York based, Lenny Hines grew up in a very musical
family. Both his mother and father were lovers
of music and laughter. Lenny, was always singing
around the house, like his father, and even brought
that same energy to school and church where he
sang in front of many people at that early age.
So, learning to play the Guitar at the age of
12 was simply the next step for this aspiring
mother bought my first guitar, she saw that I
needed it and wanted to make me feel good--out
of love," says Lenny. "My entire family
was into music and singing, so it only helped
to encourage each other to improve and to push
by the likes of Lionel Richie, Bob Marley and
Country Music Legend Charlie Pride, the feel good
music of Lenny Hines is an eclectic blend of Island,
Country and sometimes Soul. Some of Lenny's songs
have been described as having a strong Bob Marley
like sound and feel by his growing fan base of
has opened for popular artists like Rita Marley
when he played for the now defunct Caribbean/Reggae
band, The Realistics and has played backup guitar
for numerous Jamaican Reggae artists the likes
of Dobby Dobson, The Meditations and John Holt
of The Paragons, the original creator of "The
Tide Is High," a song covered and made popular
by the New York born group, Blondie.
of the style, Lenny likes to make people feel
good and no matter how busy he may be, he appreciates
the simple things in life. He especially enjoys
spending time with his son, the inspiration for
the song "I Wanna Play"
from Lenny's Debut album , "In
was busy writing another song in my studio one
night when my son came up to me and said, 'Come
on Dad, I want to play.' It was like, BAMMM, it
just hit me and I started to hum this tune in
my head that just kept getting louder and clearer.
I dropped everything that I was doing and even
though I played with my son, the song kept churning
in my head. A few weeks later it was completed
and recorded, ready for listening."
family man, Lenny Hines writes about real-life
situations and events from his own life, making
the songs even more important and relevant. Lenny's
lyrics are credited as inspiring Reggae Roots
Era singer and songwriter Ansel Cridland of West
Indian trio, The Meditations to say, "Lenny's
songs are long lasting and will stay around forever."
from thought provoking ("Give
Thanks") to simply whimsical ("Honey
Do List"), the music and songs of Lenny
Hines makes the listener remember the important
things in life? family, love and laughter.