This story began in a field of 120 different gem sweaters (http://www.gemsweater.com). With so much shimmer and so much shine it was only a matter of time before music simply must capture some of their magical and mystical powers.
The summer of 2004 Boston art student Leslie Hall went home to Ames, Iowa. She brought her apple computer and 6 of her favorite Gem Sweaters to comfort her. After only 2 weeks of GarageBand (Apple's music production software) under her belt she began to write and compose songs for all the lonely and starved people of the world to enjoy. She asked two elementary school chums, Emily and Kelly, to join her in this quest and Leslie & the Ly's was born.
This unique band and their unusual sound was created for the Ames open mic scene, a weekly event when a local crowd of young and old performers have 15 minutes to achieve fame. But what happened June 14, 2004 changed Boheme's Open Mic forever. At 10:15p.m., dressed in Gem Sweaters and gold pants, Leslie & the Ly's exploded onto the scene with beats from another land, outfits to blind the eyes, lyrics to enlighten the soul, and dance moves never before witnessed. What happened on stage that night started an uncontrollable sea of fans, and the band's continued journey to give the gift of the jams to whomever seeketh their great glory.