Friday, November 30, 2012
Leela James is an R&B Soul Singer from Los Angeles California who hit the scene with her debut Album "A Change is Going to Come in 2005" The Album had a 60's and 70's soul vibe with elements of jazz and funk incuded. The hit "Music off the solo album talked about people glorifying materialsm and not the sound and feeling of the "music itself.
In 2004 James was the opening act for bands such as The Black Eyed Peas and Macy Gray. The following Year James lent her vocal skills to the Ray Charles Album "Genuis and Friends" After parting ways with her label warner Brothers and signing with an Independent label called Shanachie Record, she released her second studio album in 2009 entitled "Lets do it Again" in which she paid homage to the Staple Singers.
In 2010 Leela James released her third studio Album, this time under Stax Records and debuted on the US Hip Hop/R&B Charts at number 7. She stated that with the Album she wanted to show all her sides in terms of variety and vocal range.
Leela James will be performing at the Howard Theatre at 8:00PM