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Toronto, Ontario, Canada | SELF

Toronto, Ontario, Canada | SELF
Band Pop Singer/Songwriter


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"TWM Presents at Canadian Music Week Spotlight #10: Smugshot"

"This is deceptive indie-pop performed in such a charming way that you might just forget to listen to the words and see that not everything is happy as it seems at the forefront."

"...songwriters like Leah Erbe are much more of a rarity. Leah has that uncanny ability to write a song talking about a murderous plot and all the while do it with a big smile on her face and a voice full of sunshine." -


Smugshot (EP) - 2010
L'Esprit D'Escalier - 2008



Leah Erbe has been honing her craft as a singer and songwriter for a decade. She has played gigs all over her hometown of Toronto and has placed her songs on "Dawson's Creek", in several independent films, and on the DVD release of "Party of Five"; her vocals have been featured in the theme songs to "Earth: Final Conflict" and IMAX's "Under The Sea", and appear on the new IMAX documentary "Hubble: 3D".

After releasing a solo EP, "L'Esprit D'Escalier", in 2008, Leah went on to found the band Smugshot. Featuring Leah on lead vocals and guitar, Smugshot includes three charming heartbreakers; John Baker and Marshall Baglieri (both formerly of the Proxy Set) and Shael Fox (Crush Luther, the 3tards).

Smugshot brings Leah's sweet but sharp sound to full-band life with the addition of a keytar, several talented and attractive young men, and numerous pairs of obnoxious sunglasses. You should be prepared for a party, and expect songs about bad breakups, violent death, professional wrestlers, petty victories, wasted potential, reckless endangerment, letting go, and the smug satisfaction of being alive.

The Smugshot EP, released in fall 2010, was co-produced by Mike Rocha and Luther Mallory of Crush Luther. Accompanied by a hand-animated video for "Pyre", the EP is a short and sharp glimpse of her musical versatility and her continued dedication to catchy, accessible pop with lyrics worth coming back to. Based on the strength of these songs and their electric performance at Canadian Music Week 2011, Smugshot have been winning hearts and are poised to bring their music to audiences outside of Toronto.