At just twenty one years of age Leanne Hartes bio seems to read like an old seasoned Rock musicians, and when you hear her debut album or see her live, she damn well sounds like one too. And why not! Leanne started singing and playing acoustic guitar at the early age of eight. By eleven Leanne penned and studio demoed her first ten original songs which received some national radio play in Ireland.
Shortly after that the scene was set, as Leanne retreated to her garage complete with home studio, electric guitar permanently strapped on her back, stereo blaring loudly as she discovered the wonderful world of jamming along with her idols Led Zeppelin, Rory Gallagher, Neil Young, and Jimi Hendrix.
At sixteen Leanne signed a Management and Independent record deal, formed her first band, and recorded her critically acclaimed debut EP Eradication featuring five original tracks. The EP was recorded in Sun Studios, Dublin. Released on the True Talent Label and the experienced Paul Thomas was brought in to engineer The man who engineered the first three U2 albums and worked with Phil Lynott to name but a few. The production seat was filled by Irish guitarist Aimon (ex. Samuel Eddy) who worked with the late great Rory Gallagher, Nils Lofgren and more.
The EP sold over 3,000 copies and received rave reviews across the board gaining favourable press, national radio play and live appearances on Top European TV shows. But most importantly Leannes EP gained her favourable attention and respect amongst her young Rock contemporaries, as her live energetic stage performances continue to raise many an eyebrow at some of Europes finest music venues. After witnessing Leanne in action, it becomes quite clear why Leanne at just sixteen became the youngest Irish artist ever to receive an International Guitar Endorsement Deal.
Last August Leanne went to London and Wales to record her nine track debut album Leanne Harte with legendary Rock producer Chris Tsangarides (Thin Lizzy, Black Sabbath, Free, Joan Armatrading, Depeche Mode ) Leanne recorded the album with Irish guitar legend Gary Moores backing band, Jon Noyce (Jethro Tull, Gary Moore) on bass and Darrin Mooney (Primal Scream, Gary Moore) on drums and percussion. This album simply has the potential to become a Classic debut.
So the next batch of teenage hopefuls that queues up for their fifteen minuets of fame on reality TV shows, etcSpare a thought for Leanne Harte the girl from Sutton, Dublin that has point blankly refused to do play back on National TV. A girl that knows exactly what she wants in her music and how to deliver it. A real musician and one that frowns at the thought of ever becoming a one hit wonder. Leanne Harte is an artist, musician, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist because its in her blood. Shes in Rockn Roll for the long haul and most importantly, Leanne Harte has got what it takes to one day become a living legend. Something that cannot be manufactured!