Leslie has always been drawn to the acapella gospel and '60's music his father and uncle's sang when growing up. When they realized he could handle both melody and harmony with equal ease, he became part of the group. Those Christian soulful roots shaped who he is as a person, and continue to influence his music today. Leslie has admired the following artists and songwriters in his musical journey: Ben Harper, Zac Brown, Seal, Sam Cooke, Marvin Gaye, Bob Marley, Bunny Ruggs, Billy Joel & Elton John.
As an artist, Leslie Bowe has released 4 independent CDs: "Wings of your Dreams", "Through My Eyes", "Gypsy", and the "Color of Sound". Over the years, he has opened or shared the stage with such artists as Ben Harper, Patty Griffin, Maxi Priest, Third World, The Wailers, & UB 40, just to name a few. For many years Leslie has performed reggae music in his hometown of Pittsburgh, playing steel pan, keyboards and singing at Bahama Breeze restaurants in Pittsburgh, Cleveland & Memphis; also performing with such bands as The Flow Band and most recently The Freedom Band. Performing with those bands, he helped them to achieve "Best Reggae Band" in multiple years. Most recently, Leslie helped co-write all the songs on The Freedom Band's CD release entitled, "Higher".
As a songwriter, Leslie has relocated and is now pursuing a professional songwriting career in Nashville, TN. Leslie's love of Country music has grown so much over the years, and now that passion is finally being fulfilled. Songwriting is his voice and career goal. In October of 2017 (to present), Leslie was selected to join the SongTown Staff Writer's group working with Nashville Songplugger/Publisher Ronna Reeves @ Showbiz-Ro Music.
Fresh. Honest. Soulful.