We Are Leif
Vocals / Louise Victoria
Piano & Keyboards / Dale Hambridge
Bass / Chris Jones
Drums / Mark Whitlam
Comprised of four established improvising musicians, We Are Leif deftly span the balance of jazz sensibilities with the groove and sound world more associated with Neo-Soul, R'n'B and Down Tempo genres. Louise's voice sits comfortably alongside the company of Gretchen Parlato, Jill Scott and Becca Stevens with main writing credits shared between herself and drummer Mark Whitlam.
Our debut album is in the works and is anticipated for release late 2017. Watch this space!
Here's one of our songs, Transition, recorded live at The Forge in Bristol on 4th October 2017.
We were delighted to be chosen as one of 15 bands out of 100 applicants to be invited to play this wonderful festival in the vibrant city of Eindhoven. On the bill were some phenomenal musicians, including Mark Guiliana, Donny McCaslin, Avishai Cohen, Ambrose Akinmusire, Jacob Collier and Zara McFarlane, who were great to hear play. We had a great time. Here's a shot of two dumb-asses:
Here's a lovely photo of us in flight at Cheltenham - it was great fun to play to a packed crowd on a beautiful day! Next chance to see us is at our EP launch gig on Friday 26th May at The Forge, Bristol. Hope to see some of you there. Photo: Alan G Law
LATEST: Having tracked the rhythm section at Bristol's historic Invada Studios, Louise has been busy laying down vocals at J&J studios with engineer/producer TJ Allen (Bat For Lashes, Roxy Music, Adrian Utley, etc). Leif's debut EP will be available for download early 2017 - more details nearer the time.
We were out with our thermal underwear on around Blagdon Lake and Bristol back streets with the wonderful photographer and musician Jamie Ryder capturing some great images. A much warmer second photoshoot was immediately planned to follow in the rehearsal studios (and a pub). Here are some examples of what we were up to:
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