Photo courtesy of Joshua Brasted.
About Sports & Leisure
Sports & Leisure is a six-piece multi-instrumental band. Blending indie rock, pop, and folk with a rawly energetic live performance, Sports & Leisure creates a show atmosphere appealing to a wide range of musical tastes. Since forming as a band in late 2011, Sports & Leisure has played direct & secondary support to major label bands like Say Anything, Vacationer, Bombay Bicycle Club, Royal Teeth, and Baby Bee, the Grammy Award-winning Rebirth Brass Band and up-and-coming indie rockers Kopecky Family Band (who just finished touring with The Lumineers) and The Eastern Sea.
What are people saying about Sports & Leisure?
"“Fitness” is a polished, smartly arranged recording, especially for a debut."
-Keith Spera of NOLA.com.
"Inspired by Big Easy roots along with a variety of musical tastes the purity of the songs truly make the group come alive on stage."
-Chris DiBenedetto of Where Y'at Magazine.
“…what is obvious to many at this point is how Sports & Leisure has quickly managed to match their complex – often jarring – milieu of folk, indie pop and psychedelic miscellanea with an organic tightness and a fantastic level of onstage energy.”
-Taylor Gray of Barryfest.
“…hauntingly enchanting runes…”
-Ariane Trahan of The Vinyl District.
”…symphonic indie orchestra...”
-Sally Tumner of GoNOLA.com.
"...your whole world is set to be blown apart by an all-encompassing soundscape."
-April Siese of NOLA Defender.
“I can’t wait for their studio release.”
-Justin Shiels of invadeNOLA.
"...they have diamonds on the soles of their shoes."
-Gerry Vaillancourt of WVUE FOX 8 NEWS.