Legato delivers a musical world, flush with intense, soulful vocals, catchy hooks, and hip-hop rhythms.
Legato’s innovative sound fuses meticulously arranged instrumentation by Producer Roland Apikelis, former dancer for PRINCE, with the savvy, soulful freestyle lyrics of San Francisco vocalist Genevieve Goings of Playhouse Disney's Choo Choo Soul, who has performed on the same stage as P. DIDDY and LES NUBIANS. For the past two years, Legato has performed at clubs all over the San Francisco Bay Area, such as Harry Denton’s Starlight Room and the legendary Elbo Room, as well as sharing the 2004 San Francisco Gay Pride Main Stage with Chaka Khan. Expanding their territory, they will be touring colleges throughout the West coast in 2005.
Legato’s self-titled debut album, released in February 2004 to a standing room-only Plush Room, is an inspired blend of old school, smooth soul coupled with an utterly modern R&B/neo-soul sound that is infectious and undeniably its own. Songs such as "Boo-Bop" and “Leave” have received recognition from industry experts for their bold, emotionally honest lyrics and smooth harmonies. Genevieve displays a vocal maturity far beyond her years and her self-penned lyrics tell the story of a young woman who truly understands love, relationships, music, and the power of her womanhood. “From the first word out of her mouth, you know this 24-year-old has the power to pull you into her world and amaze you with courage and honesty. There is a mysterious intrigue about her that leaves you breathless and hungry for more.” (David Mack, President, EMSI). Genevieve is now working with Disney on a children's television insterstitial entitled " Choo Choo Soul" - music for kids that won't drive parents crazy!