LeRoy Bell & His Only Friends – Tickets – Aladdin Theater – Portland, OR – February 1st, 2013

LeRoy Bell & His Only Friends

LeRoy Bell & His Only Friends

Friday, February 1st, 2013

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Aladdin Theater

Portland, OR

$25.00 adv/dos

Minors -21 permitted with parent or legal guardian.

LeRoy Bell & His Only Friends
LeRoy Bell & His Only Friends
Finishing #8 on the debut season of XFactor USA and
airing in 120 countries, LeRoy Bell has gained millions of
fans all over the world who fell in love with his soulful
vocal sounds and timeless style. The public reaction to
LeRoy’s XFactor performances resulted in him trending
worldwide on Twitter on several occasions. Because of
the exposure and promotion gained from this international
exposure LeRoy Bell is now one of the most distinguished
artists to evolve out of the reality TV music/entertainment
world.
The reception to LeRoy's original music has also been
spectacular. He and his band have performed with Van
Morrison, Fitz and the Tantrums, Sheryl Crow, B.B. King,
Etta James, Joe Cocker, Al Green, Idina Menzel,
Sharon Jones & The Dap King, Paolo Nutini, India.Arie, Erykah Badu, LeAnne Rimes, Joan Osborne, Michael
McDonald, Suzanne Vega, Colin Hay, Mavis Staples, Keb Mo, Taj Mahal, Leon Russell, Sonny Landreth, Charlie
Musselwhite, and Los Lobos.
LeRoy was personally invited by B.B. King to open for him at his Oct 15, 2007 historic return to The Filmore
Auditorium in San Francisco. He’s also had the pleasure of performing at Chateau Ste Michelle, (Seattle),
Humphriey’s (San Diego), Mt. Winery (Saratoga, CA), The Palace Of Fine Arts (S.F, CA), The Paramount and Moore
Theatres (Seattle) The Festival at Sandpoint (Sandpoint, ID), B.B. Kings (NYC) House of Blues (Chicago), The San
Jose Jazz Festival, Portland Waterfront Blues Festival, The Vancouver Island Music Festival, and other prestige
venues across the US and Canada.
Self-producing and releasing 5 CDs over the past 10 years, LeRoy continues as a prolific songwriter gaining a strong
following on AAA radio and featured in media across the US. His music has become a favorite for in-store at
Starbucks worldwide thanks to great support from PlayNetwork.
The Bell family legacy extended from Philly to Seattle when Thom Bell, (LeRoy's uncle) opened up the west coast
offices of Mighty Three Music. As a young staff writer LeRoy teamed with Casey James and wrote songs that would
be recorded by The Spinners, The O'Jays, The Temptations, Rita Marley and most notably Elton John.
“Mama Can't Buy Me Love”, from the “Thom Bell Sessions”, went to #9 pop, #36 R&B, and #1 AC in the fall of 1979,
earning John a Grammy Nomination for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance. That same year Bell and James had their
own million-sellerwith "Livin It Up (Friday Night)" on A&M Records.
In 2003 Fat Boy Slim’s re-mix of Elton's "Are You Ready For Love,” reached #1 in England and most of Europe.
Released on his own label, Martez Music Group the debut EP “Spending Time,” has sold over 20,000 copies. The
2006 release of his first full length CD “Two Sides To Every Story,” received rave reviews. Followed in 2008 with the
politically charged “A Change Is Coming,” LeRoy’s most intimate music project yet “Traces,” a solo acoustic project
was released in 2010.