Leila Montes is a multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter from Barcelona. With two albums on the market, «Influences» and «Black Roses», she is about to release her third album «NOSTALGICOHOLIC».
Her great influences have been Chet Baker, Ella Fitzgerald, Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, Jose James, Stevie Wonder and Prince among many others. Her music, a mix of soul, hip hop, jazz, funk and R&B, has toured venues (Casino de Barcelona, Jamboree Jazz Club, Marula Café, Sala Bikini, Café Royale, Sala Barts, Tarantos…) and festivals (Festival Jardins de Pedralves, 46 Voll-Damm Jazz Festival, 21 Sant Adrià Jazz Festival, Colors International Festival, Nec Festival, Vic Live Music Market…), making the public vibrate with its strength and musical honesty. She has worked with artists such as Kathy Autrey, Julian Vaughn, Emmanuel Djob or Monica Green, among others, and collaborated on projects such as Soulsisters, Blackcelona Explosion or supporting Tom Jones at the Jardins de Pedralbes Festival.
Her last studio album was «Black Roses» and in it she presents a repertoire where the groove is the common thread of a sound full of soul and other styles, that she mixes creating a fresh sound where vocal harmony predominates. This work took over from Leila’s first album, «Influences», her debut, with which she made songs like Mr.O and A Little Bit Bitter rise to the top of the Top 10 on the Soul Spain platform.
On her third album, «NOSTALGICOHOLIC», Leila evolves towards a more current sound without neglecting her influences, led by producer Enric Peinado (Big Menú, Nathy Peluso…). It is the artist’s most eclectic album since all her ways of feeling are mixed, being able to hear electronic sounds in some songs, a more traditional soul in others, a thug bebop, rock moments and her facet as a singer-songwriter where the lyrics are absolute protagonists.