LEO

LEO

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Leo's sound can be described as heavy, yet melodic. They incorporate crushing guitar riffs with angelic vocals, creating music that fans describe as "emotional, addicting, and inspiring."

Biography

Forming in early 2001, Leo's powerful sound has caught on quickly. In their first two years, they shared the stage with national acts Dave Navarro, Hoobastank, The Calling, Greenwheel, Stroke 9, Tantric, American Hi-Fi, Flaw, Flickerstick, Rainer Maria, Jimmy Eat World, and Revis.

Frontman Ian Eddy credits the early success to word-of-mouth, saying that fans and fellow
musicians have created a grassroots following for the band. Leo has gained an upstanding
reputation for their energetic live shows and beautiful music.

Leo's sound can be described as heavy, yet melodic. Think Ours, with hints of Jeff Buckley,
Remy Zero, and Radiohead. They incorporate crushing guitar riffs with angelic vocals, creating music that fans describe as "emotional, addicting, and inspiring."

The band's regional touring has included gigs at popular venues such as The Odeon, The
Agora, and The Grog Shop in Cleveland; Skully's, Oldfield's, and Andyman's Treehouse in Columbus; Bogart's in Cincinnati; The Pageant in St. Louis; and The Lime Spider in Akron. They have also played charity benefit shows, including the 2002 Dream Brother Music Procession, a Jeff Buckley Tribute benefiting Road Recovery (www.roadrecovery.com).

In the four years before forming Leo, Eddy, Brandon Lozano, Daniel Griffith, and Stephen Nichols toured individually with Cleveland-based Cows in the Graveyard, Starfire Common Wealth, Tender Blindspot, The Champion Bubblers, Checker, and Sirus.

Leo has been invited to showcase with major labels in Nashville, St. Louis, and New York, and can be heard on Cleveland's 92.3, 88.7, 91.1, as well as ClevelandHits.com, WDUBradio.com, and Cornerband.com. They also won the Budweiser True Music competition held in March at the Odeon.

In 2002, Leo traveled to Nashville to work with well-known producer Malcolm Springer (Greenwheel, Full Devil Jacket, Mesh, Mile, Spike 1000, Liquid Gang) on a demo, and they are currently working on their first full-length release. The band is touring the Midwest--look for tour dates and mp3s on the band's official website, www.leotheband.com.