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LeAnder is an American alternative rock band from Nashville, Tennessee with a similar style to NeedToBreathe and Foo Fighters. Their live performance and energetic stage presence are truly inspiring and contagious. Always welcoming crowd participation, LeAnder is very tight rhythmically and delivers a Switchfoot and 30 Seconds To Mars influenced sound behind driving anthems and tasteful pop melodies. They met at MTSU, but didn’t establish the band until 2015. While navigating through difficult relationship and job circumstances, frontman Scott Anderle launched a successful kickstarter and brought on drummer Andrew Hall and bassist Logan Rhea to create LeAnder. In the Spring of 2017, Cory Uhls hit the road during their first tour and officially joined the band in later that fall.  

In 2016, they released their debut EP Invictus and toured across the Southeast playing several colleges and house shows. To keep their momentum running, LeAnder quickly dropped their sophomore EP, The Tension, and toured over 25 cities promoting the record. Most notably, LeAnder has collectively played with and opened for Framing Hanley, NeedToBreathe, Colton Dixon, We Are Messengers and Sent By Ravens. Several music industry blogs such as Alternative Press, MoviePilot, Neat Nashville, and I Am The Industry are talking about LeAnder’s recent success with The Tension and their music video Feel It In My Bones.

Currently, LeAnder is booking shows for their spring tour and songwriting with multiple artists for their 3rd project. Their music is available on Spotify and all other digital platforms.

 

MISSION:

The heart behind LeAnder is an open invitation to answer the question, what does it mean to be fully alive? With that in mind, LeAnder aims to use their influential music and authentic lyrics as a platform of hope and encouragement to the next generation on and off stage. As We Are Messengers lead singer Darren Mulligan says, “these are fine men, with true hearts and a passion for music that is infectious”. There's freedom in surrender and beauty in the chaos.

The Team

Scott Anderle Vox, guitar LeAnder front man Scott Lamons, 23, is no stranger to the music industry. This 2014 Match Records Songwriting Competition winner has been featured on albums such as Not Be Moved: Live From Southeast Vineyard Churches by Vineyard Music and Dreamcatcher by Mogli The Iceburg. Lately, the Chattanooga, Tennessee local has been focusing on LeAnder’s upcoming debut EP release featuring popular songs “Feel It In My Bones” and “Steakhouse.”             “As a songwriter, I write songs that make me feel exposed after playing them. It can be exhausting and leave my head ringing with emotions. I hope these songs not only tell my story, but the story of the listener.”             The Middle Tennessee State University alum has opened for Framing Hanley, Seryn, Sent By Ravens and stand-up comedian Sinbad.  Although Lamons has had an exciting career so far, the path was not always so bright. After some trying times he almost turned his back on the music industry.             “I decided to give up on music thinking that my desire for music was a negative trait and a hindrance on my advancement towards God. Now I know that it is a God-Given desire that I need to live out.” 

Scott Anderle

Vox, guitar

LeAnder front man Scott Lamons, 23, is no stranger to the music industry. This 2014 Match Records Songwriting Competition winner has been featured on albums such as Not Be Moved: Live From Southeast Vineyard Churches by Vineyard Music and Dreamcatcher by Mogli The Iceburg. Lately, the Chattanooga, Tennessee local has been focusing on LeAnder’s upcoming debut EP release featuring popular songs “Feel It In My Bones” and “Steakhouse.”

            “As a songwriter, I write songs that make me feel exposed after playing them. It can be exhausting and leave my head ringing with emotions. I hope these songs not only tell my story, but the story of the listener.”

            The Middle Tennessee State University alum has opened for Framing Hanley, Seryn, Sent By Ravens and stand-up comedian Sinbad. 

Although Lamons has had an exciting career so far, the path was not always so bright. After some trying times he almost turned his back on the music industry.

            “I decided to give up on music thinking that my desire for music was a negative trait and a hindrance on my advancement towards God. Now I know that it is a God-Given desire that I need to live out.” 

Andrew Hall Drums    As sure as his heart beats in his chest, Andrew Hall lives to beat the drums. The energy that flows through him as he plays comes straight from his love for Christ, and his love for God is a powerful one.       Hall is the official drummer for the new band LeAnder. Hall has built a respected reputation for himself in the Middle Tennessee area by playing for bands in Murfreesboro and Nashville, Tennessee. From previously playing with The Mary Howell Band to booking shows at Bonhoeffer's, a music venue for local talent, this Fayetteville, Arkansas native has mad skills. Hall attends Middle Tennessee State University where he will earn his bachelor's degree in audio production in 2016.       "I hope to be a professional drummer first and foremost, but I also would love to own my own studio one day."      Growing up in a musical family inspired Hall to find his niche in the music industry.  His father taught him how to play the drums at the young age of 14, and Hall has been pursuing his passion ever since. Church was the first place Hall felt comfortable performing. He played for his youth group and numerous worship bands in his hometown one year after embracing his gift.       In 2009, Hall discovered a music camp located in Nashville, Tennessee called Camp Electric. It is a program made for teenagers to practice their creative skills through participating in worship and rock and roll bands. Hall met Morgan Mitchell, the future band manager for LeAnder, at Camp Electric. The two formed a friendship that turned into a relationship. Hall and Mitchell were married in December of 2013.

Andrew Hall

Drums

   As sure as his heart beats in his chest, Andrew Hall lives to beat the drums. The energy that flows through him as he plays comes straight from his love for Christ, and his love for God is a powerful one. 
     Hall is the official drummer for the new band LeAnder. Hall has built a respected reputation for himself in the Middle Tennessee area by playing for bands in Murfreesboro and Nashville, Tennessee. From previously playing with The Mary Howell Band to booking shows at Bonhoeffer's, a music venue for local talent, this Fayetteville, Arkansas native has mad skills. Hall attends Middle Tennessee State University where he will earn his bachelor's degree in audio production in 2016. 
     "I hope to be a professional drummer first and foremost, but I also would love to own my own studio one day."
     Growing up in a musical family inspired Hall to find his niche in the music industry.  His father taught him how to play the drums at the young age of 14, and Hall has been pursuing his passion ever since. Church was the first place Hall felt comfortable performing. He played for his youth group and numerous worship bands in his hometown one year after embracing his gift. 
     In 2009, Hall discovered a music camp located in Nashville, Tennessee called Camp Electric. It is a program made for teenagers to practice their creative skills through participating in worship and rock and roll bands. Hall met Morgan Mitchell, the future band manager for LeAnder, at Camp Electric. The two formed a friendship that turned into a relationship. Hall and Mitchell were married in December of 2013.

 
Logan Rhea Bass guitar Life, freedom and adventure. These are the three core values that define Logan Rhea. You never know what day will be your last, so live each day to the fullest. Never see the glass as half empty, always accept the challenges and love Christ. This is the philosophy of Logan Rhea. Rhea is the bassist for the new band LeAnder. This Alanta, Georgia native attended Middle Tennessee State University to study Music Business alongside of his band mates Scott Anderle and Andrew Hall. Rhea has been a bassist for 11 years and has played with artists such as Colton Dixon and We Are Messagers. Switchfoot, MuteMath, Coldplay and Bon Jovi inspire Rhea musically and he strives to make as big as an impression in the music industry as theses bands have. Rhea is naturally a passionate person. He has a big personality and an even bigger heart for people and Christ. He believes in others when no one else does, and he finds fulfillment through encouraging people to find their purpose.  Seeing others succeed drives Rhea to be more enthusiastic about life. His energy grows stronger when he gathers people to connect and create.

Logan Rhea

Bass guitar

Life, freedom and adventure. These are the three core values that define Logan Rhea. You never know what day will be your last, so live each day to the fullest. Never see the glass as half empty, always accept the challenges and love Christ. This is the philosophy of Logan Rhea.

Rhea is the bassist for the new band LeAnder. This Alanta, Georgia native attended Middle Tennessee State University to study Music Business alongside of his band mates Scott Anderle and Andrew Hall.

Rhea has been a bassist for 11 years and has played with artists such as Colton Dixon and We Are Messagers.

Switchfoot, MuteMath, Coldplay and Bon Jovi inspire Rhea musically and he strives to make as big as an impression in the music industry as theses bands have.

Rhea is naturally a passionate person. He has a big personality and an even bigger heart for people and Christ. He believes in others when no one else does, and he finds fulfillment through encouraging people to find their purpose.  Seeing others succeed drives Rhea to be more enthusiastic about life. His energy grows stronger when he gathers people to connect and create.

Cory Uhls Lead Guitar Cory met Scott through a mutual friend at MTSU. They immediately realized that we were on the same page musically. They had a lot of the same influences and understood each others thoughts on songs and production. He helped him produce some demos and just stayed in touch. When LeAnder dropped to a three-piece Cory offered to fill in for a while and they all clicked, as friends and musicians. Cory's influences are John Mayer, Andrew Belle, NEEDTOBREATHE, Moon Taxi, Elliot Moss, Colony House, and COIN.

Cory Uhls

Lead Guitar

Cory met Scott through a mutual friend at MTSU. They immediately realized that we were on the same page musically. They had a lot of the same influences and understood each others thoughts on songs and production. He helped him produce some demos and just stayed in touch. When LeAnder dropped to a three-piece Cory offered to fill in for a while and they all clicked, as friends and musicians. Cory's influences are John Mayer, Andrew Belle, NEEDTOBREATHE, Moon Taxi, Elliot Moss, Colony House, and COIN.

GET TO KNOW THE BAND: (FULL INTERVIEW HERE) What is your Vision for the future? Writing our strongest material, delivering our most dynamic performance, and making this lifestyle a full-time career. Do you have a favorite LeAnder song/why OR if someone only listened to one LeAnder song in their lifetime, which one would you want it to be? Andrew: Light My Path because that’s probably the most fun and creative drum part I’ve written with LeAnder. That is all.  Scott: Oh Darling. It is a song that I feel like identifies me lyrically and musically. It’s my proudest piece of work because a coherent theme. strong melody and hopefully also an emotionally vulnerable song. which we can build connection between individuals.  Logan: The Change. This is the first song we wrote together as a band and it’s a reminder to trust in God’s plan when my plans let me down. Would you categorize yourselves as Christian artists, or would you consider yourselves a crossover band. What are your thoughts on that? Andrew: I don’t like the idea of music being Christian or non-Christian. If we have to call it something, we are a crossover band. However, I hope we are moving towards ending that separation.  Scott: We are a rock band that address issues about life. I think it’s a dangerous thing to have “Christian music” and “music” because the industry is so materialist. It’s like claiming to be a prophet when you’re really a pagen.  When you create that separation, you can fall into a mindset of excluding people. We want to welcome and invite everyone into the journey. Strictly, just genre, we are still working through that, but my hope is that we would be considered in the same vein as Colony House, Johnny Swim, and NeedToBreathe.  Logan: If I’m a Christian who’s a pilot, am I considered a Christian pilot or a pilot who’s a Christian? We are a rock band who are also Christians. Our faith influences everything we do. We don’t want our music to be limited to one specific group. Our goal is to write songs of hope to know there’s still beauty in the chaos, and freedom in surrender. As Jon Foreman says, “In times of hardships, both doubt and faith are viable options. I chose to have faith.”  How is The Tension different from your first EP Our first EP Invictus were songs and parts Scott already had written whereas The Tension was our first band collaboration. Andrew recorded, mixed and mastered the entire project and Logan co-wrote one of the songs. Scott gave more freedom to change each songs direction and it was tracked within 12 hours at MTSU studios.  Y'all have some powerful lyrics. Do you write all your own songs? Yes we write all of our own songs with Scott leading the charge on most of the song writing. However, we are co-writing and co-producing more and more songs with other artists and creatives. Music these days can tend to focus on flashy sounds, and meaningful messages can get lost. You have successfully found a great balance of awesome sound, with powerful words. Is this something that has been intentional from the get go We strive to be excellent and relevant in our sound while still keeping our unique influences and creative styles of playing. We aim to write authentic lyrics that challenge us and our listeners to search for answers to the questions life throws at us.  Logan: We have always said, “God, if you’re not our main focus for the band, put an end to it. Otherwise, open more doors and bless our efforts.” It’s a scary prayer but it humbles us to live in surrender which actually frees us from the need for control. We put our ultimate hope and security in our heavenly Father. His heart is good and He wants the best for us. Knowing this truth, we choose to trust him in every area of our life. What is the biggest writing influence for y’all? Scott: Jon Foreman, Bono, Bear (from NEEDTOBREATHE, Matt Thessien Logan: Anberlin, MuteMath, Colony House Cory: Coin,  Andrew: Paramore, Sanctus Real, Lester Estelle (drummer) What’s your favorite part of touring? Scott: getting to play the songs with new energy every night and hanging out with my bros Logan: Traveling to new places and meeting new people with music being the central theme tying it all together.  Andrew: Getting to play music every night. Do you have any pre- or post show rituals, funny or serious? Scott: Trying to find a place to be alone right after the show to process Logan: I invite and text everyone I know to our shows (even right before we go).  Andrew: I listen to Santcus real... What can people expect at a LeAnder show? What “vibe” do you strive to create? You can expect a lot of crowd participation, high energy, and melodies that will forever being stuck in your head. We play each show differently according to the room and to the unique audience. We strive to create an engaging show that unite people together. We don’t want our shows to be an outlet for escapism, but instead, we hope our music inspires our audience to keep going for their dreams in the midst of uncertainty.     

GET TO KNOW THE BAND: (FULL INTERVIEW HERE)

What is your Vision for the future? Writing our strongest material, delivering our most dynamic performance, and making this lifestyle a full-time career.

Do you have a favorite LeAnder song/why OR if someone only listened to one LeAnder song in their lifetime, which one would you want it to be?

Andrew: Light My Path because that’s probably the most fun and creative drum part I’ve written with LeAnder. That is all. 

Scott: Oh Darling. It is a song that I feel like identifies me lyrically and musically. It’s my proudest piece of work because a coherent theme. strong melody and hopefully also an emotionally vulnerable song. which we can build connection between individuals. 

Logan: The Change. This is the first song we wrote together as a band and it’s a reminder to trust in God’s plan when my plans let me down.

Would you categorize yourselves as Christian artists, or would you consider yourselves a crossover band. What are your thoughts on that?

Andrew: I don’t like the idea of music being Christian or non-Christian. If we have to call it something, we are a crossover band. However, I hope we are moving towards ending that separation. 

Scott: We are a rock band that address issues about life. I think it’s a dangerous thing to have “Christian music” and “music” because the industry is so materialist. It’s like claiming to be a prophet when you’re really a pagen. 

When you create that separation, you can fall into a mindset of excluding people. We want to welcome and invite everyone into the journey. Strictly, just genre, we are still working through that, but my hope is that we would be considered in the same vein as Colony House, Johnny Swim, and NeedToBreathe. 

Logan: If I’m a Christian who’s a pilot, am I considered a Christian pilot or a pilot who’s a Christian? We are a rock band who are also Christians. Our faith influences everything we do. We don’t want our music to be limited to one specific group. Our goal is to write songs of hope to know there’s still beauty in the chaos, and freedom in surrender. As Jon Foreman says, “In times of hardships, both doubt and faith are viable options. I chose to have faith.” 

How is The Tension different from your first EP

Our first EP Invictus were songs and parts Scott already had written whereas The Tension was our first band collaboration. Andrew recorded, mixed and mastered the entire project and Logan co-wrote one of the songs. Scott gave more freedom to change each songs direction and it was tracked within 12 hours at MTSU studios. 

Y'all have some powerful lyrics. Do you write all your own songs?

Yes we write all of our own songs with Scott leading the charge on most of the song writing. However, we are co-writing and co-producing more and more songs with other artists and creatives.

Music these days can tend to focus on flashy sounds, and meaningful messages can get lost. You have successfully found a great balance of awesome sound, with powerful words. Is this something that has been intentional from the get go

We strive to be excellent and relevant in our sound while still keeping our unique influences and creative styles of playing. We aim to write authentic lyrics that challenge us and our listeners to search for answers to the questions life throws at us. 

Logan: We have always said, “God, if you’re not our main focus for the band, put an end to it. Otherwise, open more doors and bless our efforts.” It’s a scary prayer but it humbles us to live in surrender which actually frees us from the need for control. We put our ultimate hope and security in our heavenly Father. His heart is good and He wants the best for us. Knowing this truth, we choose to trust him in every area of our life.

What is the biggest writing influence for y’all?

Scott: Jon Foreman, Bono, Bear (from NEEDTOBREATHE, Matt Thessien

Logan: Anberlin, MuteMath, Colony House

Cory: Coin, 

Andrew: Paramore, Sanctus Real, Lester Estelle (drummer)

What’s your favorite part of touring?

Scott: getting to play the songs with new energy every night and hanging out with my bros

Logan: Traveling to new places and meeting new people with music being the central theme tying it all together. 

Andrew: Getting to play music every night.

Do you have any pre- or post show rituals, funny or serious?

Scott: Trying to find a place to be alone right after the show to process

Logan: I invite and text everyone I know to our shows (even right before we go). 

Andrew: I listen to Santcus real...

What can people expect at a LeAnder show? What “vibe” do you strive to create?

You can expect a lot of crowd participation, high energy, and melodies that will forever being stuck in your head. We play each show differently according to the room and to the unique audience. We strive to create an engaging show that unite people together. We don’t want our shows to be an outlet for escapism, but instead, we hope our music inspires our audience to keep going for their dreams in the midst of uncertainty.