Music is like breathing for Leila A., (pronounced Lay-lah) 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 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, Michael McDonald and Sade. Her father was one of the first to say that her music reminded him of Sade meeting with Carlos Santana. Her music is loved by local musicians who couldn’t wait for her to hurry up and record this CD! Among the many accolades the songs included in this CD have received include the praise of the staff of Songwriter of the Year and Lyric Competition. They selected Leila A. to their list of Selected Artists whose work displayed noteworthy creativity and talent.
CD”Mustang Johnny” is available at Digstation. CDBaby and other locations in a few days or so.