SINGER · SONGWRITER · RECORDING ARTIST

This San Francisco Bay Area Grammy Member, nine-time Music Award winner, 2019 NCEM Best Entertainer of the year knows a thing or two about good music. Lea brings your audience a sizzling live performance, as her show packed with talented musicians, singers & dancers. This show stopping headliner is here to entertain you!

Lea Lolita Sweet, singer-songwriter has create new fusion of country & rock and roll with soul on her upcoming CD’s “Black Queen of Country Music” and “Daughter of Funk Rock” which includes everlasting love songs and a few firey remixes of The Rolling Stones” Satisfaction” and James Brown the God Father of Soul “It’s A Man World.

"Her voice is raw and powerful - a combination of Tina Turner, Gladys Knight and Aretha Franklin. Her music is original - outside the box!”

Scott HuggerPromoter - Nashville, Tennessee

9-Time Music Award Winning, Concert Headliner, Grammy Songwriter & Producer

Major International Recording Artist, Country & Rock

Voted Best Entertainer of the Year (NCEM) Northern Calif Ent Music Awards

Major Corporate Endorsements (Jaguar, Audi, Bacardi, Cosmetics & more)

BIO

This singer-songwriter, was born in San Francisco and began singing, writing poetry and playing keyboards at age 9. At 21, she turned her poetry into song writing and produced her first album to having sold out performances at major theaters.

“I sold 10,000 CD’s out of my trunk and signed autographs until the last person left my concert at 4am in the morning -so much fun! It was important for me to show major-theater booking managers that little independent artists like me can sell out concerts too if given a chance,” said Lea.

Being the first independent artist to sell out at world famous Yoshi’s Jazz Club in San Francisco, and to tour in China and Austria, Lea learned her soul was no stranger to music. Her love for music is rooted in a small city called Macon, GA.

“I love rock & country music – they are my niche! My musical influences stem from my family roots in Macon, GA where my father, uncles, James Brown, Little Richard, and Otis Redding grew up together and practiced rehearsing their routines for their bands in my grandmother’s house in Macon. I believe listening to their music and watching their performances inspired me to strive to be an entertainer. Ike & Tina Turner live performances also played a large part in my entertainment drive and inspiration. When I saw Tina Turner perform at age 5, I was in total awe by her amazing voice and performance with that style of music! I never seen any female rock stars dance across the stage with sizzling dancers before. I said, “when I grew up, I want to be a rock star like Tina! It’s unbelievable casino concert promoters are continuing to request for my Sweet Tina Turner Tribute today and I say OK lol. I also learned a lot by chauffeuring the God Father of Soul James Brown and attending his concerts,” said Lea.

Former Mayor of San Francisco, Willie Brown, Jr. regards Lea’s latest single, “I Don’t Want to Dance Without You” is a hit and something not to be missed.

Lea Lolita Sweet, 9-time BAMMY nominee, singer-songwriter and producer has created a new fusion of Rock and Soul on her CD “Daughter of Funk Rock” which is edgy and outside the box and also a new fusion of country and soul on her “Black Queen of Country Music” CD. Lea’s injection of “flava” to pop country music was recorded in Nashville, TN with some of the greatest musicians including Troy Klonz whom is Steel Guitarist for Brooks & Dunn and Roy Clark. This CD earned Best New Country Artist and Best Album from Bay Area Music Awards.

“I was honored to receive Best New Country Artist, Best Jazz, Best Neo-Soul, and Best Album and nominated for Entertainer of the year by the American Academy Association of Music and the Bay Area Music Awards. I’m going to submit and share my music with the Grammy Awards in 2020 – wish me Good Luck,” said Lea.

Lea joined several musical productions including Motown Legends, Legends of Soul and the Pop, Rock & Soul & Sweet Tina Tribute Casino Tours performing the very best tributes to Tina Turner, Tammi Terrell, The Supremes, The Vandellas, and The Marvellettes.

Today, Lea has performed all over the US and Internationally (Beijing, China, Portugal, Austria, Italy, Malta, New Mexico, Netherlands) sharing the stage with such musical legends as:

Stevie Wonder, John Legend, Jimi Jamison (Survivor), Bobby Blue Bland,
“Loverboy” Mike Reno, Bobbie Kimball (Toto), The Godfather of Soul – James Brown Band, Leroy Emmanuel (LMT Connection), Dwele, Case, Zapp Band, Lenny Williams, George Duke, Peabo Bryson, Jeffrey Osborne, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Tony, Toni, Tone, Christopher Williams and more.

"Lea is a sophisticated soulful singer with vocal range”

Lee HildebrandSF Chronicle and East Bay

DISCOGRAPHY

Daughter of Funk Rock

Rock & Roll with Soul/Pop · 2020

Recorded in Studio City, CA with record producer David Kirshenbaum who earned 75 international gold and platinum albums (Duran Duran, Tracy Chapman, Joe Jackson, Laura Branigan, Supertramp, Brian Adams, Cat Stevens, Elkie Brooks, and Tori Amos.)

Black Queen of Country

Black Queen of Country Music

Cross-Over Country/Pop · 2020

Recorded in Nashville, TN with producers, writers, musicians: Jeff Silverman (Motown Records) Rick Springfield, Scott English (writer of Mandy by Barry Manilow), Armond Morales (The Imperials), Troy Klonz (lap steel guitar – Brooks & Dunn, Roy Clark), John Catchings (cello) and Steve Stokes (fiddle for Raisin Cain – John Michael Montgomery) and Hellmut Wolf (flute.)

The First and Last Breath of You

Single · Country/Soul/Pop · 2020

Written for Hellmut Wolf on flute, whom shared his heartfelt story about his best friend last day and last breath he shared with loving best of friends. Recorded in Nashville, TN with Jeff.

Come and Party

Single · Dance/House · 2020

Lea wrote and produced this house dance track with GMan Stan from the Bay Area.

I Will

Single · Country/Soul/Pop · 2010

At the age of 13, Lea writes a love song about her grandparents who remained married over 50 years and became deceased just years apart. Recorded it again in Nashville, TN with a twist of country and soul from the heart with an amazing performance from Brooks and Dunn lap steel guitarist Troy Klonz.

Can I Kiss Away A Broken Promise?

Single · 2010

Lea wrote A Broken Promise for Black Queen of Country Music. Produced in Nashville, TN with Jeff and Brooks and Dunn lap steel guitarist Troy Klonz. Video performance included Lea riding 1st Place Tennessee Walking Horse “Blondie”, trained by Hall of Famer Frank White. This song is a true story about Lea’s mother’s decision over a broken promise.

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

EP · Jazz · 2008

Recorded with Lawrence Beaman (producer, America’s Got Talent finalist), Sylvester Burks (piano and bass) and Don Turney (strings) and sponsored by Putnam Jaguar.

I’m Taking Applications

R&B/Pop/Jazz/Rock · 2007-08

Recorded with Claytoven Richardson (vocal producer for Michael Bolton and Celine Dion), and Darryl Ross (songwriter). Includes strong covers of Bette Midler’s Wind Beneath My Wings, written by Jeff Silbar and Larry Henley, and Bobbie Caldwell’s love song Heart of Mine.

PERFORMANCES & AWARDS

  • 2019 Voted Best Entertainer of the Year (NCEM) Northern California Entertainers Music Awards
  • 2018 Nominated & received Best Tribute Artist (BAMMY) Bay Area Music Awards
  • 2018 Nominated for Best Female Entertainer of the Year (NCEM) Northern California Entertainers Music Awards
  • 2018 Co-Host BAMMY Awards
  • 2014-2020 Performing on 3 Casino Tours:
    • Motown Legends Tour
    • Legends of Soul Tour
    • Pop, Rock & Soul Casino Tour
    • Tributes Include:

      Tina Turner
      Tammi Terrell & Marvin Gaye
      Supremes
      The Marvellettes
      Martha & the Vandellas

    • Sold Out Concerts:

      Riverside, Laughlin, NV
      Buffalo Thunder, Santa Fe, NM
      Thunder Valley, Lincoln, CA (2014-2018)
      Table Mountain, Fresno, CA
      Feather Falls, Oroville, CA
      Spot Light, Palm Springs, CA (2014)
      The Cannery, Las Vegas, NV (2014)
      Twin Pine Casino, Middletown, CA (2013-2014)

  • 2018 Co-Host for the Gospel Bay Area Music Awards, April Yoshi’s, Oakland, CA
  • 2014 Nominated in the BAMMY’s in 7 categories and won Best Rock Artist and Best Urban Rock
  • 2013 Performed in Portugal and Venezuela with The Godfather of Soul, James Brown
  • 2013 Performed with Janice Johnson (A Taste of Honey) and EQ (Con Funk Shun) at Yoshi’s Jazz Club, San Francisco, CA
  • 2012 Performed with Jimi Jamison (Survivor) at Yoshi’s Jazz Club, San Francisco, CA
  • 2010 Performed for the 30th Annual Regatta Heineken Concert with Mike Reno (Loverboy), Bobby Kimball (Toto), Jimi Jamison (Survivor) and John Cafferty in St. Maarten, Netherlands. Recorded live for TV in UK & USA
  • 2010 Performed Monster Cable Awards (Stevie Wonder & John Legend) in Las Vegas, NV
  • 2009 Toured Austria performing in Vienna, Wels, Leonding, Salzburg and Linz sharing stage with Leroy Emmanuel (LMT Connection)
  • 2009 The first independent artist to sell out the world famous Yoshi’s Jazz Club in San Francisco, CA and sold 10,000 units
  • 2007 Performed in Beijing, China for the ambassadors of the world.