In 2012, Jeff and Leora Caylor turned a longtime dream into a reality with their Hong Kong based duo The Weathering. The pair have created their own brand of dream pop, full of romantic, ethereal imagery and unique melodies. In February 2013, The Weathering released their self-produced, debut album The Sea Cares for Its Own (available on iTunes) to critical acclaim. Their first music video featuring their song December Lights, filmed creatively in the seaside village of Shek O, gained broad exposure and caught the attention of several print, radio and television outlets in Hong Kong and overseas. They are currently back in their home studio working on new music, with a special focus on television and film, and will be releasing new songs in 2015.
In December 2007, Christianity Today recognised Jeff Caylor’s debut recording Okay as the 5th best album of the year. He went on to produce two more solo projects independently, before collaborating with his wife Leora Caylor to form the dream pop duo, The Weathering. Their first album, The Sea Cares for Its Own, released in 2013 to critical acclaim.
Besides catchy, original songs with tight vocal harmonies, live performances from The Weathering feature impressive electronic orchestrations, improvisational live looping and automated light shows–all controlled from an on-stage, laptop computer running Ableton Live, an elite music creation and performance tool used by artists around the world. In 2013, Jeff became one of four Ableton Certified Trainers in Asia.
In addition to working on music for The Weathering, Jeff also produces and directs music for Island ECC–Hong Kong’s largest English-speaking church–as well as other artists around the world.
Leora Caylor is a singer, songwriter, worship leader, musician and lifestyle blogger currently based in Hong Kong. Originally from Texas, Leora moved to Asia in 2009 after spending nearly two years in Sydney, Australia where she served as a musician with Hillsong Church and contributed as a violinist for the albums This Is Our God (2008) and Faith + Hope + Love (2009).
Leora also produces and directs music for Island ECC. On March 8, 2015, their new album Home reached #1 on iTunes in Hong Kong only hours after its release and remained in that position for over a week. Home, featuring 10 original songs, also charted in the top 40 Christian albums in both the US and UK.
Beyond her immersion in music, Leora combines her interests in wellness, holistic living and the arts and will be launching The Wildery in 2017. This vibrant lifestyle website focuses on juxtaposing modern living with a throwback to wilder, simpler ways of life.