YEAR FORMED: 2005
HOME TOWN: Kansas City, MO
Tyler - Vox/Guitar
Nic - Guitar
Sean - Bass/Vox
Lance - Drums
The Leo Project is emotion, soul, and passion. This 4 piece juggernaut formed in early 2005 and has developed into one of the most well respected and sought after acts in the Midwest, sharing the stage with the likes of Slipknot, Sevendust, As I Lay Dying, Unearth, 36 Crazyfists, Hinder, Allele, and others.
Front man and guitarist Tyler Lyon started TLP as an acoustic project with guitarist, Nic Trotter. Eventually, 16 year old percussion phenom Lance Bennett joined, along with bassist Sean Hamel. The foursome practiced and tracked songs for months, finally developing their unique sound and stage show. The combination of Tyler and Seans vocal ability definitely sets the band apart from their metal counterparts. With influences ranging from Pantera, Van Halen, Sevendust, Killswitch Engage, The Smashing Pumpkins, and Phil Collins, each member definitely brings a unique style and sound to the table.
Joining CureOne Entertainment in mid 2006, the band has begun to tour regionally to support their much anticipated debut album, The Burning. The album is a powerful and passionate display of soulful singing, riveting guitar work, and unprecedented percussion.
The Leo Project also proudly endorses Pitmasher Clothing. "We have been blessed to find such supportive people and friends to get behind our band, its unbelievable." With their new album flying off shelves, relentless touring, award winning musical abilities, and love for their fans, The Leo Project shows no signs of slowing down.
"Thanks to everyone who makes Leo what it is. We would be nothing without our fans, family, and friends. To everyone who supports us, comes to shows, and buys our CDs, thanks for allowing us the opportunity to do what we love to do." ~TLP