Lacey Mosley spent her early years in Arlington (TX). As a young teenager, she was given at bass guitar on Christmas day. The guitar became a passion. At the age of 16, after a series of fights with her mom, she went to live with her grandmother in nearby Gulport. Attending Gulport highschool she made a new circle of musical friends, and soon she was playing in a school band.

Lacey took to going with her grandmother to church – through which she found a new sense of purpose to her life.

A couple of years later Lacey moved to Temple. Here she me James Culpper (drums), Sameer Bhattacharya (guitar), and Jared Hartmann (guitar). Toghether they formed and band, with the name Passerby.

The band became a popular live act, playing over 100 gigs around Texas, and releasing 3 EPS. By this time Lacey had dropped playing the bass, and was concentrating on fronting the band vocally. After a couple of short-term stand-in bass-players, Pat Seals joined the band to become permanent.

Soon the record label Octone Records had signed them up on a record deal. Someone found out that the name PasserBy had already been trademarked, so the group chose a new name, Flyleaf. In 2004, the band released the popular single, Breathe Today, which was promoted with a brill video.

The band’s first proper album, self-titled, was released in fall 2005. Singles from the album include I’m So Sick, Fully Alive, and All Around Me. A hectic tour schedule followed, throughout the US, Europe and Australia.

Best Band‘s ratings for Flyleaf: Music 4 stars out of 5. Character 4 stars out of 5. Live Performance 4 out of 5.

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