Having had an eager interest in music at least since I was three, it was only a matter of time before I started looking for fellow musicians with whom to form a band. Although there was the short-lived W Band formed with my sister, Zoë, and neighbor, Joe Worthen, no recordings survived. Thus, as far as auditory history is concerned, Leozards is my first band.
A classmate, Kristen Kerns, and I began to discuss the potential of a musical duo near the end of first grade. One day near the beginning of summer vacation in 1994, she came over and we improvised our first and only recording session with the aid of a third member, my sister. Kristen switched schools before second grade.
Our band name, Leozards, was the result of a lottery of partial animal names from which "lion" and "lizard" were drawn.