A veteran musician from the Baby Boom era, Little Leroy knows his generation. Whether it’s the Beatles, the Stones, Simple Minds or Tears for Fears, he mixes it up with Swing, Blues, Funk, and whatever else gets toes tapping and hips swinging. Basically the funny guitarist in his tall hat, with sidekick Jake Jones on rhythm guitar, wants people to have a great time grooving to songs they already love.
“I’ve played in a lot of original-music bands, but I wanted to play music that people could immediately relate to,” says Little Leroy, a.k.a. Murali Levine, whose CD Enjoying a Life won a New Mexico Music Award in 2011. “We’re all older—I’m 65 and most of the guys are over 50—so we have a sense of what people are looking for in terms of entertainment.”
Little Leroy has played La Fiesta Lounge with other bands over the years, and appreciates the sophisticated crowd. “They can actually understand our humor and relate to it,” he laughs. “We want to give them an experience that they’ll remember and want to come back again.”