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Landry

Born: August 8, 1979    Primary Instrument: Vocalist

Landry

The purpose behind my music is threefold:

The first one is to provide a space where men can be vulnerable with each other. One of the most powerful prayers one can pray on someone else is ‘I Love You’. Yet, it is a prayer that has become a sign of weakness in the male community, especially when it has to be expressed between two males, be it a father/son relationship, a friendship, a business relationship, or even a gay relationship for that matter. I’d like to offer my music to other males as an encouragement to be vulnerable with each other. There’s one instance in my entire life when I said and actually meant ‘I Love You’ to another male. I can guarantee you that there’s so much power on the other side of that prayer, so much so that both the giver and the recipient of that prayer are exponentially transformed. Do not let that power pass you by....
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Born in France, raised in Cameroon, and educated in the Midwestern United States, Jazz singer Landry recently moved to the San Francisco bay area to live an authentic life after 30+ years of living in the closet both as a gay man and as a singer. Inspired by his inner struggles to constantly deny/fix/repair the gay in him, Landry created an album made up of songs that were his refuge and his sanctuary when the rest of the world would seem unfriendly. “As a gay man, I have a very vivid imagination. I constantly need to create in my mind a place where I can be myself. I call that place The Bayou, thus the title of my first album. It’s a world where I can live all my dreams, where the folks are fine, and the world is mine at last.” - Landry

Landry went on to dedicate his first album, The Bayou, to the LGBT community with the intention to provide healing and empowerment to the millions of gay people throughout the world that are still in the trenches. The album artwork was designed accordingly to provide a powerful symbol of gay love: a love that is childish, pure, authentic, uncontrollable, and international.

“Those of us who live in the West and now enjoy the freedom of being gay have the responsibility to demonstrate and spread that freedom to the rest of the world. That’s exactly my mission with this album. I want to turn this first project into a commercial success that will take me places in the world where I can be an ambassador for gay love through my music and my authenticity.” - Landry

The Bayou

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