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2014 Leesburg Bikefest Featured New Artist


Their music will be featured on the 2014 Leeburg Bikefest ROCKS video

Catch them Live in Towne Square on the Gator Harley Stage Friday April 25 7:30pm-8:00pm


That new sound you hear is Orlando based rock band Leaving Haven. Forming in the summer of 2011, Leaving Haven got their start by hitting local venues in the greater Central Florida area.

This new, hot, quintet is comprised of vocalist Trevor Hastings, guitarist Luke Melsenti, bassist Madison Macko, guitarist Michael Strippoli and drummer Benjamin “Bogues” Melsenti.

A common question among the band is, how did Leaving Haven come up with that name? Simple enough, each band member happens to be from somewhere that’s not Orlando! Trevor is from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Mike is a Jersey boy, Madison hails from the coffee capitol of the world, and the twins come from the Nutmeg state. Point being, all the band members have “left” their safe “haven” in order to pursue their dreams. Thus, the name Leaving Haven seemed appropriate.

On the 22nd of June 2012, Leaving Haven released their first album “BAD LUCK GLORY” at the House of Blues in Orlando. Gathering enormous positive response from the album Leaving Haven continued to push it among the public of Central Florida. It wasn’t long until the band realized that BAD LUCK GLORY needed to reach a national level. In August of 2012, Leaving Haven was signed to M7 Agency and soon a nation-wide tour was booked to promote the album. The tour lasted thirty-four days and took them across the mid-west and down the east coast. To date, Leaving Haven has shared the stage with artists such as Stone Sour, Papa Roach, The Offspring, HellYeah, Hollywood Undead, In This Moment, All That Remains, Device, Volbeat, Nonpoint, Queensrÿche, Saliva, Smile Empty Soul, Hed PE and MORE!

In 2014, look for Leaving Haven to begin releasing a new album as well as hitting the road once again!


Leesburg Bikefest supports new and up and coming artists and proud to provide them exposure. Every year we will select one new artist, band or group and have their music featured in our annual Leesburg Bikefest ROCKS marketing video and have them perform in front of thousands of fans on the Gator Harley Davidson Stage in Towne Square opening for the Ms. Leesburg Bikefest Contest and the Headlining act. We will be accepting submissions for the 2013 featured artist starting in July. For more information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.