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Michael Leasure

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Michael Leasure Guitarist, Composer, Producer

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Welcome to The Voice For Animals Radio

Michael Leasure is a guitarist/composer/innovative stylist with a massive catalog of ‘categorization defying’, multi-faceted, unique original
compositions, featuring work on guitar synthesizer, as well as jazz, classical and acoustic guitars.

“Michael Leasure is an artist with a vast and eclectic array of talents under his belt.

Not only is he a highly accomplished guitarist, but he is also a forward thinking and skilled composer. If this wasn’t enough his skills transcend the music industry and focus on many other areas, most notably exploring other creative avenues.
Michael’s kaleidoscopic background allows him to successfully experiment with an extensive variety of genres and sound. His latest studio effort, The Voice for Animals Radio showcases Michael’s outstanding musicality,
as well as highlighting another talent that is most often underestimated: the ability to handpick valued collaborators to create poignant tracks with.
The Voice for Animals is chock-full of beautiful songs that bring Michael’s formula towards different directions,
highlighting his versatility and passion for creating a beautiful record with an interesting sonic concept and with very personal lyrics inspired by the ups and downs we all experience in life.”
Andrea Caccese

 

The Mask Of Time 
“Composer and song-writer Michael Leasure never stops captivating his audience with new ideas, incredible arrangements and outstanding production values. Known for always collaborating with talented fellow artists, Michael has a keen ear when it comes to carefully hand-picking collaborators that would add a unique touch to his compositions.  The song creates a bright, uplifting and delicate atmosphere, with Michael’s masterfully conceived instrumental arrangement blending in perfectly with a heavenly voice. The melody of “The Mask Of Time” is bittersweet, much like the story of the song’s protagonists, two young lovers that are kept apart for most of their lives and have to deal with the consequences of their choices and regret.”

 

Review – Christmas Of Yore: A Thousand Years Of Christmas Music: Artist: Michael Leasure

For a trés traditional Christmas revelation, slide into jazzy guitarist Michael Leasure’s easy-listening self-release “Christmas of Yore,” a solid hour of locally produced spiritual reverie. Subtitled “A Thousand Years of Christmas Music,” Leasure’s selections, orchestrations and arrangements are steeped in European lore. His classical guitar roams romantic history for true-to-their-roots revivals of evergreens, including lead track “Angels We Have Heard on High,” “What Child Is This” and “The First Noel.”

Lengthy classical sophistications such as “Jesu, Joy of Mans Desiring” by J.S. Bach and the “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” by Peter Tchaikovsky are rich and fulfilling. Then there’s a touch of gothic shadow in “Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence,” a traditional French number that keeps company with several other historical ghosts, like “Sanctus,” from 13th-century Italy.

By Lindy Shepherd