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"Clemmons uses her voice to mold and shape every song around the instruments with a perfection rarely found in today's endless void of watered down Britney Spears-like main stream hits...I found her vocal style energizing, endearing and sultry all at the same time."
(http://www.musicdish.com/mag/?id=9033) - Associate writer, MusicDish.com

"Audrey Elliot"

“The album has a diversity that sometimes reflects pop, rock, jazz, soul, and hip-hop in the music…
There is a lot of originality in her music as well as diversity and strength in her singing and songwriting. The album leaves you begging for more.” ****
- Review Digest

"Impact Press Magazine"

“Leslie Clemmons • Stop the World • Verdict Records • After a successful career in musical theater, Leslie Clemmons shifts gears and enters the world of pop music. Not surprisingly, Stop the World features strong vocal performances from Clemmons.” - Impact Press Magazine

"NY Rock Street Beat"

"On the softer side of rock, but certainly more varied and edgy than, say, Norah Jones, Clemmons' biggest asset is her voice and what she can do with it... An enticing performance results." - NY Rock Street Beat

"Stacey Board"

"The CD starts with a very pleasing soulful dance pop number reminiscent of Britain’s golden soul pop age. As you continue to listen, other styles become apparent: ballads, power pop, a little rock and a little twang.

All these songs are led by Clemmons’ smooth versatile sultry voice and her aim is always true. She is expressive without being histrionic, soulful without being over the top. She’s got the chops in everything she sings."

http://musesmuse.com/columnistsgreylogs/archives/00000695.html - MusesMuse.com

"Billy Coble"

" Stop The World by Leslie Clemmons is one of the best new CDs I've heard in many years...It was a joy to interview her on our station." - KTRN Radio

"Dana Westover"

"Her show was great! I'm so glad she came here to play. Great songs! I want to get her back here in the fall." - Johnny D's, Somerville, MA

"Rob Salter"

"I really enjoyed her set! This was a great night. We need to get her
back here!"
- Sully's Pub, Hartford, CT

"a Review by Amy Lotsberg"

Waiting For My Conviction Review:

I reviewed Leslie Clemmon's previous CD, "Stop the World" in 2004. I liked it's funky jazzy style and I'm glad that she has not taken too much of a departure on this record.

The opening track, "Perfect Imperfections", is very likeable, somewhere between AAA radio and your favorite folk song.

She is still in touch with her funky side and shows it off on "Lonely for Two". The staccato guitar is a nice touch. It gives it a certain energy.

"Don't Sing at The Table" makes me want to clap and move.

Most of these songs actually will make you want to move. I found my self chair-dancing a little while listening.

This is a fun pop-jazz-funky CD that I think will appeal to many.

Posted on March 6, 2006

- Producer of Collected Sounds

"Damn catchy stuff"

Leslie Clemmons, "Waiting For My Conviction" (Verdict Records)
Sounds like Alanis Morissette backed by Dave Matthews on most of the album. Damn catchy stuff and a very clear and crisp recording. This sounds great from top to bottom. Twelve tracks from Clemmons and each is better than the last. I look forward to hearing more from her.
3 and 1/2 stars
Review by J.R. Oliver
- J.R. Oliver of Ear Candy Magazine


Stop The World, CD, 2003
Waiting for My Conviction CD 2006
Latest Radio Single "Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans" was very successful on AAA Radio (2005)
Lie In Your Arms, radio single can be heard on national radio stations and on Live365.com.
CD Available thru CDbaby.com, Tower Records retail stores nationally and online at TowerRecords.com. Also sold at www.leslieclemmonsmusic.com

Currently on AAA Non-Commercial Radio:

KUMD, FM 103.3 , Duluth, MN (First AAA Station to add me to their playlist!) 1-800-566-KUMD
WNTI-FM 91.9 request line : 908-852-4545 Hackettstown, New Jersey "Centenary College Radio"
WMFO-FM 91.5 Phone: 617-625-0800 Tufts University Medford, Massachusetts "Freeform Radio"
WUWM-FM 89.7 Phone: 414-227-3355 University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee "Milwaukee Public Radio"
WRUW-FM 91.1 Studio Phone Line: (216) 368-2208 Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, Ohio "More Music Fewer Hits"
WYOU 100.9 FM Williamsburg/Virginia Beach, 757-573-5456
KTOO, FM 104.3, Juneau, AK , Ph. 907-586-1670
KVNF, Paonia, CO , Phone: 970-527-4866
WWUH, West Hartford, CT , Phone: 860-768-4703
KKCR, Hanalei, HI , Phone: 808-826-7774
KUNI, Cedar Falls, IA , Phone: 319-273-6400
WHAY 98.3 FM, Whitley City, KY , Phone: 606-376-2218
WHFC 91.1 FM, Bel Air, MD, Phone: 410-836-4151
KZMU 89.7, Moab, UT, Phone: 801-363-1818
KPUR, Forest Way, OR
WERH FM 92.1, Hamilton, AL, Phone: 205-921-3481
CKUA, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
KDNK, 88.1 FM, Phone: 303-963-0139 Glenwood Springs, Colorado "Fork Valley Community Radio"
KIDE, Hoopa, CA, Native American owned & operated station
KSUT, FM 91.3, Ignacio, CO
WPKN, FM 89.5, Bridgeport, CT
WMNF, FM 88.5, Tampa, FL
WEFT, FM 90.1, Champaign, IL
WFHB, FM 91.3, Bloomington, IN
WMKY, FM 90.3 Morehead, KY
KRVS-FM 88.7, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
WERU, FM 89.9, Blue Hill, ME
KFAI-FM 90.3 , Minneapolis, MN, Phone: 612-341-3144
WTIP-FM 90.7, Grand Marais, MN
KZUM-FM 89.3, Lincoln, NE
WDVR, FM 89.7, Delaware Township, New Jersey
WAER, FM 88.3, Syracuse University, NY
WJFF-FM 90.5, "Radio Catskill", Jeffersonville, NY
CKCU-FM 93.1, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
KSMF-FM 89.1, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR
WVIA-FM 89.9, Scranton, PA
WRIU-FM 90.3, University of Rhode Island, Kingston
KPFT-FM 90.1, "The Sound of Texas", Houston
KSER-FM 90.7, Everett, Washington
WOJB-FM 88.9, Hayward, Wisconsin
WORT-FM 89.9, Madison, WI
WUWM-FM 89.7, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
KXCI FM 91.3 - Tucson, AZ, Request Line:(520)622-5924
KMUD FM 91.1 - Redway, CA, (707) 923-2513
KZYX FM 90.7 - Philo, CA, On-Air Studio: (707)895-2448 or 1-800-499-7117
KBUT FM 90.3 - Crested Butte, CO, Studio: 970-349-7444
KDUR FM 91.9 - Durango, CO, 970-247-7262
FM ODYSSEY,WFIT 89.9FM Merritt Island, FL, Phone: (321) 674-8140
WOUB FM 91.3 - Athens, OH, 740-593-1771
WDIY FM 88.1 - Bethlehem, PA, 610-694-8100 WSYC FM 88. - Shippensburg, PA, Studio/Request: (717) 477-1480
WXPR FM 91.7 - Rhinelander, WI, 715-362-6000



Leslie Clemmons Bio

A desire to use her voice like an instrument, embracing the styles of Jazz, Blues, Pop and Classical, is what has led New Orleans born Leslie Clemmons to a versatile and successful music career.

Leslie has carved out her own niche from youth to adulthood, and she did it on her terms. Using rich experiences from singing in High School and church choirs in New Orleans, LA, to traveling and performing in North America and Europe with various regional theater companies, to doing a national tour of the Broadway production of Les Miserables, she has taken all of this and put it into her God given craft of song writing and recording.

Releasing “Stop The World” her debut CD in 2004, Leslie began a schedule of nightclub performances in New York City and eventually around the country, supported by a national commercial and noncommercial radio campaign. During her tour she continued to write songs, and after a life threatening kidney disease in January 2005 brought her dangerously close to quitting for good, she decided to keep fighting for her life and her career.

It was then, during her seven months of recovery, that she decided to embrace non-conventional treatment for her disease and her music. She was working on her sophomore CD, “Waiting for My Conviction”, and before she new it her sound was becoming more and more Noncommercial (in a radio format sense). Having already decided that Major labels were not for her (“Stop The World” was put out by her husband’s Indie Label, Verdict Records) she wrote and sang completely from the heart. The result was brilliance.

As more tragedy ensued, with her family part of the now infamous Hurricane Katrina evacuation, and now rebuilding of New Orleans, “Waiting for My Conviction” is a cathartic walk through the pain and tragedy of life and the human will to survive and cling to the good and the hope of a better future. Musically, Leslie and her producer/co-writer/husband got back to her New Orleans roots and realized just how much her youth in New Orleans had influenced her life and her music.

Leslie Clemmons’ Sophomore CD “Waiting for My Conviction” is set to be released on March 28th, 2006.