Artist info

Genre

Pop


Tags

Pop Indie


Sounds like

the music your lover plays on a boombox outside your window


band members

Tom Montesi


Influences

Vintage Pop


Unearthed artists we like

Zabba, SKIES, Bjéar, Harts, GANG OF YOUTHS, Fortunes.


Website

instagram.com/losleomusic/

Bio

Let’s be honest, openly admitting you love U2 and Coldplay is rare these days, but for LOS LEO (aka Tom Montesi) that’s all he heard coming out of the family stereo in suburban Adelaide.

Often it’s the smallest moment that can spark a new path and for LOS LEO that crossroad was receiving an acoustic guitar on his 8th birthday. Learning his favourite pop songs developed into writing originals and by his late teens he was following the dream: starting a band with his mates.

Band comps lead to support slots, which lead to solo shows and just as the vibe was building…they broke up. Sure, putting another band together might have worked, but for Tom he thought he’d go it alone.

So far everything about LOS LEO has been “under the radar”. He may live in a small city at the bottom end of Australia and there might be a mountain of songs written in his bedroom that are yet to see the light of day, but here’s the thing about honest songwriting and a voice as enchanting as Tom’s, it’s only a matter of time before people start falling in love.

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

26 Nov 2018

Triple J
40

Saw you opening for DMA's MTV Unplugged and your voice was insane! Sweet, tender and it reaches this really unusual tone. This one's a feel-good bopper.

Saw you opening for DMA's MTV Unplugged and your voice was insane! Sweet, tender and it reaches this really unusual tone. This one's a feel-good bopper.

Review

Review by Bridget Hustwaite Bridget Hustwaite

20 Nov 2018

Triple J
40

So glad you've kept this project alive, Tom. You are one of my fave vocalists, and every track has warmed my heart.

So glad you've kept this project alive, Tom. You are one of my fave vocalists, and every track has warmed my heart.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

19 Nov 2018

Triple J
40

This dude's a real pop visionary and knows when to play it lowkey and when to go big. I reckon if LOS LEO had given this song to John Farnham in 1989 it'd be up top of his Greatest Hits CD.

This dude's a real pop visionary and knows when to play it lowkey and when to go big. I reckon if LOS LEO had given this song to John Farnham in 1989 it'd be up top of his Greatest Hits CD.