Where most kids pick up a guitar and start to learn songs by their heroes, Lou went almost immediately into writing songs of his own at the age of 16. After buying a 4 track recorder at age 18(with hard-earned, after-school job money), he started to work on recording songs using several instruments. After 26 years of recording, writing, and playing, Lou says "I'm finally starting to get pretty good at it."
Lou has worked with many lyricists, but none with the passion of The Electric Poet.
"George really puts his heart and soul into his songs, which I try to relay through the music as well."
You can find Lou's Christmas song "Home Again For Christmas" from the compilation album "...And To All A Good Night" at:
amazon.com or cdbaby.com
George Pereny The Electric Poet escaped from Hungary during the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. He is a poet/songwriter/performer who also works as high school teacher in the Bronx, New York City.
Pereny's songs are full of love and the Magyar poetic fury of his ancestors. His collaboration with singer/producer Lou Leo has produced the critically acclaimed
Lou Leo Sings The Electric Poet CD containing seventeen songs, some of which have been accepted for a Hollywood movie, published, played on several metropolitan radio stations and performed by other artists. Pereny is also the recent recipient of two award/grants from ASCAP, New York.
The Electric Poet recently played for a packed house at the legendary Bowery Poetry Club in Greenwich Village New York. Other performances are coming up at the BPC as well as at the famous Baggot Inn also in New York City. George Pereny The Electric Poet also recently finished a series of performances for the New York City Public Library.
Pereny and Leo are soon to release Rosza, their next CD four years in the making. Rosza is a rock opera of fifteen songs based entirely on the three mysteries of the Rosary.
It is soon to be staged at high schools, colleges, as well as off-Broadway in New York City. Rosza will soon be available on cdbaby.com.
Check out the artist's website:
1. Washington Heights
2. The Men of Blood
3. Father Charlie
4. The Blade of Wisdom
5. It's Raining
7. The Mercy Wave of Time
8. Joseph Campbell, Zen
9. Because of You
11. William Blake
12. Walk in the Sunlight
13. Cancer Moon
14. Why Can't You Love Me?
15. Black Magic
16. The Eagle
17. I Got a Dream