Born and raised in Detroit, Leroy Wulfmeier, aka Eli, has been a longtime force in the L.A music scene. For years the frontman of Leroy from the North has been a sought after session player and sideman for some of the tastiest projects coming out of Southern California. While this amount of interest has possibly slowed Leroy from the North’s trajectory, it has also helped it slowly simmer into something magical.
Being a trio, each of the band’s members possess the unique gift of filling the sonic landscape while walking the tightrope of not overdoing things. It is this discretion that makes Leroy from the North so appealing. The band draws from many of the most loved influences in American music but their sound is uniquely original. Each song has a high degree of both musical and lyrical complexity yet never sounds like they are trying too hard.
As one person suggested, Leroy from the North could best be described as a velour tracksuit with a cowboy hat. Influenced by 70’s country gold, mixed with a little Detroit steel, Leroy is just a short dune buggy ride away from the nearest YMCA or above ground pool.