Danny (singer/songwriter) fronted Los Angeles based Reggae/Soul band INTERNATIONAL FARMERS who wrote two albums before he moved to Hawaii. After two years on the island, he moved to Carlsbad to become a rep for Stone Brewing Co. Scott Clayton, long time friend in the biz, came across him on Facebook one day & noticed he moved to the area. Knowing Danny's skills & style, Scott jumped at the opportunity to work on this project.
Scott & Jonam LeBlanc have been a drum & bass pair since 2008, 1st backing Ikaika Beamer, & next starting the band SHORELINE ROOTZ. Jonam started a family and went to golf academy; while Scott started a music booking agency. Scott, Jonam, and the original horns were all in Shoreline Rootz together.
In 2017 the original horns, the Brassholes moved on, but are always part of the project's roots. Jeff(trombone) has moved north near the bay area, and Carlos(trumpet) has his family focus. The horn section is represented by the talent of Jeff Dresser on saxophone, and Donny Carter playing both trumpet and trombone. Jah Mex completes the band bringing his experience on keys, back up vocals, and the melodica.
Fast forward and we've finally gained back the urge to create music like we used to with a couple new band mates & share it with our fans!
The name "New Leaf" derives from us all coming back to music after it taking a toll on us. Opening a new chapter in life, looking at things in a new & positive way, and starting over fresh is what New Leaf is all about. We feel our sounds reflect this way of thinking as we feel it's very unique & special.