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LeRoy Bell with special guest, Leon J

Saturday, July 9th – 7pm
On the Village Green
203 N Beach Rd, Eastsound, WA 98245
Tickets are complimentary thanks to our wonderful Summer Series Sponsors!



LeRoy Bell

LeRoy Bell appears courtesy of Doe Bay Resort

LeRoy Bell is an American singer and songwriter. He and his friend Casey James played in Special Blend, and then went on to form their own duo Bell and James, also composing songs that were hits for other artists most notably two charting hit singles for Elton John. Later Bell became a member of the trio Only Friends. In 2011, Bell applied for the American The X Factor and was chosen for the Final 16 and went on to the live shows being mentored by Nicole Scherzinger. He was eliminated after the fifth live show finishing 8th overall in the inaugural season of the American The X Factor when he was in bottom three with Marcus Canty and Lakoda Rayne.

LeRoy Bell has shared the stage with Idina Menzel, B.B. King, Etta James, Joe Cocker, Van Morrison, Sheryl Crow, Huey Lewis, The Steve Miller Band, Fitz and The Tantrums, Paolo Nutini, Zahara, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, The Wallflowers, Al Green, Keb Mo, Taj Mahal, The Temptations, The O’Jays, Mavis Staples, India.Arie, Erykah Badu, Los Lobos, Barenaked Ladies, Jonny Lang, Sergio Mendez, Leon Russell, Charlie Musslewhite and many more.

  • Featured vocalist with Carlos Santana (EMP Founders Award), Zahara (South Africa), Paolo Noise (Italy).
  • He’s written for Elton John, The O’Jays, The Temptations, Teddy Pendergrass, Rita Marley.
  • Best acting debut: LeRoy Bell in “Passing Strange.” Seattle Times 12/22/14
  • Nominated with Zahara and the Soweto Gospel Choir for a SAMA (South African Grammy) for Zahara “New Beginnings Live DVD” 2013
  • Zahara “New Beginnings Live” reached double platinum status in South Africa. Moreover, the DVD was confirmed to be one of the fastest selling DVDs released in South Africa by a South African artist.
  • X Factor USA, Singer/Songwriter, #8 Finalist, Season #1

 

 

Leon J