Artist info


Indie, Pop

Sounds like

KT Tunstall, amy winehouse, washington

band members

Kate Leahy - singer songwriter On 'Bring home more': Mathew Gardner - drums Ben Morgan - bass Russell Webster - keys Alistair Webster - guitar


everyone, everything


KATE LEAHY Singer / songwriter ‘Bring home more’ is the latest release by CQ musician Kate Leahy. Recorded in May 2013 at Studios 301 with 5 time platinum selling producer Tim Carr. To celebrate the release of her 3rd EP, Kate toured QLD, producing and headlining a 2-month tour called The Village Festival Road Trip. Kate first received notoriety in 2009, with her debut EP ‘The Life Raft’ getting to #1 on the Triple J unearthed chart. The song ‘The Life Raft’ was chosen to be part of a compilation CD in America raising money for cancer research (Tunes to target Cancer). And the film clip to the song (a unique stop motion video) got to #9 on Youtube’s ‘most discussed music video’ chart. Kate toured Europe on a self-managed tour, promoting the CD and played in countries including Germany where she performed alongside artists including Katie Melua & Sarah Blasko at the Jazz Open in Stuttgart 2010, as well as headlining at the festival Villa Nachttanz in Heidelberg. The tour also took her to Switzerland, France & the UK. Her 2nd EP, Reborn was recorded in 2011 and released through MGM in March 2012. Playing alongside Kate on the CD are artists including Hamish Stuart (Marcia Hines, Jackie Orszaczky), Dave Symes (Missy Higgins, Sarah Blasko), Ben Edgar (Megan Washington, Missy Higgins) and Stu Hunter (Katie Noonan, Wes Carr). The tour to promote Reborn took Kate around regional and metropolitan QLD for solo shows through Rockhampton, to Toowoomba, Brisbane, the Gold Coast, the Sunshine Coast, Yeppoon, Cairns and finally to Sydney. Highlights of her career include being the support act for Matt Corby, Lanie Lane, Mia Dyson, & Bobby Alu. Kate was also a finalist in the MusicOz Awards for 2012. Kate and her band have played at festivals including the Jazz Open in Stuttgart, Agnes Blues & Roots, Bondi Music Festival, Cairns Festival and The Village Festival. __________________________ "Kate has emerged fronting a new 5 piece band which melds some of this state's best musical talent all the while sustaining her amazing songbird vocal ability." John Kehoe (Music Programmer - The Village Festival)