About

LESLIE HARRIS

Leslie started performing at age six, in the church choir. Her professional career began in 1978 with a long-standing house gig at The Devonshire Hotel. Leslie has performed with, among others: The Rhythm & Blues Allstars, Crusoe, The Euphorics (acapella), The Mark Hasselbach Orchestra, The CFOX Electric Lunch Orchestra and The CHRX Classic Rockers.

She has opened for Tina Turner, Bryan Adams, Steppenwolf, Cheap Trick, War, Spencer Davis Group, Eric Burden and The Animals and Grand Funk Railroad. As the "Les" in Lesismore, Leslie's soulful voice and charismatic stage presence are irresistible to her ever-increasing Vancouver audience.

CURTIS DEBRAY

Originally from the Okanagan, Curtis started playing at age eleven, studying classical guitar with Gordon Boothe. He began his professional career in 1992 as a member of the renowned blues group "This Old House" who opened for Jeff Healey, Big Sugar, Widemouth Mason, Collective Soul, The Offspring and The Downchild Blues Band.

Currently, as one of the main 'voices' of Lesismore, Curtis is winning rave reviews and developing a loyal following in the Vancouver music scene for his unique guitar style.

LEE OLIPHANT

Since beginning his professional career as an electric bass player at the age of 14, Lee has performed with many well known artists including, among others: Jim Byrnes, Chilliwack, Jerry Doucette, Powder Blues, Sample-Stearns Band, Valdy , The Coasters, The Platters and Long John Baldry. He is a member of Juno winning children's performer Charlotte Diamond's Hug Bug Band and has performed and recorded with Fred Penner, also a Juno award winning children's performer. Lee has performed at many Canadian Folk Festivals and has toured in Europe several times as well as the Middle East with Chilliwack, Ellen McIlwaine, Freddy Roulette, and Cal Bachelor. Most recently Lee was happy to join "Lesismore" under the condition that he learn to play the upright acoustic bass and he has thrown himself into that challenge whole heartedly.

NINO DIPASQUALE

Nino DiPasquale is a professional drummer based in Vancouver, Canada. He first started playing drums in school band at the age of ten. After years of driving his family crazy, he decided to pursue a career in music, studying at Selkirk College in Nelson, BC. A move to Vancouver followed, and he enrolled in the Jazz Studies program at Capilano College. There he studied drum set with Dave Robbins and Blaine Wikjord, and performed with jazz greats Kurt Elling and Kenny Werner.

Nino has since become known as a sensitive, versatile accompanist, able to play many different styles of music authentically. He gigs regularly in a variety of genres--jazz, blues, latin, funk, pop, r&b, and reggae--sometimes all in the same week! He has performed throughout North America, most notably at jazz festivals across Canada as a member of the Juno-nominated group Sekoya. In addition to Nino’s busy playing schedule, he also teaches drums privately.