Categorized as real R&B, it is without a doubt that Lea Anderson has what the music industry has been waiting for. Through her own rhythm and blues, Lea Anderson aims to create an intimate connection between herself and anyone who has come in contact with her fluid soprano sound. Versatile, she can be acoustic, with a piano, supplemented with tracks, or with her four piece band. No matter the set up, Lea Anderson is always equipped with a flute, which was handed down by her Mother. Lea Anderson’s music is a timeless entity providing us with sounds enlaced with heartfelt melodies, strong vocals and lyrics that tell the story of her past heartbreaks, current happiness, new found self-love, and hopes for equality.
Born in Washington DC, raised in South Carolina now residing in New York, Lea Anderson’s goal it to conquer the music industry note after note. As a member of Actors Equity Association, Lea Anderson mastered orchestration, harmony and melodies through Musical Theatre.
Through the wonderful world of theatre, Lea Anderson performed favorite shows including HAIR, Little Shop of Horrors, Ragtime and Smokey Joes Cafe. Now a staple of New York’s live music scene, Lea has played venues from The Apollo, Rockwood Music Hall, The Shrine, The Duplex, So Far Sounds, Duane Park, as well as the Make Music NYC just to name a few. She’s worked with underground hip hop favorites such as John “JR” Robinson, J Rawls, and Uni-G. Through hip hop, Lea Anderson mastered the art of story telling which is evident in her songwriting ability. Her music has been compared to the sounds of Whitney Houston and Anita Baker with reminisces of Aaliyah.
In 2016, Lea Anderson independently released her first album entitled (Pronounced Lee). Her EP was recorded and produced by Grammy nominated and recipient of 16 Billboard Awards, D-Moet. Lea Anderson is also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, INC.
It all started when…
Lea started selling her art pieces in High School when she was about 15 years old. Unbeknownst to her, her mentor, teacher and neighbor Alvin Glen secretly entered her work into Juried Art Exhibitions. She would win and he would proudly present her with checks after winning!
Lea initially began drawing in school to escape middle school bullying. Lea was accepted into the College of Charleston into the Studio Art Program. She displayed her work in festivals, galleries and restaurants while being a full time college student.
She sold her first solo exhibit in a major gallery before the age of 21. Her favorite painter, Diego River had his first sale at the age of 21 so she strived to be like him.
Her type of art is symbolic figuratism and her medium is oil on canvas. She retired in 2014 but now she is back! Stay tuned for news regarding exhibitions of her work and where you can purchase Lea's art!