Tea Leaves

Tea Leaves

BandRockPop

Alternative Southern Rock. 70's meets the double oughts....

Biography

Tea Leaves was born out of a new direction taken by Charles Nelson and long time collaborator James Lanier. A guitar driven sound that went to the root of Rock was employed by the once dance oriented duo. After two recording sessions that yielded 13 songs, Mike Gill and Ray Stamps lent their flavor to the Tea Leaves brew. Gill, who engineered and played guitar on the early sessions, began to write with Nelson as Lanier exited the band for other interests. Stamps, who had played bass on the sessions brought his songwriting expertise to the Southern blend. The trio of Gill (Guitar), Nelson (Vocals) and Stamps (Bass and Guitar) began to craft pop rock songs with a gift of vision. Theirs are songs that can tug at the heartstrings and leave the listener with a familiar feeling. The body of work continues to grow and encompasses several years of hard work and dedication to the music. With the addition of Larry Tate on drums and David Ridarick , formerly of Riggs, on bass, the lineup grooves with a solid rhythm section. Within all of the selections featured on Tea Leaves’ new Republik Rekords CD release, fans of songs can find something to give them a reason to look into the future with Tea Leaves. Charles Nelson vox Mike Gill guitar Ray Stamps guitar David Ridarick bass Larry Tate drums

Discography

Tea Leaves - Self Titled
XM airplay - has sold discs at retail for us.

Set List

7-8 songs from our CD, 3 new songs and 2 covers - usually.
We have a new cover of "Sweet Caroline" and we do a honkin version of "Baba O'Reilly".