Composer/Guitarist/Songwriter Leonid brews a concoction of hallucinogenic soundscapes in a variety of settings. From classical serenading acoustic guitar and country jazz to 70's power porn funk; eastern instrumentals to heavy rock n'roll metal, Leonid is a modern warrior fighting for true expression, emotion, and energy through music.
Leonid is also an active advocate for animal rights, environmental, and humanitarian causes.
His latest CD "The Adventures of Leonid and the Daydreamers" is a psychedelic rock fantasy looking to rock your socks off! Featuring veteran drummer Mad Mike Cullens who has played with the legendary Chuck Berry, Mick Taylor of the Rolling Stones, and Max Middleton of Jeff Beck group.
Leonid's music has been featured on numerous radio stations across the country, he has played in most major clubs in the tristate area, and has had international coverage including 20th Century Guitar magazine Guitar Spotlight. His cd's have been sold in over ten countries.
Highly enjoyable record of rare elegance."
- Dmitry M. Epstein, DME Music Site
"an intriguing CD from an aspiring artist worthy of some well-earned name recognition."
- 20th Century Guitar Magazine
"What makes Leonid different is his eclecticism. He can play the guitar, but can he hold out attention? This stuff says Yes, and that’s more than most guitar albums can sound off with a straight-note." - Hansel Merchor, CD Reviews.com
"eclectic, ultra-unique instrumental guitar record"
- Matt Hoffman
"Listen up….and learn something. A journey that is exotic, erotic, and electronic, this album takes you around the world in Magellan-like fashion. The sea is absolutely ferocious at times but as dawn approaches, a beautiful sunrise develops and the waters are as calm and soothing as the Mediterranean Sea, as the listener goes to shore, puts on some sunglasses, and drinks a margarita on the beach”
- Ray Phillips
Leonid: guitars electric, classical, bass, keys, marimba
Mad Mike Cullens (Chuck Berry, Max Middleton) : drums, percussion
Mad Hands Records
Engineered by Mad Mike Cullens
Mastered by Willy Weist
Artwork by Peter Oumanski