Drummers get really bored at band practice sometimes. Especially when the guitar players argue about songwriting, need to change strings, tune, etc. So it's inevitable that a drummer will eventually pick up a geeetar or a bass and start fooling around. That fooling around eventually became writing songs and attempting to sing them. In the bands I've been in over the years there is often not enough room for all of the songs I wrote and often my songs just didn't fit with the band so...the World Leaders came into existance. The World Leaders is essentially me and my computer. I play all the instruments myself (usually poorly) but sometimes have friends send me their parts through the internet. The World Leaders have two album (1999's "The Photographer" and 2006's "Never Say No") and two EP's (2001's "To Love and To Lose" and 2004's "Only Love Can Save Your Life,") and work has begun on a third album. I am in the process of rehearsing my songs for performance as a solo singer-songwriter sort of thing to support my recordings.
I began playing drums 18 years ago but ten years ago I began playing other instruments and writing original songs. My oldest brother Chris has played drums for more than 25 years. It is amazing that Chris and I have never collaborated with one another before. Until now. I present to you a Christmas single from The World Leaders, featuring Chris Minnis on the drums and me on everything else. These songs were written for a Christmas record project I was suppose to participate in with Chris and some of his friends. I was ill and couldn't make the date. So I recorded skeletal demos of the songs at home then emailed them to Chris in Nashville. He added his drum parts in his home studio then emailed them back. Enjoy!