LeRoy Bell (born September 13, 1951) is a former postman from Tacoma, Washington, currently lives in Edmonds, Washington. He got through auditions with his performance of "Lean on Me" by Ben E. King. Playing music since his teens, LeRoy Bell and band have opened for, and toured with Sheryl Crow, Joan Osborne, and B.B King, the late Etta James, Joe Cocker, Michael McDonald, Van Morrison, Mavis Staples, The Temptations, The O'jays,. and more.. LeRoy has also written songs for: Elton John, Teddy Pendergrass, Johnny Mathis, The Spinners, The O'jays, Lou Rawls. And as part of the duo " Bell & James" had his own Top 20 hit on A &M records in 1979, called "Livin' It Up" ( Friday Night).