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Lazer Lloyd

Lazer Lloyd is an Israeli singer/songwriter and an international recording artist influenced by blues, gospel, southern rock, and the great guitar traditions of power and groove from Hendrix to Wes Montgomery. He has opened for such artists as Johnny Winter, Prince, Snowy White, and Olie Brown as well as headlining weekly in clubs and festivals in Israel, North America, and Russia. His all new self-titled album "Lazer Lloyd" will be released in the Spring of 2015.

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. He released an acoustic blues CD, "Lost on the Highway" on Blues Leaf Records in 2013. It has been popular on blues and AAA radio across the US as well as in Italy, Germany, and the UK. In 2014, he released "Insides Out", a collection of Lazer Lloyd fan favorite songs from five albums and two live performances.

Lazer has successfully crossed over into the Israeli mainstream music scene, and has been featured playing live on Israeli Channel 8 TV's "Guitar Heroes" hosted by Tal Friedman, Channel 10s "London and Kirschenbaum", 88FM with Gedi Livneh, as well as on Yoav Kutner's Army Radio program. Kutner commented, "From the moment the sounds of his blues guitar reached the air it was completely clear that this is an international-level guitarist. His shows are worth every minute. One of the great musicians."

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. Toby Mofet from A&R at Atlantic took Lazer and his band to Manhattan to record with plans to send the young musician to Nashville to work with producer Gary Talent (the bass player from The E-Street Band). But then Lazer was given a gig with the legendary Shlomo Carlebach. Shlomo who invited him to play in Israel. He did and quickly decided to move his life and his music to Israel in 1994. He married Elana and they settled down to grow a family while Lazer toured around the world for a decade as lead guitar player and second singer for legendary Israeli jam band Reva L’Sheva.

His solo career started to flower with his production of "Higher Ground" in 2004 and he formed the power trio Yood and produced “Passin’ Over” in 2007. Yood 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 Band, which has successfully crossed over into the Israeli mainstream music scene, been featured on Israeli television, radio and in the international media.