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Leah Harris is a Canadian singer-songwriter and pianist whose style brings a new level of intimacy to Pop music. Raised on the border of Detroit, Leah is all about real, honest Soul. Taking inspiration from artists like Ray Charles, Whitney Houston, Aaliyah, and Jeff Buckley, Leah combines dark songwriting with old-school soul vocals and bluesy piano licks.
Originally from Canadian border city, Windsor, Ontario, Leah’s love for music was nurtured by both her family and the sounds of Detroit radio. With an Irish mother trained in Celtic and Classical styles and a father who dabbled in Country songwriting, she grew up in a very musical home. It was the Detroit radio that provided the biggest inspiration for Leah's musical style, filling her early life with Motown, Gospel, and Blues music.
In 2008, Leah moved to Boston to study Piano Performance at Berklee College of Music, where she met producer and good friend Adam Rhodes. The two have since recorded two albums together in New York’s renowned “Systems Two Studios.” Leah’s first EP “I Don’t Believe in Love” was released in 2014, and her newest album is now in the works.
Leah moved to Sweden in 2015 to join the European music scene, then relocated to Finland where she joined the startup world working for online music education company Yousician. Leah was hired to design a gamified piano syllabus from scratch, which became the most popular piano learning app in the world, used by over a million students. This experience working with an innovative, forward-thinking team reshaped Leah's view of the music business and inspired her to embrace and support the journey of independent artists.
Leah moved to Dublin in February 2017 to focus on her career as a singer-songwriter and is now in the process of recording a brand new album in New York. Produced again by Adam Rhodes in Brooklyn's Systems Two Studios, the latest tracks combine soulful piano-driven grooves with raw, dynamic vocals and a dark sense of humour. The first single "Don't Blame Me" was just released on October 15th, 2017.
Leah is currently based in Dublin, Ireland, where she is preparing for her full album release and European tour in April 2018.