Indie Singer-Songwriter Leah West offers up playful and heartfelt mix of musical treats
When it comes to hard-working local independent songwriters, Leah West has earned her stripes. West released her debut album “Beyond Words” in 2009 to critical acclaim. It was nominated for an astounding 3 awards, including “Songwriter of the Year”, “Single of the Year”, and “Pop/Contemporary Song of the Year”. She also took home the coveted 2011 BCIMA “People’s Choice Award”.
Songs from that album are currently averaging over 2 million airplays a month! An incredible statistic for an independent artist who does all her own business, marketing and promotion. Her song “Spring” was recently featured on “Live with Kelly Ripa!”, a morning television program watched globally by over 5 million viewers a day. Leah’s songs have also been party to several television shows. She hopes to find even more success with her upcoming release of “Speechless”.
Both albums were produced by Marty Rifkin, who has worked with Bruce Springsteen, Jewel, Ryan Adams, Tom Petty, Elton John, and Leanne Rimes. Leah is very excited about the launch of her new album “Speechless” and feels that she is really coming into her own style both vocally and when writing and composing. Some of the songs on the new album are fast becoming very popular with several companies that license her work for television and film. It holds great promise for this artist.
The Official CD Release Party is happening right here in Kelowna on Wednesday, November 7th at the Minstrel Café. Tickets are $20, which includes a copy of the new album. And Gonzo's very own Brad Krauza will be playing along.
Advanced reservations are highly recommended can be obtained by calling the Minstrel Café at (250) 764-2301. Leah will also be performing in Montreal on November 16th.
“Speechless” is already available on Leah’s web site: www.leahwest.com
And soon available on CD Baby, itunes, Amazon and many other locations.