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Leah Capelle is an award-winning Singer-Songwriter from Chicago. She began piano lessons at six, writing songs at eight, and by ten took up professional voice lessons with Janice Pantazelos, founder and master coach of the Chicago Studio of Professional Singing. Soon after, while learning guitar at The North Shore Music Institute, Leah began to perform live around Chicago and Northern Wisconsin at age thirteen. By sixteen, Leah was being booked for paid gigs. She currently studies voice with Jonathan Baker (JB Studio) and Arden Kaywin.

From 2013-2014, Capelle attended Berklee College of Music in Boston where she was a dual major in Professional Music (focus in Songwriting and Performance) and Music Business. She developed a love for the music business in an intro class taught by Professor George Howard (TuneCore.) Leah left Berklee and moved to the West Coast to work on her music full time and is currently majoring in Music Industry at the USC Thornton School of Music.

Capelle lives in Los Angeles and has the honor of working with Grammy winning producer Jeff Bova (Celine Dion, Meatloaf, Blondie). She tours with her live band, who joined her in Austin during SXSW for showcases in 2015 and 2016. Other current collaborators include Rob Lewis, Arden Kaywin, and Pam Sheyne. Capelle has been releasing music through The Orchard since 2015, including a self-titled EP, three music videos, and three new singles in 2016 and 2017. Keep an eye out for more new music in the next few months!

Check out the official videos for "Joshua" and "Out Now," and "Better Off" -- stay tuned for the newest single "Docs" dropping on November 3rd!

 

THE BAND

Hayley Brownell is a 22 year old musician and for 14 of those years she has has been playing drums. At a very young age Hayley began playing in a youth percussion group, We Got The Beat, in the city of Fresno. She recently received her degree in music at California State University Northridge on drum set. Hayley has an endorsement with TRX Cymbals. 

Will Wu is on lead guitar. He has performed and/or recorded with a diverse spectrum of artists including Skylar Stecker, Who Is Fancy, Fifth Harmony, Big Sean, Darren Criss, Megan Nicole, Steven Ma (馬浚偉) Christy Chung (鍾麗緹), and many others. He has appeared on ABC, NBC, MTV, VH1, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Live with Kelly and Michael, and has toured worldwide. 

Rodrigo Moreno is an upright and electric bassist. With over 10 years of experience, he has performed in numerous projects in LA and holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the California State University at Northridge, where he studied jazz bass under the direction of Gary Pratt and Darek Oles. 

Michael O’Grady is on guitar. He attended Musicians Institute and graduated in 2012. From 2014-2015 he played in an original project called North Of Nine managed by Randy Jackson from American Idol.