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Leland Blue is a family affair.
Made up of brothers, Connor & Ben, and their cousin Satchel, Leland Blue was founded young, at middle school talent shows and in family rooms in Midland, Michigan. With musicians for parents and growing up on the sounds of everything from Led Zeppelin to Stevie Wonder, the twenty-somethings can’t imagine a different future for themselves. And it only seemed right to name their band after their roots, a stone they collected as kids off the coast of the Great Lakes.
Now, they’re embodying the idols they grew up with. Lying between verses of their songs you can hear The Smiths, you can feel The Cars, and you’re confident they listened to Disco and R&B and Rock— But there’s also a genre present no one can seem to put their finger on, and that’s where Leland Blue turns heads.
With a continuously growing fanbase, the boys found early encouragement when they released their first single in 2017, “Sofia,” which has amassed over 2 million streams. After two EPs that continued to develop with every release, the group started to gather steam by playing a variety of shows across Michigan.
Now based in Grand Rapids, Leland Blue is looking forward to continuing to do what they love best. While continuing to develop as songwriters and musicians as they look to experiment with new sounds and musical ideas, Leland Blue hopes to capture the experience of being human in order to bring people together.