Leo is the son of a musician and dredge boater who grew up on the ocean.
Born in Palm Beach county florida, his early years were filled with music and travel as his dad's dredge boat worked the coastal waters from the Keys to Woods Hole Mass and most harbors in between. Fast forward to around 1965 and a virus that kept him home from school for a week and his dad decided it was time he learned to play his Silvertone "Black Beauty" guitar....and life has never been the same.
After time off for an education, a family and kids he retired from construction engineering/management to play music and do home repairs. Eventually music took over and a chance encounter with a newly forming Parrothead club at his new home base of St. Simons Island Georgia and he discovered Jimmy Buffett and Trop-rock music.
Leo's first CD was titled "Buffett For A Day" and featured the near hit "Buffett For A Day" penned with co-writer "Cap'n" Ron T. Smith of Richmond Virginia.
CD number two titled "CafeMojo" featured more songs c0-written with cap'n Ron with 11 original songs covering everything from hillybilly love songs, to the rum soaked beaches of Jamacia and stories of BBQ and moonshine.
CD number three titled "I Got It Made!" featured all original songs by Leo and has a been a best seller since 2005 with the title song "I Got It Made!" and the heartfelt song "My 53rd Year", written after surviving a heart attack. Other songs include "The Tropical Depression" about a rickety old seafood bar and grill on the panhandle of Florida on the Gulf of Mexico and the catchy "Palm Trees Galore", about whatelse...palm trees!
CD number four is almost ready as of May 2010 and should be out as soon as Leo gets the lead out :)
In the meanwhile Leo's music life is great, working several hundred dates per year with his primary focus on resorts, cruise boats and private, corporate and wedding events. His sound is that of a full band with many hundreds of custom crafted backing tracks in addition to his always popular singer/songwriter/storyteller show.
2010 promises to be another fun and productive year with the summer booked at resorts on beautiful Jekyll Island Georgia and he is on the schedule for this years MOTM (meeting of the minds) in Key West.
Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from Memorial day thru Labor day 7 til 12, Leo will be on beautiful Jekyll Island Georgia. Jekyll is one of the last barrier islands to not get clobbered by the commercial pirates. Leo will be at the Clarion Oceanside Resort, right on the beach and next to the pool and a great Tiki bar.
The last way I wanted to spend my day… was doing was working on my gig van, but it’s at the top of the food chain if I want to work and because Buffett hasn’t bought any of my songs yet, I guess I’ll keep doing my own vehicle maintenance.
It’s a ’94 Ford Aerostar and it’s perfect as a full time music wagon. It’s … Read more
Key West Radio Station & Florida Keys Radio Station
When was the last time you could listen to tropical music all day long?
Conch Republic Radio streams Trop Rock music from The Florida Keys and Key West.
At Conch Republic Radio, we have one mission: To play your favorite Florida Keys and Key West Trop Rock island songs, promote the extraordinary musicians who celebrate The Conch Republic lifestyle and provide the tropical experience that we know you'll love.
To understand how we came to do this, and why we think we really, really want to do this, log on to www.ConchTV.com and you'll see the passion that we share for Key West and The Florida KeysSince we started back in 1998, we have been working on bringing internet radio and TV from Key West and The Florida Keys to you. It's the most complete analysis of Key West and Florida Keys music ever attempted for delivery on-line.
Together, our team at Conch Republic Radio have been listening to tropical music, one song at a time, and compressing literally hundreds of musical titles. It takes 60-90 minutes per CD to process all of the cuts along with the CD art! We do this work every day to keep up with the huge amount of fantastic new Trop Rock music coming from Key West and The Florida Keys and nationally.With Conch Republic Radio you can explore this vast wealth of original music to your heart's content. Just click the CD of one of your favorite artists and you can sample various cuts from their work, or simply enjoy the automated play list that regenerates fresh material daily. Then sit back and enjoy Conch Republic Radio as it delivers a tropical music experience full of songs selected just for you. It's Pirate Radio from Key West and The Florida Keys!You are invited to suggest new artists and we'll be sure to include them into our radio station line-up.
Conch Republic Radio was founded by folks who live the Key West lifestyle daily and are both musicians and music-lovers themselves. We believe in sharing with everyone, the unique quality of Trop Rock music, plus we have an enormous respect for the artists who create it. Our mission is to help you connect with the laid back tropical music you love.
We hope that you enjoy listening to Conch Republic Radio. A Key West and Florida Keys Internet radio station. Less Talk...More Squawk, Non-Stop Parrothead Music!
Next time you're in Key West, Florida, stop by and visit us! We're right around the corner from the Margaritaville Cafe! Jimmy Buffett might be in town too!