My name is Lenny B and I am a composer, recording artist, and music producer living in San Diego, CA. I release music under my own name as an artist and write music for TV and film. My original compositions can be heard around the world!
Somewhere between perfected details and totally free interpretation, there's a balance where the technical and emotional sides of the music are as good as they can cumulatively be for a particular moment in time.
Lenny B first achieved success in the late '90s writing commercial jingles for U.S. radio and television. Born Leonard Balistreri on October 19, 1971, in San Diego, California, he performed with numerous bands and worked as a local radio producer up until his mid twenties. Together with childhood friend, guitarist Jim Dohner, Balistreri achieved local success fronting the band SafeHaven from in the late 1990s. In 2001 Lenny relocated for a brief spell to Los Angeles to direct his company Smartjocks Radio Networks and work as executive producer for the National Smooth Jazz Awards before returning back to San Diego. It wasn't long after, Balistreri realized that his place was as a performer and singer/songwriter, not behind the scenes of the music business.
Lenny B's 2008 10 track debut titled Cuts and Bruises is a collection original songs of different styles and is a reflection of his '70s and 80's pop/rock influences. Lenny B is currently working on his forthcoming album expected to be released late in 2010. In the meantime, Lenny B can be heard as co-host and producer on 98.1 FM radio in San Diego week day mornings with Mike Vasquez. (www.kifm.com)
~ Michael Scripolli, Reverb Music Guide