Charlie Leonard

Christchurch [Pop-Rock, Alt. Rock, Folk Rock]

 
 
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4.58 Rating | #185 | 77 Votes | 13195 Views |
Hollywood USA Hostel June 2008
  1. OH CALIFORNIA
  2. IN HOLLYWOOD FOREVER
I wrote and recorded this one in May 2008. It came together really quick so I hired a studio in San Diego and a session drummer while the song was fresh.

When I returned home to New Zealand I got it shined up, edited, and mixed and mastered in Auckland by Kenny Mac Donald ( Texas, Pet Shop Boys...).

I plan to return to USA shortly to record some more songs, some from the store room and some new half baked ideas.

I'm not interested in collecting votes. What I would like is to have some truthful feedback on the track, the vocals, suggestions etc. Some constructive criticism.

The second track 'In Hollywood Forever' is a rough sketch, soon to be rehearsed, recorded, mixed and mastered in Auckland. I'd love some feedback on this one thanks. I think it's started out as a surreal head movie starring Marilyn Monroe, but it could apply to any of those of iconic status who lived and worked in Hollywood.

Please come and check out my new website: charlieleonardmusic.com
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Chris Sebby
{ 12-02-2011 19:29 }
cool man 55555's from me. Return the vote if you like my sounds too
annushkasempire
{ 05-22-2011 21:04 }
Good stuff!! Creative blessings from OZ, Annushka
djM [Promoter]
{ 03-10-2011 17:34 }
=) nice showcase! ♥ la SOPA
Appleyard/Evans
{ 02-02-2011 10:08 }
Hey Charlie, great songs, I think you should keep Hollywood Forever raw it sounds great as it is. High 5 to you, good luck Lynn
seekerlover2010
seekerlover2010 says:
{ 08-20-2010 00:02 }
5 FOR YOU! GREAT SONGS!! KEEP IT UP
Prince Ali Crespo
{ 07-31-2010 01:02 }
Hey thanks for checking my page out and being very supportive, i like Oh California and nice guitar play
Roger Knott-Fayle
{ 07-11-2010 16:49 }
Very accomplished. Very assured voice too. I like it. I was in Christchurch at the beginning of 2009. I was following the tracks of my Grandma who- unusually - returned to Britain aged 13 in about 1900.
Alexa Rose Marino
{ 05-16-2010 12:24 }
Really enjoyed the music, great sounding vocals and the music is spot on. Good luck! Please drop by my page vote and leave a comment.
Ann
Ann says:
{ 12-13-2009 17:11 }
Just love this sound Charlie you are amazing,never get tired of listening to this,still keep the dream alive mate Ann
Hearts of Steele
{ 11-29-2009 14:01 }
great style of music :)) hope you the best of luck !
Hearts of Steele
{ 11-29-2009 14:01 }
great style of music :)) hope you the best of luck !
Deliverance777
{ 10-20-2009 23:31 }
we admire your desire for genuine feedback,it's what real talent is all about,we too are from the cold northern hemispere,so this warm sunshiney song has a real feelgood factor to it top marks you got us hooked :-)
PhatPhut
PhatPhut says:
{ 09-27-2009 01:32 }
Excellent!!!...thank you..You should produce and market this song......High 5....RTP
Baader Meinhof
{ 09-08-2009 22:31 }
Love this song! It makes you dream about California:) Especially when you`re from cold shitty Norway, which (tragically) is where we come from.. Anyway, this song has good song structure and the lyrics are great:)
Chris Edwards
{ 08-19-2009 15:31 }
Great song, amigo...looking forward to hearing more of your tunes. By the way: "Boy From West Texas" is about my buddy Jeremy Reagan, a fine songwriter from the town of Monahans, which is out in West Tx. -c.
Ron Wess MusaQ! ElectroniQ MUSAQ!
{ 07-29-2009 13:00 }
came through again,hey wasup,your sound is nice,like your style & originality so give ya 5 mos def. stay focused,get @ me new track"In My Darkest Hour,You Are There"k Enjoy! PEACELOVE&GODBLESS! RON WESS MUSAQ
DFLIGHT
DFLIGHT says:
{ 07-06-2009 20:17 }
Great song!!! Love the feel and the lyrics too!!!Make sure the split panned guitar is not take over the 'mix' try doubling your vocal track then some compression. or just eq the guitar around 8-12k. Great job can't wait for more..........DFLIGHT
The View From Here
{ 07-04-2009 08:45 }
hey charlie, great track you got up there. good song writing and strong vocals but i would maybe up the volume of the song as it seems a bit on the quite side. apart from that it sounds great, here a 5... now get to work on some more!
Nick Holt
Nick Holt says:
{ 07-01-2009 05:35 }
That's a really good song, beautifully recorded. Very well done.
Richard Todd (Songwriter)
{ 06-30-2009 05:58 }
Thanks for your comments,I like your song ,nice strong vocals and I liked the lyrics.Get some more tunes up and let me know when you have...Overall a 5 from me and keep up the good work.Peace
Koodray/MAXX
{ 05-15-2009 00:16 }
WOW – I hear a Steve Foreber influence. The music and voice are magnetic – the song draws you in excites and relaxes at the same time. Very well produced & mixed. I’d like to hear more. 5
Huhu
Huhu says:
{ 05-12-2009 00:00 }
5 all day. great music keep it going and we cant wait to hear more.Elohim check us out and tell us what you think.
Mark Wylie
{ 03-31-2009 19:44 }
very nice tune. Very well played. Super clean recording. Sounds expensive! Like it. 5.
Broanna Leigh
{ 03-03-2009 01:02 }
just stopping by to say hi, www.bigfanbase.com come join bigfanbase.com bring fans/friends to vote on you HEADLINE THE SITE see you there! remember to vote for me x
Bob Hall
Bob Hall says:
{ 02-13-2009 08:23 }
I really like your song, your voice and your style. Looking forward to more!!!!!!!!!!
Blue Diamond
{ 02-11-2009 02:04 }
Superb melody & the guitar has great chord structure.Very professional and something I can envision easily on the charts(much better than what's out there now anyway imho).Envy your voice as it is perfect compliment to the acoustic.I voted a 5 .
velveteen rabbit
{ 02-09-2009 13:33 }
love that riff.. :)
HongKongKidd
{ 02-07-2009 08:02 }
Awesome music and voice,i am serious,i am looking forward to collaborate with you if you want ^^
PALANCHE-  NEW ALBUM- In Stores Now
{ 01-28-2009 18:47 }
YES, YES KNOW THAT'S MUSIC, Ya got my vote 55555's all day, CHECK ME OUT AT: www.myspace.com/palanche www.myspace.com/ dilla150boys www.musictrax.jp/palanche
Billy Blue Jeans
{ 01-11-2009 11:19 }
wtg Charlie! Real New Sound ^ 5 ^ ! Bless
Nexther List
{ 01-04-2009 12:25 }
Hi Charlie!Thanks a lot for your words and vote. I've been listening Oh,California! It's a brilliant tune.For a moment I was in the 70's listening that great melodies.Congrats!
Ditmares
Ditmares says:
{ 01-03-2009 22:38 }
Oh California, Oh here you come. Good luck when you come back to the states. I think the song sounds mainstream. I could not hear the bass line. I am currently playing bass so Im all over it. I would be blessed by your comment on my showcase. Cheers.
IcePulse
IcePulse says:
{ 01-01-2009 07:42 }
!!! Happy New Year Charlie, and may this year bring peace and happiness and prosperity to you and all your family. I hope that your successful in everything you do for 2009...x !!!
Brushwood
Brushwood says:
{ 12-31-2008 17:17 }
Beautiful song. Definitely a road trip tune. Nice work. Gave ya a 5. Peace & Rock-on! J
Guy G. Gorman & the G-Men
{ 12-28-2008 08:44 }
Very tuneful! Very enjoyable!
James W Barnhart
{ 12-27-2008 20:48 }
Good song, good voice, well done. I liked it alot. May I have more please? Jim
Lisa Goodale
{ 12-27-2008 09:18 }
Thank You, Have a Great Week!!
Leo D
Leo D says:
{ 12-22-2008 07:07 }
Hey Charlie!Great job! AWESOME voice and song!All my best A 5 from me Leo
closed
closed says:
{ 12-19-2008 15:19 }
Hot Track, great work, high 5 on the way
Ron Wess MusaQ! ElectroniQ MUSAQ!
{ 12-19-2008 12:18 }
hey wasup how are ya,good and original tracks,give ya 5 fo sho, reposted oldy but goodie track"Not Just For The Season" for the holidays enjoy! Merry Christmas & Happy Holiday From Ron Wess MusaQ
Re-ill
Re-ill says:
{ 12-17-2008 12:41 }
ITS YA BOI RE-ILL....HEY.. IM FEELING YOUR MUSIC 5 ALL THE WAY MAN...VOTE 46.. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK..WHEN U GET TIME COME RETURN THE LOVE YELL AT ME
negus roots takes it in the jaw!
{ 12-17-2008 11:20 }
great sounds!! 5
PURE
PURE says:
{ 12-17-2008 07:07 }
Most definitely a 5 bring it on when you get ack.
Giovanni Casanova
{ 12-17-2008 01:33 }
thats a hot track for a road trip compilation..5
Acoustic Atrocities
{ 12-11-2008 03:22 }
good stuff keep it up!
Ron Wess MusaQ! ElectroniQ MUSAQ!
{ 12-09-2008 16:49 }
NICE SOUND LIKE THE ORIGINALITY,KEEP MAKIN GOOD MUSIC,KEEP ROCKIN FO SHO,GIVE YA 5 MOS DEF! GET AT ME NEW TRACK"LAYLA'S RETURN" ENJOY! PEACELOVE&GODBLESS! RONWESS MUSAQ
G.H. Barnes
{ 12-09-2008 14:33 }
Thanks for stopping by and Kind words like yours also best of luck G.H.
Andrew Hindu MCcarthy
{ 12-08-2008 20:19 }
♫.five.♫║♫.star.♫║♫.five.♫║♫.star.♫║♫.*****.♫║ ║so c.o.m my music on my page cheers my friend♫║
Ron Ouellette
{ 12-06-2008 15:17 }
really cool song!555555
Darlene Miller
{ 12-06-2008 03:27 }
You are really talented. Love your voice. What a great song......you do it soooooo well.... 100 for you. Darlene
Lisa Goodale
{ 12-05-2008 14:33 }
Cool! here's ya a five.
retired
retired says:
{ 11-30-2008 10:17 }
check me out!!!!!!!
Andy Frost
{ 11-29-2008 23:49 }
Wow great sound! you have a wonderful voice and style, very professional. I really like this, hope you get more out to us. Andy
olly joseph
{ 11-27-2008 04:59 }
Hey what a great song,really enjoyed.Just needs that solo in the middle eh?Any way a well deserved 5 from me,olly
Mike Melton
{ 11-26-2008 22:33 }
Charlie, you'll have to change your name to Richboy if you keep singing like this.Five stars!
Sleepy Will
{ 11-26-2008 13:23 }
Thanks for stopping by! I really enjoyed your song as well... i gave you a 5... good luck... Sleepy Will
Sean I. Nesbit
{ 11-21-2008 10:13 }
Thanks for the comment. I am really looking for someone else to sing that song! It's not my style of music but I write lots of song outside of my singing style. Good stuff yourself. 5's
DANNY
DANNY says:
{ 11-20-2008 12:44 }
Hey there...this is a great track well put together and has a nice vibe to it...very laid back...fantastic... Peace Danny
The Council
{ 11-20-2008 09:54 }
You certainly have a nice smooth voice that matches your guitarmanship, I would love to hear more , thanks for the listen, I wrote sally when i was ten years old it was one of my first writings, anyway stay in touch/peace and fives/chazz
The Council
{ 11-17-2008 10:10 }
I stopped by for a listen but nothing was coming out, you might want to check it out, hollar back when i can listen /peace/ chazz
Laura Salamone
{ 10-27-2008 17:22 }
Excellent song. Love the lyrics. And you kinda remind me a little of Travis. If you dont know them then check out their track drift wood on youtube. You are very very talented. Def 5 from me xxxx
Richard Murray
{ 10-16-2008 16:02 }
Hey Bro..good song and radio voice. Put some more songs up..you got it going on. its a 5 RM
BROOKSY and the THE SOUND COLLECTORS
{ 09-05-2008 05:40 }
Very kind of you to say so. Black Man Joe is based on a friend of mine called VINNIE JAMES who is an American musician who came to Scotland to record his album at my invite. He has worked with some major artists and me LOL regards Brooksy
BROOKSY and the THE SOUND COLLECTORS
{ 09-04-2008 22:08 }
Like the song and if you can get an album like this sound together id imagine you will sell a few and a few more. Cheers Brooksy 100%
ZANDERAH
ZANDERAH says:
{ 09-04-2008 21:27 }
You are incredibly talented-STAR material! 5's and more because you play and sing just like a STAR! I look forward to hearing more from you, so I'll check back soon. I really appreciate you!!! Your Fan Zan ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ ZANDERAH
Ann
Ann says:
{ 09-02-2008 19:50 }
Charlie,it blew me away.You have a gift,just keep being inspired & listening to that beautiful boy that lives within you & who knows what you will achieve !!Keep the music pure though!! Best Regards Ann
N.R.I.
N.R.I. says:
{ 09-01-2008 10:41 }
You are really good at what you do. I dont really listen to this music but you are really hot with it... 5555 from me to you. Come and check me out. Positive hip hop
NO LONGER EXIST
{ 08-31-2008 09:52 }
Charlie I like your sound so clean and refreshing. Keep bring such originality and I look forward to hearing more. 5 is just a start to the top of the chart.
PALANCHE-  NEW ALBUM- In Stores Now
{ 08-24-2008 15:25 }
EXCELLENT WORK, ya got my vote 55555's all day, please vote, vote, vote and CHECK ME OUT AT: www.myspace.com/palanche www.myspace.com/ dilla150boys www.musictrax.jp/palanche www .isynx.com/palanche CHECK OUT: SHOWCASEYOURMUSIC.COM/MGESUS
MoonSnake
MoonSnake says:
{ 08-24-2008 10:55 }
Hey Charlie, This is a really good song, I could listen all day! Please put up some more! 5***** and greetings from Switzerland!
a  b
a b says:
{ 08-24-2008 09:19 }
hey nice song cheers for visiting my page and the vote...a 5 in return. andy
Kelley Krueger
{ 08-21-2008 23:31 }
Nice Sounding track !!! I like the rhythmic quality !!! Good VOX !!! (5) Kelley K
Annice Graves
{ 08-21-2008 03:00 }
Hey Charlie: This song is great! I love it! You should submit it to be used for commercials. Thanks for your positive feedback as well.
Theory
Theory says:
{ 08-19-2008 07:04 }
good sounds. always follow ur dreamz. when u get tyme check me out n rate me truthfully.. thanks
Jon Allen Edwards
{ 08-11-2008 13:49 }
Hi Charlie, great arrangement and your vocal is extremely good.To all you record execs on here, Sign this man before its too late. Take care , keep on writing, you have a great talent, exploit it, 5's from me J.A.E
IcePulse
IcePulse says:
{ 08-07-2008 18:21 }
Hey there.. Just stopping by to see if youv'e uploaded any more songs. I wait with baited breath.... :] Take Care
Air Echo Music
{ 08-06-2008 06:52 }
O Charlie that's cool put in more, yeah no need 2 hurry V just want2listen BrilliantSongs fromU!V've Lots of time & friends 4 life! The 1st day I came in here, the friends r still there! V support each other! SoWereU! Thanks4UrV5+support! LovePeter
Air Echo Music
{ 08-04-2008 06:13 }
Hello Charlie Wow Oh California is a very Good Listening Song! Love ya vocal too! But pls design moreMusic4us2enjoy! Coz u've got great talent! How can 1 b enough? uV=16,+myV5A=17v! God Bless U + Ur Family! (º.º) Love Peter
David Valenzuela
{ 07-25-2008 00:32 }
like your voice,and style give you.5
Olympic song messengers
{ 07-19-2008 09:12 }
Good music you have, rated you 55555. come visit.....
Wonder Gurl
{ 07-18-2008 04:41 }
New song called: Sometimes. Check it out.
120boom
120boom says:
{ 07-17-2008 21:29 }
your hot 555 baby
klo
klo says:
{ 07-13-2008 13:02 }
great tune 55555`s all day
Mike Mckendry
{ 07-13-2008 05:27 }
Hi Charlie, what a fantastic sound! Your vocals project very well in the mix and it is always great to hear every word and phrase of a good song. The production sounds very professional, and in my opinion this is very worthy of a Big 5. Well Done!!
Second Wind Bandits
{ 07-13-2008 02:43 }
...catchy tune...a 5...
Jayne Bond 009
{ 07-12-2008 21:43 }
Love it, mos def a 5 I gave you, much love, Jane
IcePulse
IcePulse says:
{ 07-10-2008 21:42 }
Hi, Awesome sound, pure, clean and clear. I Love the chord changes and your vocals and lyrics are top ! Can't wait to hear more. The best ones do come quickly don't they :} Definately a 5 from me
rosie
rosie says:
{ 06-26-2008 06:36 }
Hi Charlie, Awesome song. Really great. I feel privileged to have heard it. Cheers Rosie
STEVEN J (ChicaGo)
{ 06-26-2008 01:13 }
comin through to show R E S P E C T, your musik holds no boundariez, got our S U P P O R T, 5, h i tbak
Wendy Risoli
{ 06-21-2008 22:29 }
Hi Charlie. Thanx for the kind words. I'm truly grateful for them. Wendy Risoli
Wendy Risoli
{ 06-21-2008 19:07 }
Hi ya Charlie. You sold me darlin. Great job. Here's a 5 for ya. Wendy Risoli
ASongsmith
{ 06-19-2008 08:05 }
Mellow, smooth, and catchy. A high 5 from me.
"Capri-Ceo"
{ 06-15-2008 15:43 }
WHAT THE BUSINESS IZ? JUST STOPPING THREW TA GIVE YOU WHAT YOU DESERVE AND THAT’S THE ABSOLUTE BEST. YOU ARE VERY TALENTED AND CREATIVE, INNOVATING AND POWERFUL. “FIVE” IS MY CONTRIBUTION. ADDED TO FAV’S. AND BLESS YOU IN THE NAME OF JESUS.
AJ CHRISTIAN BAND
{ 06-14-2008 06:55 }
HI--REALLY ENJOYED YOUR SONG--NICE JOB--STOP ON BY LISTEN TO SOMETHING DIFFERENT--THANKS AND GOD BLESS
DSS Music
DSS Music says:
{ 06-13-2008 16:47 }
Working again now, would you believe, as soon as finished first comment. Really good song and worth the wait, so a 5 from us. Well done.
DSS Music
DSS Music says:
{ 06-13-2008 16:43 }
Shame your SYM player is not working at the moment but we will pay a visit another time. Good luck with getting your old and new songs recorded.
Young Jims
{ 06-13-2008 14:57 }
ALL OF IT SOUNDS GOOD AND UNIQUE KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK AND YOU'LL MOS DEF MAKE IT RATED YOU A 5 VOTE #2 RETURN THE VOTE GOD BLESS
PALANCHE-  NEW ALBUM- In Stores Now
{ 06-13-2008 11:39 }
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