Background: Awakened by the Beatles, Lasley picked up the guitar at age nine. His father is a saxophonist and served as a storyboard artist for numerous movie directors in the Los Angeles area. His mother, a native to Spain's Basque lands, is a keyboardist and songwriter as well as a professional flamenco dancer. While growing up in Malibu California, musical talents that were often heard in the Lasley household included Carlos Montoya, Segovia, Carlos Antonio Jobim, Stan Getz, Joao Gilberto, Sergio Mendez, D'Jango Reinhardt, the Beatles and Bob Dylan.
Creative Abilities: Lasley is a talented Bossa Nova singer-songwriter as well as a polished multi-instrumentalist. He plays a variety of instruments that include acoustic, electric, and bass guitar, keyboards, flutes, ukulele and drums. He has written, arranged, produced and performed several albums in various styles including Latin/World Beat, Bossa Nova, Jazz, Rock, Classical and progressive instrumental. He has also composed and performed musical scores for radio, TV commercials and most recently, the Hollywood film industry through MasterSource and Mediatone Music Inc. In Lasley's pursuit to formalize his knowledge of music, he currently attends San Diego State University in pursuit of a Master's degree in Musicology. Lasley has performed with Dan Folgelberg, Eliza Gylkison, Dan Bern, Tripp Sprague, Dennis Weaver, and Jim Messina.
Recent Work: Lasley's Latin music is presently signed to Etherean Music, Inc. Two of his newest musical compositions were signed to Mediatone Music Inc. in early 2003. Ad campaigns for Colgate products (2002-2003) will also be accompanied by Lasley's Latin beat. Heartbreakers (2001), a comedy release with Gene Hackman and Jennifer Love Hewitt, features music by Lasley as well as other motion picture productions such as Seven Days (2001), Miramax Pleasures (2001) and Chips (1999). Since 1990, Lasley has released three Latin style albums through World Disc Music. They include Latin Moon (1996), Native Soul (1995) and Canciones de Llamas (1994). Additionally, "works for hire" include songwriting projects for North Sound (1997), vocal tracks for Peter Sprague (2002) and a holiday CD for the Hotel Del Coronado (2001). In total, Lasley has 8 CDs to his credit. Listen for Lasley on KPBS (The Lounge), KOGO, KPFX, KCRW, KVCR, KSDT, KCBX and KXST or visit him at the Hotel Del Coronado where he plays four nights a week.