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At the age of ten years Lenny migrated to England from St. Lucia, West Indies. Those early years were difficult learning to cope with the life changes and a new environment. As part of his coping …

At the age of ten years Lenny migrated to England from St. Lucia, West Indies. Those early years were difficult learning to cope with the life changes and a new environment. As part of his coping mechanism, Lenny would frequent the local youth and community center affectionately known as 'Saxon' and this is where his love of music was first aroused, and his first music outfit Cygnus (name checked by Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols/PIL as one of his favourite bands at the time) was formed and later signed to Greensleaves Records now part of VP Records.
Cygnus released two singles for Greensleaves namely 'Babylon (you've got to set Jah children free) and a cover version of the Peter Noone hit 'Silhouettes'. These two songs brought the band immediate success, which brought the band media attention through the Echoes, Melody Maker, Sounds Magazine, Caribbean Times, West Indian World and The Jamaican Gleaner and also from reggae disc-jockey David Rodigan.

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  • 1. SAINT LUCIA : 758 714 8581brianjonesfrancis - design V I D E O settle the score
  • 2. Settle The Score, Words & Music: Lenny Deneb Publisher: L.E.D Music 1. lyrics Intro: Love’s gonna get you It’s gonna get you every time Love’s gonna get you 1. Johnny is leaving today said he’s got to getaway 2. bio from this small town mentality He’s got a plan, yeah The name of a man who pass this way some time ago and so Johnny I hope you find 3. press release What you’re searching for I wish you all the luck in the world for it takes a man to walk out the door But I remember the day when the 747 touched down Hewanorra was basking in the sunshine Said you believe in the Holy Ghost and you’re not gonna settle for life’s worse, and so I know You’re gonna settle the score 2. Now there’s a rumour that Johnny is getting away or was that running away You see it’s that kind of small town mentality that imposes yeah on human dignity and so Johnny I hope you find what you’re searching for I wish you all the luck in the world for it takes a man to walk out the door But I remember the day when the 747 touched down Hewanorra was basking in the sunshine Said you believe in having fun and not in the power of the gun and so I know You’re gonna settle the score BREAK 3. Johnny is leaving today said he’s got to getaway from this small town mentality He’s got to settle the score Seek the Kingdom that’s for sure oh that’s for sure And so Johnny I hope you find what you’re searching forSAINT LUCIA : 758 714 8581 Seek the Kingdom and all A JAKO PRODUCTION these things shall be added onto you boybrianjonesfrancis - design The sun shall not harm you by day, nor the moon by night ooh by night And so Johnny I hope you find DIRECTED AND EDITED: What you’re searching for brian jones francis
  • 3. Lenny Deneb - Singer/songwriterGenre: Reggae-rockLenny Deneb, a St. Lucian born singer/songwriter, has been described by the British music press asexciting, impressive and intelligent in his writing. Lenny’s brand of reggae music is termed reggae-rock, bringing together the styles of Bob Marley, Steel Pulse, Peter Tosh and the rock influences ofU2, Bruce Springsteen, the Police, Radiohead, Ocean Colour Scene, Lenny Kravitz and R.E.M.Having spent the period between 1998 to the present residing, traveling and working between St.Lucia and London, releasing his debut album ‘From The sanctuary,’ as well as nurturing a numberof young St. Lucian talents namely PCL Krew and One 2 One, and receiving a nomination forProducer of the Year at the first annual St. Lucia Music Awards; Lenny continued the journey ofrefining the reggae–rock fusion and in November 2008 his sound was discovered at Sonicbids.com by W.O.A International and signed him to a management and marketing deal for India andthe Middle East.“Signing on this artist was a very easy decision for the A&R division due to the high energy andinfectious music they make”, says W.O.A International Marketing Director Wanda Alvares. “Lennyjoins ranks with the select few top notch reggae rock acts that are now with W.O.A Records.”The first product to come out of this partnership is the release of Lenny’s new single ‘Settle TheScore’ on a forthcoming compilation CD from W.O.A Records.At the age of ten years Lenny migrated to England from St. Lucia, West Indies. Those early yearswere difficult learning to cope with the life changes and a new environment. As part of his copingmechanism, Lenny would frequent the local youth and community center affectionately known as‘Saxon’ and this is where his love of music was first aroused, and his first music outfit Cygnus (namechecked by Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols/PIL as one of his favourite bands at the time) was SAINT LUCIA : 758 714 8581formed and later signed to Greensleaves Records now part of VP Records.Cygnus released two singles for Greensleaves namely ‘Babylon (you’ve got to set Jah children brianjonesfrancis - designfree) and a cover version of the Peter Noone hit ‘Silhouettes’. These two songs brought the bandimmediate success, which brought the band media attention through the Echoes, Melody Maker,Sounds Magazine, Caribbean Times, West Indian World and The Jamaican Gleaner and also fromreggae disc-jockey David Rodigan.
  • 4. Building on this success Cygnus received a licensing deal through Barclay Records in France andSilhouettes was release as part of a compilation album released by Barclay in the French territo-ries. This success brought more exposure and the band toured France, Holland, Ireland, Norway(Cygnus played Oslo before groups like Steel Pulse and Aswad) and Finland. John Holt and ErrolDunkley requested the band’s services on a number of tour dates. The band then followed thiswith some studio work with Jamaican producer John Rubie releasing two singles for Rubie’s Free-dom Sounds label namely ‘ It’s not hard’ and a cover version of McFadden & Whitehead’s ‘Ain’tno stopping us now’, as well as providing the music for Jackie Dale (a stalwart of Rubie’s). Thepinnacle of the band’s career came in early 1980 when Cygnus appeared on live French TV withJimmy CliffAs a solo artiste, in 1987 Lenny released three songs for his own LED Records, the third single ‘Whoor what turns you on’ made record of the week in the Echoes music paper and recently turnedup on the Discog website as a collector’s record. Following this Lenny recorded a zouk-soca songfor another London based Jamaican producer named Bill Campbell titled ‘Shakedown Suzanne’.Lenny also wrote ‘Standing in the rain’ for Judy Boucher, the song appearing on her album ‘A newway to say I love you’ and he has also worked closely with Dominican producer Lindel Lewis andguitarist JJ Belle of Tina Turner, Lionel Richie, Arrow, Judie Tzuke, Phil Collins, Bob Marley fame.
  • 5. W.O.A International signs on Reggae-RockSinger/Songwriter Lenny DenebW.O.A management, a part of theW.O.A International group, signs on Lenny Deneb,to a three-year management and marketing deal.Lenny Deneb - W.O.A RecordsFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJan 24, 2009 – Goa, India - W.O.A International, through its management division W.O.A Manage-ment, signs on Lenny Deneb, a St. Lucian born singer/songwriter, to a three-year management andmarketing deal. . This partnership will see W.O.A Management represent Lenny Deneb and his bandacross India and the Middle East.“Signing on this artist was a very easy decision for the A&R division due to the high energy andinfectious music they make”, says W.O.A International Marketing director Wanda Alvares. “Lennyjoins ranks with the select few top notch reggae rock acts that are now with W.O.A Records”At the age of 10 Lenny migrated to England from St. Lucia. In order to cope with life’s changesand the new environment, he would frequent the local youth and community center, affectionatelyknown as ‘Saxon’. “This is where my love for music was first aroused and my first music outfit ‘Cyg-nus’ was formed”, says the singer.As a solo artist now, Lenny’s success knows no bounds. In 1987 Lenny released three songs forhis own LED Records, the third single ‘Who or what turns you on’ made record of the week in theEchoes music paper and recently turned up on the Discog website as a collector’s record. Follow-ing this Lenny recorded a Zouk - Soca song for another London based Jamaican producer namedBill Campbell titled ‘Shakedown Suzanne’. Some of the other eminent people in the music industry
  • 6. who he has worked closely with include Judy Boucher, Lindel Lewis and guitarist JJ Belle of TinaTurner, Lionel Richie, Arrow, Judie Tzuke, Bob Marley fame.“My current brand of reggae music has been described as reggae-rock, bringing together the stylesof Bob Marley, Steel Pulse, Peter Tosh and the rock influences of U2, Bruce Springsteen, the Police,Radiohead, Ocean Colour Scene, Maroon 5 and R.E.M”, says Lenny, who is slated to tour India verysoon.The W.O.A Records India tour 2009 which is an annual production of the W.O.A International groupand India’s only Independent artist tour of such a grand scale to be organized is slated to be biggerand better than the W.O.A 2008 tour, which saw history being created by W.O.A International andsome of the World’s best Independent artists. Lenny Deneb is now slated to join ranks with theseselect artists.ABOUT W.O.A INTERNATIONALThe W.O.A International Group houses W.O.A Records, W.O.A Studios, W.O.A Management, W.O.A Events and W.O.A Radio.Formed in 1998 by World Music star Oliver Sean, W.O.A is a global entertainment Co. that’s home to the World’s best Independent acts.
  • 7. lenny deneb:www.lennydeneb.comwww.myspace.com/lennydenebwww.sonicbids.com/lennydenebjako productions:www.jakoproductions.comdesign / direction / editing :www.brianjonesfrancis.co.ukManagement:Cola Elcock (International)louise664@gmail.comWOA Managementwww.woarecords.com(India and the Middle East)Label:Lateko Records / WOA records
  • 8. my websitel: www.lennydeneb.com