Leonie Evans began performing at the age of 5 and has never stopped….Her never ending tour has brought her to the furthest reaches of Britain, Europe, Japan & the USA. What sets Leonie Evans her apart from just a discography and list of tour dates are the countless guest vocals, collaborations, performances in the streets and jazz clubs of New Orleans, London, Bristol, spontaneous jams at parties and festivals and, perhaps most precious of all, the sprawling web of connections growing between Leonie and her ever-expanding family of musical sisters and brothers.
Her output to date has included two exquisite albums of dreamy, jazzy, unclassifiable song craft as part of the Bristol-based quartet Rae, a series of limited edition solo CDs, and a just-released, ecstatically received album ‘Collaborations Volume 1′, recorded in nine different locations and featuring thirty four guest musicians. Artists featured include Riognach Connolly (The Breath/ Honeyfeet), Brooke Sharkey, Liam Magill (Syd Arthur), Low Chimes and Adam Beattie.
“”Like nothing else I’ve ever heard in my life, I was just blown away by her” Cerys Matthews, BBC Radio 6 2016
“Jazz and Folk flirt en route to New Orleans via Canterbury with Evans’ slinky, supple vocal…One slot on Later with Jools holland is all it would take” Prog Magazine
Canadian chanteuse Gabrielle Papillon has just released her sixth album, ‘Keep The Fire’- though stemming from her acoustic folk roots, it pushed her further into the world of modern electronica through her collaborations with award-winning Canadian producer Corey LaRue (Best New Act, Canadian Radio Music Awards 2017). Over the course of her career Gabrielle has shared the stage with Ron Sexsmith, Amelia Curran, and Ria Mae amongst many othere. She won the 2015 Music Nova Scotia Awards for Recording of The Year and was nominated for the 2015 Canadian Folk Music Awards, Contemporary Album of the Year., and her songs have been featured extensively on television series’ across the US, Canada and Australia.
;One of the finest new songwriters in Canada’ Tom Power, host of CBC’s Deep Roots
‘…a true gem’ Paste
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