I Sing

Listen to Leslie singing “How Can It Be” on Easter Sunday at Redeemer Presbyterian Church (Downtown). There are horns!

Jazz Times

WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING ABOUT LESLIE:

…the band’s singing tigress (is) Leslie Spencer. 

~Mark Holsten, Jazziz

Vocalist Leslie Spencer fronts the band on the classic ballad, “Someday.” She has an outstanding voice, pure and rich. She goes full-on sassy on “I Just Wanna Have Fun.” 

…amazing vocalistshe’s stellar. 

~Melissa Bratcher, Popshifter

Vocalist Leslie Spencer bring(s) blues, stomp, and shout into the affair, and she sure as hell has the lungs for it. 

~Mark Tucker, Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange

Leslie Spencer(‘s) soulful vocal sound…adds immeasurably to the overall effect, albeit in a manner that is quite different from the way in which Keely Smith’s singing was juxtaposed with the gravelly sound of Louis, Sr. ~Jazz Mostly

Vocalist Leslie Spencer…is an impressively soulful stylist, gutsy and powerful.

~Christopher Louden, Jazz Times

“Someday” brings Leslie Spencer up front in a vividly Stax/Volt-ish soul ballad. With Memphis style horns a la the Bar-Kays, and her powerful soulful voice in a Carla Thomas by way of Etta James mode stoked by a raunchy tenor that would make Illinois Jacquet smile, this is a radiant, emotionally-charged performance.  ~Marty Khan

*****

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In August 2013, Leslie became the newest member of LOUIS PRIMA JR. & THE WITNESSES. Her first day on the job was recording the album, BLOW, at Capitol Records. It is available through Warrior Records in stores and on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, etc. Leslie travels extensively with the band as they perform throughout the year.

York, PA

In September 2006, Leslie landed the role of “Vixen” in the Brian Setzer Orchestra. She has toured the United States, Japan, Europe and Canada with the big band.  You can hear her voice on four of Brian’s albums, and watch her perform live on the It’s Gonna Rock, ‘Cause That’s What I Do!  concert performance DVD.

Additionally, Leslie has appeared with Setzer’s Orchestra on The Today Show, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, The Tonight Show, Rachael Ray, Dancing with the Stars and FOX’s NFL Sunday.

LOUIS PRIMA JR. & THE WITNESSES

Live performance of “Someday” at the Forvm in Buffalo, NY – July 12, 2014

Behind-the-scenes-footage at Capitol Records, August 23, 2013

THE BRIAN SETZER ORCHESTRA

“Sexy and Seventeen”  Live at the Hollywood Bowl! — September 2012

It’s Gonna Rock, ‘Cause That’s What I Do —   Montreal Jazz Festival, June 2010
(Order the DVD, HERE!)

Trouble Train” – Late Night with Conan O’Brien, November 2009

Rock This Town” – Dancing With the Stars, October 2008

One More Night With You” — The Today Show, November, 2007

Dig That Crazy Santa Claus” — Late Night With Conan O’Brien, November 2006

NEW YORK

“Hallelujah” – Live at Redeemer Presbyterian Church, June 16, 2013

OFF-BROADWAY

“The Marvelous Wonderettes”

GOOFING AROUND WITH THE “SHOWTUNES”

“Grazin’ in the Grass”

“Almost Paradise”