Lee started out playing Piano and Saxophone when she was in school, after 3 years of classical training on the Piano, she had enough. She stopped playing Saxophone in 1980.
Lee worked in various part time jobs since she was 12, assembling course pamplets for a local college, acting as a day-camp counsellor and even becoming a cocktail waitress and a manicurist for a while.
Brian Wall, one of the founding members of the band 'Lee Aaron', says this on where they got the name from:
-"We wanted a name like Max Webster or Alice Cooper so we decided on Lee Aaron. We then picked up a female singer who subsequently ran off with the name...the rest is history."
In 1983, Lee Aaron was up for the lead role in a Canadian movie called, 'Making it', directed by Steven Greenberg who did 'Porkies'.
On April 21, 1983 Lee Aaron's Equipment Truck was in an road accident in New York, luckily no one was injured. But with damages to over 2000 dollars,
it almost jepordaised her trip to London two weeks later.
The 'El Mocambo' show on March 31 1984 was recorded and shot for video. Some of the songs ended up as b-sides on singles and 'Under The Stars' on Attic's re-release of 'The Lee Aaron Project'.
Whatever happened to the video no one seems to know? If you happen to have the video. I would be extremely interested in a copy.
Chrysalis Records were interested in signing Lee for the American market in 1984.
The video for 'Metal Queen' was rated R by the BBC in England and banned entirely in Australia.
Lee Aaron were supposed to be the Support act on Metallica's 1984 European Tour.
In 1985 Lee and John Albani guested on Kick Axe version of the old Joe Cocker classic 'With A Little Help From My Friends'
Lee Aaron appears in the 'Run for Cover' video by Canadian band Vigilants.
The song can be found on the album 'Run for Cover' released on Heavy Metal America (HMA SP 45) or on the compilation album 'Maple Metal' released on Viper Records (MVPR-108) distributed by Attic Records.
The song 'Barely Holdin' On' from the 'Call of the Wild' album, was originally recorded by Silver Condor on their 1983 album 'Trouble at Home' released on
Columbia/CBS (EC38799), Neal Schon (Journey) guested on Guitar on this original version called, 'Holdin on (Barely)'.
The song 'Beat 'em up' from the 'Call of the Wild' album, was also recorded by Blue Öyster Cult on their
1985 album 'Club Ninja' released on CBS (26775).
The song 'Burning Love' from the 'Call of the Wild' album, was originally recorded by Spider on their selftitled 1980 album, released on Dreamland Records inc. (2394 260)
The album was produced by Peter Coleman, who later produced Lee Aaron's 1987 album.
'Burning Love' has also been recorded by KIX on their 1983 album 'Cool Kids' released on Atlantic (7 80056-1)
and by Widow on their 1985 album 'Gone too far' released on Albatross/CBS (BFZ 39888)
The song 'Line of Fire' from the 'Call of the Wild' album, was also recorded by Rick Cua on his album 'Wear Your Colors' released on Sparrow Records (SPR 1130) in 1986.
Lee Aaron were supposed to tour Europe with Helix in the fall of 1985.
I've read somewhere that there was a video recorded for the song 'Runnin' from the Fire'. It was apperently shot in early September 1985. Anybody have any further info, please email me.
Lee were supposed to be special guest on Iron Maiden's british tour in 1986.
Krokus had plans on have Lee guesting on their song 'Hot Stuff' from their album 'The Blitz'.
They recorded the song and their Record company thought it turned out great anyway, so they turned down the idea of having Lee as a guest.
Among the songs Lee and John co-wrote with Joe Lynn Turner for the 1987 Lee Aaron album were 'Powerline', 'Number One', 'Hands are Tied' and the unreleased 'Tough at the Top'.
Here's Joe Lynn Turners demo version of that song and his version of 'Number One'.
Canadian band Sword were supposed to be special guests on Lee Aaron's Summer Canadian tour in 1987.
Atlantic Records were about to sign Lee in USA in 1987. They actually had her on their "new releases" sheet.
'Heartbeat Of The World' from the 'Lee Aaron' album was originally written for Tina Turner.
The 'Bodyrock' album were originally going to be called 'Heroine'.
Lee and John Albani wrote some songs with Jonathan Cain (Journey) for the 'Bodyrock' album. The songs where according to herself, -"too light for Lee Aaron to record". They have since then been recorded by japanese female artist Minako on her 1989 release 'Target'.