Leroy Gomez is an American, native of Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
He started his musical experience in the group “Tavares” , and for several years toured with them the USA, Canada, Caribbean Islands and Europe. First stop Italy. Leroy loved Italy so much that he decided to leave Tavares to stay in Europe and see the rest of
this new found land. He went to Paris, where very quickly he became one of the top session
saxophone players and vocalists. He worked with many great artists, among them : Gilbert Becaud, Claude Francois , Patrick Juvet , and many more.
He played saxophone on the famous Elton John album “Yellow Brick Road”.
His first solo success was a single “Here we go Round” which was an instant hit in France, Europe and Latin America. His world wide success “Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood” from the album Santa Esmeralda starring Leroy Gomez broke the record of album sales with 15 million LPs sold within a few months. To date more than 25 million,
Santa Esmeralda “Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood” is a N° 1 Disco hit in the world with 48 Gold albums and 42 platinum albums.
Twice elected best live show in Europe by the Federation of European press awarded the “Mask of Success”.
Winner of 6 Cash Box and Billboard awards in the USA.
The First foreign artist ever to be presented the “Gondola D'Oro” at the Venice Music Festival. “Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood” was recently featured in Quentin Tarentino’s hit film “Kill Bill”. Leroy is also a songwriter, with the Hit song “You're My Everything” to add to his list of credits. “Santa Esmeralda starring Leroy Gomez” is a great disco sound to which the whole planet has danced. It has recently been revealed that Leroy’s work has been sampled by over 80 artists. From Madonna to Rap, Hip Hop and Pop artists such as Janet Jackson, LL Cool J, Naughty by Nature, Mary J. Blige, Etc. Etc.