Chilling in the living room of her childhood home in Yarmouth Nova Scotia, enthralled by the sounds coming from her parent’s record player, Lecia T found her rhythm and soul at a very early age. With a Jamaican blood line, Lecia’s musical influences included reggae and calypso and included legendary artists Bob Marley, Rita Marley, Dennis Brown, Beres Hammond, and Sparrow and lovers rock including Teddy Pendergrass, Luther Vandross, Patty Labelle, Chaka Khan, Whitney Houston which you can hear in her music.
Having developed a good musical knowledge base, Lecia T began belting out the songs she grew up listening to however she did not realize the magnitude of her vocal ability until she saw the reaction of others when she sang. “One day I sang “His Eyes on the Sparrow,” for my mother, and watched the tears flow down her cheek, a shining light gleaming in her eyes, I knew that my voice was a gift from God at that moment, because it had the ability to make people feel something greater than myself.”
Lecia T made the move to Toronto in October 1999, and was able to hear and embrace the vast music scene. “I knew that I wanted to dive into the music and show my artistry and essence.” By 2008, Lecia T decided to start a cover band, called JazzBizcuit. It all started to fall in place having a band behind her to complement her vocal stylings, while crooning away to covers and original music. “The thought of seeing people enjoying my musical side was so appealing that I could not pull myself away from it, I was hooked.”
To date Lecia T has played numerous notable shows including: Cabbagetown Festival of the Arts, SensiFest, AlleyCatz residence, Harlem Restaurant residence, El Mocambo, and the Smiling Buddha, and a number of corporate events to name a few.
Lecia T is currently getting ready to get into the studio to create her debut EP which will be released in 2018. This work, will be a reflection of her diverse taste in music and influences. She is devoted to creating a collection of songs that could speak to her fans young and old. Lecia T’s exploration of music and self will bring a collection of songs that will be poetically introspective. In the meantime, this power house vocalist will be creating songs for new co-projects, and performing at various shows. In an age where “that voice” no longer exists, Lecia T reminds us that true musicality lies in the vulnerability of the instrument – her voice.