You’ll want to do more than taste the sexy smooth rock and groove of Sweet Leda; you’ll want to sink your teeth right in and take a nice, big, juicy bite. Don’t be shy. Come on in . . . And don’t forget your napkin.
“Lead singer Julie Cymek, performs with powerful vocals that manage to combine the soulfulness of Aretha Franklin with the freedom of Janis Joplin.”
Click HERE to read the complete review of Sweet Leda’s album, Need The Music.
FRI 5/24 - Sweet Leda Trio at Lures
Outside Patio Show 8:00-11:00
SUN 5/26 - SOWEBO!!!
Awesome FREE festival in Southwest Baltimore
SL plays the Rise Up stage at 4:00
(but you’ll want to be there all day!)
FRI 5/31 – Cat’s Eye Pub
. . . check out the full calendar HERE
“Lovely Molly” is a custom song that we arranged and recorded for the end title credits of the feature film “Lovely Molly”, the latest from Haxan Films (“Blair Witch Project”) and Producer Mark Ordesky (“Lord of The Rings”)
If you like freaky, scary stuff….check out the movie On Demand, or HERE
“What I Need” ft. Ron Holloway ____________________________________________________
THANK YOU! . . . to all who voted, spread the word, encouraged, and supported. (PS – Sweet Leda has been nominated AGAIN for 2012! Click HERE to vote)
We are proud to announce that Sweet Leda has been named “MD/DC Band of the Year” for Tri State Indie’s 2011 Music Awards! We’re also excited to share that some of our favs in other categories took home awards as well. Congrats to Brad Selko and Hot August Blues, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, and World Cafe Live Wilmington at The Queen!
Furthermore, congrats to ALL who were nominated and involved in one way or another . . . we were humbled to be included in such great company!
As if that wasn’t enough . . . Sweet Leda has also been voted “Best of DC/Baltimore Emerging Artists 2011″ in the Deli Magazine‘s Readers Poll . . . so once again, we wholeheartedly thank YOU!!!
Click here for more details and our Deli Magazine interview.
What are people saying about Sweet Leda?
WLOY Review of Silopanna 2012
“By 3pm, they (Sweet Leda) had easily drawn the largest crowd, their fans echoing their stage energy, and, quite literally, their lyrics.”
“Julie, the face of Sweet Leda, brought her A-game with killer vocals– her voice hit notes that are probably illegal in some countries– and the crowd responded with the careless, drunken dancing every band craves to see. Well look on at your drunken-hippie-mess-crowd with pride, Sweet Leda. You guys earned it.”
Carrie Neuman for 103.1 WRNR
“…they are one of the tightest bands on the local circuit and their professional attitude off stage does not prepare you for their raucous on stage antics. To put it simply, they are fun, and this new track (“Can’t Stand”) off their latest album embodies that fun.”
“Sweet Leda put the ‘Hot’ in Hot August Blues!”
by Randy Bucksner for TriState Indie
” . . . Sweet Leda was this year’s delightful find . . . Julie Cymek’s distinctive voice brought it strong . . . Think Adele mixed with Mary J. Blige with a certain South Of The Mason-Dixon Line ache that’s all her own . . . I listened to the CD in the car on the way home and it made my trip north on 83 quite the funky ride. There is not a bad song on it. I recommend you get one for your own ride or house party or whatever. You will not be disappointed.” (more)
What’s Up Annapolis Magazine Spotlight
by Natalie Lord
“Their rock, soul and even funk influences are not subtle, and the band members do not hold back their intimacy with the music from their active presence on stage. Their fusionist sound may make you so inclined to stomp your boots before you kick them off after hard days work . . . ” (more)
Ocean City Today Music Makers
by Brandi Mellinger
“Led by Cymek’s dominant vocals (not as cutting as Pink’s or as gritty as Janis Joplin’s, but with a little more edge than English songstress Joss Stone’s), the Annapolis-based act performs music that would fit snugly into the psychedelic rock period, but with a modern twist.” (more)
The full versions of these reviews and more can be found on our Sonicbids page HERE. _____________________________________________________
Film and TV Credits:
- Custom end title credit song for the film Lovely Molly, the latest from Haxan Films (The Blair Witch Project) and producer Mark Ordesky (Lord of The Rings Trilogy)
“It Wasn’t Me”
- featured in “Dead Give Away”
“My Angel” was featured on A&E’s television series Random 1