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Tony Chambers - Guitar, Vocals
Marty Gonyeau - Bass, Vocals
Sean Catanese - Drums
Leaving Lifted is a 3 piece Reggae/Ska/Dub/Rock band from the Macomb area of Michigan, formed in April of 2011. Leaving Lifted has had success from the very beginning, having their debut show at at the Crofoot Ballroom in Pontiac, Michigan. From there, they were invited to Atlantic City, New Jersey for the Oktoberfest event set up by Elephant Talk Indie Music Magazine. There they performed two nights at prime times, and were asked to interview on WLFR Stockton Radio.
Their success continued throughout the year playing respectable venues in Michigan like The Emerald Thearter, The Blind Pig, Hamstock Summer Festival in Mt. Pleasant, the prestigious Stars and Stripes Festival in Mt. Clemens, and a live performance and interview on Tapdetroit radio station. After a summer of relentless gigging, and covering Michigan coast to coast, Leaving Lifted was invited to enter Rustbelt Studios (Where acts such as Kid Rock, Eminem, D12, Slash, and other respectable artists have recorded) to record their first ever EP Cuddles and Puddles. Since the "Cuddles and Puddles" release Leaving Lifted has been invited to premiere venues all over Detroit, and has played with countless national acts. In August of 2013 they were invited down to the Irie Vibes Music Festival in Gruetli-Laager, Tennessee where they played two nights. Leaving Lifted is now back at Rustbelt Studios recording their second EP. Look for some singles to be released soon! At the starting of 2014, Leaving Lifted was nominated for a Detroit Music Award in the category of outstanding Reggae/Ska group. They were invited back for round two of the Irie Vibes Music festival in August of 2014 (this time taken place in Ridgeway, South Carolina).
On March 13th, 2015, Leaving Lifted kicked off a 2 week tour at The Magic Stick in Detroit with Downtown Brown. From there, they were invited by Coolie Ranx of Pilfers to perform in Brooklyn, NY landing the slot before Pilfers headlining set at their cd release party. Next stop was Atlantic City, NJ. Scheduled for the following day, Leaving Lifted had a live performance and interview on the Scene Scene radio show in Philadelphia, PA. After Philly, it was back to Atlantic City for another round of debauchery; falling on St. Patty's Day. The tour continued on to Charleston, SC. For the last 5 days, Leaving Lifted teamed up with their good friends from Oceanstone for some Golf Coast Florida action; hitting Madeira Beach, Indian Rocks Beach, Clearwater Beach and St. Petersburg. It was a fantastic tour all around and the boys met some amazing people. Look for another tour coming up from Leaving Lifted near spring time of 2016. Be ready!
Leaving Lifted's music can also be found on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Rhapsody and many other places!
They have performed with national acts such as The Green, Stick Figure multiple times, Pilfers, The Expendables, Seedless, Skinny Lister, The Veer Union and more.
Leaving Lifted is a band that is constantly evolving. Stay tuned to see them grow exponentially this year, and the years to come.