..Eddie (Wohl) was really solid on helping me make the album I have always wanted to make: part rock, park punk, edgy, and tough, but with unyielding tenacity”. Following a stint at the Musician’s Institute in L.A., Leiana returned to Philadelphia and released her first full-length CD “Page” on her own label, Page Records. Singer Leiana and multi-instrumentalist Chuck Treece originated the foundation of the band. A former pro skater and prolific musician, Chuck is a well-respected tour and session player whose resume includes such diverse acts as The Roots, Bad Brains, Urge Overkill, G.Love, and Billy Joel. “Chuck has had so much studio and live experience that he really is like a mentor,” explains Leiana.
“He helped me bridge the gap between wanting to be a musician and BEING a musician- he definitely molded me and my sound”. “Page” didn’t go unnoticed, especially its first single “Surfy Punky,” which made its way onto several compilations as well as the soundtrack to ESPN’s women’s downhill skiing show. The tune “Follow Blind” made it on the soundtrack to pro-skateboarder Todd Falcon’s movie “Call To Fly”. And the tune “Dirty Car” was remixed by Mike Elizondo (Dr.Dre, Eminem, Fiona Apple).
Leiana seemed to find an instant niche. Leiana recorded the follow-up to Page at Bombshelter Studios in Los Angeles; “No Going Back” was mixed by Matt Knobel (Lenny Kravitz). “Bitter” off the album “No Going Back” was featured on the Brenden Borek Compilation and multiple songs from the album were featured on A & E’ s “Parking Wars” and “Dog the Bounty Hunter”. Leiana has toured the U.S. extensively in the US, the UK, and in Japan. She has also played such festivals as the Boston-area LocoBazooka, NXNE and headlined at a showcase at South by Southwest in Austin.
The touring line-up of Leiana has varied, and in the past included Chuck either on guitar or drums and Roy Mayorga on drums (Soulfly,Ozzy StoneSour). “I feel that everyone that is involved with me now… is so instrumental in making me grow…everyone wants a kick ass rocker chick that makes kick ass music…no drugs, no drama, no bullshit”.Enough said. At least we can trust that it’s real. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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