LYRICS & VOCALS
Leilani’s early life was surrounded by music, from a singer/ songwriter and guitarist father, a mother who loved to sing and who still performs in a choir now and a full family with a love of musicals. From an early age, Leilani found a true passion in music. She would write music, perform in school plays and joined a summer performing arts school.
At college, Leilani developed another passion in art but never stopped working on small musical projects. As a day job Leilani works in a local theme park entertainments team and gets to perform as a variety of characters to guests, bringing joy to both them and to her.
On joining 'Call of Sirens' Leilani is looking for new challenges and hopes to develop the role of 'The Siren' with an aim of creating some truly memorable songs and performances.
Andy was exposed to song craft and live performance at an early age with his father being a professional country artist and then later a music promoter and tour manager for bands such as ‘The Clash’ and ‘Squeeze’. In his late teens Andy got a solid grounding in performance by playing frequently with his father's part time touring band in venues across the UK.
In 2008 after performing for several years playing with folk rock collective 'Sound' and then in acoustic duo '3 Penny Puppet', Andy formed Portsmouth based alternative rock band 'TILTED161'. Over the next 5 years the band achieved numerous radio plays, reached the latter stages of the national Live and Unsigned competition, and played many of the South Coast's premier live music venues.
After a few years away from musical projects, 2021 saw Andy release a self-recorded and produced 4 track EP called 'Lucidity' under solo project name 'The Program', with the help of some friends old and new. With a renewed hunger for sound scaping and song writing, Andy is excited to develop these elements further with his bandmates in venture 'Call of Sirens'.
During his informative years Nick took part in numerous musical and theatrical projects, taking on a combination of acting and singing roles. In his late teens Nick gave up singing on stage in favour of focusing purely on music, and in particular, bass guitar, vocals; and song writing.
While at the University, Nick formed a hard rock outfit ‘Leaf’ who toured extensively around the region, playing a combination of hard and progressive rock. Soon after this Nick left the UK for an extended trip to Mexico where he became obsessed with Mariachi and world music.
Upon returning to the UK, he took an extended hiatus away from music to raise his family, however, in recent years, Nick has become active again, most recently as bassist, backing vocalist and songwriter for Bracknell hard rock band ‘Rise of the Machine’, and 80's inspired funk rock outfit ‘The Mustard’.
In ‘Call of Sirens’, Nick is excited to reconnect with his progressive and alternative rock roots and aims to bring some of his more eclectic influences into the mix.
Connor joins ‘Call of Sirens’ with 19 years of drumming experience, including playing live, writing, and recording in numerous musical projects. Growing up on a healthy does of indie and mainstream rock and metal, Connor quickly developed a unique, energetic, and hard-hitting playing style to suite a range of musical genres.
In recent years Connor has played regionally and nationally with popular and established Portsmouth based funk rock band 'Heir of The Dog', playing shows at both the Wedgewood Rooms and at Victorious Festival, as well as many other important venues, as well as many recording sessions over the years. Connor also provided the solid rhythm foundation for alternative pop/ rock project 'Karmabomb' producing an EP and having songs played by BBC Music Introducing in his time with the group.
Connor is excited to add his talent, experience, and style to the eclectic sonic rock foundation of 'Call of Sirens'.