Story & Photos by Andy Lyons, Editor-in-Chief
The Leo Project has been synonymous with Kansas City rock n’ roll for the better part of a decade. The group brought the house down to fans old and young at a recent show at The Truman. Multiple generations of fans filed in for a night that seemed like a family singalong.
TLP has made no secret they’ve run into some legal issues with their former label, but the show was a great way to put away the stress and get fans together for a night of music. It kicked off with support from For The Win and Impart.
Having so many fans come together to celebrate TLP’s music meant a lot to frontman Tyler Lyon.
“It means the world to me personally,” Lyon said. “I know what music can do for the soul and how we connect with it to create soundtracks to our memories as well as our everyday lives presently so when we can put that type of joy into even just a few hearts, we are doing our job.”
One of the many things that made for a unique night was the many children in attendance including a few who were recognized and brought on stage. Lyon explained that a couple members of the band have children so it is special to be able to pass along a love of rock n’ roll to the next generation.
In the buildup for the show, TLP released some new music via YouTube they listed as “from the unreleased archives.” Lyon said there are plans to release new music that will sound “like a modern take on a classic TLP sound.”
As the legal proceedings pan out, TLP does have new music recorded and Lyon said they are ready to release it and the group will, one way or another. Lyon suggested following the group’s social media platforms for upcoming announcements about their new music as well as their existing releases.
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