Sue Leonard
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Sue Leonard


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"Performance Highlights"

Performance Highlights

k.d. lang - two world tours: Absolute Torch & Twang and Ingenue, background vocalist 1989 thru 1994
Performances with various artists including Colin Linden, Joe Stanton, Richard Bell, Colin James, Johnny Ferreira and Sue Foley
Performed at the Winnipeg Folk Festival 1990
Sue joined the Big Dawg Band in 2001 as lead vocalist. Sue has written, recorded, performed material developed specifically for The Big Dawg Band along with Dan Casavant and Chuck Brickley for the up coming Big Dawg Band CD.
Sue performed at the Beacon Theatre in N.Y. with k.d. lang, Seal, Melissa Ethridge, Pheobe Snow, Aaron Neville in a concert for the Walk for Aids.
Sue appeared at Sarah McLachlan's Lilith Fair with Tami Greer in Vancouver at UBC 1998
She opened for British pop star Nik Kershaw at U.B.C. with the band ''Jump''
Sue Leonard Band has performed at the Powell River Folk Festival over 15 years
Sue appeared in Strange Angels with Tami Greer and Linda McRae sponsored by The Vancouver Folk Festival - accompanied by Stephen Fearing, Gordie Matthews, Pat Steward, Darryl Havers and Dave Kilner

- From The Archives

"Additional Recording Credits"

Jim Rothermal
Joan Bessen (of Prairie Oyster)
Sue Foley
Gary Comeau
Linda McRae (of Spirit of the West)
Leonard & Low - Album recorded at Grant Avenue Studios, Little Mountain Studios and Mushroom Studios, 1983 - 1985

Vancouver Seeds 3, Jump, Lead Vocal UP IN THE AIR TONIGHT for MCA Records
Veronica Bay (SueLeonard solo album - pseudonym ) - Jam This Groove dance hip hop album produced by Jamie Bowers and Norm Berglund

- From The Archives

"Singer Songwriter Contest"

2006 Singer Songwriter Competition
We Are Listening

Leonard And Sample are winning finalists (one of nine) and officially the top 12 of all the submissions received."

"I would like to express how much I enjoyed listening to "I Believe". It is rare to hear such exceptional musicianship."

-Lior Shamir, founder, managing director of "We Are Listening"

"I liked the chorus and middle 8 particularly and the Steely Dan like chords and arrangement."

- Charlie Mole, Finalist Judge

"I especially liked the groove and harmony in this song."

- Jack Perricone, Finalist Judge

"Has her own style, confident and comfortable with herself, in control of her instrument. She is saying something. Song has great dynamics, very good vocal arrangement and harmonies. Song flows and moves naturally. Not overproduced, just like I like it."

- Katia Cadet (Baby Kat), Finalist Judge

"Good vocals – a jam song"

- Dory Benami, Finalist Judge

"This artist has a great voice... original song.... I really like it!"

- Micky Guy, Finalist Judge


"The Alternate"

“Leonard is a force to be reckoned with…

if you're interested in gutsy music for grownups, performed by artists who long ago shred their adolescent musical awkwardness, and you like songs that are passionate without being cheap, and adult without slipping into the abyss of adult contempory, "Bend" may be just what you've been looking for.”

- Doug Heselfrave


k.d. lang - Igénue (Constant Craving) 1992
Bon Jovi - New Jersey (the sweet thing vocal association)
"Lay Your Hands On Me" produced by Bruce Fairbairn 1988
Roy Forbes & Connie Kaldor - New Songs For An Old Celebration 1989
Roy Forbes - Human Kind 1992
Glen Stace Road to Damascus - 1992
Spirit of the West - Faithlift 1993
Gaye Delorme - Borderline 1993
MTV Unplugged Vol. 1 with k.d. lang
(recorded live at the Ed Sullivan Theater) 1994
Tami Greer - Shadows 1994
Veronica Bay - Jam This Groove dance hip hop
(Sue Leonard solo album - pseudonym)
Ken Hamm - Eagle Rock Road 1994
Raffi - Bananaphone 1994
Sandy Scofield - Dirty River 1994
Roy Forbes - Love Turns to Ice 1997
Bonnie Ste.Croix - Flying High 1997
Faith Nolan - Freedom of Love 1989
Connie Kaldor - Gentle Of Heart 1989
Mark Perry - Dreams Of The Highway 1990
Mike Jacobs - You Know What Love Can Do 1992
Rick Bockner - Trouble With The Moon 1995
Megan Metcalfe - Love Is An Outlaw - "Just Can't Stay" 1995
Mike Jacobs - Time Is On My Side 1996
Geoff Gibbons - Love Tattoos 1998
Come Sing With Us - Ho Ho Watanay, a collection of children's songs 1999
Glen Stace - Redemption Game 1999
Tami Greer - tgreer 2000
Sandy Scofield - Reils Road 2000
Chuck Brickley - Blueshine 2003
Leonard And Sample - 2005
Bonnie Ste Croix - Here I Am 2007


k.d. lang special - Buffalo Cafe (CBC)
Saturday Night Live
The Johnny Carson Show
Late Night with Jay Leno
Arsenio Hall
The David Letterman Show
MTV Unplugged Special
The Grammys
The Juno Awards
Canadian Country Music Awards
Town and Country TV Special
Jools Holland Show
Top of The Pops (England)
TV5 (France)
Rock Steady TV
Pebble Mill TV Birmingham
Jonathon Ross TV London
Spanish TV
The Vicki Gabereau Show
Detroit Public Television Special
BBC 1 TV Special London with kd lang
The Early Edition - CBC Radio Vancouver
Breakfast TV -City TV



Sue Leonard is originally from Hamilton, Ontario and is one of the most in-demand and recorded female vocalists on the West Coast. Sue is an exceptional and unique talent who is informed by a myriad of influences but is defined by her own very individual voice.

She delivers a soulful, powerhouse of emotionally charged sound. Her songwriting skills have also placed her as an outstanding talent and she continues to develop her own material with and for other artists. As a vocalist, Sue has recorded and performed with a variety of artists worldwide.

Over the past twenty years, Sue has performed and recorded with a stellar list of headliners. Sue toured the world with kd lang from 1989-1994, In support of "Absolute Torch & Twang" and "Igenue",

Sue was proud to have been asked to sing the background vocals from the single, "Constant Craving"
off the Igenue CD

kd langs band, "The Reclines" won Best Back Up Band in Canada at the Canadian Country Music Awards In 89/90.
Sue has recorded with Bon Jovi "Lay Your Hands On Me" (as part of the sweet vocal association) check out Sue's Discography.

Voted Canada's best vocalist by readers of the Canadian Music Scene, Sue continues to bring the house down wherever she performs.

In 2007 Sue submitted the song "I Believe" to the "" singer songwriter contest through Sonicbids which won In the top 12 of all songs submitted

Sue's music has been a featured right here on Sonicbids


Sue sings with real soul and impeccable taste. She is a joy to make music with!"
-Greg Leisz (Pedal Steel with kd lang, Joe Cocker, Joni Mitchell, Lucinda Williams, Percy Sledge, Willie Nelson & Sheryl Crow)

"Sue is the owner of what I consider to be some of the most expressive and heartfelt vocal performances I have ever had the pleasure of recording. Her vocal depth and ability to turn a variety of lyrics into magical and moving music, will undoubtedly move and reward every listener. She is great talent with a beautiful persona. I hope you have the opportunity to find out for yourself."
-David Slagter Producer / Engineer

"Sue Leonard is wonderfully talented, intuitive, creative, and able to sing absolutely anything - passionately.... she's also one of the nicest people I've ever met."
-Ben Mink Producer/Songwriter

"from the minute i heard sue's voice, i heard a soul. i heard an ability. I hired her immediately a true professional and a wonderful spirit."

-kd lang

"If every singer on this show tonight sang like Sue we'd have one hell of a show"

-Mike Greene President of NARAS (backstage at the Grammy Awards)

"The sound was rich and eerily perfect from the very first bar of the opener, "Save Me", a slow, smokey arrangement typical of Ingenue. lang's singing and that of the backing vocalists Linda Kidder and Sue Leonard was well above the technical standard encountered at most rock shows..."

-From BBC Life and Times (kd lang at the Hammersmith Odean Theatre)

"When Sue sings it send shivers up my spine."

-Tom Harrison, Music Journalist The Vancouver Province

"What a powerful voice."

-Denise Donlen, Much Music