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Music, writing, poetry and visual art have always been an essential part of Leigh’s life. At times of inspiration the words, melodies and images come free form; and become a necessity for true life experience to capture them in song. This makes for an interesting palette of emotions that gives unique feeling to her songs. This writing style and varied musical influences makes it hard to classify her sound as one particular genre. Most call it pop, others rock and sometimes folk.
As a dual Australian/Canadian citizen Leigh spent most of her early life traveling back and forth between Australia and Canada. At a young age she began her musical career studying classical vocal technique; later she won 1st place in the folk song category at a music festival. Influenced by Kurt Cobain and Radiohead Leigh took up guitar, which led to the beginnings of recording her album Believe. After this she learned to sing jazz while writing more of her own pop songs. One of these songs “What’s Up“ was placed on the MTV drama “Exes and Ohs” just weeks after it was recorded.
“I recently put some images together from an artist I admire called Naguelero to my song Dread of Mine. View on my youtube page here http://www.youtube.com/user/leighmareemusic ” ~ Leigh