Leftstronger is an amazing band that performs all original music in the style of Alice in Chains, Shinedown, Creed and Soundgarden. Leftstronger's music combines all the elements of great, radio-friendly rock and roll: catchy hooks, hard-driving rhythms and strong vocal harmonies.

Singer/song writer, Jesse Magee uses his amazing vocal 4+ octave vocal range to dramatic effect and has been said to be the best singer on the East Coast. Jesse's songs all have meaning, so they resonate with fans after only one play. The tunes are enhanced by the extraordinary guitar playing of Nick Stamboulis, Russell Hayward III on drums and Jason Imboden on bass.  Jesse and his guitarist performed in front of 60,000 people for the largest Earth Day Festival in the nation at the National Mall in DC. Leftstronger has performed many times at excellent venues in the Baltimore/DC Area, including headlining Rams Head LIVE! with an incredible response to over 400 people!

Jesse, the lead singer and songwriter has accomplished all this and more despite his personal challenges of being legally blind and having cerebral palsy on his right side. His talent speaks for itself and nothing will stand in his way of his success and being a role model for others.

Leftstronger has played most of the clubs with-in the Baltimore Region. All musicians are extremely professional, dedicated and reliable.  The band is awesome ...with Jesse at the helm, his amazing song writing and vocals, range and pitch-that are rarely heard in this area. 

Leftstronger released their debut full-length CD entitled "So Close," early in March 2010. Recorded at Sheffield Studios and mixed at Writeway Studios in March 2010. Kudos and a big thanks to the musicians, Jake at Sheffield, and Steve Wright for the amazing job!

The new CD, Pieces was completed this past spring! 10 new catchy original songs recorded at Sheffield again with Jake Mossman and mixed and mastered at Deep End Studios with Tony Corelli. You will be truly awed by the new tunes!

See their website www.LeftStronger.com for more info.


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1. Sick and Tired
2. Monster
3. Gone Forever
4. Hard Road
5. Believe
6. Six Years
7. One Hot Rocker
8. Pieces
9. Broken Lies
10. Something Now


1. So Close
2. Reborn
3. Chance For Romance
4. Drunken Wreck
5. Can It Be
6. Change The World
7. Open Your Mind
8. 1-5-06
9. Riot
10. Put Up A Fight
11. Pain & Misery
12. No More


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Jesse was born into a family who loved music. He is an upbeat, easy going musician whose musical career developed rapidly during his teen years when he discovered that he excelled in many types of musical endeavors despite his having cerebral palsy on his right side and being legally blind.

As a little boy, he became interested in playing the drums, listening to blues music and practicing the vocals and lyrics for every Seattle grunge band that came on the scene. Later, he began performing songs at local coffee houses and asking local bands if they would mind a walk-on. The crowds roared for this young man who shook the venue without any warning!

At 16 years old, he was already an accomplished drummer even though his drum instructor said he could not play without proper use of his right side. As a self-taught drummer, he was the envy of his peers and now one of the best drummers and drum instructors for children of all ability levels, specializing in children with disabilities.

The guitar playing began in his teens. He had to play the guitar upside down and without the fancy finger work. This has helped him to write incredible, catchy soulful songs with lots of hooks. Through some very lonely years and many bands in High School, he was left behind by his peers who didn’t understand his disability. As he grew to be a man, he kept writing more and more original songs, practiced singing and perfected his craft, all which helped him cope with the isolation.

With now over 60 original songs written with power and emotion, Jesse has performed live many times within the Baltimore music scene, and beyond.


Nick has been playing guitar since he was 10 (now 21). He also sings, plays drums, bass and piano. Nick was inspired to play guitar from the Guitar Hero video games. He has also completed a music course at Frederick Community College. Nick played drums and guitar in multiple bands before joining the band. His influences consist of Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Tony Iommi, and James Hetfield.


Russell Hayward III was born on February 7, 1974 in La Plata,Md.Starting at age four he was instructed by Russell Hayward,Jr with additional instruction through the years from Harry Cocoros,Richard Poole, and Steve Conaway, He burst onto the Baltimore music scene with the band One, which had several incarnations (Toaken, AlterEgo and Final Answer) from the years of 1997 to 2000.Thru a mutual friend he became a member of Puddle from the years of 2002 to 2006.While a member of Puddle he joined up with former members of Final Answer in the group Later than Soon.In addition to performing with the above groups, he also did studio and live freelance work including a demo for the Toyota Echo and an EP by DC natives Swivel. Other groups that he as performed with are Old Man Brown, No Fish Today, Shankari, Big Bottom, Back Beat Boulevard and Snake Oil Salesmen to name a few. Musicals he has performed include Annie, Anything Goes, and Fame. He also performs spiritual music including Gospel and Contemporary Christian music spending time with the Worship Teams from both the defunct Patapsco Community Church and the Cornerstone Community Church between the years of 1994 and 2002 then holding down the drum chair for the Metropolitan United Methodist Church Choir from 2002 to 2006.


Jason Imboden is originally from Northern California who has been playing bass since the age of 15. His influences range from Primus to the Red-Hot Chili Peppers. Jason plays a unique “unorthodox” style of blazing bass lines and fills. As an active United States service member Jason has travelled the world playing in areas to include: Milden Hall England; California; Norman Oklahoma; Texas; Augusta Georgia; Nebraska; Olympia Washington, Oahu Hawaii and here in Baltimore Maryland. Jason looks forward to building a true positive music scene in Baltimore to promote Leftstronger and other local bands in the area. Strength and Honor!