The Sign of Leo: a refreshing listening experience
The Sign of Leo is a project by songwriter/guitarist/vocalist Martin E located in Groningen, Holland.
The music of The Sign of Leo is rooted in the history of popmusic with
influences from the 60’s, 70’s and faint echoes from the
Martin E has always been
fascinated by the sound of the mellotron. This instrument is featured
quite prominently in the music of The Sign of Leo which gives it a
melancholy touch. Drums, bass and guitars provide a solid rock
orientated foundation. The vocal lines are melodic and chilled. Big
emotions are avoided giving the music a more serene and ethereal
No question, pop and rock
songs are about in abundance so it takes something different to stand
out from the crowd. The Sign of Leo succeed in doing just that with
well-thought out instrumentation and intricate arrangements providing
depth and colour, dynamics and variation to their songs.
The lyrics of The Sign of Leo
deal with every day life and beyond; from the exaltation of a new found love in
“Because of you”, the hardship of divorce in
“Hearts” to the the apocalyptic message of “Look up
at the sky”, and the supernatural of “Angels and
The Sign of Leo combines the history of popmusic with a modern and
contemporary approach to songwriting and arranging which makes for a
refreshing listening experience. Music that will appeal to a large audience.
Come into the
world of The Sign of Leo and let yourself be persuaded.