Leo Nocentelli

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Musician, Songwriter

Leo Nocentelli is an original member of the award-winning band The Meters. The group recorded a string of instrumental hits beginning in the 1960s, many written by Leo. Playing lead guitar and penning some of the most influential tunes the band recorded, Leo never stopped creating. As a long time attendee of the NAMM show, Leo has created strong relationships with manufacturers (several of which have created signature models for him) as well as performing for the annual NAMM Tribute program. In 2020, Leo was presented with the NAMM Believe in Music Award for his many contributions to music and the music products industry.