Nobody Does It Alone

I am approximately 34,000 feet in the air, traveling at 442 miles per hour on my way back to Los Angeles from Boston. There is a baby next to me who’s cry I’m trying to drown out by listening to some Soul station on satellite radio. Truth be told, I have a morbid fear of flying, but I still consider myself lucky when I am required to partake in air travel for any musical reason.

That said, this past month has been a welcomed, new experience: Sarah, our “Spirit Team Leader”, Monica, and I have traveled to Los Angeles from Boston and back again for our first shows since the release of our single, Dancing Queen. In two and half weeks we managed to pull off three shows after several months off due to a hectic recording schedule. The success of these events would not have been possible without the dedication of Monica and our good friend (title-yet-to-be-given), Laura. These ladies not only helped to promote our shows in their own specific ways, but they literally did everything else that Sarah and I could not physically accomplish; let’s just say that when you travel with electronics, something is bound to malfunction.

For a long time, Sarah and I have been a two-women team and we’ve managed to do quite a lot, but we are at a point where Leo*Leo’s needs are growing. These girls not only hustle with the best of them, but they are also our sounding boards. Maybe it’s my own willing naiveté, but I’ve often wondered how other artists do it; unless you read trade publications it might not be immediately apparent that everyone has help, and we could not be more grateful to have the support and tenacity of our tiny, dedicated team.

Ok, there’s terrible turbulence now so I’m going to refocus my attention to this Hunger Games movie instead of fearing for my life. 😀

Please enjoy our album of photos from our latest travels.

-V

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leoleo at The Red Room

We Are Not Cool & We Are Cool With That

We love playing music. Obviously.
However, already, as we begin to play more shows, festivals & meet with potential investors (i.e. record producers, agents, managers) it is evident that we are not like most musicians in our genre.

Waiting in the green room means striking up conversations with other band members. They tend to be the “cooler” version of fame with cigarette stained fingers, solemn faces, punk-distressed leather garments,HUGE Ricky martin shades, hard alcohol poured neat in hands and nary a smile.

ENTER Leo*Leo –

We’ve been told that we are all “teeth” – Okay, Sarah gets that a lot more than Vanessa.
We don’t smoke. We don’t really drink, either.
Sarah likes math problems and Vanessa geeks out for hours on guitar gear & pictures of cute animals (in need, usually).

At the risk of being pegged as “not super cool” we wanted to share this video with you. It shows us rehearsing, recording, hanging out with friends, supporting St. Bonnie’s Animal Sanctuary. It is also set to DANCING QUEEN, the recently released single.

We want to show you us. Regular us pursuing a fantastic dream – without sacrificing who we are/want to be.

Thank you 🙂 V&S