who's in the picture
John Bertovich, Rick Stock, Lynn Coulter, Lee Henriksen and Jet Kanani.
where was the band based
Variety of musical influences including Country, Rock, Jazz etc
Spud Ivens left the Leland Four in 1978.
Lee, Jet and myself continued playing under the name "The Lelands". Several musicians came and went over the next two decades.
I left the band in January 1982.
brushes with fame
Performed and/or associated with the following artists:
Jimmy Dean, Larry Gatlin, Ted Neeley, Bob Bogle (Ventures) Liberace, Lionel Hampton, Debby Reynolds, Foster Brooks, Jerry Vale, Vic Damone, Frank Sinatra Jr. Xavier Cugat, Paul Revere & The Raiders, Sam Butera & the Witnesses, Freddy Fender, Lee Greenwood, Blood, Sweat & Tears, The Cascades, Red Skelton, England Dan & John Ford Coley, Uriah Heep, The Pointer Sisters, The Lockers, Hee-Haw (and a whole bunch more….too numerous to mention)
where are they now
Spud lives in Los Angeles. He and his wife manage a home for the elderly. He performs solo, entertaining in retirement and nursing homes in the Los Angeles area.
Jet left the band in 2000 following a heart attack & stroke. Now he divides his time between his homes in California and Hawaii. He has reunited with some Hawaiian friends who he sang with in High School.
I Live in central California and am retired from the US Postal Service.
I play solo and have plans to follow Spud’s lead, performing for the elderly in retirement and nursing homes.
Lee is the last original member of the band. He lives in Reno, Nevada where the Lelands continue to perform.