(Repeat Chorus)

"Circle"

Written By: (c)(p)2007 Leila, Bobbi "Funkeeboy" Tammaro - Power Of One Music/Ascap (admin by BUG music) Groovn'

From "Leila...Of Life"
AVAILABLE AT: cdbaby.com/leila and Itunes

Verse:

There's a child
with a soul and a heart so pure
untouched by the hate of a world
he will come to know and
he belongs to us
he'll grow up as part of us

Chorus1:

Living in the circle
living in the world
that we've conceived
bonded to the circle
shaped by the opinions he believed

Verse:

And...
there's a man
without hope
dying all alone untouched
by the love of a world
that he thought he'd known and..
he belongs to us
reaching out to each of us

Chorus 1 and 2:

Living in the circle
living in the world
that we've conceived
bonded to the circle...
victim of the image we perceived
living in the circle
living in the world
that we've conceived
bonded to the circle
we are jailed by what we won't concede

Bridge:

We're intertwined
we are part of a plan and we're joined together
man...woman...child
every heart soul and mind
shares this world
space and time

"She Played"

Written By: (c)(p) 2007 Leila, Bobbi "Funkeeboy" Tammaro - Power Of One Music/Ascap (admin by BUG music) Groovn'

Bonus sneak peak from upcoming album

Verse:

Let me tell you about a girl
imprisoned in a world
of pain
and poverty
where complacency's a skin
a defense mechanism
that she refused to wear
as she played

Chorus:

She played
she played
she played
oh she played
she held the answers in her fingers
She played
she played
she played
oh she played

Verse:

Saw the world with her guitar didn't have to go that far
she believed in her...
divinity
played until her hands were raw
till' she touched the face of God
she'd go there
in her dreams..
she played

Chorus:

She played
she played
she played
oh she played
she held the answers in her fingers
She played
she played
she played
oh she played

Verse:

She knew that conformity meant she'd join the misery
all she had to do was
look around
these were more than nylon strings
this was hope on Angel wings
an open door would swing
if she just played

Chorus:

She played
she played
she played
oh she played
she held the answers in her fingers
She played
she played
she played
oh she played

Bridge:

She's the courage
of the single mother tryin'
to raise her child
the persistance of the man who knows he has to walk the mile
the underdog...the immigrant
who held onto a dream
the integrity and strength
that lives in you and me...

Guitar solo:

Counter melody:

She knew be realistic
was another way to say
you'll end up a statistic
it's always been this way
but she was not defined
by those outside herself
it didn't make any sense
to keep her heart on the fence
and so...
she played

Repeat Chorus

"Through My Eyes"

Written By: (c)(p)2007 Leila, Bobbi "Funkeeboy" Tammaro - Power Of One Music/Ascap, Groovn'U/BMI

From "Leila...of Life"
AVAILABLE AT: cdbaby.com/leila and itunes

Verse:

If I
couldn't speak a word
my eyes would be heard...
what a story they'd tell
that I
painfully waited
while my heart faded
until they saw you...
they'd tell of years gone by
face marked by tears
now dry
prayers that found you
the only one who knew
how I felt inside...
you
saw me through my eyes
loved me through my eyes

Verse:

Did I
make my life worthwhile
ever bring a smile
never knew till the day
when I
by the heavens chosen
to have my heart opened
found my strength through you
and there were years gone by
face marked by tears...
now dry
prayers that found you
the only one who knew
how I felt inside
you...you
saw me through my eyes

Bridge:

When clarity seemed far away
you...
became the path to take

Chorus:

There were years gone by
face marked by tears
now dry
prayers that brought you
the only one who knew
how I felt inside
you
saw me through my eyes
saw me through my eyes
loved me through my eyes...

"Suplicando Mas"

Written By: (c)(p) 2007 Leila, Bobbi "Funkeeboy" Tammaro

From "Leila...Of Life"
AVAILABLE AT: cdbaby.com/leila and Itunes Music Store

VERSE(estrofa)

estoy acercandome
a un momento celestial
cuando tocan las guitarras
siento yo
una fuerte pasion
y no cabe una duda
donde tengo el corazon

y yo...me recuerdo
porque es algo instintual
y el ritmo me domina otra vez
me tira a los pies
me mueve las caderas
y me quita el estres
y me libero con el movimiento

CHORUS(estribillo)

Me libero con el movimiento
una majia se abre por adentro
y me rindo a mis sentimientos
cierro ojos...
pero me despierto
este don, regalo universal
llama y me mueve al compas
y cuando llega el final
pues you me quedo suplicando mas

VERSE(estrofa)

Estas
en la otra esquina
de la habitacion
recordandote de aquella noche que
de ti me enamore
y que al traves del ritmo
en tus ojos me encontre

los dos...
recordamos que fue
asi como empezo
una amor que no se pudo acabar
que no pudo triunfar
pero que ahora estamos
listos para comenzar
...con el movimiento

CHORUS(estribillo)

Me libero con el movimiento
una majia se abre por adentro
y me rindo a mis sentimientos
cierro ojos...
pero me despierto
este don, regalo universal
llama y me mueve al compas
y cuando llega el final
pues you me quedo suplicando mas

REPETIR (Repeat chorus)

...me libero a mis sentimientos
la musica me mueve...me mueve
es verdad la musica
me mueve... me mueve

CONTRA MELODIA(Counter Melody)

me hace gozar
me hace mover
y revivir lo de ayer
me hace gozar
me hace mover
y revivir lo de ayer
(2x)

Repitir contra melodia (repeat counter melody)

Discography

Leila was recently chosen as one of only 40 up and coming writers invited to attend the "Oneness Songwriter Summit" with such industry greats as Narada Michael Walden, MOTOWN LEGEND Lamont Dozier and KC Porter (of Santana, Toni Braxton and Ricky Martin fame) The song entitled "Change" co-written by Leila, K.C. and Frankie Richard (who has written for Patti Labelle) was recently released on the Oneness compilation CD entitled "Songs Of Hope And Unity," alongside artists Malik Yusef and Carl Thomas. Available at www.cdbaby.com/cd/oneness

Leila...."Of Life" (debut release with 5 concurrent #1 songs on the former MP3.com) available at: www.cdbaby.com/cd/leila

"If You're Gonna Leave" (#1 Soul)
"Suplicando Mas" (#1 Latin/Pop)
"Eu Te Amo" (#1 World Fusion)
"Rain" (#1 Easy Listening)
"Did Ya Think" (#1 R&B)

All featured on numerous internet radio stations including "Cyberstation USA" with a listenership of over 2 million

Set List

A high energy, EXTREMELY colorful set with numerous costume changes and ethnic dance sets. A worldbeat infused sound featuring original songs in a concert style 60-90 minute performance. SHOW CAN BE SCALED UP OR DOWN to suit venue needs and has been re-worked to provide for 20 minute slot requests and concert openers, if need be.

ORIGINAL SONG CATALOG:
(can include in no particular order)

If You're Gonna Leave
Circle
Somewhere Once Before
Livin (English version)
Tastes Like This
Suplicando Mas
Through My Eyes
Livin/Vivo (Spanish Version)
Did Ya Think
Eu Te Amo
She Played
That's Love
Awakening
One More Chance
Rain
The Child
Change
Better
Torn And Tattered
Dance Of Fire
Heart's Song
I Am
Torn And Tattered/Suenos (Spanish Version)
You
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