Lee Chak Man Leonard, a.k.a. CMgroovy
CM is a recording & touring bassist, arranger, music director and producer based in Hong Kong, and is active in both the local pop and indie music scene. He goes on tour with major pop artistes such as Sammi Cheng, Joey Yung, Miriam Yeung, Anthony Wong Yiu Ming, Grasshopper, Chet Lam, Eman Lam, and at17 just to name a few.
He is a member of ‘The HUSband’, the quartet behind young diva Eman Lam’s highly acclaimed self-titled album released in 2012. ‘Wanna be’, a number one single from the album, was awarded ‘2012 Best Song’ at the CASH Golden Sail Music Awards, which CM has co-arranged and recorded. This album also won ‘Best Cantonese Female Artiste’, ‘Best Recording’ and ‘Best HiFi Album’ at the 13th Chinese Music Media Awards
In 2014, CM was commissioned by the Renaissance Foundation to produce the debut album “Seriously” for Singer-songwriter Tang Yi. “Seriously” hit No.1 on iTunes Mando-pop album chart on its first day of release, and went viral on various new media platforms. The MV of single ‘Just Be Gay’ has a hit rate over one million on its first day of release on Sina Weibo.
CM is privileged to have the opportunity to perform with some of the best icons in classical music, such as world class tenor singer Andrea Bocelli, distinguished vionlinist Yao Jue and the Hong Kong Sinfonietta. He has also worked with various musical theatre companies such as the HKAPA, W Creative, Zuni Icosahedrons and Actor Family.
CM is also strongly passionate about jazz music, and have performed with many jazz musicians from HK and overseas. In 2013 CM joined and toured with guitarist Tjoe’s quartet. He also appeared in Tjoe’s original jazz album “Flow”.
CM is currently the leader and leader of indie funk/soul septet The Majestic G and member of surf rock band Tuesday Morning Surfing Club.
CM is endorsed by world renowned Italian bass amplifier brand Mark Bass since 2015.