King Leo

King Leo is a five-piece blues band based in Dunedin, New Zealand.

They deliver a serious uptown blues sound that has won them many fans over the last few years.

Leo LaDell (aka King Leo) has been playing Blues professionally for 20 years, singing, playing guitar and harmonica with a variety of great bands.

His experience has seen him working with some of the greats of Blues including Pinetop Perkins, Big Bill Morganfield, and Bo Diddley.

He is well-versed in the styles of his influences, including Chicago artists Muddy Waters and Little Walter, Louisiana greats Eddie "Guitar Slim" Jones and Slim Harpo, and Memphis legends B.B. King, Little Milton and Bobby "Blue" Bland.

After moving to Dunedin, New Zealand, Leo set about finding the musicians to produce the definitive blues sound he was looking for and hit the jackpot with Vernon Sawers on bass and Jim Strang on drums.

Genre: Blues

Members: 5

Location: Dunedin (Otago)