Music is like breathing for Leila A. (TM) ., who started singing at the age of 5. By the age of 9 she had 6 songs written after studying the top songs at that time and breaking them apart to see how they worked. At 15 she was already recording professionally and singing background for her father also a songwriter and singer. While attending MDC (Miami Dade College) in south Florida the shy singer was encouraged by her professors to perform and write music. For a few semesters she sang in the Jazz Combo as well as continuing her studies in Classical and Pop singing. It was while attending this college that she met fellow musician and co-writer Gabe Vales. Her biggest love is Pop music especially when it's rock based with a soaring guitar, incredible bass and drums. Her biggest influences are Carlos Santana, Sting, Michael McDonald, Sheryl Crow, Sade ,Dee Dee Bridgewater, Fine Young Cannibals and Amy Winehouse.
The CD “Mustang Johnny” is an introduction of her music laced with smooth catchy vocals, rock based songs with a bit of Latin flavor. . From rock, Latin rock to jazz touches. On both Jango.com and Reverbnation the fans are raving about her music.
The contributing musicians and lead engineer form a group of the very best in the industry: guitars by Leo Quintero, who has played with Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin and Shakira among others. Bass and vocals by co-writer Gabe Vales. Drumming by Larry Hirt. Additional drumming and percussion by K. Rami. The mixing of this CD was crafted by Kevin Ramirez, who has worked with the likes of Enrique Iglesias, Paulina Rubio and Pitbull.
The song "Mustang Johnny" has been honored four times. In 2014, it has received a "Semi-Finalist" award in the Country Category with U.K. Songwriting Contest. Other awards include "Semi-Finalist" award in the Rock Category with Song of the Year. "Runner Up" in 2011 Song of the Year Contest: Rock Category . "Semi-Finalist" 2010 Song of the Year Contest: Rock Category.
Another song from this CD : " Cause Here I Am " received the award "Suggested Artist" 2009 Song of the Year Contest: in the Rock-Pop Category.
"Tangerine Moon" is the #1 favorite song of her fans on both Jango.com and Reverbnation. "Mustang Johnny" is a close 2nd choice.
Two of her instrumentals "Can't Let you Go" and "Colours of Your Love" have been selected for Dimensiones Latinas jazz station, while her other songs are in rotation with their rock station. She was featured on WomensRadio Music Monday and made their list of artists with fantastic and outstanding music for 2011! http://bit.ly/wr-mm-2011-07
Pacific Media Group has recently selected Leila A.'s new song "Sunlight Meets the Sky" to play on their rotation for their 14 radio stations.
Her CD is available at Amazon, CDBaby, Digstation, iTunes and eMusic. Her music can be heard on Jango.com, Live365/stations/Dimensioneslatinas, Choice 107,KDGR,Hot 104,Majic 93.3, Puresounds,Virtualcityradio,Spacityrocks.com and Radiorockcafe.com ***All songs are available for licensing, this is only a sample of Leila's songs. ***Thank you. (c) & (p) 2016 ASCAP