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Summer, winter & blood

by Lesli

Swedish born singer and songwriter Lesli,displays his stunning vocals and songwriting,on this all acoustic debut.Featuring seven amazing tracks accompanied by guitar,violins, trumpet and hammered zither.For fans of Damien Rice, Jeff Buckley and 60's folk.
Genre: Folk: Modern Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Precious Pearl
5:12 $0.99
2. Summer Wind
3:29 $0.99
3. Skin Diver
4:51 $0.99
4. Watertower Orchards
4:24 $0.99
5. Onyx Mirrors
5:39 $0.99
6. Teacher
3:55 $0.99
7. Turquoise Kitten Girl
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Album Notes
EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE, someone comes along and breaks the mold. In this case, it's a young man named Lesli. With a truly original voice and expression, he leaves no stone unturned with his versatile performances.

Singer and songwriter Lesli was born in Stockholm, Sweden in 1979. He grew up in a middle to upperclass suburb of the capitol city. Early on it became evident to his parents, his father being a musician himself, that Lesli had unique musical gifts and philosophical ideas.
While being a primarily selftaught singer and guitarist, Lesli spent his young years as a frontman in various progressive metal bands. In June of 1995 he caught the live act of the late Jeff Buckley in Roskilde, Denmark. That liveshow had a significant impact on Leslis vision as a performer and songwriter. After highschool Lesli toured worldwide as a session guitarplayer for various Swedish acts. In 2002 he quit that job, swapped his electric guitar for an acoustic, and hasn't looked back ever since...

Choosing a life in musical seclusion, proved to be the right thing for him to do. As a loner his songwriting flourished. Inspired musically by the deep and mysterious sound of the steelstring guitar, and lyrically by just about everything he could absorb, timeless music took shape. As an independent artist, Lesli began playing clubs and bars in the capitol city. It wasn't long until rumours spread locally of his heartwrenching perfomances, and Lesli began building a small but dedicated fanbase. Since then, Lesli has performed extensively in Sweden and Europe. He hopes to tour more in Europe and the US next spring...

The debut album Summer winter & blood - The acoustic mini album is basically the recorded version of what Lesli sounds like live. While the focus here lies on Leslis voice and guitar, there's also some brilliant string arrangements that really brings these extraordinary compositions to life...The album was originally released in Scandinavia in the summer of 2005 and is now distributed worldwide by cdbaby.com . Nowadays, Lesli is a self-signed artist with his own label-Wildfire Mill.

”The combination of Leslis driven guitarplay and high-pitched voice brings Jeff Buckley to mind, but Lesli holds his own and feels more focused and powerful in his expression....even more grand and theatrical. ”
”An unusually mature and promising debut from a singer/songwriter that doesn’t sound like anything we’ve heard in recent years”

Magnus Sundell - www.trotsallt.se

”It’s certainly a year for swedish singer/songwriters, among these we find Lesli who debuts with a mini-cd filled with breathtaking, beautiful songs. With a fantastic voice he sings, accompanied by stringarrangements as beautiful as the songs.”

Ralph Bretzer – www.arbetarbladet.se



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Peter Kuyper

Almost Literally Could Be A Student Of Buckley's...
From the opening track of Lesli's "Summer, winter & blood" entitled "Precious Pearl", I was drawn into the music instantly. I came to this cd because of the Buckley reference and found an instant connection. At some point when I really have understood Lesli's album, I will leave a track by track review. If you loved Chris Cornell's "Euphoria Morning" and anything by Jeff Buckley, this cd will be well worth your time.


"Your beauty, it haunts me"
Oh, yes indeed. This mini-album is definitely one of the most beautiful records I have ever heard. Lesli's incredible voice and those marvelous string arrangements completely blew me away. This rawness, this intensity - drop-dead gorgeous!
One complaint though: it's waaaay too short! I need more of these amazing tunes. Now! Or "soon" might be soon enough actually. Cause I doubt that this album will ever lose its charm.

Tamara Turner, CD Baby

From the first few notes, the first few words spilling off his lips, Lesli's, "Summer, Winter & Blood" has that special something that transfixes and hooks his listeners instantaneously. That magical mix of simplicity, warmth, honesty, humanity and inspired emotion makes this folk, singer/songwriter album one to get excited about, especially for fans of Jeff Buckley, Damien Rice or Nick Drake. While his songs all seem to have a balance of winning your loyalty, comforting your ear and moving your gut, the many colors of his muse are vivid and equally stunning. Hooray for another option in the male folk genre.