Leanne Tennant

Folk/Blues/Indie Solo

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Described as a serious Australian talent, Leanne Tennant is the Qld Music Awards winner for best “Blues & Roots” artist with her debut album, “Pull Up Your Britches” being described as remarkable by Rhythms Magazine.

Leanne weaves a rare mixture of styles driven by a raw and honest performance, peppered with cheeky lyrics and a fiery backhand. Her eclectic repertoire of Folk/Blues and Horror-Country has seen her perform with acts as diverse as Ash Grunwald, The Audreys, Sticky Fingers and Kasey Chambers.

She has grabbed the attention of Triple J with them debuting 3 x tracks off the album, along with being named as a favourite emerging artist by Double J’s Emma Swift.

Once a 16 year old busking on the streets of Brisbane and playing in seedy venues around the Valley, this classically-trained flautist and self-taught guitarist has since played a string of festivals and toured 4 x times.

Occupying a broad musical landscape between influences like Tom Waits, Ruth Brown, The Lumineers, The Graveyard Train & Lanie Lane, Leanne creates music that no one genre is worthy containing.


“Songs inspired by a Hollywood movie about a nymphomaniac that was named after a 1927 Blind Lemon Jefferson blues number. What’s not to get excited about? She’s a little bit country, she’s a little bit Southern Gothic horror, she’s our favourite singer from FNQ” Rhythms Magazine - 2015

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Set list
A mixture of Original Music & Covers. Covers include artists such as:-Laura Marling, Kings of Leon, Mumford & Sons, Muddy Waters, The Waifs, Little Birdy, Tom Waits, Bob Marley, Johnny Cash, Lanie Lane, Imelda May, Neil Young, Paul Kelly, Jewel, BB King, Frente, Sublime, Pete Murray, Eileen Jewelland more.......
Influences
Tom Waits, Muddy Waters, Imelda May, Lanie Lane, Wynona Carr, Janis Martin, Wanda Jackson,Lamb, KT Tunstall, Robert Johnson, Ash Grunwald, The Waifs, Nina Simone, Amy Winehouse, Florence and the Machine, Janis Joplin, Joni Mitchell, Etta James and I am heavily influenced by local original artists and the Blues. So many talented inspirational musicians out there.
Gig Highlights
*Qld Music Award - Blues & Roots - 2015
*Film Clips added to rotation on ZUUS Media, America - 2015
*Australian Music Week - 2015
*Added to rotation on Triple J Unearthed - 2014
*Pull Up Your Britches Album Launch - Tanks Arts Centre - 2014
*Cairns Blues Festival 2013
*Support to Russell Morris
*BIGSOUND Brisbane 2012
*Nominated as best Solo/Duo act 2012 for the Cairns Post \'Hit\' Awards 2012
*Support to Colin Hay -Men At Work 2012
*Cairns to Brisbane tour - The Leanne Tennant Lady-Love tour 2012
*Wallaby Creek Festival with Bill Chambers 2012
*Support to Models 2012 - the Rockabilly Blues X-Press
*Tamworth Music Festival 2012
*Support to Daryl Brathwaite @ Cairns Casino 2012
*Support to Jenny Morris @ Cairns Casino 2012
*Wallaby Creek Festival
*Support to the McMenamins @ Kuranda Ampitheatre 2011
*Co-Headline with Sunbird @ the Tanks 2011
*Mission Evolve Festival (with band Choonchie) 2011
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