Q&A: Leah Flanagan

Q&A: Leah Flanagan


Define your genre in five words or less:

Chilled. Ukulele. Strings. Acoustic.

Bearing the terrible clichéd nature of this question, what do you reckon people will say you sound like?

Hopefully Leah Flanagan.

What can a punter expect from your live show? 

A nice chilled set.

When’s the gig and with who? 

Thursday November 8 with Dan Sultan at Rock For Recognition at The Corner Hotel.

What inspires or has influenced your music the most? 

My tropical paradise homeland.

Why should everyone come and see your band? 

The Rock For Recognition shows will be incredibly special supporting a great cause. My band is a little part of the big vision that we are hoping to share with the rest of Australia. By participating in these shows you will be participating in history. Why would you miss it?

Describe the best gig you have ever played. 

Not the best gig ever but it was fun nonetheless. A couple of Sundays ago I got to sing Tom Waits tunes at the Sando hotel with a band of misfits called the Slowdowns and Mic Conway from Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band whilst a tap dancer provided the beats on his miked up wooden stomp box dance floor.

ROCK FOR RECOGNITION takes place at The Corner Hotel on Thursday November 8 with Dan Sultan and the PBS genre-jumping DJ Ken Eavel.