Leigh Sutherland

Leigh Sutherland

 Perth, Western Australia, AUS
BandPopRock

My music is hooky from the word go: It has wide appeal, while possessing depth and longevity. Perfectly balanced pop melodies co-exist happily with hard rock riffs & solid beats. A positive outlook, life, people, and the outdoors all influence my music, giving it a unique personality.

Biography

Leigh Sutherland
Song Writer / Musician

“I immediately recognized Leigh as a highly skilled musician. Since getting to know him on a professional basis I have been astonished to witness Leigh’s consummate musicality. There seem to be very few instruments Leigh can’t play and with a degree of competence that allows the full extent of his creativity to flow.”
- Peter Jones, Partner, Kisamar Promotions, NZ

Leigh Sutherland is a Perth-based singer/songwriter, originally hailing from the South Island of New Zealand. Leigh produces a true rock sound, layering electric and acoustic guitars, bass and piano, all driven along by thumping, expressive drumming. His songs are influenced by his own life experiences, observations, nature, and his passion for adventure tourism.

Leigh has been a musician in some form or another since the age of nine, when he first took hold of a pair of drumsticks. Before relocating to Australia, Leigh spent sixteen years as the drummer for New Zealand rock band Anaham, who formed at primary school from a group of friends discovering their love for music. Anaham toured New Zealand and went on to gain strong reviews in Rip It Up and Real Groove magazines, as well as playing a Big Day Out in 2006 and supporting the likes of Shihad, Blind Spot, and King Kapisi.

In 2009 Leigh released his debut solo EP Nature’s Stage, which was recorded at Perth studio Cornucopia Productions with sound engineer Damian Summers. Leigh performed every instrument on the EP including guitar, bass, piano, drums, and vocals.

Lyrics

Tides

Written By: Leigh Sutherland

Tides

Year in year out treading water
On and on. On and on
Strong arms sweeping back and forth
On and on. On and on
Never mind the salt or spray just
On and on. On and on
Tides that shift around wont move you
On and on. On and on

Eye's in the water numb to the sun on your skin
Eye's in the water
Thought about sinking
Thought about sinking in

Are you scared to move now that you
Froze so long. Time has gone
Let go of that rock you cling to
On and on. On and on
Never mind it was no waste
On and on. On and on

Eye's in the water numb to the sun on your skin
Eye's in the water
Thought about sinking
Thought about sinking in

Breath deep it all was meet for you
The water's always passing through
Breath deep it all was meet for you
Your at the surface breaking through
Your at the surface breaking

Eye's in the water numb to the sun on your skin
Eye's in the water
Thought about sinking
Thought about sinking in

Year in year out
year in year out
On and on. On and on

Year in year out
year in year out
On and on. On and on

At The Edge

Written By: Leigh Sutherland

At The Edge

You and me take the day and we run to the beach and we play around.
What more can I say as we fall through the waves time is slowing down.
And you draw me a picture I play my guitar here below the sun.
In our own little world at the edge of it all your my only one.

Forget about making money.
Remember who you wont to be.
It's beautiful here by the sea.
So breathe it in just be with me.

While we hide. Its rolling on and on.

Lets not give today away.
To just anyone who'll pay.
Any place that we might be.
I am home if your with me.

now the times are a changing we got to move on to another place.
And behind us were leaving a story that no body can erase.
There are so many things to decide its like an endless sky
Just remember that time you can spend but you can not buy.

Forget about making money.
Remember who you wont to be.
It's beautiful here by the sea.
So breathe it in just be with me.

While we hide. Its rolling on and on.

Lets not give today away.
To just anyone who'll pay.
Any place that we might be.
I am home if your with me.
Lets not give today away.
To just anyone who'll pay.
Any place that we might be.
I am home if your with me.

I am home if your with me.
Home if your with me.
I am home if your with me.

Changes

Written By: Leigh Sutherland

Changes

She's feeling like she's missing out.
Sitting at her window and looking out.
Searching for horizons through the clouds.
Times come to pack up and travel fare.
To a place she'd seen on a post card.
Leave behind whatever is to hard.

Standing on shaky ground.
What are you feeling when you look around.
Sometimes you need someone.
She's to busy following the sun.

Wanting what you cant get back

You cant walk this world alone.
Forever.
Time will move us all along.
Forever.

Mysteries began to unravel.
She saw so much that was beautiful.
She kept it moving further still.
It might be nice to have some one.
Told herself she didn't need anyone.
Always easier to just carry on.

Standing on shaky ground.
Suddenly there's nobody around.
Sometimes you need someone.
I know you want to wrap up in my arms.

Wanting what you cant get back.

You cant walk this world alone.
Forever.
Time will move us all along.
Forever.

What do you see.
When your running.
How can you see.
When your running, to be free.

Changes 15/03/09

Braided

Written By: Leigh Sutherland & Monique Richards

You can't see what's going to catch you out.
Early morning light sends you out.
Like one day one life will take it's shape.
A different picture than you thought you'd see.
Will open up an opportunity.

You know, I know.
Can't let go, won't let go.
Floating on a braided river.
With the flow.
I go.

I ride rivers and I ride snow.
What I love to do is what I know.
Have a beer and have a laugh with you.
Little things that make me who I am.
Cause life is happening while you're making plans.

You know, I know.
Can't let go, won't let go.
Floating on a braided river.
With the flow.
I go.

Something Missing

Written By: Leigh Sutherland

Floating in a sea of memories
Learning how to swim again
I didn't want to go
I didn't want to know
I new that you were alone

Sweet dreams
While you sleep alone
Waiting for time to pass
I can hold you again

It's been along time
Since I've seen your face
since I heard your voice
I know that I do have to make a choice

Discography

- Something Missing Released 20/7/12
- Natures Stage EP Released 16/11/09
- Braided Released 15/8/09
- Changes Released 15/03/09
- At the edge Released 02/12/08
- Tides Released 14/10/08