Live Music Cover Band

Welcome to the Leading Tones Band! The Leading Tones Band is a wedding and corporate event live music cover band that exists to make your special event awesome. 

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We love to play all the top hits, connect with the audience, even sing with special guests! Contact us at

About the Leading Tones Band

Our Purpose

The Leading Tones Band is a wedding and corporate event cover band that exists to make your special event awesome. We play all the classic covers that will keep your event full of life. Music is an integral part of the bands' daily lives and we look forward to sharing our heart and passion with you.

Our Music

We play classic hits from country and pop to funk and soul. Contact us directly for the ever-growing setlist!


We can accommodate most any budget, dependent upon the size of your event, travel distance, and specific needs. We are equipped to supply audio systems, speakers, and a qualified audio technician. Contact us directly for pricing!

Meet the Leading Tones Band

Abbey Spading | Lead Vocals


Starting out singing at church at the young age of five, Abbey has been singing most of her life. She has been involved in many different choirs and groups from gospel, to jazz, and even barbershop. She has also been singing together with lead keys player and vocalist from the Leading Tones, Elizabeth Morris, since the age of 14. Through all of that she has worked at finding her own voice and individuality and being a part of the Leading Tones has allowed her to continue that journey. Her enthusiasm and easy going demeanor are sure to bring just what you are looking for during your next event.

Brent Hankins | Drums


Brent has been drumming for the better part of 17 years. He originally began performing in school as part of the jazz band, symphonic band, and pit orchestra. Brent’s foundation and favorite genres are jazz and funk - evident in his playing style today. He continued playing drums through churches both in Tucson where he studied business at the University of Arizona, and Clark County where he met and performed frequently with the other members of the Leading Tones. Brent's love for music grows every day and he is grateful to have the opportunity to continue pursuing one of his biggest passions.

Earl Swigert | Lead Vocals + Rhythm Guitar


Music has always been Earl's great love. He started singing as a child and figured out how to play the piano before picking up the guitar later in his teenage years when he became interested in writing music. He fell in love with guitar and has been playing for the last 20 years. He loves singing rock, pop, folk, worship, and just about everything in between. Except New Kids on the Block. He doesn't like singing that.

Elizabeth Morris | Keys + Vocals


Elizabeth has been actively playing music since she was five. While most of her training is in classical piano, her real love is playing any popular tunes in a band. Playing with the Leading Tones Band has been a dream come true! Elizabeth wears several hats in the band- writing charts, band directing, playing keys, and blending with Abbey and Earl's beautiful voices. Elizabeth has been performing regularly with Nathan for 10 years and with Abbey since she was 15! Her musical influences include Sara Bareilles, Stevie Wonder, and Billy Joel. She holds a Masters of Music in Music Education and Music Technology and a Bachelors of Music in Piano Performance.

Jake Rust | Lead Electric Guitar


Jake Rust has been around for 22 years and for half of those, he has been dedicating his time to perfecting the guitar. He uses it as a tool to express those inner emotions that transcend language and must be brought out through song. His tastes include many classics, like Jimi Hendrix, Pink Flloyd, The Doors, and Led Zeppelin. There are many other influences stretching far and wide. Jake is just happy to be playing and doing what he loves.

Nathan Alandt | Bass Guitar + Audio Engineer


Nathan has loved music his whole life. He has been performing on bass since he was 14 at school events and church. His music appreciation grew stronger by winning awards and accepting a scholarship for playing classical upright bass in college, but Nathan's passion really stems from the enjoyment of seeing people dance and sing and have a good time.

Contact Us

Drop us a line! We'd love to connect and find out how we can help make your event even more awesome!

Nathan Alandt, General Manager

Elizabeth Morris, Business Manager

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Phone | (360) 619-8614