Hey, I am Leif, Singer-Songwriter and Producer.
Fun fact: I learned to walk pulling myself up on the piano we had in our living room, because the motivation of getting to the keys was much bigger than staying on the ground and playing with toys.
I started playing guitar at the age of 6 and taught myself other instruments like piano, bass, drums and ukulele over time. When I turned 13 I started writing my first own songs, because that was and is the way for me to really get my emotions out and express what I feel and think. I wrote hundreds of them since then. They're all in a big folder at my parents house. Then, at the age of 15 I started to built my own home studio, to be able to record my songs, so people could hear them! I spend much time and effort in learning how to record, arrange, produce, mix and master myself with a couple of youtube videos and just loads and loads of messing around and trying.
So as the years went by and I finished Highschool, I moved to London in September 2016 to make music. Took some time to get started, but it started to get somewhere. I did a one year music production course at the Abbey Road Institute, where we did sessions in Studio 1,2 and 3 of the Abbey Road Studios. I have experienced so many great things in London! I've produced two songs for Grammy Award winning songwriter Phil Ramocon, played live with rapper Lucan Mills, wrote songs with people, recorded songs with people, played loads of cool gigs and have met some incredible people along way. Enough cool stories for years worth...
The music I make and hope to make in the future, whether I am being the artist myself or producing and writing for another one, is always as real and honest as possible. I hope the emotions and the work I put into it reflect in the way it sounds and carries.
After my year in London, I moved near Mannheim/Heidelberg in Germany in September 2017, because I got a Studio Space in the Music Production Network and Recording Studio "Alte Zigarrenfabrik". Here I am producing and writing 24/7 and I couldn't be happier! That's what I am doing at the moment and I am thrilled, for what the future will bring! (BTW, drop me a message, if you're a musician, artist or writer in the area, I'd love to say Hi)
I'm now 20 years old and even though this whole journey is scary and uncertain, I couldn't wish for anything else to do!
So join me on my incredible journey. There is a lot more coming in your way! I'm working on loads more original music at the moment which is nearly done. So come back for more about that. I can just say, it gets super exiting! #fortheloveofmusic