LMT Connection

December 10, 2004

Leroy Emmanuel

Lead Vocalist and guitarist Leroy Emmanuel has been a dedicated musician and entertainer for most of his life. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, and raised in Detroit, Michigan, he began his professional career at the age of twelve and has since toured all over the United States.

“Lead Vocalist and guitarist Leroy Emmanuel has been a dedicated musician and entertainer for most of his life. ”

Recording Highlights:

Marvin Gaye

Let’s Get it On Deluxe Edition


Gladys Knight and the Pips

If I Were Your Woman


Little Sonny

New King of the Blues Harmonica


ZZ Hill

(4 albums)



(22 albums)

Brunswick, Atlantic

The Originals

Baby I’m for Real


The Counts

(5 albums)


Freda Payne

Band of Gold

Holland Dozier Holland

Funk Brothers

various sessions early 70’s


Clark Sisters

(5 albums)


William Bell

Trying to Love Two


Has performed live with:

Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Edwin Star, John Lee Hooker, T-Bone Walker, Al Green, Sonny Boy Williamson, Funk Brothers, Bohanon, Dionne Warwick, James Brown Band, The Counts.

Has Written Songs for:

Jay-Z, The Counts, Bohannon

In Concert With:

Funkadelics, Sly and the Family Stone, Commodores, Kool and the Gang, Sister Sledge, Diana Ross, Natalie Cole, Grover Washington, Rufus, Jackson Five, Peaches and Herb, The Dells, Chick Corea, Rufus Thomas, Ben Vareen, Ike and Tina Turner, Ruby and the Romantics, Roberta Flack, Temptations, Booker T and the MGs, Hot Chocolate, Albert King, Martha and the Vandellas, War.

Some Venues Leroy has Played:

Apollo Theatre Harlem NYC, Radio City Music Hall, Kennedy Center Washington DC, Madison Square Gardens.

Hard Hittin’ Mark Rogers

Mark fell in love with drums when he was eight years old and by the age of eighteen was recognized by the Canadian Jazz Festival as the top drummer in Canada for his age group. He’s never looked back, having enjoyed a busy professional career of touring, and recording ever since.

Upon becoming a full-time professional musician Mark toured with a Motown Revue backing many top R&B groups such as the Chi-Lites and The Crystals in the hottest clubs in the country. In 1989 he formed his current group, LMT Connection with Leroy Emmanuel and John Irvine.

As a session drummer and producer, he has performed on over 70 albums with such diverse artists as Canadian rocker Edwin, Epic Records alternative hip-hopper Kazzer, and European Jazz favorite Phe Cullen sharing drum duties with Vinnie Colaiuta. Marks film and TV work has been quite diverse; from drumming on episodes of “the Young and the Restless“ to writing and producing projects for Miramax films, PBS and a 2 Kids TV shows - Maralee Dawn and Friends and the Hugglers.

“Big Bad“ John Irvine

One of the most exciting bass players out of Canada is Ottawa native John Irvine. Having played professionally since the age of twelve, his credits include working for Capitol and RCA Records with such diverse artists as Ronnie Hawkins and Liberty Silver. John is an exciting showman and his approach to bass is simply amazing.

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