Indie, Pop, Roots
The Waifs, Dave Matthews Band, Tribal, nature, earthy, Tracy Chapman
Kate Leopold - Acoustic guitar, lead vocals Dave Honeyman - Acoustic guitar, ukele, harmonica, harmonies Kieran Richardt - Weissenborn slide guitar, harmonies Neil MacLeod - Flute, harmonica, bass clarinet Daniel Watts - Drums Sarah Dern - Bass guitar
The Waifs, John Butler, The Be Good Tanyas, Nahko & Medicine for the people, Joan Armatrading, Paul Simon, Xavier Rudd
Leopold's Treat write and play from the heart. They describe their music as 'experimental acoustic folk', seeing dynamic rhythms intertwined with emotive slide guitar and bright acoustic melodies. Kate Leopold delivers powerful vocals that are at times reflective or energizing and somewhat soothing...
The dynamic six piece band recently wowed the audience on the busking stage at Byron Bay Bluesfest, following a year of milestones in 2016 including receiving the Gold Coast Music Awards 'Emerging Artist of the Year' award. They continue to develop their grassroots folk sound, which has been compared to the likes of the Waifs and the Dave Matthews Band, with vocalist Kate's timbre voice garnering comparison to renowned artists including Tracy Chapman, Mia Dyson and early Deb Conway to name a few.
They connect with the audience through sharing stories that are often somehow familiar, reflecting on intimate truths, contemplations and drawing on other somewhat intangible sources. A joint effort in songwriting allows a diversity of sounds and emotions to emerge..."
Their place as 2016 'Emerging Artist of the Year' came from having been selected as finalists in multiple categories, including Song of the Year for their track 'Houndogs n' Bullfrogs' and ranked amongst the top 10 for the Peoples Choice award. In addition to their own creative fire, they are inspired by friends, fans and others within their creative community who describe their music as 'fun', 'light hearted', 'uplifting', 'healing' and 'refreshing'.