Sweet Leda had the opportunity to play the 2012 Dewey Beach Music Conference. With so many bands at DBMC it's hard to see evey band. I was at the bar grabbing some refreshments =) and I heard this incredible voice that cut through the noise of the crowd. I had to go see who this was, well it was Sweet Leda out of MD. I watched their entire set of what I would call soul blues rock that had everything on point from a kick ass band and the cultivating vocals of Julie Cymek. They made they debut at The Legendary Dobbs on Friday Jan 11th. They returned to perform the South Street Spring Festival on May 4th performing to hundreds of fans during the day and then doing an impromptu Midnight show at Dobbs later that night to a sold out crowd.
I highly recommend you to see this band live, they are the real deal.... Jim Thorpe - Dobbs/DBMC
Powered by Julie Cymek’s sultry, commanding vocals and electrifying stage presence, “think Adele mixed with Mary J. Blige, with a certain South Of The Mason-Dixon Line ache that’s all her own”, Sweet Leda has earned a reputation as a “rising star,” taking the diverse mid-Atlantic music scene by storm and becoming one of the most exciting and accomplished live acts around. With its rich blend of new school funk, soul, and pop, Sweet Leda’s heartfelt original material has drawn comparisons to Joss Stone, Janis, Maroon 5, Edie Brickell, and even Led Zeppelin while garnering its very own stylistic label: “sexy smooth rock and groove”.
With their HOT new album “Need The Music” in hand, produced by Stephen Joseph Antonelli and mixed by Drew Mazurek (Linkin Park, Allman Bros.), the band is working hard to share their music with the world! The album’s first single, “Can’t Stand,” was very well received and has garnered much airplay. New cuts such as “Let Her Love Her”, “What I Need”, and “What You Don’t Know” are now getting love from the press as well as SL’s favorite radio stations…and are available on iTunes, Amazon, Pandora, and more!