Santa Esmeralda starring Leroy Gomez

Santa Esmeralda starring Leroy Gomez
Release date
01 January 1970
Santa Esmeralda starring Leroy Gomez
01 January 1970 |

Leroy Gomez is American, a native of cape Cod, Massachusettes, USA. At the age of 14 he formed his own band then he joined the group Tavares and with them he toured all over the USA, Canada and Europe. Leroy fell in love with Europe and stayed in Paris, where he quickly became one of the top session saxophone players and vocalist. He worked with many great artists, amongst them: Patrick Juvet, Gilbert Becaud, Claude Francois, Laurent Voulzy and many more. He played saxophone on Elton John’s famous album “Yellow Brick Road”.

His first success was the single Here We Go Around, which was an instant hit in France and then all over the world, following on with world wide success “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood”, under the name Santa Esmeralda. Before “Saturday Night Fever” (The Bee Gees) and “Thriller” (Michael Jackson), Leroy Gomez broke the world record for album sales with 15 million LPs sold within a few months. To this day, 25 million LPs sold, not counting the singles and cassettes. Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood was no. 1 Disco hit in the world with 48 gold albums and 42 platinum, followed by You’re My EverythingThe House Of The Rising Sunand Gloria, all achieving the gold status! Twice elected best live show in Europe by the “Federation of the European Press” and awarded the “Mask of Success”. Winner of 6 awards “Billboard USA”. First foreign artist to be presented with the “Gondola d’Oro” of the Venice Music Festival.

Quentin Tarantino featured Don’t Let Me be Misunderstood In his hit Movie KILL BILL Leroy is also an accomplished song writer with the hit baled You’re My Everything to his credit. You’re My Everything has been covered by over 25 international artists and translated into as many languages worldwide from Asia to South America.

Santa Esmeralda Starring Leroy Gomez: a great disco sound to which the whole planet danced to, and after years of touring he is back in Europe to present his new show.