|Performer / Band Name
Electric, Acoustic, Synth
& Bass Guitars, Vocals
|Music Style / Genre
|| Rock, Pop, Funk, Ska, Jazz, Alternative,
|Original / Cover Material
|History of Performer / Band
Lenny was born on an Army
base in Missouri to a Basque father and English mother.
His family resided all over the world before finally
settling in Reno, Nevada.
His earliest interest in music came from listening to
his "toilet radio" (an AM radio shaped like
a toilet) and from his older siblings' records. His
favorite toy was his mini reel-to-reel tape recorder,
which he used to put together his own "pretend"
radio shows (which probably led to his later interest
in studio recording).
Lenny heard his first KISS record at age 11, and became
an instant rock and roll fanatic. He finally picked
up a guitar three years later with the help of his older
brother Paul, and studied with instructor Joe Lachew
for six months. He formed his first band, the Flying
Maniax, at age 16, and did shows regularly for the next
few years all over the West with a variety of bands.
The nineties mainly saw Lenny experimenting with studio
recording. Attempting to fuse rock lead guitar with
many diverse styles of instrumental music, he released
three albums, the first of which, "Comin' At Ya"
(1990), resulted in his being featured in GUITAR Magazine's
"Resume" section. "Technical Difficulties"
(1995) and "Fool's Gate" (1999) followed.
Lenny's latest solo release, "Snarl" (2002)
was his debut as vocalist and lyricist. "Fool's
Gate" and "Snarl" were recorded at Adam
Puchalski's Windstudio in Bellevue, Washington, with
Adam co-producing and playing on them, along with Paul
Higgins (Flying Maniax) on drums.
In the spring of 2002 Lenny joined up
with singer/songwriter Todd South and percussionist
Jim "Cap" Stapp to form Burning Peace. They
have done over one hundred shows together, and released
an album, "Over The Water", in the summer
of 2003. Joe "Laptop" Warmelink was added
on bass that fall. They are regulars (and run the Saturday
night open mic) at Walden's Coffeehouse (recently voted
"Best Live Music" and "Best Open Mic"
in the Reno News And Review).
Lenny's latest project is "Filthy Sea", a
new band which promises to be the heaviest rock stuff
that he has ever recorded. Look for shows and a new
album in 2004!
|Press Reviews / Credits
"This was an unusual CD... The guitar
playing took my attention and I had to listen to the
whole CD because I was surprised at how well it was
done." - INNER DIMENSIONS
"For the life of me, I can't get enough of it...
The guy is pretty amazing on the guitar... All the songs
here are unique." - DAVID WHITE: MIDWEST METAL
"Using finesse over force at all times, Lenny
rocks, swings, funks, and fuses, while never losing
sight of melody, phrasing, and feel. Lenny thinks big
and wins big." - GUITAR MAGAZINE
"Listening to Lenny's 'Technical Difficulties'
was an experience. This could be nick-named the 'space
music your mother warned you about!'" - GUITARIST
"The main strand that shows through all of Lenny's
playing is a great sense of melody. He's very melodic,
not only with his single note passages, but also with
his chord constructions." - GUITAR MANIACS
Featured with band Burning
Peace in the Reno
News & Review.
|Albums / Where Available
Over The Water, 2003 (Burning Peace)
Further Down, 2001 (out of print)
9 Records & MP3.com)
Stuff (1987 - 2001)
Comin' At Ya (out of print)
Also appears on:
In My Room (Beach Boys Tribute) - 1995
Dumb Angel - Sean Macreavy - 1995
A Bunch Of Stuff By Adam - Adam Puchalski - 1997
Gutterball - Adam Puchalski - 2000
Douglas Lee Saum - 2003
||Member of Burning
Peace. Has performed with several open mic regulars.
Occasional member of London