Long time Narana favourite Songwriter, singer and sometime saltwater ukulele whisperer, Leah Flanagan draws deep from a fascinating historical, geographical and cultural mix of Aboriginal, Irish and Venetian.
Her incredible journey as an artist is woven with star-studded collaboration with the likes of John Cale, Sinead O’Connor, poet Sam Wagan Watson and France's Orchestre National de Jazz; a stint in the acclaimed Black Arm Band and duetting with Paul Kelly and Marlon Williams.
The culmination of two years' work, her latest record ‘Saudades’ is a suite of songs that capture a full repertoire of the emotions that we carry into our relationships, romantic and otherwise.
Leah’s new album ‘Saudades’ is released 16th September 2016 and was recorded live in the studio with Leah's band and music director/producer Niall Anderson. Majority of the album was made at the studio of Midnight Oil's Jim Moginie in the Northern Beaches of Sydney, then mixed by Paul McKercher (You Am I, Augie March).
Leah's smokey voice is given full flight with her intuitive backing band driven by the empathic guitar prowess of Adam Pringle, with support from Evan Mannell and Tim Curnick, all legends of the Sydney music scene.
Leah and her band are sure to be on song in the surrounds of the Boomerang Stage.