Their forte is variety.
night they may be performing a jazz concert and improvising on music by great jazz composers, original jazz themes and classic standards.
...and the next night they may be playing a dance and singing classic motown,
blues and an amazing variety classic pop/rock/swing/soul music... hit songs of performers like the Beatles, Ray Charles, Johnny
Cash, Elvis Presley, The Commodores, Van Morrison, The Everly Brothers, Al Green, Booker T & The MGs, The Ventures, Stevie
Wonder, Louis Jordan. Earth Wind & Fire, etc etc. In this "party mode" they deliver high energy vocals (and vocal harmonies),
grooving instrumental accompaniments, and exciting keyboard, guitar & bass solos.
then the next night they may be doing entirely instrumental "background" music at a cocktail/dinner event playing quiet Brazilian
bossa novas, light swing tunes, and soft ballads.
...and then the
next night (or maybe a few nights later...) they may be at a country club playing an anniversary party and
in tunes made popular by Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, & Tony Bennett.
The L & M band usually performs as a 2-5 piece band depending on the situation
Curt Landes: piano, keyboards(key bass),
vocals (& occasionally guitar, drums, percussion)
Vince Martin: guitar, bass guitar, vocals (& occasionally
drums, percussion...and ...rarely... keyboards!)
L & M are very
fortunate to have access to a great network of talented musicians. These are some of the finest (and most in demand) musicians
in the area. Some operate mainly as freelance performers and some are members of top bands in the area.
the band's most frequent collaborators (past & present) are:
Willie Akins: saxophones
Winfield Gaylor: saxophones
Fred Walker: saxophones
Al Ox: drums,
piano. keyboards, bass pedals, vocals
Mark Rogers: drumset, vocals
Chris Fabick: drums, various percussion
Blake Travis: percussion, vocals
Mary Dyson: vocals
our beloved brother, the late, great Gerald DeClue: saxophones
& flute (and...sometimes...vocals!)