Leighann Burke

Leighann Burke

 Hazleton, Pennsylvania, USA
BandCountryPop

Crossover country/rock utilizing mainstream hooks and guitar styles that support strong yet emotional vocal arrangements.

Biography

Leighann Burke Bio

Born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and raised in Drums, Pennsylvania, Leighann Burke has been singing since the age of 5 years old and performing publicly since she was 10 in her parent’s country band, dabbled in acting as a teen, and has been performing in a band since she was 21. She currently resides in Hazleton Pennsylvania, which is a mere 10 miles from her birthplace.

Leighann doubles as a country-rock solo artist and a member of the rock band Y.M.I. (www.ymisohot.com). Leighann’s solo career was kick started when she entered a karaoke contest through a local radio station, which of course she won. The prize was a trip to the CMT
Flameworthy Video Music Awards in April of 2003. The radio station played the live performance that she did over the air, which led to attracting contacts from the Nashville area. During that life-changing journey, she met with a record producer, which laid the groundwork for her album Divided released in April of 2006, which started her now successful solo career.

A snapshot of her sound is a mix of Martina McBride and Shania Twain, giving her a crossover appeal similar to those two artists. At times, she has drawn comparisons with Pat Benatar as well.
Currently Leighann is performing mostly in the Northeast PA area (Hazleton, Wilkes-Barre,
Scranton) and plans are underway to expand her reach.

Leighann is a veteran of PA musical contests placing in the top three in several events consistently and winning the Froggy Idol contest of 2003.

Current websites include www.leighannburke.com , www.myspace.com/leighannburke , www.ymisohot.com . Divided is available at www.cdbaby.com/leighannburke
and Joe Nardone's Gallery of Sound music store in the Hazleton, PA area.

Discography

"Divided", a ten-track ablum, released in April, 2006.

Set List

Our sets are usually about 14 songs. Our covers consist of basically all genres, including: pop, dance, mainstream rock, classic rock, and country. We even do some hits from the 60's.