Leif Meche Band

From battle of the bands to center stage: Leif Meche Band getting ready for major spotlight

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BATON ROUGE — “Music can take you to another time.” Leif Meche has lived by those words for the past 25 years as the lead singer of the Leif Meche Band. Despite taking a decades-long break, the trio that forms the Leif Meche Band — Leif on vocals and guitar, Blake on drums, and Jordan on bass — is proving that like fine wine, they only get better with age.

After winning the 2024 Battle of the Bands on June 21 at the Texas Club, the band is preparing for their biggest stage yet: the Baton Rouge River Center, where they will open for Kenny Wayne Shepherd on July 13.

The Leif Meche Band triumphed over five bands from across the state in the competition that featured all genres of music. The contest was judged based on crowd reaction, the quality of the music, and overall performance.

Leif, Blake, and Jordan perform both covers and original songs at their shows. According to Leif Meche, the trio began making music together in 1998. After taking a 10-year break, they reunited at the Crowley Rice Festival in 2022 and haven’t stopped since.

The Leif Meche Band is very close-knit; the three men have known each other since childhood and have inspired one another to keep playing. Together as the Leif Meche Band, they have performed six shows. Leif Meche himself does around 50 acoustic shows a year, and since 2006, the band members have done over 100 shows together and, in their time with other bands, over 150.

Leif Meche tells UWK that what sets The Leif Meche Band apart from others is their genuine love for music and performing. They are passionate about music and aim to inspire younger generations.

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