From Prince To Paul McCartney To Bruno Mars, LeRoy Bennett Is the Man
LeRoy Bennett may not be a household name, but he is one of the most trusted people in the entertainment business by the superstars.
How is this for a resume? The production and or lighting director for the current Paul McCartney, Bruno Mars and Lady Gaga tours. That justifies a damn. He also worked with Prince from 1980 to 1994, so he was the man during Prince’s Purple Rain tour. Baltin: Let’s talk Bruno. When you’re starting this current tour with him what is your process?Bennett: I love Bruno, I have so much respect for him not just as an artist, but as a human being. And all artists have things about who they are. He’s very specific about things he likes. He has been heavily influenced by Prince, in a lot of ways, as well as Michael Jackson. But he speaks in a way that is very familiar to me because of the way Prince spoke. I know how to listen to an artist and understand the essence of what they’re saying. He has a very specific style and every time he does an album it is a reflection of an era, whether it’s the ‘70s, the ‘80s, this one being the ‘90s. It’s a hint of what things look like visually at that time, but with a twist on it so it’s modern.https://www.forbes.com/sites/stevebalti ... 9c3b3a7ed8