Artist info

Genre

Indie, Roots


Sounds like

The Waifs, The Be Good Tayas, Tribal


band members

Kate Leopold (guitar, vocals) Dave Honeyman (acoustic treats, ukele, harmonica, harmonies) Kieran Richardt (weissenborn slide guitar, harmonies)


Influences

Joan Armatrading, The Waifs, Johnny Cash, John Butler, The Be Good Tanyas


Website

www.leopoldstreat.com

Bio

Following on from the wonderfully received launch of their debut album Cold River in late 2015, this emerging folk band from the Gold Coast is ready to make you sing, stomp and dance along. Kate’s beautifully unique voice, Weissenborn slide, ukelele, and acoustic guitar pickings are just some of the treats that await you with Leopold’s Treat.

The band came into fruition in mid 2011, yet has changed form a number of times, with the core being three friends who have found a passion for creating and sharing music together. 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.

'Cold River', was the first full length album release for Leopold's Treat. They had an incredible response, with over 150 supporters filling up a fairy lit room at the sold out event at Dust Temple on the Gold Coast. This followed a productive year of recording, playing and connection through community events, markets, cafes, local festivals and their own 'secret soirees', which helped to build momentum before the launch.

The single 'Cold River' received rave reviews. Anthony Gerbhardt drew parallels to the sounds of the Waifs and concluded "one is left bathing in a warm glow as the sun sets and the cold river washes over and invigorates ones musical soul”. The Treats also dropped in to local ABC to chat with Matt Webber during drive time, where a live performance of Cold River was well received. The popular local rag Blank Magazine also featured the band on the front cover, with an incredible write up by Samantha Morris, following an interview in Studio 56 (Miami Marketta) at a monthly poetry night where Kate provides sound (Bigger than Poetry). The article compliments the band on their pragmatic ‘old fashioned’ approach to launching the album with a ticketed event and revealed the line up which included local poet Josh Holms and the Ella Fence trio. ​This year, the Treats are very excited about taking their new album further abroad. In addition to their own creative fire, they are inspired by friends and fans who use words like words like 'fun', 'light hearted', 'healing' and 'refreshing' to describe their music.

Review

Sarah

15 Jul 2015

50

My favourite song : )

My favourite song : )

Review

-anemone-

06 Nov 2012

50

Soulful and uplifting

Soulful and uplifting

Review

Brengimme

23 Jan 2013

50

A beautiful and warm song. You guys play really well together and connect brilliantly with the audience.

A beautiful and warm song. You guys play really well together and connect brilliantly with the audience.