The Journey

The many steps of affirmation along the way to reaching my songwriting dreams....One blessing at a time...

 NSAI = Nashville Songwriters Association International
 EWP = Beaird Music Group's "Evening With A Publisher"
 P4P  = Brent Baxter - Songwriting Pro's "Play For Publisher"
P4PW= Barbara Cloyd's - "Play For Publisher Workshop"
GSC = Global Songwriter's Connection - "Publisher Online Pitch"

 

**SO excited about how my songwriting journey has progressed after moving down here to Nashville. I've decided to keep everything offline for a while. Can't wait to share what's been going on**

 

  • 2018+: Exciting stuff!!!

 

  • December, 2017: NSAI Top 40 Song - Selects "Paint By Number" (L. Bowe/D. Hill/J. Roe) to be included in it's Winter 2017-2018 Top 40 list of songs chart.

 

  • October, 2017: NSAI EARS Featured Songwriter - Song, "What Could Go Right" (L. Bowe/J. Sachs) Recommended for Consideration to Publisher Luncheon.

 

  • October, 2017: NSAI EARS Featured Songwriter - Song, "What Could Go Right" (L. Bowe/J. Sachs) Recommended as a writer "One To Watch".

 

  • October, 2017: Selected to SongTown's Staff Writer Club Working with Nashville Songplugger Ronna Reeves.

 

  • October, 2017: SongTown Featured Songwriter - Chosen for "Most Wanted List".

 

  • September, 2017: SongTown Featured Songwriter - Chosen for "Most Wanted List".

 

  • September, 2017: NSAI EARS Featured Songwriter - Song, "Nice & Slow" (L. Bowe/J. Roe) Recommended as a writer "One To Watch".

 

  • June, 2017: NSAI Top 40 Song - Selects "I Could Be That Guy" (L. Bowe/J. Roe) to be included in it's 3rd Quarter 2017 Top 40 list of songs chart.

 

  • June, 2017: NSAI EARS Featured Songwriter - Song, "Fall Backwards" (L. Bowe/J. Sachs) Recommended for Consideration to Publisher Luncheon.

 

  • April, 2017: Beaird Music Group's EWP - Brad Kennard, Razor & Tie Music Publishing selects "Spell" (L. Bowe/K. Kiley) for further consideration.

 

  • April, 2017: GSC Publisher Online Pitch - Lauren Funk, Big Yellow Dog Music Publishing selects  "I Could Be That Guy" (L. Bowe/J. Roe) for further consideration.

 

  • April, 2017: NSAI selects - Song, "I Could Be That Guy" (L. Bowe/J. Roe) for its Spring 2017 Publisher Luncheon Compilation CD to 50+ Nashville Music Row Publishers.

 

  • April, 2017: NSAI Pitch to Publisher - Lee Krabel, SMACKSONGS Music Publishing selects       "I Could Be That Guy" (L. Bowe/J. Roe) for further consideration.

 

  • April, 2017: NSAI EARS Featured Songwriter - Song, "I Could Be That Guy" (L. Bowe/J. Roe) Recommended for Consideration to Publisher Luncheon.

 

  • March, 2017: NSAI EARS Featured Songwriter - Song, "Spell" (L. Bowe/K. Kiley) Recommended for Consideration to Publisher Luncheon.

 

  • January, 2017: NSAI Top 40 Song - Selects "Drink You Up" (L. Bowe/K. Kiley) to be included in it's 2nd Quarter 2017 Top 40 list of songs chart.

 

  • January, 2017: Barbara Cloyd's invitation as One of 16 Writers to Participate in her P4PW with 6 Music Row Publishers: Chris Oglesby - BMG Chrysalis, Rusty Gaston - This Music, Woody Bomar - Green Hills Music, Janie West - Janie West Music, Keithan Melton - Hori Pro, and Bobby Rymer – Writers Den.

 

  • January, 2017: NSAI EARS Featured Songwriter - Recommended as a writer "One To Watch".

 

  • December, 2016: NSAI Pitch to Publisher - Joe Salvo, BMG Music Publishing selects "Drink You Up" (L. Bowe/K. Kiley) for further consideration.

 

  • December, 2016: Songwriting Pro's Brent Baxter selects "Drink You Up" (L. Bowe/K. Kiley) as a "Top 10" song (out of 200+ submissions) for his web P4P event with Tim Hunze of Parallel Music Publishing.

 

  • December, 2016: NSAI EARS Featured Songwriter - Song, "Drink You Up" (L. Bowe/K. Kiley) Recommended for Consideration to Publisher Luncheon.

 

  • October, 2016: NSAI EARS Featured Songwriter - Song, "Drink You Up" (L. Bowe/K. Kiley) Recommended as a writer "One To Watch".

 

  • September, 2016: Beaird Music Group's EWP - Daniel Lee, BMG Music Publishing selects "What's Wrong With This Picture" (L. Bowe/J. Roe/S. Zeleznik) for further consideration.

 

  • July, 2016: Beaird Music Group's EWP - Eric Gallimore, Red Vinyl Music Publishing selects "She Danced" (L. Bowe/B. Baker/K. Kiley) & "Gone Ain't Really Gone" (L. Bowe/M. Moseley) for further consideration.

 

  • July, 2016: NSAI EARS Featured Songwriter - Song, "He's All Mine" (L. Bowe/M. Moseley) Recommended for Consideration to Publisher Luncheon.

 

  • June, 2016: NSAI Pitch to Publisher - Danny Berrios/Natalie Osborne, Downtown Music Publishing select "She Danced" (L. Bowe/B. Baker/K. Kiley) for further consideration.

 

  • May, 2016: NSAI EARS Featured Songwriter - Song, "Your Time To Shine" (L. Bowe/M. Dodson/K. Kirk) Recommended for Consideration to Publisher Luncheon.

 

  • January, 2016: NSAI EARS Featured Songwriter - Song, "Heart Wants What It Wants" (L. Bowe/C. Mills/M. Dolciamore) Recommended for Consideration to Publisher Luncheon.

 

  • February, 2015: Beaird Music Group's EWP - Daniel Lee, BMG Music Publishing selects "One Girl Town" (L. Bowe/K. Jackson) for further consideration.

 

  • February, 2015: NSAI EARS Featured Songwriter - Song, "Kickin' Boots" (L. Bowe) Recommended as a writer "One To Watch".

 

  • January, 2015: NSAI EARS Featured Songwriter - Song, "Your Heart" (L. Bowe/J. Challandes) Recommended for Consideration to Publisher Luncheon.

 

  • November, 2014: NSAI EARS Featured Songwriter - Song, "One Girl Town" (L. Bowe/K. Jackson) Recommended for Consideration to Publisher Luncheon.

My Story

A Pittsburgh, PA native now living in Nashville - Leslie was 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 keyboards and singing with such bands as The Flow Band and currently 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 was the Grand Prize Winner of the 2008 Tunesmith Songwriting Contest in Nashville, TN for the song, "Livin' Large in a Small Town" (co-written by Scott Sanford and Linda M.), and the Grand Prize Winner of the Stagenoise 2007 International Songwriting Contest for the song "Here I Am" (co-written by Nancy Vogl). Leslie was also the 2008 Second Place Winner in the "Song of Peace Songwriting Competition" for the Tipperary Peace Convention held in Tipperary, Ireland for the song, "If Only for Today" (co-written by Geoff Thurman & Nancy Vogl). Leslie was also a Finalist for Heineken's 2008 Red Star Soul Independent Achiever Award in Chicago, IL. In addition, while attending the University of Pittsburgh his song, "Step to the Challenge" was chosen as the official Pennsylvania state theme song for the Special Olympics his senior year. Leslie has also performed multiple shows for the Sunday Writer's Night series at the legendary Bluebird Cafe, and has sung our National Anthem for the Pittsburgh Pirates for many years.

Leslie 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 second voice and next career goal. Follow & support Leslie as he follows his heart and dreams, not based on money or fame but in the creation of music & lyrics. Let his music reach out and touch you.

Leslie Bowe...Fresh. Authentic. Original.