Let’s be honest, openly admitting you love U2 and Coldplay is rare these days, but for LOS LEO (aka Tom Montesi) that’s all he heard coming out of the family stereo in suburban Adelaide.
Often it’s the smallest moment that can spark a new path and for LOS LEO that crossroad was receiving an acoustic guitar on his 8th birthday. Learning his favourite pop songs developed into writing originals and by his late teens he was following the dream: starting a band with his mates.
Band comps lead to support slots, which lead to solo shows and just as the vibe was building…they broke up. Sure, putting another band together might have worked, but for Tom he thought he’d go it alone.
So far everything about LOS LEO has been “under the radar”. He may live in a small city at the bottom end of Australia and there might be a mountain of songs written in his bedroom that are yet to see the light of day, but here’s the thing about honest songwriting and a voice as enchanting as Tom’s, it’s only a matter of time before people start falling in love.