Lee Aaron recalls how she got her ‘stage name’
Canadian female rocker Lee Aaron was recently interviewed by Mark Diggins for Australia’s The Rockpit. Lee Aaron was promoting her new studio album Radio On!, which was released via Metalville Records on July 23, 2021.
Diggins noted that for years, he didn’t realize that Lee Aaron was a ‘stage name’ to which the singer replied: “Well it’s funny because my zoom still says Karen, I must change that! It’s funny though because when I was a young teenager and I joined my first band e were looking for a band name that was like Jethro Tull, or Pink Floyd, or Max Webster, just something that was a catchy name. So being the kids growing up in the late 70’s that we were, we just threw a bunch of names in a hat full of culture references from the times we grew up and we pulled the names out and we got Aaron Lee, or Lee Aaron and we thought Lee Aaron was really catchy.
So we stuck with that, but when we hot picked up by our first manager when I was just graduated at 17 and he put us out on the road he put me out front of the band because at that time I played keyboards half the time and saxophone, and we did a bunch of Supertramp covers and other Proggy geeky stuff! But he said “No you’re the better singer” because the other guitar player sand so he put me out front and said that I should be the front person. And from that point forward people just started calling me Lee Aaron. I didn’t really think that much of it at the time, but as the years have gone on and I’ve had some interesting things goon during my career, including a number of stalkers, it’s much more convenient to have a stage name. I mean look at David Bowie, Elton John, Tina Turner – these are all stage names right?”
You can read the rest of the interview with Lee Aaron at The Rockpit‘s website.