Leopold and his Fiction
Date and Time
Tuesday, April 29th, 2014 at 4:00pm
LEOPOLD & HIS FICTION @ The Gramophone ORH Concerts Presents @ The GramophoneNaked, stripped down and aching with adrenaline is the rawness ofLeopold and his Fiction. A revolving group of friends led by Daniel James (lead vocal/guitar), their essential make up sprouted from collaborations made on the road in the whirlwind cycle of touring. From San Francisco to LA to Austin various musical adventures had come and gone, until James found a common vision in the musicians hed met along the way. Originally formed as an outlet for Daniel to exercise his virtues gained from years living in Detroit,Leopold and his Fiction absorbed pieces of the Motown catalog along with the protopunk resonance of Iggys Stooges and molded them into a personal version of the rock n roll dream. Its as if they, themselves, are connected directly into an electrical outlet. The band elicits a power when its time to perform that is unable to be harnessed in any other medium short of a fist fight, says James. Whether thats on stage or in a recording studio its almost hard to contain it. Its more life than Ive ever felt before. It was that sonic fever that landed the group recent support slots for The Cult and ZZ Top. For the past yearLeopold and his Fictionhave been working with Grammy-nominated producer Chris Frenchie Smith (The Datsuns, Slayer, Jet, The Dandy Warhols, etc.) in recording and capturing a captivating musical journey that is as relentless as it is inspiring.