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Sugarlips could be the best Oz Pop / Rock album you’ve never heard

By Australian Pop / Rock, Music, New Music, News, Oz Pop / Rock

Sugarlips could be the best Oz Pop / Rock album you’ve never heard. 20 years ago Zoran Romic, Leanne Kingwell and Darren Danielson, alumni of bands Chocolate Starfish and Happy Gas Stare, formed a band, wrote some songs, signed a major record deal and recorded the self titled album, Sugarlips. It was produced by the late great Mike Shipley who was fresh from recording tracks for Green Day and The Corrs. In April 2000 Music Network described Sugarlips as: “Sexy and addictive. Perfect pop brimming with delicious, fuzzy guitar 
jangles, quirky keyboard stabs, delivered with bubbly finesse. In a league 
of its own and headed straight for the top of the international pop tree.” So, what went wrong? “Murdoch bought Festival/Mushroom literally on the eve of our album drop 
and the beancounters immediately slashed the Mushroom Artists roster and 
vetoed any new releases” Leanne Kingwell recalls. “Sugarlips just sort of fell 
between the Art versus Commerce cracks.” “We always thought the Album deserved better,” Darren Danielson adds. “Leanne and I started thinking about releasing it ourselves after Zoran passed 
away in 2012. Sort of a tribute and all that. Finally we just decided to do it.” “Yup. For Zoran Romic and Mike Shipley,” Leanne sums up. “We’ll never forget you guys.” Find it on Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music and all major digital platforms. Feature track – In Your Bed Song length – 2:59 Release date – 22/5/2020 Contact:

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Leanne Kingwell vs. Jonathan L – I Got You Babe

By Airplay, Music, New Music, News, Radio, World Premiere

Melbourne, Australia singer songwriter Leanne Kingwell, got together with 
International award winning radio programmer and presenter Jonathan L 
from Berlin, Germany, and came up with a kick-ass reboot of Sonny & Cher’s 1965 mega hit classic “I Got You Babe”.  After a spoken word intro written by Mr. L, the track ignites with Leanne slamming the vocal and trading lines with Jonathan throughout. Re-invented, co-produced and arranged by Leanne and her long-time songwriting partner, John K, the final recording was produced and mixed at Cactus Studio, Hollywood, by David J Holman, who has recorded multi-platinum acts including No Doubt, Bush and Olivia Newton John. The track premieres 28 January – 2 February 2020 on “Lopsided World of L”, made in Berlin, Germany, and broadcast to the world via radio from: *Phoenix, AZ, USA* *Tucson, AZ, USA* *Lantau Island, HONG KONG* *Merseyside, LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND* *Wellington, NEW ZEALAND* *Sydney, AUSTRALIA* *New Mexico, USA* *Nashville, TN, USA* *London, ENGLAND* http://www.jlradio.com Song length – 3:28 Release date – 1/27/2020

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Ruby Tuesday – We Are Moving Stories – Interview

By New Music, Short Film, Uncategorized

Get behind the scenes action with Lucy Claire and CJ Welsh as they speak with “We Are Moving Stories” about the original concept and making of “Ruby Tuesday”.  Interview here: We Are Moving Stories – Ruby Tuesday – Interview with Lucy & CJ Leanne Kingwell and John K wrote were honored to be invited to compose and record the song “Innocence Dies” especially for the opening scene and also were delighted to provide 2 more original tracks for this epic horror short.  

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Ruby Tuesday – St Kilda Film Festival Screening

By New Music, Short Film, Uncategorized

VCA Graduate Film, “Ruby Tuesday”, screens at the St Kilda Film Festival on Saturday May 20th at 9:30pm in the After Dark session of Australia’s Top 100 Short Films at St Kilda Town Hall. Leanne Kingwell and John K wrote and recorded “Innocence Dies” upon request from Director Lucy Claire, to be featured in a performance by goth-punk band “Ruby Tuesday” in the opening scene of this dark, disturbing rock n roll short in which two upcoming punk musicians try to sign a record deal with a sociopath. Written and directed by Lucy Claire, “Ruby Tuesday” also includes additional Leanne Kingwell tracks, “Diamond” and “Pain To Kill”. Tickets available from http://m.ticketmaster.com.au/event/130052937D112028 “Ruby Tuesday” recently made it’s international debut as an international selection for the Fantastic Cinema & Craft Beer Festival in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA.

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Ruby Tuesday – ACMI Premiere Screening

By New Music, Short Film, Uncategorized

VCA Graduate Film, “Ruby Tuesday”, premieres at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) on Friday December 9th at 6:30pm – 8pm. Leanne Kingwell and John K wrote and recorded “Innocence Dies” to be featured in a performance by goth-punk band “Ruby Tuesday” in the opening scene of this dark, disturbing rock n roll short in which two upcoming punk musicians try to sign a record deal with a sociopath. Written and directed by Lucy Claire, “Ruby Tuesday” also includes a couple of cameos by Leanne Kingwell tracks, “Diamond” and “Pain To Kill”. Tickets available from vic.unimelb.edu.au ACMI is at Federation Square, Flinders Street, Melbourne, Australia.

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Coming Soon to The Big Screen

By New Music, Short Film, Uncategorized

Wrote and recorded a new track with John K for VCA Graduate Film, “Ruby Tuesday”, a short film written and directed by Lucy Claire. It’s a backstage drama in a frankenstein world. A horror hung on the manipulation of a young woman with blind ambition in the dark underbelly of the music industry. Lucy reached out to ask if we would write and record a song that Ruby and her friend Tuesday, could perform as their punk duo “Ruby Tuesday” to kick off the film. We were stoked to oblige.

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Jonathan L presents Lopsided World of Australia… featuring… Leanne Kingwell :)

By #rockStarDiary, Airplay, Music, News, Radio

Lopsided World of Oz Jonathan L is an esteemed American DJ, who produces his radio show “Lopsided World of L” out of Berlin, broadcasting weekly all around the world. A genuine legend of radio, (just ask Wikipedia) and a heck of a nice guy with impeccable taste in music, it’s a privilege to be included on his playlist this week. Also totally honoured to represent my homeland with between track “Aussie speak” on this upcoming  Lopsided World of L – Australia Special, July 8 – 10 2016. Jonathan L rummaged through my music archives and dug up a track from my first solo album to include in the show. Tune in to find out which track he chose! Jonathan L’s “Lopsided World of L” is blasted weekly from Berlin, Germany, around the globe to: – Los Angeles, CA on Indie 103.1 – Phoenix, AZ on 93.9fm KWSS – Berlin, Germany on King FM – Athens, Greece on RockXS Radio – Merseyside, Liverpool, England on Mersey Radio – Sydney, Australia on 107.5 andHow.FM – New Zealand on ANDHOW RADIO – Tucson, AZ on Rock 102 KFMA – Gothenburg, Sweden on Radio Andra and; – Brasov, Romania on Romanian Rock Radio. Stations days & times here: ‪http://www.jlradio.com (With plenty of repeat plays of each episode.) See Jpeg below for full Aussie show playlist.   WEBSITE:  http://www.leannekingwell.com/ iTUNES: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id898805049 AMAZON: http://tinyurl.com/nlhb3yu

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♦ THIS MEDUSA – Worldwide Radio Debut

By New Music, Radio, World Premiere
This week, This Medusa makes it's worldwide radio debut on the new edition of Lopsided World of L. Tune in to hear This Medusa help kick off the show at track number three on the weekend (July 31-Aug 2) courtesy of American DJ in Berlin, 2015 International Radio Personality Winner, Jonathan L. Thrilled to be sharing a playlist, with Veruca Salt and Joan Jett for this World Premiere and week long planet wide virtual tour on 11 stations, in 8 countries spanning 3 continents. This Medusa was written by Leanne Kingwell / John Keskeridis in Melbourne, Australia and recorded by legendary producer / sonic wizard David J Holman at his Cactus Studios in the Hollywood Hills. Thank you Jonathan L for chasing this currently unreleased track and for making This Medusa's debut special. Stations, days & times here: ‪http://www.jlradio.com (With plenty of repeat plays of each episode.) Lopsided World of L is blasted weekly from Berlin, Germany, around the globe to: – Los Angeles, CA on Indie 103.1 – Phoenix, AZ on 93.9fm KWSS – Berlin, Germany on King FM – Athens, Greece on RockXS Radio – Merseyside, Liverpool, England on Mersey Radio – Firebrand Roxx, Manchester, England on Firebrand Roxx – Sydney, Australia on 107.5 andHow.FM – New Zealand on ANDHOW RADIO – Tucson, AZ on Rock 102 KFMA – Gothenburg, Sweden on Radio Andra and; – Brasov, Romania on Romanian Rock Radio. Photo by Dean Karr. WEBSITE:  http://www.leannekingwell.com/ iTUNES: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id898805049 AMAZON: http://tinyurl.com/nlhb3yu
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♦ RUNNING AT HEADLIGHTS – Worldwide Premiere on ‘Lopsided World of L’ radio show

By New Music, Radio, World Premiere

Tune into the new edition of Lopsided World of L this weekend (July 24-26) to hear “RUNNING AT HEADLIGHTS” make it’s worldwide radio debut on courtesy of American DJ in Berlin, the legendary Jonathan L. “Running At Headlights” was written by Leanne Kingwell / John Keskeridis in Melbourne, Australia and recorded by world class producer David J Holman at his Cactus Studios in the Hollywood Hills. God Bless Jonathan L for chasing this currently unreleased track in search of new material and for subsequently scheduling a very special World Premiere on 11 stations, in 8 countries spanning 3 continents. “Lopsided World of L” is blasted weekly from Berlin, Germany, around the globe to: – Los Angeles, CA on Indie 103.1 – Phoenix, AZ on 93.9fm KWSS – Berlin, Germany on King FM – Athens, Greece on RockXS Radio – Merseyside, Liverpool, England on Mersey Radio – Firebrand Roxx, Manchester, England on Firebrand Roxx – Sydney, Australia on 107.5 andHow.FM – New Zealand on ANDHOW RADIO – Tucson, AZ on Rock 102 KFMA – Gothenburg, Sweden on Radio Andra and; – Brasov, Romania on Romanian Rock Radio. Stations, days & times here: ‪http://www.jlradio.com (With plenty of repeat plays of each episode.) Photo by Emma Phillips. WEBSITE:  http://www.leannekingwell.com/ iTUNES: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id898805049 AMAZON: http://tinyurl.com/nlhb3yu

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♦ GIG : The Retreat Hotel, Brunswick

By Live Show, Music

Get on down to The Retreat Hotel in Brunswick to see Leanne Kingwell Music, stripped down, naked* and acoustic… on Thursday April 9th @ 8:30pm. With Tequila Mockingbyrd and Pretty City. *Refers to sound only. Leanne will be fully clothed. FREE ENTRY Thursday, April 9th: 8:30pm The Retreat Hotel 280 Sydney Road, Brunswick, Melbourne, VIC Australia. Happily booked by Premier Artists. WEBSITE:  http://www.leannekingwell.com/ iTUNES: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id898805049 AMAZON: http://tinyurl.com/nlhb3yu

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Leanne Kingwell in High Definition

By Buy Music, High Defintion, Music

Leanne Kingwell’s “Choking On Halos” and “Show Ya What” albums are now available in HD at OPEN LIVE. The OpenLIVE website has now launched to the public and Leanne Kingwell was invited to be part of Beta Testing for the new “Home of High Definition Music”. Visit www.openlive.com.au to check it out! WEBSITE:  http://www.leannekingwell.com/ iTUNES: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id898805049 AMAZON: http://tinyurl.com/nlhb3yu

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This Happened.

By #rockStarDiary, Live Show

  Full LINE UP & TIMES: Massive –> 12.45 – 1.45am LEANNE KINGWELL –> 11.40pm – 12.20am Smoke Stack Rhino –> 10.40 – 11.20pm City Sharps –> 9.20 – 10.20pm Saturday, March 28th: 11:00pm The Esplanade Hotel, St Kilda VIC 3182, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Happily booked by Premier Artists. WEBSITE:  http://www.leannekingwell.com/ iTUNES: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id898805049 AMAZON: http://tinyurl.com/nlhb3yu

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Debrief Daily – Opinion: Women in Music

By Interview

Today, women in music are selling their souls. Thanks to Wendy Squires for seeking my thoughts and including in her opinion piece on Women in Music Videos: EXCERPT: “Leanne Kingwell agrees that the focus on the music video has taken the spotlight off the music, and women are the big losers in the shift. A talented singer/songwriter/performer, she’s feeling the pressure to conform to promote her latest album, the brilliant ‘Choking on Halos’ (check it out at leannekingwell.com), but is fighting it with all her might. “Writing it and singing does something for my soul,” she says. “Making videos does nothing for my soul. I want to focus on music. I don’t want to spend energy even think about the video. I don’t want to be seen. I want to be heard. It horrifies me that in some circumstances the video is considered just as or more important than the music.” So, what to do if you are a talented female artist who would prefer to have her music noticed without adding bouncing bums and breasts? In Leanne’s case, she self-produced her album as a means to sidestep the industry pressure and bull she encountered with albums past. And, as a woman, not a girl, she knows how easily her music could be overlooked should she not fit the nubile bustier and stockings stereotypes dominating Saturday morning music shows.” “Too many mainstream clips help reinforce a subliminal perception that only young sexy women are welcome in the music biz,” she rightfully complains. “There are stubborn indies who persevere through this. But we’ll never know how many women stopped trying to make music because the couldn’t ignore the subconscious message screaming that they should stop because they were old to crack it now.” “Engineers, scientists, lawyers and CEOs are allowed to grow older wiser, more experienced and respected,” Leanne Kingwell points out. “Music videos that pull focus on and exploit youth and sex do the opposite, especially for women. Age only improves my ability to write, record and sing better songs. But I’m constantly battling my own subconscious hang-ups on whether or not an audience will find me acceptable. “If I was a novel writer it would be like the book cover being more important than the pages between. And on top of that also having to spend considerable energy and acquire the skills to conceive and illustrate a front cover. But all a novel writer really should have to do is write an amazing novel.” If only it was that simple. After all, music is made for the ears, not the eyes. But as long as the music clip lives, I fear the song will remain the same and sex will sell singles and taut tail will tag along with talent. At least for women, that is.” FULL ARTICLE HERE: http://www.debriefdaily.com/news-and-opinion/women-in-music/  

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Pandora thumbs up ‘Show Ya What’

By #rockStarDiary, Airplay, Music, News, Radio, Winners

Pandora sent me a Love Letter: Dear Leanne, We are excited to let you know that your submission for “Show Ya What” has been approved. We’ll reach out to you again when it has been added to the Music Genome Project and begins playing on Pandora. Thanks, The Pandora Curation Team. It’s not easy for an independent artist to get their music accepted by and added to this internet giant. Pandora has some serious gate keeping and quality control in place to maintain their position as the biggest and best internet radio service in the world. Their website states: “while we feel a great affection and respect for everyone who makes the choice to create, the reality is that the majority of the music or comedy we receive does not get selected.” ‘Choking On Halos’ is already on Pandora Radio and it will be interesting to see what “genes” their team of professorial musicologists assign to the debut solo album ‘Show Ya What’. Website:   http://www.leannekingwell.com/ iTunes:      http://itunes.apple.com/album/id898805049 Amazon:   http://tinyurl.com/nlhb3yu Pandora: ‪  http://pdora.co/1fDWzXn Spotify:     http://open.spotify.com/album/3DYS30pmGQ7fbFQvC9AZv5 ‬

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aLIVE & GIGin’

By #rockStarDiary, Live Show

If you’re lucky enough to live in Melbourne, (Australia) brace yourself for good news. If you live somewhere else, you have less than two weeks to fly, swim, run or teleport to the Front Bar of The Esplanade Hotel (St Kilda) to see Leanne Kingwell and her new band toss their virginity to the wind for the price of FREE ENTRY. 11pm on Saturday March 28, we’ll be backstage swatting new songs before a pre-gig prayer huddle. Then slugging a drink and hitting the stage. Help a girl out and cheer loudly so we get more gigs. Meet the new band: …. John K……………… co-writer and conspirator. …. Simon York………. multi-instrumental import from Noosa. …. Nick Ralph……….. excellent hitter of exotic weird things. Full LINE UP & TIMES: Massive –> 12.45 – 1.45am LEANNE KINGWELL –> 11.40pm – 12.20am Smoke Stack Rhino –> 10.40 – 11.20pm City Sharps –> 9.20 – 10.20pm Saturday, March 28th: 11:00pm The Esplanade Hotel, St Kilda VIC 3182, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Happily booked by Premier Artists. WEBSITE:  http://www.leannekingwell.com/ iTUNES: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id898805049 AMAZON: http://tinyurl.com/nlhb3yu

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Jonathan L presents Lopsided World of Australia… featuring… Leanne Kingwell :)

By #rockStarDiary, Airplay, Music, News, Radio

Lopsided World of Oz Jonathan L is an esteemed American DJ, who produces his radio show “Lopsided World of L” out of Berlin, broadcasting weekly all around the world. A genuine legend of radio, (just ask Wikipedia) and a heck of a nice guy with impeccable taste in music, it’s an honour to be included on any Jonathan L playlist. (He recently spun LETTERS I’LL NEVER SEND on his February SheShow… danke, Jonathan.) But I have to admit I was blown away to recently receive a message from Jonathan L inviting me to “speak some Aussie” in between songs for the upcoming Lopsided World of L – Australia Special. Had a blast upping the Aussie ante and sending it through to Berlin. Looking forward to 2 hours of non stop sounds of Oz when the Lopsided World of L – Australia Special debuts worldwide this coming weekend, March 13-15, across 10 stations, 8 countries and 3 continents. Jonathan L’s “Lopsided World of L” is blasted weekly from Berlin, Germany, around the globe to: – Los Angeles, CA on Indie 103.1 – Phoenix, AZ on 93.9fm KWSS – Berlin, Germany on King FM – Athens, Greece on RockXS Radio – Merseyside, Liverpool, England on Mersey Radio – Sydney, Australia on 107.5 andHow.FM – New Zealand on ANDHOW RADIO – Tucson, AZ on Rock 102 KFMA – Gothenburg, Sweden on Radio Andra and; – Brasov, Romania on Romanian Rock Radio. Stations days & times here: ‪http://www.jlradio.com (With plenty of repeat plays of each episode.) See Jpeg below for full Aussie show playlist. WEBSITE:  http://www.leannekingwell.com/ iTUNES: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id898805049 AMAZON: http://tinyurl.com/nlhb3yu

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My Best Friend rocks the USA

By Animal Rescue, Cats, Feral Cats, Interview

Thanks to ‘Best Friends’ Magazine (USA) for featuring the story of how my rescued feral cat, Tiger, and I found each other and true love in their January/February 2015 edition: EXCERPT: “Tiger sent me a telepathic message to find him. I drove an hour out of town to a complete stranger’s house. The father of the girl who had rescued a litter of feral kittens answered the door with: “Leanne! What are you doing here?” PDF of the magazine here (go to pg. 69): http://cdn.coverstand.com/12453/237843/56beb3bfce15332ada2b5766cd8766f485450adc.2.pdf   Or read the full unedited version on my blog here:  https://yellingatthetv.wordpress.com/2015/02/13/my-valentine-is-a-telepathic-tiger/  

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“There’s a wealth of talent in this young woman…”

By Music, News, Reviews

  New album review from The Daily Vault by Tom Haugen: There’s a wealth of talent in this young woman, and it’s likely that only a fraction of that is unearthed here. Let’s hope that Kingwell is working on a new album by now, because this one is great and I can only imagine what the future will bring.” –>> read the full review HERE. WEBSITE:  http://www.leannekingwell.com/ iTUNES: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id898805049 AMAZON: http://tinyurl.com/nlhb3yu

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Best of 2014 honours

By #rockStarDiary, Airplay, Best of 2104, Interview, Music, News, Radio

Thank you 2014 Rara’s Farm’s Rock Music Blog, Florida’s Almanac of Rock Music, placed ‘Choking On Halos’ in esteemed company in their official 2014 Rock Albums of the Year –> Full List HERE From Rara’s Rock Farm: Choking On Halos – Leanne Kingwell – This paragraph from my review sums the album up perfectly: “Kingwell is an Aussie chanteuse just dripping with potential. Her self-released new album is a breath of fresh air on the music landscape and boasts a handful of songs worthy of significant radio play on an album that offers non-stop diverse creative rock tracks.” If you like catchy pop rock, you need to check this out. (Our full review)   Rara’s Farm’s Rock Music Blog, also gave me the opportunity to honour my own 2014 Favourites in their 2014’s Best Album’s According to 2014’s Best feature, which you can read –> HERE Hard Rock Lounge at Valley FM 95.9, QLD Australia, placed our January 2014 interview in their “Best Of Interviews” list for 2014 and kindly celebrated the occasion with some Choking On Halos airplay.   WEBSITE:  http://www.leannekingwell.com/ iTUNES: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id898805049 AMAZON: http://tinyurl.com/nlhb3yu

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Jonathan L presents Leanne Kingwell on F-F-F-Fashion

By #rockStarDiary, Airplay, Interview, Music, News, Radio, Style

La La La La… Jonathan L is an esteemed American DJ, who produces his radio show “Lopsided World of L” out of Berlin, currently broadcasting his weekly show to the world via 10 stations in to 8 countries spanning 3 continents. Recently Jonathan asked me to kick off a new “Jonathan L presents International people on Beauty & Fashion” monthly series with my thoughts on personal style. You can read my thoughts by clicking HERE and scrolling down to my December 2014 “F-F-F-Fashion – Black Doesn’t Need Approval” contribution. Or see Jpeg of the article below. Meanwhile, Jonathan L is in the running to win “International Radio Personality” at the upcoming Worldwide Radio Summit in 
Los Angeles. Anyone can vote, so please do. Voting ends Friday February 27
. Sign up for free –> then 
Log in and go to ‘Awards Voting’  in the ‘International
’ section below ‘Domestic’. Go to ‘International Radio 
Personality’ –> VOTE Jonathan L –> scroll down below-
click on ‘Submit’. Jonathan L’s “Lopsided World of L” is blasted from Berlin, Germany, around the globe to: – Los Angeles, CA on Indie 103.1 – Phoenix, AZ on 93.9fm KWSS – Berlin, Germany on King FM – Athens, Greece on RockXS Radio – Merseyside, Liverpool, England on Mersey Radio – Sydney, Australia on 107.5 andHow.FM – New Zealand on ANDHOW RADIO – Tucson, AZ on Rock 102 KFMA – Gothenburg, Sweden on Radio Andra and; – Brasov, Romania on Romanian Rock Radio. Stations days & times here: ‪http://www.jlradio.com (With plenty of repeat plays of each episode.) WEBSITE:  http://www.leannekingwell.com/ iTUNES: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id898805049 AMAZON: http://tinyurl.com/nlhb3yu

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Leanne Kingwell talks to Guitar Girl Magazine

By Interview, Music, News

Me… on the fascinating subject of Me. Guitar Girl Magazine : –>> “Where do you see yourself in 10 years?” Leanne Kingwell : –>> “Umm… wow… I’ll be 107 years old by then and even more opinionated than I am now!” Read the full interview >>> HERE http://www.guitargirlmag.com/interviews/interview-with-leanne-kingwell-on-her-new-music-writing-and-her-passion-for-animal-rescue   WEBSITE:  http://www.leannekingwell.com/ iTUNES: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id898805049 AMAZON: http://tinyurl.com/nlhb3yu

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On the beach, in the Herald Sun.

By comedy, Live Show, Music, News

It’s only ALL OF THE BEST fucking comedians in the whole goddamn country… and me. Look Ma… I’m in the newspaper with Lawrence Mooney, Bev Killick, Rhys Muldoon, Greg Fleet and… Wendy Squire’s beloved “Iggy Pup”.   WEBSITE:  http://www.leannekingwell.com/ iTUNES: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id898805049 AMAZON: http://tinyurl.com/nlhb3yu

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OMG… Leanne Kingwell is playing a GIG.

By comedy, Live Show, Music, News

It’s only ALL OF THE BEST fucking comedians in the whole goddamn country… PLUS ME… and it’s for a good cause. 🙂 I’m playing a 30 minute acoustic set to close out the night with the help of John Keskeridis (guitar), Fabian Fitzgerald (guitar/keys) and Nick Ralph (percussion). An outstanding line up of musical and comedic talent are coming together and volunteering their time to assist St Kilda Gatehouse provide a safer community for vulnerable women. The Gatehouse Unlocked event starts at 7pm on the 13th of November at Encore St Kilda Sea Baths, Melbourne, Australia. The event is the brainchild of two Melbourne journalists, Wendy Squires and Jane Gilmore, who are both active supporters of St Kilda Gatehouse. They clearly have some friends because between them they have been able to pull together; Wendy Harmer, Fiona O’Loughlin, Van Badham, Lawrence Mooney, Bev Killick, Mick Molloy, Greg Fleet, Adam Zwar, Rhys Muldoon, Claire Hooper, Deborah Conway, Willy Zygier and Leanne Kingwell who will become one line up for Gatehouse Unlocked. The importance of St Kilda Gatehouse’s work was highlighted last year after the tragic death of Tracy Connelly, who was murdered in Greeves Street in her van, parked opposite the Gatehouse Drop-In service. Drop-In has been operating for 20 years, giving the women who do street sex work a safe space, to relax, to share or to just exist in peace. A feeling that they matter, that they count for something. For women who have been taught to trust no-one, Gatehouse is a place where they learn to trust again. Fundraising is essential in keeping the Centre open to provide safety and support for vulnerable women. St Kilda Gatehouse CEO Sally Tonkin states; “I’m so overwhelmed with the talent that has come together for Gatehouse Unlocked, it demonstrates to us how many community members care for the wellbeing of those involved in street sex work”. She also said: “Our work can be very serious and dark, but amongst it there is always space for humour. It is a survival tool! We’re looking forward to an event where we gain exposure to a wider audience of support and enjoy a good laugh”. The night is promising laughs, a St Kilda beach sunset, music, light refreshments and the opportunity to purchase items via a live and silent auction. Tickets are $55 inclusive and can be purchased here: www.trybooking.com/gbrd   WEBSITE:  http://www.leannekingwell.com/ iTUNES: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id898805049 AMAZON: http://tinyurl.com/nlhb3yu

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Radio… Reviews… Interviews…

By Airplay, Interview, Music, News, Radio, Reviews

It’s been a busy few weeks. Listening to me…. reading about me… talking about me… Let me catch you up with some highlights from Radio, Reviews & Interviews!! RADIO… Houndstooth Radio – ‘Slingshot’ spinning on rotation since mid-September on one of the coolest playlists around; Houndstooth Radio. Handpicked by tastemaker DJ and programmer Kurt St. Thomas. Last time we checked (early November) ‘Slingshot’ had moved up to high rotation, getting a spin every 4 hours surrounded by the best of the best Alt and Indie Rock heroes. Lopsided World of L – ‘Sunshine’, ‘Kickin’ Doors’, ‘Slingshot’ and ‘Choking On Halos’ playlisted to air across FIVE WEEKS worth of Lopsided World of L, by radio legend Jonathon L, whose bonafide place in the history, (possibly invention of !?) Alternative Radio in the USA is verified by Wikipedia. Lopsided World of L is broadcast round the globe to 8 countries from 8 stations, with multiple repeat airings. Go Deep with Bruce Rave – Repeat plays for ‘Sunshine’ on ex Capitol Records A&R exec Bruce Rave’s syndicated weekly “Go Deep” radio show. Appearing on same playlist as David Bowie’s new single was a definite career highlight.  Just Another Menace Sunday – ‘This High’, ‘Sunshine’, ‘Saviour’ and ‘Diamond’ have all enjoyed spins plus I had the pleasure of an interview with discerning San Francisco radio icon, Dennis The Menace on his syndicated weekly show Just Another Menace Sunday. LISTEN to our INTERVIEW followed by the “Musical Sandwich” I had the privilege to program for the remainder of the hour. Selecting these songs was a joyful, unexpected adventure in time travel to the centre of my psyche, where I rummaged round to find and retrieve the very building blocks that made me. REVIEWS… Rara’s Rock Farm Magazine. (FL, USA) – ‘Choking On Halos’ won a cracking album review from Rara’s Farm Rock Magazine including such generous phrases as: “Kingwell is an Aussie chanteuse just dripping with potential…”, “… worthy of significant radio play“, “… consistently strong, powerful and attention-grabbing.”, “… quite captivating…” and ” … a damn good offering in a day where solid albums from start to finish are increasingly difficult to discover.” READ the FULL REVIEW here. INTERVIEWS… All 4 The Music – “Leanne Kingwell…an Australian musical treasure!” READ the full INTERVIEW here. TPPC.tv – The Pet Podcast Channel – Had a lovely chat to Robbin and Joseph Everett of TPPC.tv – ‘The Pets Teach Us So Much Blog’ in Jersey about using my music to help animals. READ their BLOG POST and LISTEN to our AUDIO INTERVIEW here (chat begins @ 21:35). WEBSITE:  http://www.leannekingwell.com/ iTUNES: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id898805049 AMAZON: http://tinyurl.com/nlhb3yu

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The Lopsided World Of Leanne and Jonathan L

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Hello, Earth Radio… Jonathan L is an esteemed American DJ, who produces his radio show “Lopsided World of L” out of Berlin, broadcasting to the world via 7 stations in 7 countries each week. The show includes “Joan Jett’s Song of the Week, every week”… and how could that be anything less than cool as fuck? Jonathan L has made a career out of playing “music from artists you know and don’t for over 32 years on radio” both on air and as program director for some of the coolest American stations and shows in the history of “virgin vinyl wax attacks”. Wikipedia states that “By the late ‘90s, Jonathan L was considered a national go-to guy for alternative radio” in the USA. Wikipedia also credits Jonathan L as being “the father of all radio festivals” for organizing “one of the first large scale music festivals in the United States for alternative station KUKQ in Phoenix, Arizona in 1989, years before Lollapalooza”. He’s even rocked the world of music press as Senior Editor of music industry trade publication “Album Network”, taking control of “Virtually Alternative” magazine for many years. It’s honour to be playlisted by one such legend. It’s downright mind blowing being described by him as “an exciting young woman who has her own unique sound” with a “Damn she is good!” and a promise spanning 3 weeks worth of shows to play “3 different tracks to give you a better perspective about this Melbourne, Australia musician.” Be listening this weekend as Lopsided World of L spins SUNSHINE in the October 10-12 edition. And tune in again for the October 18 and November 1 episodes, each scheduled to feature a different track from yours truly. Jonathan L’s “Lopsided World of L” is blasted from Berlin, Germany, around the globe to: – Los Angeles, CA on Indie 103.1 – Phoenix, AZ on 93.9fm KWSS – Athens, Greece on RockXS Radio – Gothenburg, Sweden on Radio Andra – Brasov, Romania on Romanian Rock Radio, and; – Merseyside, Liverpool, England on Mersey Radio. Stations days & times here: ‪http://www.jlradio.com (With plenty of repeat plays.) Thanks for beaming my tracks around the globe Jonathan L. Gives a girl faith to know there’s real beacons in the biz, still searching for gems and helping them shine. VISIT Jonathan L for –>> BROADCAST DETAILS VIEW all CURRENT and UPCOMING “Lopsided World of L” –> PLAYLISTS LIKE  “Lopsided World of L” on  –>> FACEBOOK FOLLOW @LopsidedWorld on  –>> TWITTER and thank Jonathan for discovering and playing cool music for the world.   WEBSITE:  http://www.leannekingwell.com/ iTUNES: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id898805049 AMAZON: http://tinyurl.com/nlhb3yu

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Dennis The Menace & philanthropcat VELVET, call SOS For Feral Cat Friends.

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Radio show “Just Another Menace Sunday”, shines a light on Feral Cat Care in the Alameda and Contra Costa Counties in the San Francisco Bay Area. You know you’re sharing the planet with some good humans, when an esteemed icon of radio, with an impressive career spanning four or so decades, including: a noteable debut at 13, as “New York’s Youngest D.J.” with his own “Top 25” show on the first U.S. cable radio station, frequent interviews with worlds biggest rock stars for likes of the “Rolling Stone Continuous History of Rock and Roll” and his own syndicated radio shows, plus a busy role as Founder / Creative Director of DTM Radio Networks and PopCult Radio… … that guy… when he offers to deviate from an established broadcast format and recording protocols, in the name of Helping Homeless Feral Cats in his local area, that is one seriously likeable fellow passenger on Spaceship Earth. That radio icon is Dennis The Menace, and the female behind the legend, is one gorgeous fluffy black philanthropcat, who answers to the name of “Velvet”. The plight of homeless cats is a cause is close to both hearts, having found each other in a shelter, where a patient Velvet had waited 8 long months for her human soul mates to walk through the door. But it was well worth the wait when Dennis and daughter Kate, swept her off her paws and into their home for a life of love and luxury. Her history prior to shelter life remains unknown however, and likely includes some difficult time on the streets. Not the kind of cats to take the past, nor subsequent good fortune for granted, Dennis and Velvet, kindly offered their airtime to help save feral friends. For the first time ever, deviating from the preferred intimacy and sound quality of an in person interview, for an Aussie to USA Skype call to chat about my “Sunshine” IndieGoGo Fundraiser set up to help the Feral Cat Foundation care for homeless cats in their area. In another historic first, Dennis completely rearranged his “Just Another Menace Sunday” syndication setup, to create a “hybrid” version, broadcasting our interview specially to local stations, with a regular version of the show beaming to other Countries and U.S. States. To hear our chat and find out how you can help Feral Cats, TUNE IN to…..  KEGR RADIO 97.7, Concord CA. www.kegr.org at 10pm PDT, Friday October 10th, and;  BFF.fm- Best Frequencies Forever in San Francisco http://bff.fm/ at 8am PDT, Sunday October 12th. Following our chat, I was awarded the honour of programming music for the remainder of the hour. Yippee ki-yay, motherfuckers! Don’t touch that dial, ’cause we’ll be serving up an incredible musical sandwich. Which happens to double as a public dissection of my deepest psyche, DNA code and possible alien celluar structure. Quite frankly I was blown away when told I was to be entrusted, without limitation, to drive the airwaves belonging to this respected, rare breed of DJ, who’s highly anticipated playlists are built the way they should be, (but so often aren’t these days) on pure heart and the discerning, solid gut instinct of a native New Yorker. I spent a delightful and invigorating afternoon trawling my record collection to find 14 tracks for you. On completion, I felt as though I’d spent the day visiting the most valuable, life changing friends I’ll ever know. I’m not going to tell you which 14 songs I selected. I want you to tune in and take the ride. But back to the cats for a minute… Having adopted a feral born kitten, self-appointed “Feral Cat Ambassador” TIGER KINGWELL, I am fully qualified to enthusiastically recommend these special, sensitive, beautiful…

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Winners!

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And the winners are… WINNERS of signed “Choking On Halos” Physical CDs: Wendy Em Terry Davis Andrew Micallef Sandro Colantoni Cheryl Leader WINNERS of DIGITAL “Choking On Halos” album: Stewart Snitch Deb Carruthers Kella Male Monty Winters Peter Mobbs Suze Clark Selena Laurence Jodie Harrison Ilona Jean Anne Bindu Lindsay Thanks so much to all who participated.   WEBSITE:  http://www.leannekingwell.com/ iTUNES: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id898805049 AMAZON: http://tinyurl.com/nlhb3yu

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“Never Lend Your Axe to a Dick-head…”

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And other pearls from the rock n’ roll road… Had fun this week re-living past musical lives answering First/Last questions for  HughShows Redux! For pearls of wisdom such as “never lend your axe to a dick-head” and more… Read the full Q&A HERE –>> http://hughshowsredux.blogspot.com/2014/09/firstlast-leanne-kingwell.html Do I still sound angry…? WEBSITE:  http://www.leannekingwell.com/ iTUNES: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id898805049 AMAZON: http://tinyurl.com/nlhb3yu

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♪♫.. You ain’t nothin’ but a Houndstooth.. Playin’ all the time.. ♩

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Dizzy on Houndstooth rotation. Much excitement at Kingwell HQ, since tastemaker station Houndstooth Radio added Leanne Kingwell to regular rotation last week. The station’s creator, curator, owner and DJ, Kurt St. Thomas has certifiably platinum ears. St. Thomas gave Nirvana’s album “Nevermind” its world premiere by playing the album from start to finish over the WFNX FM airwaves, at 7pm on August 29, 1991, in Boston, MA. The album “Nevermind” went on to sell over 10 million copies in the US and 26 million copies worldwide.  Kurt has DJ-ed and programmed some of the hottest airwaves in the US, including the world famous KROQ in Los Angeles, CA. He is currently the Executive Music Producer for the legendary WFNX, and launched Houndstooth Radio, to showcase his personal picks for current and next new cool. He’s chosen “SLINGSHOT” from the “Choking On Halos” album, to be played on repeat alongside alternative heroes like the Pixies, Nine Inch Nails, Arcade Fire, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, MGMT, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Daft Punk, Jack White, Moby, Lana Del Rey, Gorillaz, Sleigh Bells and more… how fucking cool it is to be a peer in such company. Kurt may be “broadcasting to the world from one man’s garage”, but it’s one heck of a facility, with one heck of a playlist, and one heck of a renowned musical seer and prophet at the helm. The Houndstooth Radio playlist is cooler than outer space and live tweeted from @HTRPlaylist. Highly recommended listening RIGHT HERE –>> www.houndstoothradio.com   WEBSITE:  http://www.leannekingwell.com/ iTUNES: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id898805049 AMAZON: http://tinyurl.com/nlhb3yu

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Word is out on “Choking On Halos”.

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Word is out on Leanne Kingwell’s “Choking On Halos” album… and the word is good. “Choking On Halos” is officially “Highly Recommended” by powerpopaholic.com. They’ve happily declared Kingwell “the anti-diva”, “defiant”, “smokey”, “cool” and “Sinead O’Connor meets Romeo Void with a Pixies fetish”. Read the full powerpopaholic review here: http://www.powerpopaholic.com/2014/09/cherry-drops.html Kaj Roth of Palace Of Rock also gave “Choking On Halos” a hearty thumbs up, describing the album as “fun”, “unexpected” and “Garbage meets Alanis Morissette with a touch of The Sounds”. Read the full Palace of Rock review here: http://rothnroll.blogspot.com.au/2014/09/leanne-kingwell-choking-on-halos.html The Musebox declares “Kingwell is clearly brewing a storm in the United States… looking to make a statement, and she definitely is!”   WEBSITE:  http://www.leannekingwell.com/ iTUNES: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id898805049 AMAZON: http://tinyurl.com/nlhb3yu

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Radio spins and other wins.

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Making “Sunshine”. College radio station KACV took the leap last week, adding “SUNSHINE” to regular rotation, proving worthy of their catch phrase “Amarillo College’s cutting edge”. Only four songs were added to regular rotation and the other three names on the list were Gerard Way (singer, My Chemical Romance), Broken Bells (Danger Mouse and James Mercer’s band) and the band James, whose excellent track “Laid” was one of the best songs of the nineties. Leanne admits to being a little bit excited about the band James, liking and favoriting her posts and tweets on the radio company she’s keeping. “SUNSHINE” is enjoying repeat plays from early supporters, including 101.1FM Riff 2 Detroit, also adding a few new stations to the growing list, such as KGNU in Boulder, Colorado. Houndstooth Radio, took “SLINGSHOT” for a spin, prompting us to google and happily discover an incredibly cool playlist and radio station. Created and curated by Kurt St. Thomas, I’m told it isn’t easy to catch his ear. Recommended listening. You’ll find Houndstooth Radio here: www.houndstoothradio.com It’s great to know there’s still decision makers in the music business, willing to take a chance and back their hunches based purely on merit of the music. Thank you to all of those people. The “Choking On Halos” video celebrated an exclusive World Premiere on PureGrainAudio.com before announcing the launch of Leanne’s “Other People’s Shoes” peace promotion. Centred on a peace wish embedded in the song and short film she made, the #THISisme #OtherPeoplesShoes campaign intends to focus attention on the value of empathy and goodwill. Timely thoughts for a world at war, fast approaching World Peace Day. Find out how to JOIN in, promote PEACE & WIN here: http://wp.me/p3XquD-5L PRIZES include: Autographed physical CDs, plus digital versions of the “Choking On Halos” album. Meanwhile back in Australia, heartfelt thanks goes to Georgie Fitzergerald (Huon FM), Nick Swainson (Radio Port Douglas) and Julie Reynolds (FIVEaa) for their continued unsolicited and 100% appreciated on-air support.     WEBSITE:  http://www.leannekingwell.com/ iTUNES: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id898805049 AMAZON: http://tinyurl.com/nlhb3yu

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Let’s play a peaceful game.

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We’re all just pieces of God, choking on halos… In the name of rebellion and an allergy to annoying, expensive, unrealistically glamourous music videos, Leanne Kingwell made a short film called “Other People’s Shoes” to accompany a peace wish embedded in the title track of her “Choking On Halos” album. The feet you’ll see belong to real people with whom we share the planet. Each pair is a soul with a story, coming from “that was then”, on their way to “whatever’s next”. They could be you. They could be me. They could be someone you care about. Peace can only come when we acknowledge we are all one. So let’s join together, promote peace and personalize these feet. Please watch “Other People’s Shoes”. Pick some feet that could be you. Take a SCREENSHOT and post it on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, using the hashtags #THISisme and #OtherPeoplesShoes. WATCH here: http://youtu.be/TkyTByyuFVE [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkyTByyuFVE&w=560&h=315] Please use both hashtags when you post your [ personalize to promote peace ] screenshot feet and we’ll enter your name in a prize draw, to thank you for helping to spread the message. WIN one of: 5 x “Choking On Halos” Physical CDs.    *Personally addressed, signed and mailed to winners. 20 x DIGITAL “Choking On Halos” albums to be won.    *Winners choice of mp3 or high res WAV files. Includes Digital Booklet. LIKE and SHARE is not compulsory to qualify your entry, but is highly encouraged if you’d like to help get the world thinking about ‘other people’s shoes’ too. Have fun finding “your” shoes… Look closely. Pick the feet that touch your heart or make you smile. Multiple entries welcome, so choose the horse AND the blind man with cane if both are poetry for you. To quote the song “Choking On Halos”: “We’re saints, we sin, ’cause everybody, wants to win. But you can’t stand still, thinking you’re right, when everybody just wants to stay alive. And you can’t believe we should all get along, then turn around and say that the other side’s wrong. We’re all just pieces of God, “Choking On Halos”, we’re all just here to learn whatever we don’t already know.” FINE PRINT: Entries are now open and close midnight Oct 1, 2014 (PDT). Multiple entries welcome, providing you post a different screen shot from “Other People’s Shoes” video for each entry. Your post will be located via the hashtags for entry into Prize Draw. Be sure to include both tags #THISisme #OtherPeoplesShoes to qualify for prize draw entry. Please ensure privacy setting on post is public, so your entry can be located for prize draw entry. Winners drawn Oct 2, and announced on Leanne Kingwell Music’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.     WEBSITE:  http://www.leannekingwell.com/ iTUNES: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id898805049 AMAZON: http://tinyurl.com/nlhb3yu

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Other People’s Shoes

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[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkyTByyuFVE&w=560&h=315] Not another music video… I made a short film called “Other People’s Shoes” in response to music video requests for the title track of my album, “Choking On Halos”. Shot in Melbourne and St Kilda, (Australia) over 4 days and just about as many in the edit. I’m pleased to present you with a short film about the song, rather than a music video about me. WEBSITE:  http://www.leannekingwell.com/ iTUNES: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id898805049 AMAZON: http://tinyurl.com/nlhb3yu

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Sunshine shining on US radio.

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Heating up the US airwaves with “Sunshine”. Cutting edge College station KACV have given “SUNSHINE” the thumbs up from Amarillo, Texas. Brian L Frank, KACV Program Director says: “Fabulously hooky – grabs you from the opening line and won’t let go!  So you dance, nod your head or whatever turns you on to it, and then it’s over. My advice is to play it again and again and again…!” And San Francisco Radio Icon Dennis “The Menace” of  DTM Radio Networks/PopCult, says: “If you are looking for another pop diva, then you can skip Leanne Kingwell. If you are looking for powerful, anthemic female Aussie accented rock with hooks, layered but not over distorted vocals that most definitely don’t fade into the background and when heard live, sure to get festival crowds fist-pumping…  Dig her out of the stack in the near future.”  “SUNSHINE” is enjoying recent and repeat plays in a growing number of states including: 101.1FM RIFF 2 (Detroit, MI), KACV FM90 (Amarillo, TX), Indie 103.1 (Los Angeles, CA), WSUM (Madison WI), WKZQ 96.1 (Myrtle Beach, SC), New Rock 104.7 (Fresno, CA), DTM Radio Network (syndicated in 5 US states & internationally), IND.FM & KX 93.5 (Laguna Beach, CA), KEBF (Morro Bay, CA)… and more. All this support helped us climb a couple of ranks on the KKBB Specialty Charts: KKBB Specialty Album/Artist Chart Rank: #14 KKBB Specialty Singles Chart Rank: #12 THANK YOU Dead Air Dave – Dead Air Dave Time, Dennis The Menace – Just another Menace Sunday, Tim Pyles – FTP, Naughty Dog – The Indie Show, Jade Springart – Undercover Sound System, Mase – The Flight Test and  Bruce Rave – Go Deep for your support.   WEBSITE:  http://www.leannekingwell.com/ iTUNES: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id898805049 AMAZON: http://tinyurl.com/nlhb3yu

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Turn on, tune in… rock out, America… ♩♬♪

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Kicked off well at US Radio this week with airplay across several states… plus two “bonus” countries. “THIS HIGH” hitched a ride in the ethers with Dennis The Menace on “Just Another Menace Sunday”. Syndicated on the DTM Radio Network across San Francisco, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Santa Fe, Gothenburg, Sweden, New Zealand and more… this adds two “bonus” countries to our radio reach. “SUNSHINE” enjoyed spins in Los Angeles from the FTP Show on IND.FM, also on KX93.5, Laguna Beach and KEBF 97.3, Morro Bay, CA. Thanks for your support Early Adopters… Great Leaders create more Great Leaders! Special round of applause to Dennis The Menace, for jumping in first. True to form stated on Menace Attic Website : “if DTM thinks it’s great songwriting, and melody, adding up to the kind of music that makes him say “Omigod!”, he plays it – usually days after he gets it! Which means that the audience tends to hear a lot of “firsts” and they like it that way!”  Omigod! Thanks for the thumbs up, DTM. IN OTHER NEWS… Carrie Fisher and William Shatner replied to my Tweet (see pic). The moment was surreal and magical. I’m no Sci-Fi expert, but believe it safe to say, a personal tweet from Princess Leia and Captain Kirk is a Sci-Fi Jackpot of sorts. Excuse me while I add “Best Friends With Intergalactic Royalty” to my curriculum vitae.   WEBSITE:  http://www.leannekingwell.com/ iTUNES: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id898805049

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Hope inside Pandora’s Box.

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According to the myth, after Pandora opened the box, she closed it again, leaving only hope inside. According to fact, Leanne Kingwell’s entire “Choking On Halos” album has been added to Pandora Radio. In April 2013 Pandora Radio announced that their radio streaming service had passed 200 million users. At the time of writing, Wikipedia states that Pandora has “about a 70% share of the internet radio market in the U.S.”  You probably already know what a revolutionary, internationally renowned music discovery platform Pandora Radio has created. But you may not be aware of how difficult it is for an independent artist to get their music accepted by and added to this internet giant. Naturally, they have some serious gate keeping and quality control in place to maintain their position as the biggest and best internet radio service in the world. Pandora’s own website states: “while we feel a great affection and respect for everyone who makes the choice to create, the reality is that the majority of the music or comedy we receive does not get selected.” Having the whole “Choking On Halos” album accepted into Pandora’s “Music Genome Project” is a huge win and an exciting endorsement for an independent Australian artist who’s dedicated her life to, and spent just about every penny she’s ever earned, on making music. The Music Genome Project is described on Pandora’s website as being “the most sophisticated taxonomy of musical information ever collected” which “represents over ten years of analysis by our trained team of musicologists”. Unlike less choosy competitor Spotify, (who accept all music regardless of quality), Pandora Radio “does not use machine-listening or other forms of automated data extraction… each song in the Music Genome Project is analyzed using up to 450 distinct musical characteristics by a trained music analyst.” By manually assigning “genes” to every piece of music on file, Pandora Radio applies both science and heart, to calculate compatible music to play alongside the songs or artists a listener nominates as “station seeds”. Thanks for unleashing my DNA on the world, Pandora. And for leaving me filled with hope. Listen to Leanne Kingwell Radio on PANDORA here: http://pdora.co/1fDWzXn  WEBSITE:  http://www.leannekingwell.com/ iTUNES: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id898805049

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Start Spreading the News… ♩♬♪

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Kingwell HQ is busy gearing up to announce the US album release of “Choking On Halos”. Campaign to start spreading the news begins Monday 4 August 2014. iTunes American and Australian stores are already jumping with 5 Star Ratings and Reviews. The Deluxe Edition (available on iTunes), includes a digital booklet so you can sing along… and get the words right: Check it here: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id898805049 The result of two years intensive songwriting and recording. Produced in Hollywood by David J Holman (No Doubt, Bush & more). USA meet “Choking On Halos”. “Choking On Halos” meet the USA. Bust out the good crystal and pop the champagne. This baby is just about ready to rock. WEBSITE:  http://www.leannekingwell.com/ iTUNES: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id898805049

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Synchronicity, Los Angeles, The Musebox and Me.

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Proud to announce Los Angeles based agency The Musebox, as official synch licensing representative for my entire music catalog. From their home base in the City of Angels, with satellite offices in NYC, Minneapolis, Chicago, Toronto and Ottawa, The Musebox are perfectly positioned to connect my music to the most exciting licensing opportunities in Film, TV, Movie Trailers & Advertising across North America and internationally. Music licensing is a key element in progression and exposure for me as an independent artist and I’m looking forward to working with this dynamic team of savvy go-getters. High-five Musebox Team! Let’s make some magic. Licensing inquires to: Sam J Velde @ The Musebox. p: 213-529-4916 m: 213-864-9564 e: sam@themusebox.net WEBSITE:  http://www.leannekingwell.com/ iTUNES: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id898805049

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Finally… NEWS.

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There’s been plenty of news, but not a magical news typing pixie in sight. Let me catch you up on the past year or so… Songs were written and frequent flyer points earned with one foot in Melbourne and the other in Los Angeles. There was recording in the Hollywood Hills. Mastering at Capitol Records. More mastering at Abbey Road. I got added to Pandora Radio. Received some smashing reviews. There was radio airplay and interviews… minor earthquakes… and lots of margaritas. A photo shoot in L.A. with Dean Karr. Video shoots in Melbourne with Forrest Redlich. I studied quantum physics by night and drove on the wrong side of the road by day. And all the while my cat bravely waited for my return. I checked in at the Furry Love Factory (aka Gunyah Animal Healing Sanctuary) as often as possible to kiss pigs and alpacas, feed baby goats and chase every fuzz face in sight yelling “Furry Cuddles!” I got my tonsils out… Jumped out of a plane… with a parachute. And now… Now I’m gearing up to launch my album in America. So let’s see how I go keeping this new NEWS thing updated with interesting stuff. As it happens. WEBSITE:  http://www.leannekingwell.com/ iTUNES: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id898805049

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