Jeff Leisawitz has devoted much of his life to music— making it, listening to it, sharing it, teaching it.
After an internship at Mercury Records in LA, Jeff moved to Seattle and kicked into his professional music journalism career. As the founding writer for the taste-making alternative rock station 107.7 The End’s website, Jeff wrote hundreds of articles on 90’s post-grunge music. From there his efforts flashed over to dozens of other music sites and magazines.
Then there was the DJ gig at Microsoft. The stint at Weedfiles.com. Voicing album reviews for record store kiosks. And supporting the community by penning articles for IndieMusicReview.com. But really, it was always about making music.As a musician/ songwriter/ producer, Jeff plays guitar and bass and programs synths, drums, loops and sequences. To take Electron Love Theory to the next level, Jeff works with the best singers and the best live drummer (Moses Gershbein) in Seattle. With comparisons to artists like Everything but the Girl, Dido, Massive Attack, Portishead and Imogen Heap, Electron Love Theory’s sound is both complex and accessible.
The Theory kicked into gear more than a decade ago when Jeff recorded interviews with protesters from Seattle’s WTO demonstration and fused the sound bytes into electronic music. The track immediately landed front page positions on sites like Real Networks, MSN and USA Today, ultimately scoring the song well over a quarter million downloads.
Since then, Electron Love Theory has recorded three albums— Electron Love Theory, Colors of the Galaxy and the new release, Blue Sky Vertigo. The self-titled debut earned ELT the award “Best Independent Electronic Artist in the World” from ArtistDirect.com in 2000, while Colors of the Galaxy clocked tons of radio spins and hot reviews all over the globe.
Much of Jeff’s focus has also been on music for film, tv and multimedia. Electron Love Theory has landed more than 500 song placements, while Jeff has taught classes about the music biz and acted as a consultant for numerous musicians.
Jeff has also produced and worked with some amazing indie artists including Aaron English, Stacie Rose, Katie Davis, Meagin Donovan, The Fading Collection and others.