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"The Next Big things"

Leanne Paris decided 2007 was going to be her year. "I decided to back myself musically and put all efforts behind my voice, primarily in my original music," the singer-songwriter says. "Up until this year I had only really been playing the keyboards and had hardly ever sung. I had always been singing and writing music but only at home. This year I 'came out of the closet' with my voice and it has gone down a treat." Influenced by Stevie Wonder and Ella Fitzgerald and backed by a nine-piece band, Paris is angling to be the next Norah Jones. With her Fender Rhodes piano and a soulful voice that ranges from innocence to corruption, from sweet to sexy, she delivers plaintive ballads and funked-up jazzy numbers without any unnecessary somersaults, backflips or other irritating vocal�gymnastics.

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http://www.smh.com.au/news/music/the-next-big-things/2007/11/29/1196037048952.html?page=4
- Sydney Morning Herald - Fairfax


Discography

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

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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.