Christopher Leyva is a multiple San Diego Music Awards nominee, he has fronted numerous groups including The Falling Doves, Blizzard, The Dead 67’s and Revolution 89′. Though a longtime mainstay of San Diego’s music scene. Christopher honed his craft with San Diego favorites Steve Poltz ( Jewel), Convoy & The Dragons. Christopher Leyva is recognized by the academy of recording arts “Grammy Academy” for his career and prolific songwriting. Collaborations include Phil Solemn from The Rembrandt’s & Greg Douglas from the Steve Miller band.
His new project The Falling Doves, is a songwriting duo that sees his return as a vocalist/guitarist and features newcomer Mike Dorsey on lead guitar. The duo share a passion for reviving classic rock with a modern twist. Their music is a mixture of rock n roll, memorable riffs, whiskey laced vocals infused with bits of glam and blues, and lyrical mysticism that echoes another time. With two world tours under their belt the band has performed with acts like Peter Murphy, Echo & The Bunnymen, Everclear, Eve 6, Lit, Kansas, Fastball, Gilby Clark, (Guns and Roses) , Scott Russo (Unwritten Law), Sidhharta, Story of the Year , Alien Ant Farm and Barry Sutton of the LA’s.
Their new album Doves of War, was Produced in part by Rick Parker of (BRMC, Scott Weiland, Lord Huron, and the Dandy Warhol’s)
Falling Doves have just finished their Spring tour on the west coast and are ready to return to the mid-west this Summer before heading to Germany, Japan and Mexico in the fall of 2017.
Their previous release “Ready to Go” took them across the world solidifying their place in the rock scene, Doves of war is sure to surpass their previous ambitions as they head in to the unknown.