Falling Doves formed in 2014 and comprise of old friends and professional touring musicians. Leyva started the band with an exhilarating brand of high octane rock and roll, topped with a pop edge that keeps the songs ringing in your ears long after the last strum has been played.
Falling Doves are recognisable for their whiskey-laced vocals and lyrically confessional songs played with aggressive vigour.
The four-piece is comprised of Christopher Leyva on vocals and guitar with Kyle Jordan Mueller on drums, Clint Feddersen on bass and Mike Dorsey on lead guitar. Although the songs are written by Christopher, all members of the band are involved in the creation of The Falling Doves’ sound from inception through to mastering.
Christopher Leyva says the band members are not only friends who were around when he wrote the songs but also, “fans of my music and songwriting, which really comes across in the performance. They know all the lyrics and I can really set loose on a stage with them.”
The band will be on the road for most of 2016, promoting their debut album, with a tour of Europe planned for this autumn and then another American tour.
Christopher Leyva, originally from Mexico, has appeared on numerous TV shows as a musician, performer and actor such as on Veronica Mars, shot in San Diego and as a contestant on dating show MTV Score, which asked male suitors to write and perform an original song in one day to win a holiday date with the girl.
Christopher studied songwriting with Steve Poltz who has worked with American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, actress, author and poet Jewel (Kilcher) and were mentored by Danny Wilde and Phil Solem of The Rembrandts, the band behind I’ll Be There For You, the title track of sitcom Friends.
Leyva was also mentored by San Diego synthpop band Red Flag, which led to him making numerous recordings. Before going on tour, Christopher is known in Liverpool, UK where he performs at events for non-profit organisations and hospitals. In 2008 he was recognized by The Recording Academy which celebrates music through their Grammy Award and Christopher now votes in the Academy.
Christopher founded recording label, management and promotions group, Black Cherry Music Group, and he focuses on education and career advancement opportunities for new bands, while endorsing guitars and Blackwing Amplifiers as their official brand ambassador.
Rick Parker and Skyler Lutes were the producing partners of the album Doves of War, working remotely at Rick Parker Productions in Beachwood Canyon Los Angeles and additional work was completed at Skybeat Studios in Ocean Beach, also in California.
Falling Doves’ single Paris will be released on 24th June 2016 and their album Doves of War is out on 16th September 2016 on RMN Records.
For tour dates and venues, please visit the band’s website and click on the Shows tab: