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Biography from his website:
“A Guy Named Joe Leavy” is the CD project by singer/songwriter/producer Joe Leavy.
A self-proclaimed romantic with a high regard for love and a huge passion for music. Fortunately for the listener, he is combining the two.
Internationally influenced in his music, for more than 10 years, the San Diego native worked overseas playing R&B, pop and jazz nightly in popular clubs and hot spots throughout east asia and Japan. Family led him to return the United States, taking his gifts to the Las Vegas market, where he once again, kept busy in the local music scene. Over time, the grind burned him out, and he moved to California, set his music aside and opened a construction company, creating a lifestyle more conducive to focusing on his wife and children.
As any true musician in love with his craft, he couldn’t completely put music aside. Tinkering’ lead to the creation of a song in early 2012 called “It’s About Time”, dedicated to his wife, the tracks for “I Heart You” and the others that will be included on this project soon followed. “In my previous work, I never had the opportunity to perform my own creations. With the music industry being as it is today, with independent music being so vibrant, I can create music that appeals to me”.
When asked about his musical influences he references greats such as Nat King Cole and Tony Bennett, Sam Cooke, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn and Donny Hathaway. When it comes to songwriting, one can’t forget Stevie (Wonder) and Marvin Gaye. Two of the greatest story tellers in popular music.
I feel blessed to have an opportunity to express my thoughts and passion through music. My desire is to create music that resonates in the hearts and minds of people from every walk of life.
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