Leanne Paris

Leanne Paris

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Putting a respectful modern edge onto a classy and classic soul sound that soars between fresh, fun and funky, and passionately heart-melting, Sydney-based singer/songwriter Leanne Paris is rapidly staking her claim as one of Australia's leading musical lights.

Biography

The name is LEANNE PARIS Get used to it

Sydney-based singer/songwriter Leanne Paris is rapidly staking her claim as one of Australia's leading musical lights. With a run of sell out shows under her belt at some of Sydney's most prestigious Jazz/Blues Venues including The Basement, The Vanguard & The Brass Monkey to name a few. Leanne Paris has toured with the marvelous JOHN CLEARY & the Absolute Monster Gentlemen 2007 and was also one of ten hand picked by the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD as "the Next Big things". Her original bluesy songs have seen her receive placements in Song writing Competitions around Australia.

"This soul queen recalls the true musical greats without ever falling into blind, Idol-esque imitation" - Rolling Stone

Backed by a tight nine-piece band, the in-demand performer can lead the charge through a thrilling range of styles – proving her undeniable chops on anything from smoky, emotional ballads and gritty blues to upbeat acid jazz and captivating funk workouts, all enhanced by an innate sense of melody and world-class delivery.

Sassy, sultry and smooth, with an unrivalled groove to everything she points her Fender Rhodes piano at, Leanne’s is best known for her impeccable live reputation, but it’s only the tip of an impressive iceberg for what this genuine talent has to offer.

With a uniquely individual feel and a versatile voice that drifts and ducks like a summer cloud before backing up Leanne’s musical bark with a raspy bite, Leanne Paris is boldly forging her own musical path. And it’s a path that’s a joy to walk down.

Lyrics

Ain't No 2nd Chance

Written By: Leanne Paris

Ain't No 2nd chance

Hold me close
Don’t let me go
Cause I wanna feel your love again
I cant fight, you
Anymore
Cause I’m all worn out and dry

Hold me close now my favorite soul
Aint there a second chance if were feeling all alone?
What I got is my love
That’s for sure
Aint there a second chance if we’re feeling all alone?

We can’t hide
The pain inside
We’ve been holding back for years
Lets milk it all
Our foolish ways
So we can all start out again

Hold me close now my favorite soul
Ain’t there a second chance if were feeling all alone?
What I got is my love
That’s for sure
Ain’t there a second chance if we’re feeling all alone?

What if never loved again?
We never loved again..
We never loved again
Never loved again
We never loved again
No never loved
Again

Discography

Leanne Paris - Self-tilted EP
LEANNE PARIS LIVE AT THE BASEMENT - may 2007

Set List

I have over 150 songs that i have worked and continue to work with, it varies depending on where we are. My overall style is funky bluesy soul.

My set lengths can vary again depending on where are and what were trying to achieve.. I have recently played a monster 2 hours non stop set at the Basement last month.. basically played the room.. they wanted more.. we just stayed and did our thing.. Comfortable set length anywhere between 40-60 mins

I have listed below a few tunes from our repertoire.

Originals

Ain't no 2nd Chance
Hard times
Words are Fading
Dream it
Every day
Love you like that
Runaway
The Calling
The Calling interlude
Much about...

Covers

Groove Me - Jon Cleary Version
Real Bad Day - Taj Mahal
Stop - Sam brown
Come Together (reworked) - Beatles
Tell Me something good(reworked) - Rufus
Stick & Stones - Ray Charles
Rolling & Tumblin -
Nobody's fault but mine - Nina Simone
Faith - (reworked) George Michael (new orleans version)
Moonb