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Lazer Lloyd

Lazer Lloyd is a blues, rock, and folk guitarist and singer/songwriter who has spread love of the blues across Israel with constant touring playing both acoustic solo blues shows and electric gigs with the Lazer Lloyd Blues Band. Lazer has recorded several solo albums, acoustic and electric His electric record, “My Own Blues” was the Israeli Blues Society’s selection for Best Israeli Blues Album in 2012. Most recently, he released an acoustic blues CD, "Lost on the Highway" on Blues Leaf Records in August. It has been popular on blues and AAA radio across the US as well as in Italy, Germany, and the UK.

Lazer has toured around the world and opened for such artists as Johnny Winter, Prince, Snowy White, Olie Brown…as well as headlining in clubs and major festivals in his home country Israel.

Raised on the roots of rock and blues growing up in Connecticut in the USA, at age fifteen Lazer was playing in night clubs along the Connecticut shoreline and in New Haven with his group Legacy. At eighteen, Lazer went to study music at Skidmore College where he played and studied under famous blues men such as Milt Hinton (bass player for Louis Armstrong), Randy Brecker (Blood, Sweat and Tears), and Gene Bertoncini.

After college, Lazer returned to Connecticut to form his own rock and blues band called The Last Mavericks. The Last Mavericks became very popular and their first demo gained them a showcase with Atlantic Records. Toby Mofet from A&R at Atlantic took Lazer to Manhattan to record more material and wanted Lazer to go to Nashville to work with producer Gary Talent (the bass player from The E-Street Band).

At this point Lazer was given a gig with the legendary Shlomo Carlebach. Shlomo invited Lazer to play with him in Israel, he did and quickly decided to move his life and his music to Israel. Lazer moved to Israel in 1994, married Elana and they live together with their 5 children in Beit Shemesh. For a decade Lazer toured around the world as lead guitar player and second singer for legendary Israeli jam band Reva L’Sheva.

Then he formed the power trio Yood and produced the record “Passin’ Over” in 2007. The band toured Israel as well as US college campuses for three years. In recent years, Lazer has shifted his focus to a new project, the Lazer Lloyd Blues Band, which has successfully crossed over into the Israeli mainstream music scene, been featured on Israeli television, radio and in the international media.

Lazer plays live in Israel regularly as well as touring abroad. He played in Russia and the USA in the summer of 2013 with plans to return to North America in the winter of 2014.