King Leo

Leo LaDellKing Leo will join us from their home base in Dunedin. Featuring Leo LaDell on vocals, guitar, harmonica and piano; Vernon Sawers – bass; Jim Strang – drums; Stevie Rice – sax and Ralph Miller – trumpet.

Leo LaDell is a veteran Blues musician who combines the classic sounds of Chicago, Texas and New Orleans with distinctive songwriting to bring high-intensity blues to stages across New Zealand. His experience playing in the U.S. with a variety of blues bands and such masters in the genre as Bo Diddley and Pinetop Perkins has enabled King Leo to craft an authentic, original and diverse blues sound, great for listening and dancing.

King Leo has a mainstage concert, a workshop on the blues, will take part in the Songwriters’ Forum and perform a spot in the final concert.