Scott Leonard

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Scott Leonard
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Scott Leonard singing with Rockapella
Background information
Birth name Charles Scott Leonard IV
Also known as Scott Leonard
Born (1965-10-11) October 11, 1965 (age 49)
Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
Genres A cappella, pop
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, performer, producer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1991–present
Labels Kikilala Publishing, Shakariki Records / PAID, Inc., Amerigo Records, J-Bird Records, Rentrak Records, ForLife Records
Associated acts Rockapella
Website www.scottleonardmusic.com
www.rockapella.com

Charles Scott Leonard IV is a singer with the a cappella singing group Rockapella, the former house band on the PBS children's geography game show Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? (1991–1996). He was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, and attended Lawrence North High School, where he sang in a barbershop–doo wop group. Leonard then attended the University of Tampa on a baseball scholarship while studying as a voice major. After graduating in 1987, he got a job singing at Walt Disney World Resort that led to a similar singing job at Tokyo Disneyland in Japan for two years,[1] where he fronted the pioneer Japanese digi-rock band Horizon, released a solo album, and became fluent in Japanese. Leonard returned to the US looking for a singing job in 1990. Having seen an ad in a New York performing arts newspaper, he auditioned to be the high tenor for Rockapella and got the position in September 1991, moving to New York City as a result.[2] During Rockapella's stint as the house band on Carmen Sandiego, Leonard used his connections to the Japanese recording market to obtain a record deal for the group, resulting in seven CDs released in Japan on the ForLife Records label. Over the years, Leonard has become the front man for Rockapella; having been in the group for almost 20 years, he has been the high tenor on all but one of the official Rockapella albums/recordings [3] and is currently the main songwriter–arranger for Rockapella, and produces their recordings in his home recording studio, The Bungalette.

Leonard moved to Tampa, Florida, in 2001, where he lives with his wife Lisa and two children, Jesse (b. 1993) and Natalie (b. 1999).

Discography[edit]

Solo CDs/Guest Appearances[edit]

Year Album Artist
March 2010 Tokyo Robots - 1M1M2 Scott Leonard
May 2007 1man1mike Scott Leonard
2002 Nice Kitty Scott Leonard (fi-Ling Fader)
June 1999 The Triangle Crown Lee
(Leonard as one of various guest musicians)
February 1999 Bluespeel Scott Leonard (Flying Faders)
1997 SeanDEMOnium Sean Altman
1996 My Favorites: The Bee Gees Scott Leonard
May 1991 Dance Classics Altered House Vol. 1 Male Vocal Compilation The OG's featuring Scott Leonard

With Rockapella[edit]

Domestic releases[edit]

Release Date Album Line-up Label
November 2011 A Rockapella Holiday Leonard, Dorian, Brown, Baldi, Thacher Shakariki Records / PAID, Inc.
September 2010 Bang Leonard, Dorian, Brown, Baldi, Thacher Shakariki Records / PAID, Inc.
June 2004 Live In Japan Leonard, Wright, Kerman, Baldi, Thacher Shakariki Records
November 2002 Comfort & Joy Leonard, Wright, Kerman, Baldi, Thacher Amerigo Records
Re-released on Shakariki Records in 2004
August 2002 Smilin' Leonard, Wright, Kerman, Carl, Baldi, Thacher Amerigo Records
Re-released on Shakariki Records in 2004
March 2001 In Concert Leonard, Wright, Kerman, Carl, Thacher J-Bird Records
Re-released on Shakariki Records in 2004
October 2000 Christmas Leonard, Wright, Kerman, Carl, Thacher J-Bird Records
Re-released on Shakariki Records in 2004
March 2000 2 Leonard, Wright, Kerman, Carl, Thacher J-Bird Records
Re-released on Shakariki Records in 2004
February 1999 Don't Tell Me You Do Leonard, Wright, Kerman, Carl, Thacher J-Bird Records
Re-released on Shakariki Records in 2004
Mid-1997 Rockapella Leonard, Wright, Kerman, Carl, Thacher Independent
Mid-1996 Lucky Seven Leonard, Altman, Kerman, Carl, Thacher Independent
Mid-1995 Primer Leonard, Altman, Kerman, Carl, Thacher Independent

International releases[edit]

Year Album Line-up Label
2002 In Concert Leonard, Wright, Kerman, Carl, Thacher Rentrak Records
November 2001 Christmas Leonard, Wright, Kerman, Carl, Thacher Rentrak Records
November 1996 Lucky Seven:
Memories And Dreams
Leonard, Altman, Kerman, Carl, Thacher ForLife Records
November 1995 Best Fest Leonard, Altman, Kerman, Carl, Thacher ForLife Records
November 1994 Out Cold Leonard, Altman, Kerman, Carl, Thacher ForLife Records
April 1994 Vocobeat Leonard, Altman, Kerman, Carl, Thacher ForLife Records
December 1992 Bash! Leonard, Altman, Kerman, Carl ForLife Records
May 1992 From N.Y. Leonard, Altman, Kerman, Carl ForLife Records
May 1992 To N.Y. Leonard, Altman, Kerman, Carl ForLife Records

Compilations[edit]

Release Date Album Line-up Label
September 2002 Best A Cappella Leonard, Altman, Kerman, Carl, Thacher ForLife Records
2002 More Than Ever Leonard, Wright, Kerman, Carl, Thacher Rentrak Records

Unaffiliated releases[edit]

Year Album Line-up Label
Summer 2005 Live At Duo Music Exchange Leonard, Wright, Kerman, Baldi, Thacher Duo Records

Various releases[edit]

Year Album Line-up Song
2007 Hokie Nation: An A Cappella Tribute Leonard, Wright, Kerman, Carl, Thacher "I'll Hear Your Voice"
2002 20 Christmas Stars, Vol. IV Leonard, Wright, Kerman, Baldi, Thacher "Merry Christmas Darling"
2000 Mark and Brian: Little Drummer Boys Leonard, Wright, Kerman, Carl, Thacher "Silver Bells" (Live performance)
2000 A Cappella Christmas Party Leonard, Altman, Kerman, Carl "Hold Out For Christmas"
1999 Revival - Sam Harris Leonard, Wright, Kerman, Carl, Thacher "A Change In My Life" (Background vocals)
1996 Voices Only: A Cappella Originals Leonard, Altman, Kerman, Carl, Thacher "Bed Of Nails"
1993 Carmen Sandiego: Out of This World Leonard, Altman, Kerman, Carl, Thacher "Big Wet Rag"
1993 Put On Your Green Shoes Leonard, Altman, Kerman, Carl "Light Of The Sun" w/Richie Havens
1993 Muppet Beach Party Leonard, Altman, Kerman, Carl "PapaOomMowMow"
1992 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? Leonard, Altman, Kerman, Carl "Capital"
"Everything To Me"
"My Home"
"Let's Get Away From It All"
"Indiana"
"Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego?"
1992 Modern A Cappella Leonard, Altman, Kerman, Carl "Zombie Jamboree"
1991 Zappa's Universe Leonard, Altman, Kerman, Carl "Elvis Has Left The Building"
"Heavenly Bank Account"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Milton, Jonathan (2007-02-09). "Citytimes: His voice travels well". Sptimes.com. Retrieved 2011-10-19. 
  2. ^ Feist, Evan (2011-01-26). "Rockapella Blog 1: Rockapella Q & A | A Cappella Music - The Contemporary A Cappella Society". Casa.org. Retrieved 2011-10-19. 
  3. ^ "Discography". Rockapella. Retrieved 2011-10-19. 

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