Traci Leila

Traci Leila

BandR&BPop

Wheather with my dancers or my backing band I would desribe myself as a strong, diverse, captivating singer/performer. Performing with the Phoenix Steel Band gives a fresh flavor. The caribbean vibe of the pans mixed with a R&B female vocalist playing known melodies of different genres.

Biography

Traci Leila born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia is of a spanish / Guyanese desent and has been singing her heart out most of her life. Influenced by Madonna, Whintney Houston, Mariah Carey, Areatha Franklin, Patty Labell, Michael & Janet Jackson and the list goes on. Traci's biggest accomplishment was having the opportunity to sing with international star "Busta Rhymes" on his Genesis album. Traci sang the chorus on "Genesis" and "We Got What You Want", That was her sign that she should keep pushing at her dream. Born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, Traci grew up in a household filled with music, from West Indian Culture such as Steel Pans, Soca & Calypso to beautiful Spanish melodies to the main stream music of R&B / Contemporary. Early on in age, Traci had a strong desire to express herself and gained respect for sound of music. Not only did she start writing poetry to one day turn into music, but she turned onto vocal lessons to discover her true talent. 1998 Traci was introduced to a new vocal coach who pushed her vocal ability to the top. She advanced in 2 years what would take the average person 5 years to reach. Traci not only has a sound of her own, she also has power. Traci's vocal coach decided she was ready to compete with a very powerful song "I will always love you" by Whitney Houston; She was right Traci made it to the finals. As Said above 2001 was when Traci was fortunate enough to record vocals with International Artist "Busta Rhymes" on his Genesis album. She made a great impression on Busta Rhymes for her work on the Album song "Genesis" that she was asked to record a second track "We Got What You Want". From that time on Traci new that her dreams would be met she just needed to work hard to see the rewards. From that time she joined the VOC Gospel Choir singing second soprano, with the choir they performed across the lower mainland of Vancouver, British Columbia. Traci was then hired to record vocals for a production company who sells songs to major record labels. Traci built up a fan base with her performances at local nightclubs in the Downtown Vancouver core. In 2003 Traci decided to make a move from Vancouver to Toronto to peruse her career even further. Toronto being more of a cosmopolitan city Traci was sure to gain greater contacts for her career. March 2005 Traci won First Place Gold at the USA World Showcase Competition held at the MGM Grande in Las Vegas, Nevada. Which was then televised on Internet, Satellite and American Pax Cable Network. Mark Berry of Attack Records approached Traci after reviewing her Demo CD and now with their help and support Traci is headed into the next level of the game! Releasing her Debut album October 17th Traci is drivin to succeed. MTV has already signed Traci's First single "Money Honey" and she has landed Licencing in the Pacific Rim. Striving for success and her desire to inspire people is what she is all about. Whether in the studio or in front of a live audience Traci always delivers striking achievements.

Lyrics

Money Honey

Written By: T. Leila, F. Buonadonna, V. Gazelle, F. Patone

MONEY HONEY

Chorus
It’s not about the money it’s all about the honey
I won’t refuse designer shoes or Prada, Mac and Tommy
It’s not about the money it’s all about the honey
I’ll make your day buy lingerie and lay La Perla on me

Verse1
It’s the way that you love me baby, boy your passions got me goin’ crazy
It’s the sweet words your sayin’ baby, that makes me fall to my knees
It’s the way that cha romance baby, all the small things that don’t cost money
And I like the way you lavish me baby, I don’t mind you can spend on me

Pre-Chorus
Boy lets go…lets do our thing…lets come together we got mad chemistry
I know you want this, let me tell ya

Chorus
It’s not about the money it’s all about the honey
I won’t refuse designer shoes or Prada, Mac and Tommy
It’s not about the money it’s all about the honey
I’ll make your day buy lingerie and lay La Perla on me

Verse2
It’s the way that you whisper baby, all your words boy you make me crazy
It’s the treasure that I found in you baby, Boy cherish what we have
It’s the way that you admire me baby, I see the look in your demeanor, Crazy
You know I love it when you lavish me baby, I don’t mind you can spend on me

Pre-Chorus
Boy lets go…lets do our thing…lets come together we got mad chemistry
I know you want this, let me tell ya why

Chorus
It’s not about the money it’s all about the honey
I won’t refuse designer shoes or Prada, Mac and Tommy
It’s not about the money it’s all about the honey
I’ll make your day buy lingerie and lay La Perla on me

Bridge
Make him think he got it goin
Make him think you wanna know him
Make him think he got the honey
Make him think it’s not for the money

Rap
Louie and Gucci, Fendi, Dior
A woman has need that he should’t ignore
Tag and Versace, Dolce and Gabanna You got the finest things
take me to your cabanna
Cavelli, Valentino, Burberry and Chanel
Keep us lookin sweet like Caramel
Miu Miu, Salvedor Ferragamo
Give me what I need and I'll tell you Te Amo.

Fidel Rap

Chorus

Love Is Where You Are

Written By: T. Sadler, P. Howarth, G. Sadler

Love is where you are

We all need a love
A love to last forever
To light a flame
That never fades away
And you and I
We burn so bright
I love you so
Never let you go

And how am I supposed to sleep at night
Without you there to kiss and hold me tight
No matter what I’m going through
In my dreams I walk with you
And every step you are my guiding star
And love is where you are

I promised you
We’d always be together And when you looked to me
I never turned away
If a restless heart
Made you run too far
I’ll be holding on
Where you belong
Here where you’ll always be
Deep within the heart of me

And how am I supposed to sleep at night
Without you there to kiss and hold me tight
No matter where I’m running to
Every road leads back to you
And every step you are my guiding star
And love is where you are

And how am I supposed to live my life
Without the one who gave me wings to fly
Without your love I can’t get through
‘Cos every breath I take is you
And every step you are my guiding star
And love is where you are

Wish You Were My Man

Written By: L. Winding, F. Scholdan, V. Steer

WISH YOU WERE MY MAN

RAP (by Baya): You got me hopin’, prayin’, wishin’, mama understand,
That everything but your man is a part of the plan,
I’m talking silk sheets, holdin you by both cheeks
Knees all weak, freak, I get dirt deep
But it’s all for nothin’, if you don’t stop the frontin’
He might have this or that, but it’s me you’re wantin’
We could do it on the low or let the whole world know
But fo’ sho’ we gotta go, check yourself - whoa

VERSE1
Baby you been eyein’ me all night
Why you look my way when there’s another guy
Baby I’m a wild cat lookin right
And you’re up my alley
I wanna be alone with you tonight
Have you actin’ all like Halle Berry

PRE CHORUS
I’ve got to make my move
Your body is callin’ me
I know you want me too
Baby I’m fallin’
We’re dancin like we’re home already
You know he ain’the one

CHORUS
Sometimes i wish you were my girl, wish you were my girl
But now you’re goin’ home with him but still I
Wish you were my girl, wish you were my girl
But there’s a look in your eye that just says you
Wish you were my girl, wish you were my girl
I can’t forget it, forget it
The way you touch me in the club
It makes me wanna dream of us tonight

VERSE2
How can I show you what you’ll miss
Bet nobody kissed you like I kiss
Why you had to lead me on this way
Got me really feelin’ thunder
Girl, I gotta know can I see you again
No one’s lookin baby, here’s the number

PRE CHORUS
I’ve got to make my move
Your body is callin’ me
I know you want me too
Baby, you know he ain’t the one

CHORUS

RAP:
I wanna make the bed shake and your legs shake
You lookin’ like a figure 8, but you might figure late that
When you play games you can get played
I know you’re lookin sunshine, but I’m off in the shade
(Baya) I take a chance, or I might fly by, you’ll be missin’ all the oohs and aahs
come again, I know it feels like a sin, take it as a compliment, leave and let the fun begin

CHORUS

Discography

Biggest Accomplishment Singing Chorus on: "Genesis" (album track) & "We Got What You Want" from Busta Rhymes Album "Genesis".

Traci Leila "Money Honey", Money Honey is receiving airplay across Canada and will be introduced to the American Market in January 2007.

Set List

Traci Leila Solo Performance:
(Dancers & Back-Up Singers)

From Album:
Don't Make Me Wait
Wish You Were My Man
Money Honey
Love Is Where You Are

Covers:
We Belong Together
If I aint Got You
Let's Stay Together
Like A Prayer

8 Songs....Lenth 60 Minuites Approx.

Traci Leila and the Phoenix Steel Band:

Cover Tunes ranging from:
Alicia Keys
Madonna
Al Green
Stevie Wonder
Lionel Ritchie
Shania Twain
Etc...

As a Band we have a set list of about 30 songs that we can play and we continue to make the list grow learning new songs.