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Nenad Jelic - Lechamayama / Bio

Hello! My name is Nenad Jelic, but my friends call me Lecha or Lechamayama. I was born on 29th September 1977 in Belgrade, Serbia (back then it was called Yugoslavia) where I still live and work. My music career started at the age of 7, when my parents enrolled me in music school, where I played piano for 4 years. Although music school gave me basic musical knowledge (for which I was later thankful), I was not interested in playing classical music at that time, so I failed final exam in 4th grade and quit music school.
When I was 10, a friend got me interested in playing acoustic guitar, so I grabbed one (my parents house was always full of instruments) and started learning on my own. That same year I founded my first band (as a lead singer). And from that point, path was set: bands, gigs, chicks, learning, playing, song writing etc. At my early days, I was mostly influenced by older rock bands and musicians that I listened as a kid: Beatles, Elvis, Shadows, Animals, etc. Real breakthrough for me was first time I heard Iron Maiden (think I was 12 years old), which open my ears for hard rock and metal music: Deep Purple, AC/DC, Metallica, Guns 'n' Roses.... And of course, being a guitar player, I was also influenced by guitar “Gods” - from Hendrix to Satriani. In my later years, I became intolerant of mediocre music and music genres like ethnic, ambient, electronic.... As a matter of fact, these days I mostly listen and play heavy metal music like Pantera (my favourite band), Megadeth, Metallica, Slayer, Sepultura etc.
Parallel with music, I was really interested in computers, which led to experiments with first trackers and sound editing and recording software, and finally got me a job in very cheap recording studio. Thanks to few of my friends, I learned a lot about recording and sound engineering. I was like a pioneer in recording on PC – I recorded my first song in 1995...
So, anyway, music is now only hobby for me. When I get the time, I compose songs and record them at my home on my faithful PC (I have only basic equipment), and every once in a while I gather with my old friends in studio to play our favourite songs....

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Nenad Jelic - Lecha(mayama)
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Nenad Jelic - Lechamayama
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Metal / Rock / Instrumental

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Belgrade, RS