Lee Coulter is a singer/songwriter whose soulful performance and memorable songwriting have landed him opening spots for music legends Tom Jones and Chuck Berry, critic favorites Martin Sexton and Griffin House and had Sirius XM’s Coffee House channel dub him “the discovery of year” in 2011 for his debut album.
Originally from Brisbane, Australia and based in San Diego since 2006, he uses the combined power of lyrics and music to promote the idea that conscious connection is what separates us from the rest of the matter in the universe. He has spoken to audiences about this at three TEDx events. As one of his songs suggests, “Stardust and forces of attraction, that’s all we are.”
His latest album, People Like You, will be available worldwide via digital platforms including iTunes on July 9. Lee records and produces all of his own work and the album took two years to record. It is comprised of a wide variety of tracks from acoustic feel-good with “A Glorious Day on the Planet I Love,” to T-Bone Burnett-esque blues with a feminist kick in “Boss Senorita,” to dance floor rock in “Move You,” to folk meets reggaeton in “Live a Litte,” to lo-fi retro ballads like “Kindred Blips.” The glue that keeps it all together is the distinct lyrical themes and a unique baritone voice that seems to come from another time and a soul much older than he. “A lot of people tell me I look nothing like I sound. Like it’s a compliment to my voice. So I’m always wondering how bad I must look.”
Lee lives in Carlsbad, CA with his wife and their 6 year old son and continues to write and produce music for himself and others artists.