In This Space
"Highly anticipated" is just one of the thoughts that come to mind when you think of Lando's music you can use sophisticated, smooth, and heart felt. Lando, who was born Orlando R. Joiner, started singing at the young age of 5. Raised on Detroit's West Side Lando was never certain he wanted to pursue a music career. This came as a surprise to most because he sang in church. "I've always loved music but singing was another thing", Lando says when asked how his career got started. Lando was always good with numbers so he decided to go to school and become an accountant. "I couldn't think of anything else to do being as though I was so good with numbers," he says humbly about himself. It didn't matter what Lando thought because his future presented otherwise. Lando graduated from Frank Cody Senior High known for spawning talents like Dwele, members of Slum Village, and Nicci Gilbert of Brownstone. While a student at Cody, Lando performed in statewide classical vocal competitions as a member of one of Cody's prestigious performance choirs. If that wasn't enough before he could even make it to Atlanta to attend Morris Brown College Lando had already begun writing and performing with other artist and musicians within the Detroit music scene. Amongst other newcomers in the business Lando had the chance to sing background vocals with Raphael Saadiq, Kenny Lattimore, Chante Moore, and Joe just to name a few. This experience was great for Lando and opened the door for him to sign a deal with Atlantic Records. Though he was later dropped this experience did not stop him from making his music. This in fact urged him to push forward developing his own musical style; which he credits to his parents for their vast array of musical interests. If you've ever had the chance to experience Lando's vocal style; then you know you're in for a treat. Lando's delivery is distinctive and captivating when he effortlessly stretches his elastic tenor tone way beyond the limits of many. Lando has gained a ton of recognition for his strong vocal talent, insightful lyrics, and bold performances. Lando has the making of greatness and will continue to shower his fans with great music.