Lloyd Smiley is an Ottawa-based Musician.
"Some people in the Ottawa music scene are gluing Popsicle sticks together & calling themselves carpenters... while [Lloyd Smiley] is the kind of musician who would invest in a table saw..." ~Dave.
Lloyd was born in Ottawa, Ontario, just up the Sunnyside hill near the Rideau River & raised in the countryside of North Gower. He currently lives half of the year in Canada's busy Capital city & the other half in near-seclusion beside a Lake just West of Montreal, where there are no roads, & he has has time to pour many long hours into cultivating his uniquely captivating "Cottage Rock" style.
"His mix of soul & city-blues will keep your toes tapping while he whistles his way into your dreams," someone said on an intercom, as he was introduced as the featured performer at the Canada 150 "Inspiration Village," live, on York Street back in 2017.
Back n 2016, he finished a 5-song EP of his original songs with his band, The Minor 9s, featuring the very talented Brad Lapensee (Sparklesaurus / Still Winter Hills / etc.) on drums. Unfortunately, the EP never saw much light as it was released on CD in a limited series of something like 100 (we made them by hand, so there weren't a ton).
L S B : aka the BAND:
These days ⭐LSB⭐ is comin'atchoo!
With an incredible rotating cast of supporting musicians, adding their own unique personal touches to Lloyd's songs. The LSB continues to entertain crowds with their instinctual, & surprisingly crowd pleasing, heart-felt deliveries.
The band consists fairly regularly these days of the fantastically talented Brian Wallin (How Far to Mexico) on drums, percussion, & occational lead guitar; and the phenomenally talented Duncan Fyffe on saxophone. Now that Ricky Lyan Kayng (Slim Moore & the New Soul Project, Ras Lee, Rita Carter, etc.) has joined in on bass, ⭐LSB⭐ seems poised to deliver some really cool music to many more ears in the coming years!
STAY TUNED for Lloyd Smiley's upcoming debut solo album, a Christmas 45rpm record, and much much more from LSB...!