THIS IS HOW IT ALL STARTED...
The project was formed in 2002, in Guadalajara, Mexico, by Alex Ayala which found success in the local scene. Unfortunately, family reasons brought him to California forcing him into leaving everything behind.
Once in California, Alex met guitarist, friend and collaborator Jon Pritchard. A few years later at an open mic he met drummer Paul Harris and now former bassist Saul Aguilar which completed the lineup. Bassist Sam Lopez joined the band in 2014.
Lezayr's debut album "Listen to the Faces" was self-released in August 2nd, 2011, followed by an intense series of local shows and promotion. The album was recorded in a living room and completely self-produced and it includes 11 original tracks. Alex explains the album as "... a collection of life experiences... I think everyone has been in a similar situation at one point of their lives, and I think people can relate to that..."
The second release "Break the Chains" is a 5 song EP that was released October, 2014. The EP showcase the indie roots of the band. The third release of the band and second EP is called "Fuego Lento" and was released in support of their 2014 Mexico Tour.
The band is currently working on a new album which is scheduled to be released in 2017.
ABOUT BAND MEMBERS
Alex is the founder of the band. As a singer and song writer he is the driving force in Lezayr. He also records and produces all of the band's material.
Sam joined the band in 2014. His influences range from punk to indie. Curious fact: Sam played the very first Lezayr show in the US even though he was not a member of the band at the time.