Alternative rock band Leather Bound Crooks formed in 2011 in Las Vegas, NV and have worked their way through the local music scene, undergoing various lineup changes over the years. Leather Bound Crooks has evolved into the 4-piece it is today, comprised of Jaba Li James (vocals, rhythm guitar), Ryan Severin (lead guitar), Jeremy Hartman (bassist) and Chris Bolosan (percussion) and have become known for crafting catchy hooks and powerful, profound lyrics for each and every song. Jaba Li James (Jawaun Barton) started the group with a couple guys he met at a back yard party in 2011. After a long 2 years, the quartet released an EP titled “Forward Pace” and a single titled “Spread the Love.” Soon after the release of their first single, the band went through a lineup change when their drummer realized his heart was not fully committed to the band and their lead guitarist started a family and both left the band. Jaba, driven by his inspiration and ambition, continued to march forward with guitarist Ryan Severin and their consistent determination paid off when joining forces with the current members Chris and Jeremy. The quartet melds together to form the perfect musical blend. In 2017, they released the EP Four Corners that combines elements of punk and emo in the vein of Unwritten Law and Silversun Pickups. In the pursuit for cultured lives and laid back ways, they make mesmerizing music that’s native to the heart yet local to the soul and resonates in their recently released debut full length album Breach. The album was written, recorded and produced through real life trauma, heartache & closure. With the help of author Brian Sherman, whom the band collaborated and co-wrote 3 songs with, they crafted lyrics that speak to those who have dealt with personal battles and come out alive. Paired with heavy leads and an alt-rock rhythm, Breach is an honest attempt from Leather Bound Crooks to represent experiences unspoken in most mainstream songs today.