Innocent Bystander Artists:
Alien Chatter
Rodney Lee
Jody Watley
Innocent Bystander
Jeff Robinson
Chris Standring

Welcome to the official web site for
Rodney Lee

Innocent Bystander Productions

Inside you can hear the results of my musical experiments in live electronica, soulful ambient dance, world beat, electro soul, soul jazz, and electro jazz funk. The groovy sonic emissions have been up-loaded to the satellites and are being beamed to the peoples of earth. Tune in and let the vibes flow through.

Here's a quick run down of the latest transmissions:

Solo release: The Satellite Orchestra is my current solo project of what I am now calling Future Funk: Electro jazz and funk fused with soul.

My new CD entitled "The Satellite Orchestra" is now available. The music is a sonic meeting of Massive Attack, ZERO-7, and Herbie Hancock.

Next Live Performance:

Satellite Orchestra

Thursday, Nov 21
Cafe Cordiale
14015 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

No Cover

The Satellite Orchestra Live at The Temple Bar

Satellite Orchestra -- Mechanized Madness

Sly Stone's "Sing A Simple Song"

"Sweet keyboard soul -- and a wonderful new record that bridges the gap between current and classic keyboard modes! At one level, this album comes off like some lost 70s classic from the CTI catalog -- lean keys, both Fender Rhodes and clavinet -- sometimes spiced with a bit of vocals, and always supported with backings that are sensitive and spare enough to let the work of the main soloist take center stage! But at another level, there's a slightly more modern "cosmic" feel going on too -- not one that's too broken or skittish, as in versions of such work from London or Detroit, but cohesively soulful and really stretching out with a warm sense of imagination!" -

" I have always believed that an album is a trip..not just music to wash the dishes to, but a place to go.. a journey to take.. an album goes to a place in your soul that maybe you forgot was there...or maybe you never discovered.. The Satellite Orchestra is such an's music you feel...make sure to bring your headphones." -DJ Jedi

Check it out

Hip Children's Music - Musical Instruments

FUNk for the whole family!

Inspired by my now 3-year-old son, I created an enducational children's music label called Groove Kid Nation.

The CDs introduce kids to real musical instruments as played by some of the top professional musicans in LA.

In addition, 10% of the wholesale price of each CD will be donated to, a leading humanitarian organization fighting poverty. Click on the CD for more info.

Alien Chatter is a joint venture with Indian percussionist Satnam Ramgotra.

The new CD is now available and you can read more about it here

check it out

Music Money Wealth

Money Magic for Musicians is an ebook that I recently completed. It's all about how to achieve a life-long AND prosperous career in the arts. If you are a self employed artist with the typical cash flow issues that come with the territory, then this is the ebook for you! Follow the link for more information -- you'll be glad you did!

Jody Watley: I have been working with Jody for several years as her co-producer, co-writer, and musical director.

Jody Watley's "The Makeover" is now available, and of course yours truly is all over it! Putting a pop-tronic spin and proverbial twist on the concept of "the cover record," 'The Makeover' is a groove-laden odyssey of fresh sounds that find the Grammy Award winning artist doing "makeovers" of contemporary classics such as: Bob Marley's "Waiting in Vain", Diana Ross' "Love Hangover", Chic's "I Want Your Love" and Madonna's "Borderline", in addition to inspired new material including "A Bed of Roses" with the UK's sublime powerhouse drum & bass outfit 4 Hero.

"A Beautiful Life" goes Top Ten!!

  • Jody has just scored her 32nd Billboard Top Ten Hit with "A Beautiful Life" co-written by yours truly!
    (Billboard Hot Dance / Club Play Chart: Issue Date 11/08/2008)
    For more info click here

  • The "I Want Your Love Remixes" hit number one on the Billboard Dance Charts in June 2007!!

  • We also recorded a live CD called "Super Hits LIVE" under the Sony/BMG 'Ultimate Soul Live' series. It was released in the fall 2007.

Play is a site I developed in order to encourage and inspire electronic keyboard players.

My new site is finally here!! The site is a resource for all electronic keyboard players, and it features vintage synths, keyboard legends, and more. Check it out!!

Other Projects:

Soul jazz guitarist Chris Standring's latest CD, "Bossa Blue", was released in March, 2010, and the first single reached #1 on the radio charts!

Soul jazz vocalist Jeff Robinson's latest release, "Eyewitness" is now available.

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Rodney Lee

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