Lenny B

Lenny B

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Pop - Rock | San Diego, California, United States
Total Song Plays: 747   
Member Since: 2009
   Last Login: over 30 days ago

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Origins:

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