Emotion and allure are at the heart of Leah Flanagan’s songwriting. The Sydney-based singer/songwriter and sometimes ukulele whisperer, uses space in an enchanting way – the listener has the sense they can settle amongst the lyrics and become part of the music. And when you settle you get carried away.
A childhood spent in the laid-back tropical climes of Darwin in the Northern Territory, Leah brings a refreshing and unique authenticity to her work. You can hear and feel the depth of emotion she invests in her songs and the honest stories that populate them.
As an Independent artist, she has released three studio albums (Nirvana Nights - 2010, Saudades - 2016, Oceanic Sessions - 2017 and one live album (Live at the Bella Union - 2017) to glowing reviews.
Leah’s status as an Indigenous musician has led to invitations to contribute to essential albums such as Archie Roach’s 25th anniversary reissue of Charcoal Lane, The Mission Songs Project Album and the recently updated version of Buried Country 1.5, The Story of Aboriginal Country Music.
Leah is currently working on her next record with Producer Sarah Belkner at Free Energy Device Studios and performing in the touring productions The Spirit of Churaki and the Yothu Yindi Treaty Project and working on the opening and closing ceremonies for the Arafura Games.