The Mike Leslie Band from Detroit, MI will be making their West Coast debut at the Whisky a Go Go in Hollywood, Calif. on Tuesday, July 29th, opening for Fuel and Royal Bliss. Event information and purchase Whiskey tickets here: http://www.whiskyagogo.com/site/event/fuel/
Leslie has toured most of the U.S but this will be his first time on the West Coast. Armed with the raw sound of fellow Detroiters such as Jack White and The Stooges, and the masterful guitar chops of Jimi Hendrix and Joe Bonamassa, the Mike Leslie Band brings high-energy and an unforgettable experience to each performance. Their soon-to-be-released single “Badasses” is already making waves in the Midwest. The group has released two independent albums on ITunes and is currently in the studio working on their next release. The new release will harness the raw-primal energy of legends like Hendrix and Nirvana. Keep on the lookout for the next Jack White and Jimi Hendrix, but the first Mike Leslie.
“Mike Leslie Band has created an effortlessly cool sound which harkens back to when songwriters were blunt and emotions were raw. Think Elliott Smith with B.B. King on guitars”. Gary Bartle (Real Detroit)
The hot Summer of 2012 saw the renaissance of downtown Detroit and the formation of the Mike Leslie Band out of the big bang of old structure, new generation and classic Motor City-born musical styles. MLB offer their eclectic blues-jam twist on pop progressions over rock structure; Leslie has strong blues and classic-rock guitar chops, yet writes around hooks and lyrics to produce urban sonic jewels. Influences span musical and literary generations, yet are honest and familiar, like your favorite pair of jeans and work boots. Imagine a block party jam session with Johnny Cash, Alabama Shakes, early and late career John Lennon, Sam Cooke, Duane Allman, Kurt Cobain, Gary Clark Jr., Hendrix, and Reignwolf. Nietzsche, Blake, Capote, and Dr. Hunter S. Thompson offer prose inspiration to Mike’s songwriting. MLB’s live show is a three-ring circus of primal energy, Motown soul and spur of the moment surprises that translate this fine young Midwestern band from “great album” into “hell of a party”.
Check out a preview video and join the Mike Leslie Badasses movement! http://youtu.be/ZEDKhCe09tA
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(Also catch Mike Leslie Band at the Sportsman Bar in Corona on Thursday, July 24. More at https://www.facebook.com/events/1452078918385026/).
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