Leslie Berry
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Leslie Berry

Greenville, South Carolina, United States | INDIE

Greenville, South Carolina, United States | INDIE
Band Pop Folk


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"Converse Grad Plans To Release No Cinderella"

“When Leslie Berry’s fingers glide across a piano, you can hear magic in the air. Berry has stories to tell and the talent to tell them well.”
- Spartanburg Herald-Journal, K. Atchley

"No Cinderella"

“You have to give Leslie Berry copious credit for being an extremely proficient musician. It’s so refreshing to hear a musician relying on expertise. Leslie plays without hesitation or any need to hide flaws in her musicianship, because there are no apparent flaws. She seems to pour herself out onto the keyboard and into your head as her fingers dance along knowing just where to land. She clearly states her musical presence with a unique flair.” - Left Off The Dial, M. Tarantella

"No Cinderella"

"No Cinderella is a collection of piano-driven pop storytelling led by a vocal that is delicate and magical, dancing over notes like a ballerina, blending harmonies that are positively ethereal.” - Indie-Music.com

"No Cinderella"

“The new cd, NO CINDERELLA by LESLIE BERRY, brings forth a new flavor to the indie scene by combining classical piano to elements of pop and country. With an almost intrumental movie soundtrack feel to the music, due to BERRY'S style of piano playing, she adds the hooks needed to attach yourself to the songs with her pop style vocals and harmonies. Vocally she has a youthful voice with a sweet tone that is very inviting and comforting allowing you to focus in on her personal yet indentifiable lyrics. All the added string, horn, bass and drum tracks are all executed extremely well helping to complete the creation of BERRY'S sound. All in all, the arrangement and production of the entire cd is tremendous and due credit goes to producer DAVID BERRY.” - I.M.E. Productions

"No Cinderella"

“Leslie Berry sure can play piano. If you've read my other reviews you probably know how much of a sucker I am for piano. I think it's because I still hold a torch for my first musical love interest, Billy Joel. Leslie's playing even sounds like Joel's at times. This is good. She also has a pleasant clear voice…..The whole CD is solid and fun and well, just good. This is Berry's second CD and I hope to hear more from her in the future. ” (Amy, producer of Collected Sounds) - Collected Sounds

"Cinderella Story"

“Live, Berry’s unique take on the often-tired singer/songwriter approach includes a refreshingly well-crafted and diverse set. Danceable tunes with occasionally provocative lyrics and themes are bookended with catchy instrumentals that should hold the attention of the most jaded concertgoer. Her varied tastes in music mirror the style of her own genre-bending material. ” - Creative Loafing, Atlanta, L.Smith

"Leslie Berry"

“Spartanburg SC singer/songwriter Leslie Berry and her partner David Berry have released a charming and well produced adult contemporary showcase... Album highlight ‘Promise,’ a wedding song in which a haunting cello shadows her solemn, white-lace delivery, has the potential to become a staple at ceremonies nationwide if party planners pick up on this disc... Like Paula Cole in a polite catfight with Tori Amos, Leslie Berry's music offers more than meets the eye and ear upon just one listen. Behind that Mona Lisa portrait there's some subtle punk anarchy goin’ on here, yet it remains safe for all ages.” - Southeast Performer

"No Cinderella"

“it's refreshing to hear an artist capable of creating accessible music without sacrificing integrity and inventiveness. Upstate pianist Leslie Berry is such an artist...” - Metrobeat, D. Armonaitis

"Sound Menu"

“Sometimes somber, sometimes politely simmering, South Carolina songwriter Berry's intense delivery forces listeners to pay attention. Her occasionally provocative material is witty, edgy, and stares unblinkingly at a variety of unusual topics. A captivating entertainer.” - Creative Loafing, Atlanta

"Leslie Berry Performs At Drips"

“A young songwriter/vocalist who drives a mean piano.” - The Hickory News


"Was It Blue" - released 2004
"No Cinderella" - released 2002
"Leslie Berry " self-titled debut - released 1998
Tracks available also on Itunes, Rhapsody, Emusic, Napster, Vitaminic for purchase and on her website at www.LeslieBerry.com for streaming. Tracks also available for streaming at www.Garageband.com.
"No Cinderella" was played on over 70 AAA and college radio stations. Radio list available at www.LeslieBerry.com.



Singer-songwriter Leslie Berry is often described as “progressive pop.” But upon closer listen, you hear many influences in her music. Atlanta's Creative Loafing describes her music as “modern songwriting with elements of classical and folk that simmers with an understated unrest.” Greenville’s Metrobeat says, “it’s refreshing to hear an artist capable of creating accessible music without sacrificing integrity and inventiveness. Upstate pianist Leslie Berry is such an artist.” Southeast Performer calls her debut CD “a well produced adult contemporary showcase.” The Hickory News says that Leslie “drives a mean piano.” All of these ingredients are what have made Leslie Berry a promising artist on the Southeast music scene.

Originally from the metro Atlanta area, Leslie has been playing and singing in ensembles for over twenty years. She holds a degree in music performance and has appeared with symphony orchestras, the Spartanburg Repertory Company, The Spartanburg Little Theater, Theatre Converse, and at the Brevard Music Center. Training to be a concert pianist, it wasn’t until after graduating college that Leslie’s love for pop music convinced her to change her direction and begin writing her own songs. Leslie’s original songs and those of songwriting partner and producer David Berry are characterized by “layers and textures in both the music and the meaning of the songs,” according to the Spartanburg Herald-Journal.

Leslie Berry has appeared at such notable venues as The Handlebar, Coffee Underground, The Cotton Club, Red Light Cafe and Eddie's Attic, and was a featured artist on Oprah Winfrey’s Oxygen Network Tank Tour. She has performed at many festivals and conferences across the Southeast as well, such as Cape Fear Folk Fest, First Night Asheville, MumFest in New Bern, Riverplace Festival in Greenville, Spring Fling in Spartanburg, and Brown Bag Lunch in downtown Marietta, GA. She is a member of Indiegrrl, Just Plain Folks, Songsalive!, and GoGirls, organizations founded to promote independent artists. Leslie was also selected to showcase at both the Midwestern Entertainment Industry Conference and the IMC2004. She was a finalist in the 2004 UK Songwriting Competition and received an honorable mention for her song "Cinderella" in the IK Multimedia 2004 Summer Music Challenge. She received an honorable mention for her CD, "No Cinderella", at the 2004 DIY Music Festival. You might have also heard her performing with the NC-based newgrass band, Candlewyck.