Lelea Fonua is a self-taught 15 year old singer/songwriter/musician who started performing at age nine.
After two short months of playing his ukulele, he started performing regular gigs.
Since then, he has been invited to perform at many events including performing at - MLB, NFL, NBA, open concerts for - Jordin Sparks, Alice Cooper, Kiss, Motley Crue, Joan Jett, LA GUNS, TV performances (Channel 3,10, 12 & 15), National TV talent Show (step up 2 the mic), Commercials, Kids Star USA (kidz bop kid finalist) Radio Disney, and charity fundraisers. This has propelled Lelea into the lime light. Alice Cooper commented on a television appearance with Lelea, said "Its easy to sing, it's not easy to be a stylist, and he(Lelea) has already got style...it's not normal for your age...and that is really amazing...you can't learn that, your born with that" Sheryl Cooper said '"He has the IT factor..he has an energy that is infectious, watch out for this guy"
Lelea won first place for Alice Cooper's Proof is in the Pudding 2013 talent competition
(super stars Jordin Sparks and Destini Quinn were previous winners).
In 2012, Lelea submitted an entry to an online competition for Kidz Star USA. He was selected as one of eight finalists out of 50,000 entries across USA. All eight of the finalists were flown to Hollywood to compete for a recording contract with RCA records. Here he worked with multi platinum artist Gavin DeGraw and Nickelodeon's Ashley Argota.
As a Type 1 Diabetic, Lelea represents the American Diabetes Association as a Youth Ambassador and performs at charity fundraisers. He was awarded Youth Ambassador of the Year 2012. He has worked for other charity organizations like Alice Coopers Solid Rock, Teen Lifeline, Japan Red Cross, YMCA, Young life, IROCK Philippines Flood Appeal, Tunes Against Tumors, Cash for Camp, HopeFest and the Arizona State Governors Office.
lelea has worked and PERFORMED with
Kalin & Myles
Live Wire Scottsdale
Kidz Star USA (KIdsBop)
Step Up to the Mic (Mentor)
Father of the Year Awards
Psych (TV Detective Comedy)
ASU Sun Devils football
AZ Musical Instrument Museum (MIM)
Broadway - Phantom of the Opera
Solo, duo, trio or full band - Over 3 hours of 100% live music - fully equipped with PA backline sound system to cater any function.
lelea wedding singer
Lelea has become a resident performer at Courtyard Scottsdale Salt River check dates below and drop in for some live chill music great food and beverages every week from: 5:30-7:30pm
October 4, 11, 18, 25
November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
December 6, 13, 20, 27
Lelea's segment on nbc
excutive director of
Lelea's Bio Featured live on EVB 12 News!
PROOF IS IN THE PUDDING 2013 WINNERS!
1st place soloist
Lelea wins 1st place Soloist (GuitarNauts 1st place band) and will be opening concert at Alice Cooper's Christmas Pudding! Rock Legends Alice Cooper, KISS, Motley Crew, Rob Zombie, Joan Jett will be singing at this benefit concert on December 7th 2013 @ Comerica Theater, Phoenix, Arizona.
WON 1ST place on
CHRISTMAS PUDDING COMPetition
ALICE COOPER - PROOF IS IN THE PUDDING Jordin Sparks (American Idol) & Destinee Quinn (the Voice) some of the super star soloists that won this #EpicCompetition
CHRISTMAS PUDDING ALBUM
by youtube dance sensation
fit for a feast
thank you for using my song Let me be me by lelea #sick #dance
STEP UP 2 THE MIC
will be the Star Mentor
for this national TV Talent Show for Kids
HUGE CONGRATS! TO ALL THE TOP 50 SEMI FINALISTS!
click below to see Lelea as part of the crew memebers for step up 2 the mic