2018

Just a few years into her creative career already blessed with highlights, Leanne is an artist who manages to mix vulnerability with an unusual strength.

Leanne Tennant is the winner and multiple nominee of a Qld Music Award for her track Gentle Annie, which is her second Qld Music Award in 3 x years. Her live performances are receiving praise from the Courier Mail, themusic.com.au and audiences throughout Australia. She has been nominated as Australian Artist of the year (Au Review), the Grant McLennan Fellowship, included in the Triple Z Hot 100, and is receiving huge praise from The Sydney Morning Herald, The Courier Mail with the leading single Gentle Annie scoring official rotation on Double J and again huge praise from Rolling Stone. She has received support from radio across the country along with being added to rotation on American music video channel ZUUS Media and aired on BBC Radio, RAGE and MTV. She was recently premiered on Rolling Stone and made the 4zzzfm – Top 100 in 2 consecutive years.

Leanne has just completed her National RED WINE, LATE NIGHTS album tour which included Sell Out shows and festivals appearances at BIGSOUND, Sydney Blues & Roots and Red Deer Festival. She’s has shared the stage with artists including Cold Chisel, The Basics, Emma Louise, Ash Grunwald, Katie Noonan and more, and has spent the last two years fiercely growing as an artist which is evident in her latest release, RED WINE, LATE NIGHTS.

The record is full of ‘real moments’, which have been beautifully captured by

Brisbane producer, Jamie Trevaskis, the man behind the sound of Robert Forsters new album (The Go-­‐Betweens), in his all-­‐analog studio in Mt. Nebo. Tennant worked with musicians including Ben Ely (Regurgitator), Ben Carstens (Mexico City), and Jamie Trevaskis himself to bring together a truly unique, dark and untouched record.  The songs were recorded live in one-­‐take and are full of real emotion.

The collection of songs has a beautifully dark element and are refreshingly honest thanks to Jamie Trevaskis’ passion in capturing a moment.

RED WINE, LATE NIGHTS is a raw and wonderfully revealing album.

2018 FINALISTS: Sahara Beck, Rivah (Bec Laughton), Harriette Pilbeam (Hatchie) and Sue Ray

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