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Leaone Leaone

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Saturday 22 June 2019
13:45 – 14:30

Japanese Gardens

A garden session with Leaone (Lee-own) a rising independent music artist from Lowestoft, Suffolk.  2017 saw the release of two EP’s, entitled ‘Oh, My Sweetest Sin’ and ‘Wild Horse Ride On’. Mixed by Jim Lowe (Stereophonics), the songs gathered new fans from Huw Stephens (BBC Radio 1), Jo Whiley (BBC Radio 2), Steve Lamacq (BBC 6 Music), and Chris Hawkins (BBC 6 Music), whilst leading to support shows with Emmy The Great, and Roddy Woomble (Idlewild).

Towards the end of 2018 Leaone spent a month living in the Bohemian Ghetto that is Bushwick.  A trip, made possible with generous support from the Arts Council England’s International Development fund, in which Leaone found himself working from Transmitter Park Studios in Brooklyn New York, alongside multi-instrumentalist and producer Tom Marsh (of Lana Del Rey’s band) and Abe Seiferth (Yeasayer, Bears In Heaven, James Murphy), on a body of new material.

Leaone’s first new offering from the ‘Brooklyn Sessions’ is the rousing new single ‘Prairie Fires, a song full of burning desire and blazing emotion, written at a time when he had to leave behind a blossoming romance.

“A guy with a voice that I really think is very special indeed.” – Chris Hawkins BBC 6Music

“Emotionally downbeat but completely gripping.” Clash

“With fair comparisons having been drawn to Johnny Cash and Elliot Smith, alongside the definite hints of The National’s Matt Berninger and Crash Test Dummies’ Brad Roberts in his bass-heavy vocal, Leaone is in good company.” – The Tipping Point

“Leaone has a distinct stadium-filling feel to him, as if Coldplay got a cool younger brother.” – The Most Radicalist

“Leaone conjures up memories of Jacques Brel and Scott Walker in a stylised package that would blow Hurts out of the water in an atmospheric death-match.” – Outline Online