Although John Lefler has been the lead guitarist/keyboardist for the indie band, Dashboard Confessional for almost ten years, his own music has much more in common with '60's and '70's era melodic pop-rock. Based in Dallas, TX, John has toured on his solo debut, "Better By Design," solidly since it's release in late 2009. Though the album is a full band effort (John playing most of the instruments), he usually travels solo, just playing guitar and piano.
"Better By Design," was recorded in Dallas, co-produced by Salim Nourallah (Old '97's, The Damnwells). John is currently recording his next record with his brother, Bill Lefler (Dashboard Confessional, Patrick Stump).
"John Lefler has put out one of the more impressive power pop debuts with his solo album Better by Design, an instant contender for album of the year here." - Absolute Powerpop
“By day, John Lefler makes his beans as guitarist/keyboardist in indie darlings Dashboard Confessional. After hours, his "inner popper" emerges, and he's busy creating some of the sweetest pop you'll ever want to hear! " - Kool Kat Music
“Right to the head of the class for best of the year.” - Not Lame