Leaders And Kings
Nick Monroe- Lead Guitar, Back up Vocals
Casey Self- Vocals
Johnny Reeves- Bass, Back Up Vocals
Zack Stiltner- Guitar and Back Up Vocals
Hometown – Nashville, TN
The band was established in Nashville, Tennessee in 2013. The founding members include Casey Self, Johnny Reeves, Nick Monroe, and Weiss. All the band members met each other while hanging out in downtown Nashville, just after they decided to make the move to Tennessee to pursue their music careers. After talking to each other about their plans in Nashville, the guys soon figured out they had all originally moved to Tennessee from North Carolina and only lived about an hour or so apart from one another! A few months later, they entered Omni Sound Studios as a band to record their first album in October 2013 with producer Voytek Kochanek, who is known for producing Chaka Khan, Ozzy Osbourne, and Queensryche. After finishing their first album, they began booking shows at some very well known venues in Nashville like 12th & Porter and The Rutledge. That same year, the band entered a Battle of the Bands contest and won 3rd place which helped them develop a great start in Music City and establish an awesome following.
The following year in 2014, the band went back to Omni Sound Studios to record their second album “Never Seen the Day”. The album received reviews by Muso2Muso as being named Band of the Year and by Never Ending Stage as being the Band of the Month as well as Band of the Year. In addition to those reviews, they received a major write up in Skope Magazine as “A Monster in Music City” along with a seven page write up in CVWW Magazine about their progress as a rock band in Nashville. In July of 2014 the band opened for the Vans Warped Tour on the Ernie Ball Stage located at the Nashville Fairgrounds. Later, the band went on to headline two Film Festivals as well as being the only rock band to perform during the CMA Fan Fest at B.B. King’s Blues Club in downtown Nashville.
In January 2015 the band traveled to Cleveland, Ohio to begin recording their newest album at Standby Studios owned by Neil Sheehan and owner of Standby Records with producer Don DeBiase. Don is known for producing Modern Day Escape, Gatlin,and Mettal Maffia. The band also worked with co-producer Jeremy Stempert, who helped produce Light the Fire. During May 2015 the band finished their album and in September 2015 their band, Leaders And Kings joined the Standby Records Family, signing with Standby Records. The Journey is starting right now.