01 Feb Artist Spotlight on Sweet Leda
Sweet Leda has a sound like no other, you can get lost in their music.
A karaoke bar. Guns n Roses. Destiny? It was, at least, for Bassist Jaime Horrigan. In 2001, Horrigan’s future would be forever altered when he walked into a Columbia, Maryland karaoke bar and heard Julie Cymek singing “Sweet Child Of Mine” by Guns N Roses. He decided that they must make sweet music together…immediately! And they did. The duo teamed up with producer Kevin Hill to create the band, Bittersweet, and they went on to record their first full-length album, “This Is Bittersweet”. After a few years and a few changes, Cymek and Horrigan finally found an undeniable energy with two very talented and well-known local musicians, drummer Don Boyette and guitarist Omar ElDieahy…and a new band — Sweet Leda — was born.
Powered by Cymek’s sultry, commanding vocals and electrifying stage presence, Sweet Leda has earned a reputation as a “rising star,” taking the diverse Annapolis music scene by storm and becoming one of the most exciting and accomplished live acts around. With its rich blend of new school funk, soul, and pop, Sweet Leda’s heartfelt original material has drawn comparisons to Joss Stone, Janis, Maroon 5, Supreme Beings of Leisure, and Edie Brickell, while garnering its very own stylistic label: “sexy smooth rock and groove”.
With their HOT new album “Need The Music” in hand, produced by Pro Producer Stephen Joseph Antonelli and mixed by Drew Mazurek (Linkin Park, Allman Bros.), the band is working hard to share their music with the world! The album’s first single, “Can’t Stand,” was well received and has garnered much airplay. New cuts such as “Let Her Love Her”, “What I Need”, and “What You Don’t Know” are now getting some love from the press as well as SL’s favorite radio stations…and are available to you right now on iTunes! Local stations currently spinning Sweet Leda are Annapolis’ 103.1 WRNR, Ocean City, MD’s 98.1 IRIE Radio, and Towson’s 89.7 WTMD.
The year ahead promises to be a more exciting one than ever for Sweet Leda, so be sure to check the website for updates. In the meantime, rest assured that the band will be working hard — in the studio and on the live circuit — to do what they do best: make sweet music.
Very much looking forward to seeing them perform again, and you should too.