Katie Leigh

Katie Leigh

 Ottawa, Ontario, CAN
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Katie Leigh is a prolific young talent who has an exceptional gift for crafting songs with depth and strong melodies. Rare is an artist who sings, writes rocks with a subtle sense of vulnerability that manages to both captivate and intrigue. Label: One Man Industry. www.onemanindustry.com

Biography

Katie Leigh has been playing the piano, singing in choirs and performing at various community events since age 5.

As a young teen, Katie would jump at every opportunity to sing in school productions, coffee houses and was a familiar face seen at musical showcases put on by her local youth centre in Kanata.

Later, she would fall in love with learning the guitar - uncovering within her, a natural and innate ability for songwriting. Katie devoted the next year to practicing and writing in her room, playing only to family and friends.

Early in the spring of 2004, Katie ventured with her guitar onto open mike stages and began booking herself a few gigs in Ottawa. Her first show as an opener for The Adopted (unplugged) at The Agora Cafe. The band's then newly formed label, One Man Industry, was so intrigued by Katie's set and sound that they subsequently offered her several more dates supporting the trio at larger club venues.

As her working relationship with the label progressed, Katie began pre-production on developing a series of demos with and for OMI through the fall/winter of 2004. During that time she continued maintaining a busy performance schedule; which included guest appearances on The Charles Anthony Radio Show (CKCU 93.1 FM) & also on CHUM Media Television's highly rated "Breakfast @ The New RO".

With a new release and an endorsement deal with Daisy Rock Guitars (CA, USA) in tow; 2005 has so far proven to be a memorable year with many milestones for Katie Leigh. Increasingly, Katie's offerings and persona have been striking chords resonating with audiences all over.

Her debut video and single, "You Say" is certain to generate a huge buzz and help firmly establish this 20 year-old starlet as a bonafide artist to watch for in Canada's music scene.

Listen and be enthralled.

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News ... Mar / 2006.

Voted "Top 10 Most Wanted" track on ENGAGE Radio & on regular rotation on eaTV (Evolving Artist Media Network) - worldwide. (ENGAGE Radio weekly report, Mar. 12, 2006)

"You Say" debuts at #17 on the Top 20 Video Countdown. Adrenaline Nation TV (over 100 million subscribers). Fl, USA. Jan. 2006.

On KCSG TV and via DishNetwork reaching over a million homes on Unsigned Music Magazine's "The Echo". Jan. 13, 2006. 10.30pm

Radio support at CRNC The New heat 90.1 FM. Welland, ON & Surge Radio 96.3FM in Lancaster, CA (USA).

Video airing in Germany, Australia and the United States (Time Warner Cable in Manhattan and Cablevision Long Island) on Absolute Indie Music Television produced by Access Central Media in New York.

iM Independent Music in New Jersey will be featuring Katie Leigh on their U.S. syndicated TV show. IM will be announcing television distribution deals shortly that will make iM available in over 55 million television viewing household nationwide.

Selected by Ultrashort Media Inc. in Los Angeles to be a part of their MobileVoltage mobile music video channels which are playing on several 3g mobile networks including Sprint and O2(UK).

Lyrics

You Say

Written By: Katie Leigh

YOU SAY


(v1)
I've got these thoughts in my head and they're bringing me down
I can't say that I'm alright without you holding my hand
And then you say
Please don't turn off the lights I can't stand to be in the darkness
The cold runs straight through my skin and pierces my heart within me
But then you say

(ch)
I've got you
Don't be scared
I promise that I'll keep you close and hide your body from the ghosts
I swear

(v2)
I've got this cover on my eyes and I'm blinded by all your light
And I know that I've been improvident but I can't seem to live without it
But then you say

(ch)
I've got you
Don't be scared
I promise that I'll keep you close and hide your body from the ghosts
I swear

(b)
Falling in and out of everything I've ever said and done
I can't be more than what you had
When all you say is it's okay
I can't be held responsible

(ch)
I've got you
Don't be scared
I promise that I'll keep you close and hide your body from the ghosts
I swear

Scared

Written By: Katie Leigh

SCARED

(v1)
It's a risky world, deep and dark
It's a dangerous place near and far
Some people say you've got live it out
I don't know about you but I'm...

(ch)
Scared (x2)
The past is gone and now I'm left to worrry about the future

(v2)
In my weakest hour I feel so alone and I want to give up so bad
As the clock keeps on turning my life keeps on burning
When I try to stand up I'm too...

(ch)
Scared (x2)
The past is gone and now I'm left to worry about the future

(b)
My life is so confusing and broken down
When will they notice me

(v3)
At the break of dawn the clouds arise and I see the sun shining through
My legs feel weak as I step outside, but I'll be alright cuz now I'm no longer...

(ch)
Scared (x2)
The past is gone and now I'm left to live out my life
I'm (x2)
Scared

Crave

Written By: Katie Leigh

CRAVE


(v1)
I know it sounds crazy but I'm living in this world too
I know it sounds different but I've got news for you
It may be shallow, some perceive it that way
But I crave

(ch)
I crave

(v2)
Indifferent to the people that come and go
Innocent babies taken from their homes
And it doesn't even seem like we care
Am I the only one looking at all this warfare
I crave

(ch)
I crave

(b)
Somebody give me the answer
Somebody pray for peace
Somebody see the injustices
Somebody care

(ch)
I crave

Discography

"You Say". Video-single on DVD. OMI 2005.

Set List

45 min. set as a supporting act.
2 x 45 min. set as a feature.