Lee Nestor is one of today's most thought provoking singer songwriters. She is a memorable performer and is "quite simply a beautiful singer," as quoted in
Next Flash magazine.
"Nestor is a hallmark of the return of rock based female singers, she can range from beautiful ballads to straight ahead rock. There is nothing pretentious about her music." FMQB Rock
An award winning singer/songwriter, Lee has written and recorded 4 CD's, the latest is MIDNIGHT WEDNESDAY, released this fall by Moonwatcher Music. This CD is a power packed collection of Pop/Rock alternatives and heartfelt acoustic rock ballads. Lee co-produced with Mark Newman (Sam Moore) and Keith Lentin (Blondie Chaplin/Keith Richards), with remixes by Grammy winner Steve Churchyard (Pretenders, INXS, Maroon 5, Seal), mastering by Anthony Focx (Aerosmith), with Grammy nominated soloist/writer/producer Joe Taylor (Moonwatcher Music) as
Lee tours nationally, performing at clubs, theaters and festivals like The Roxy LA, Hotel Cafe LA, The Knitting Factory NYC, The Mercury Lounge NYC, The Fox Theater Boulder CO, SunFest FLA etc.. She can be heard on the radio and retail stores, headlining and opening up for such notable artist as The GooGoo Dolls, Sister Seven, William Toppley, Sally Taylor, Tommy James, Darden Smith, DoveTail Joint, The Mother Hips, "Big & Rich" and others.
Lee's first CD, STRONGER THAN THIS is a rootsy Rock-n-Roll album. Ranging in mood from the self-empowerment declaration of Better You Than Me (featured in the new Kevin Costner film) to the loss and longing of first love described in the acoustic rock ballad Newport.
"Nestor presents a straight forward and immensely likable persona through her performance and her lyrics" - The Music Paper. This kind of style prompted Hit Parade Hall of Fame rocker Tommy James to dub Lee "an uptown Bonnie Raitt".
After the release of "Stronger Than This", Lee was invited by, Joe Taylor to be a lead vocalist on his Celtic crossover project Oracle (RCA/Victor), entitled POOL OF DREAMS. This led to Lee's second CD CALL IT WHAT IT IS, (PolyGram/Universal) a Pop/Rock CD that emphasized, "a direct lyrical approach and honest delivery," - John Schoenberger of Totally Adult magazine. One of the songs Lee wrote, "Still With Me" was inspired by the unexpected death of her friend Peter Gould, (who had directed one of her music video's "Imagination.") This song of homage, "Still With Me", became Lee's first single quickly charting at AC/HotAC radio, climbing to number 23, tying for second place at the Gavin Jukebox Jury with Curtis Stigers and Blessed Union of Souls, earning praise as "captivating and bittersweet, "Still With Me" has the potential to become a format standard," -Annette Lai of Gavin Magazine.
Lee created her third CD under the name LUMINOUS, a self titled ambient groove/pop project produced by co-writer Joseph Briggs. It took a year in the making, with recording in London and New York City. Lee had the pleasure to work with Hugh Padgham (Sting, Trisha Yearwood) on this project and got the opportunity to debut the live show at the world class Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, CA.
Then one tragic night, Lee's house burned down to the ground. With nothing left but a tee shirt, a pair of bunny slippers and her three dogs, Lee turned to the one place she'd always found solace... music. "I'd lost all my sequins, feathers and paint," says Lee, "what I found was the real me - raw, honest and unwavering." From this place of release, MIDNIGHT WEDNESDAY
When Joe Taylor (Moonwatcher Music) happened upon a few samples of Lee's new music on line he was blown away and immediately contacted her to join his select roster of artists. And the rest will be history!
Moonwatcher Music released Lee's new CD, "MIDNIGHT WEDNESDAY" in October 2009. Lee's sound prompts comparisons to artists like Sheryl Crow, KT Tundstall The Pretenders and Joan Osborne.
In a nutshell Lee is "a pop rock goddess." -E-Scene/The Wave
Gifted with a sunny disposition, even in the face of pain and adversity, singer-songwriter Lee Nestor released her fourth album Midnight Wednesday, a collection of songs about love and relationships, on the Moonwatcher Music record label. She wrote or co-wrote thirteen adult rock songs for the acoustic guitar-driven set and produced most of the disc in her hometown of Manhattan with Keith Lentin and Mark Newman; a few tracks were produced by Joseph L. Briggs and Prasanna Bishop. Grammy winner Steve Churchyard (Maroon 5, The Pretenders, Sheryl Crow) remixed a trio of tunes.
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