THE BAND / a brief history
Rob Pretty – Vocals / Keys
Krystopher Blaney – Guitar / Keys
Brian Prieur – Drums
Denis Boyer – Guitar
Ryan Moore – Bass
With decades of performance, composition and touring experience between them, the members of Ottawa rock group Lions Leading Sheep have drawn from a vast well of musical inspiration – from rock, metal, folk, pop, stage musicals – to forge a sound that is uniquely their own. Work on their debut album began in Fall of 2017. The ten resulting songs, born of personal tragedy, were originally written as little more than a coping mechanism for grief. However, when longtime friends and former bandmates Krystopher Blaney (guitar / songwriter / producer) and Brian Prieur (drums) saw real potential in the album, they recruited friends Rob Pretty (vocals) and Denis Boyer (guitar) and Lions Leading Sheep was born.
In January 2018, the band released their debut single Almanac, which has been featured on top alternative rock radio stations, as well as college radio stations and various podcasts. In April 2017 the band shot a music video for the song Shapeshifter. The video, directed by Adam Kirkey of Slinger Pictures, was released in late Summer to rave feedback. In June of 2018, the band added Ryan Moore (bass) to complete their lineup and prepare to take their show on the road. In late 2019, the band started working on their second album. A full length demo of their sophomore album has been completed, and they are now prepping to enter the studio to begin recording!